Guide Profile: Mitchel McCambly


My first season for CRE/NRA was in the summer of 2012 where I spent a full season on the Nahanni. I was blown away by the breathtaking canyons and awe inspiring landscape and instantly fell in love with the place.

I have been fortunate enough to turn my love for the outdoors into a career through guiding. I started off guiding canoe trips for youth in the Alberta Rockies four years ago and continue to do so in my spare time. My passion for the outdoors led me to study Outdoor Education at the Augustana campus of the University of Alberta. Through my studies I was able to take part in a number of expeditions in the Canadian North in both the summer as well as the winter. These expeditions ranged from 2 weeks to a month  and included such modes of travel as dogsleddding,  canoeing, snowshoeing and even ice walking.

My home when I am not on the river is in Nelson B.C.  where in the winter I work maintenance at Baldface Cat Skiing lodge as well as Ski Patrol at Whitewater Ski resort. In my free time I enjoy white water canoeing, camping, fishing hiking, snowboarding and spending as much time outside as I possibley can!

My favourite part of guiding is sharing incredible places and experiences with new people. Seeing the awe and inspiration that people take away from a trip constantly reminds me of why I am so passionate about the outdoors. It is a passion that I love sharing with people.