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Photo Credit: Bruce Kirkby
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Photo Credit: Terry Parker
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
Photo Credit: Tyler Garnham
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Our Guides

Jamie VanDrunen

I started my rafting career while going to school at the College of the Rockies in Fernie; enjoying rivers such as the Athabasca, Elk, and Kicking Horse. I am excited to be entering my third season with CRE, spending my summers exploring the Nahanni.

My winters are spent in Golden BC, Ski Patrolling and spending my free time at back country huts ski touring fresh powder.I have recently started a new adventure joining the BC Ambulance team.

I believe there is nothing better than being in the wilderness and travelling via the river, it is completely inspiring and rejuvenating!


Guide Gossip

Autumn 2017

I am currently working ambulance in Golden part time and tail guiding full time at Chatter Creek again this winter. I will be completing my CAA Level 2 Mod 2 and 3 this season. I am also in the midst of planning a few back country hut trips this winter and hopefully celebrating my 40th in Costa Rica in early spring!

Autumn  2016

After another amazing summer season on the Nahanni my fall was busy with cooking contracts, working on ambulance and exploratory surgery trying to find the stubborn piece of wood in my ankle! Plus an exciting trip to Maui! Sunsets, turtles, whales, craters and so much more. This winter I will be working at Chatter Creek and taking my CAA level 2. 

Ready for the snow to fly and thinking of mountain biking this spring across the border in Moab. 


Fall 2015

You might not Belize it, but this info is coming to you straight from my sunny Maya Beach!

I am working at Chatter Creek as a tail guide and and part time with B.C. Ambulance this winter. I’m hoping to work on learning Spanish and guitar this winter and I’m excited about discovering more new northern rivers next season! Ciao!

Winter 2015

Looks like my winter will be spent between ski patrol at Kicking Horse, BC ambulance and tail guiding at Chatter Creek and of course some play time. Looking forward to pow in my face, fingers crossed! It was an amazing summer on the Nahanni, many many great memories made for sure.
Here’s to even more adventures and memory-making this year.

Fall 2013

I was fortunate enough to have another stunning season on the Nahanni, ending the season enjoying a symphony of aurora borealis over Laffertys just to top it off!  Back in Golden I am starting with BC Ambulance part time and of course back on the skis at Kicking Horse, bring on the powder.  Hoping to sneak away for an adventure in Oct. might just spin the globe and see where it stops. Thanks to everyone who made this season so memorable!

Spring 2013

After another amazing summer spent on the Nahanni, I managed to make my way to the east coast to check out the Celtic Colors Festival as well as some backcountry hiking, camping, biking and live music! Plus I may have become a pro sportyaker on the Ottawa River, only 2 dumps!

I am getting excited as the snow is starting to fly and ski season is quickly approaching.
I will be working at Kicking Horse Resort again this season, so if you are in the area grab your skis and come play in the steep and deep!

Happy travels this winter, and as always looking forward to more paddling adventures up north next season!



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