Safety & Risk Awareness

Your safety is our top priority. We are committed to providing you with a safe and unforgettable experience from start to finish.

Our professional guides, industry leading standards for training and our attention to detail in all areas of our operation ensure we maintain excellent safety records.

Canoeing, raft, hiking and other activities that take place in wilderness areas involve the risk of injury.

The information contained in the Safety & Risk Awareness section of this website is intended to inform you of the risks, dangers and hazards you may encounter while on your river expedition and to help you stay safe while enjoying these activities.

Whether you are a participant in these activities or a parent or guardian of a minor participant, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Safety & Risk Awareness information on this website.

Prior to booking, please read our Waiver & Release.

A Professional Focus on Safety

Considered leaders in their field, our guides are passionate, knowledgeable and highly trained. Each guide completes rigorous training requirements and we ensure each has up-to-date instructor, wilderness first aid and swift water rescue certifications. Learn more about our guides here.

We employ comprehensive and well-rehearsed emergency procedures and trip contingency planning for our self supported, wilderness-camping experiences.

Satellite telephones and text communication devices are carried on all of our trips.

Guest Safety training

Upon arriving at the river, guests will receive a comprehensive orientation to camp life. Before beginning river travel guests participate in a mandatory safety briefing. Topics will include

  • river travel specific to your craft (canoe, raft, kayak or pack raft)
  • bear awareness
  • what to do in the rare event of a raft flipping
  • what to do if a canoe capsizes
  • how to behave around fixed wing aircraft and helicopters
  • camp safety regarding fires and water
  • wilderness hygiene protocols

Safety Equipment

Prior to embarking for the river each guest will be fitted with a PFD (personal flotation device). Guests on whitewater expeditions will be fitted with a helmet.

Your guide team will carry multiple wilderness First Aid kits, a satellite telephone and an inReach device.

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