Kate Corrigan

I grew up in St.Albert, Alberta where I played ringette for 17 years. It wasn’t until high school when I took outdoor education that I was introduced to backcountry travel. Since then, I have been hooked! (This trip was so deeply impactful I even named my dog after one of the lakes). My love for hiking and the outdoors led me to the University of Alberta, Augustana campus in Camrose where I completed a BA in Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education in 2021. While attending Augustana, I earned my “I camped outside in -43” badge and was exposed to the Canadian North through a dogsled expedition from the Hoarfrost River. We were also mid- planning a trip down the Coppermine River when COVID hit and paused all plans. Even though the trip was cancelled, my mind was still thinking North which led me to guide my first trip down the Nahanni in 2022. I currently live in Golden, B.C, where I work part-time as an environmental educator for an NGO called Wildsight. I teach children about the wonders of winter, recycling, and all about the Columbia River watershed. I am also doing a masters online at the University of Alberta and hope to write a thesis about how wilderness guides impact people’s environmental attitudes and behaviors! When I am not working or doing school, you can find me trail running with my pup Kinney, doing any type of skiing, or paddling!