Our Guides-Our Culture-Our Mission
Our Mission: To be a Kootenay leader in providing authentic adventures in a unique natural environment...
Our Values: Guest satisfaction, Safety, Sustainability, Fun!
The Kimberley Raft CO prides itself upon offering consistent, excellent customer service. The guides staff are more than just high calibre river bums: they are great people with a shared passion for a healthy outdoor lifestyle...
Qualified: Each guide has passed industry standard training protocols, including Swiftwater rescue and first aid training.
Among the KRC characters you will find:
Craig Campbell: CEO and lead guide.
A consummate river professional, Craig is a 17 year rafting veteran with an interest in many backcountry pursuits. A college tourism instructor & Ski patroller in the off season, you can find him pouring over maps searching for new expeditions near and far.
Favourite river: Skookumchuck Creek
Liz Dowling-Trip leader
Characterized by an super sense of humour and constant laugh, Liz has been an integral part of the KRC team for 7 years. An intrepid traveller,skier, snowboarder and winter adventurer, you can find Liz at the Kimberley Ski hill when the rivers aren't flowing.
Favourite River: Dewar Creek
Monte Paynter: Trip leader
Kimberley`s very own ski legend, Monte has been guiding for 10 seasons. A go-to–guide, Monte has helped develop world class river trips such as the Skookumchuck and Dewar creek trips. A veteran adventurer and ski racer, Monte spends the winter scoping ski lines then ripping them up! Monte is great with families and super knowledgeable about the natural history of the area. One of Monte not so hidden talents is his innate ability to cat nap on the a hot bus ride back from the river.
Favourite River: Elk River Lower canyon.
Employment: Are you interested in Joining KRC as a river guide? We employ only guides that meet or exceed provincial and national standards. We do have in house training, however for a complete course, the best way to 'get on board' is to take the spring course through college of the Rockies. More information on COTR's guide training can be found here: Guide training Course.
"Very friendly, knowlegeable staff!"-Melissa Churly, Cranbrook BC.