Meet Your Rafting Guides

IWE hires only the most experienced whitewater rafting guides available who love making their living off the river because they are simply “TRUE RIVER PEOPLE”.

We have an in house guide-training program that we think is second to none in this industry. We are firm believers in safety kayakers and you will quite often see several of them buzzing around the boats if water levels warrant it. We look for the most qualified guides from across Canada and around the world because quite frankly we want to have the best guiding team in the industry… period.

Get to know your guides:

Elijah Our Senior Trip Leader 9th Season with IWE!
Whitewater River Guide: Elijah What is your favorite part of the Clearwater? S-bends at 6 ½
Why do you like working at IWE?
The staff!

Best rafting experience? (Besides IWE of course!)
The Grand Canyon, because of the scenery, the hikes and the rapids
Guiding through Sabretooth

Kenneth   Our Hometown Boy!
Kayaking Raft Falls What is your favorite thing about the Clearwater area?The small-town vibes and friendly community.

When did you start paddling?
When I was 19 years old

Something you really like about IWE?
The awesome staff, everyone is friendly!
Rafting the Clearwater

Koby   From Scotch Creek, BC
Whitewater Raft Guide: Koby What BC adventure would you recommend? Ziplining, it's soooo much fun!

What are some of the river you've guided on? The mighty Adams, not far from here, and the Bullar River down in NZ

What are your hobbies? I like to stare at clouds in my free time
Whitewater Kayaking: Koby

Dan    From Hobart, Tasmania
Whitewater Raft Guide: Dan What has been your coolest river trip? 10 days rafting the Dirang and Kameng Rivers in Arunachal Pradesh North-East India. The Dirang was a first raft descent!

What BC adventure would you recommend? Rafting the Babine

What is your favorite thing about the Clearwater River?
Warm sunny weather, warm water, big and friendly
 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Maison    From Kamloops, BC
Whitewater Raft Guide: Maison What is your favorite thing about the Clearwater River?
Party surfing with my best friends

Words of wisdom? Create the life you wish to live, then live it.

What would you be doing if you weren't guiding?
Kayaking
Whitewater Kayaking: Maison

Travis    From Collingwood, ON
Whitewater Raft Guide: Travis What is your favorite thing about guiding? Seeing everyone so stoked for whitewater

What would you do if you weren't guiding? Kayaking, surfing, climbing or skiing
What is your favorite winter past time?
First laps on a fresh powder day on the ski hill

Whitewater Kayaking: Travis

Harry    From Taumarunui, NZ
 Whitewater Raft Guide: Harry What has been your coolest river trip? Five day trip on the Clarence River in NZ

What is your favorite thing about Clearwater? The good people

What is your favorite thing about raft guiding?
Meeting new people and it's always a sweet time on the river
Whitewater Kayaking: Harry

Mat    From Welland, ON
Whitewater Raft Guide: Mat What has been your coolest river trip? Dirang Chu River, India

What is your favorite thing about raft guiding?
Sharing the river with people from around the world

What would you be doing if you weren't guiding?
Hanging out with my pooch
Whitewater Kayaking: Mat

Tyler    From Kamloops, BC
Whitewater Raft Guide: Tyler What BC adventure would you recommend?
Skiing the Columbia Icefields

What has been your coolest river trip? Kayaking the Karnali River in Nepal

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not guiding?
Exploring different areas throughout BC

Whitewater Kayaking: Tyler