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Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham

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Heather Smith

I was lucky enough to have parents who introduced me to whitewater canoeing at a young age.  I fell in love with the rivers, and started kayaking and rafting on the Ottawa River in 2002.  Since than, I have worked as a kayak guide, kayak photographer and raft guide in New Zealand, Ecuador, Nepal, and Canada.  After many years of day rafting on the Kicking Horse River in Golden, I heard the call to start multi-day rafting.  Last summer was my first year working for CRE on the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers, and I am now looking forward to many more adventures!

While not on the rivers, I can be found in some B.C. cut block, hard at work tree planting or catching a ride on a snow cat, working as a tail guide for various cat skiing companies in the Selkirk Mountains.

Guide Gossip

Autumn 2016

I just returned from an early season Wapta ski traverse in Alberta/BC.  After spending August living on the side of the Nahanni river, it felt great to be back in the snowy mountains! As the snow levels are still a little high, it was a bit of an epic getting up to the first hut and back down from the last hut, however, we found winter up there! And enjoyed 5 days traversing snow filled glaciers and earned our first turns of the winter season! Winter can not come fast enough for me now, but I’m trying to be patient!

heather

Fall 2015

After making great memories during rafting trips down the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers in August, I spent the fall tree planting in Golden, B.C. and visiting my family in Quebec. While out east, I managed to share a special river trip, canoeing down the Madawaska with my dad.  It was quite special to be on one of the rivers I learned how to paddle on with the guy that taught me!

Right now I am busy getting ready for the winter guiding season, studying for an avalanche and First Aid courses.  At least, that is what I’m supposed to be doing. Really, I am dreaming of all the snowy mountain times that are to come this winter!

Heather Smith-Winter

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