The Alpine Rafting Guide Team come together from all over the world every summer to make a little magic on ‘the Horse’ There is a worldwide buzz in the guiding community about spending a season on ‘The Horse’.

In order to obtain a guiding position on the Kicking Horse River, river guides must posses 3-5 years of Commercial Guiding Experience on Class 4+ waters. We dont offer Guide Schools or Guide Training like other river outfitters. We seek out river professionals.


Alpine Rafting Guides all share a passion for the river which shows on every trip they take down the river.  Our Guides come from all over the globe. The Kicking Horse River is world renowned in the guiding community for it’s unparalleled whitewater. It’s no surprise that we see our Guides return year after year. Guiding positions on the Kicking Horse are hard to come by, and we are fortunate to be able to select the best talent from around the world. Our Team is comprised of 16 guides, of which include Two Head Guides and a Safety Manager. These senior positions are commanded by returning guides of many seasons. They work closely with Jimmy, one of the owners, to make sure customer service and safety are second to none. Jimmy has run the river more than any other guide or owner out there – he is an exceptional role model for our team.

Here’s a little bit about each of our guides so you get to know our team. You can also request a guide for the day of your trip. While we can’t guarantee that guide, we will do our best!!

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