Far far away, deep in the canyons of Rivers

The life of rivers came to me after doing a Mountainerring course in the Canadian Rockies. From it came the travel to Nepal and my first river journey. After a move to Banff, AB I learned more about rivers and started to guide rafts. A move to the Ottawa during the summer of 1999 opened my eyes to more locations and a bigger whitewater community. From there my interest continued and travel started with trips to Australia, NZ, Iceland, Scotland and more. Living on the Island full time now, I still spend a fair amount of time on the water, from teaching rafting at a high school and kayaking at Strathcona Park Lodge, the fall/winter/spring paddling here is grand.



Whitewater Kayaker/Raft Guide/ Educator/ Photographer/ Writer

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Life on the river -

A typical day starts with ... Coffee

Then there is the setting up of breakfast, the breakdown of camp and the kitchen, loading boats ( getting it all back into the right spot), getting the clients set up for the day, doing a talk about what happens in the section we are running today. Then we get on the water... Downstream adventures await ... :)



Follow Dave along as he chases whitewater in Kayaks and Rafts on Vancouver Island and around the world.