Hello, I'M Dave

// Raft Guide // Kayaker // Adventurer // Educator //


Get to know me

Some of my favorite things.


When sitting on the edge of a river taking in the sounds of the rushing water, the sound of rain on the tarp or tent, the smell of coffee in the morning, a nice glass of scotch in the evening, ripping turns down a trail in cumberland, taking photos of people doing adventurous activities.


Some of my least favorite things.


Flat tires on my bike, not enough sleep, no coffee in the morning < the last one is worth mentioning twice, vacuuming.


Author happy in Ecuador

Rafting Life Curator/ Photographer/ Writer

BIO of Dave Prothero

  • Organizes, Curates and post stories to Raftinglife.ca
  • Is a member of the Western Canoe and Kayak WhiteWater Kayak team
  • Local Organizer of Puntledge River Paddle Festival which has attendance of 120-180 paddlers from BC, Alberta, and the Pacific Northwest
  • Helps to spread word of paddling opportunities through media and sponsorship of the festival
  • 10 year co-instructor of the “Whitewater” section of the COLT program at Strathcona Park Lodge
  • 10 year co-instructor of the Whitewater Program for the ROAM/PASS program at School District 69
  • Kayaks and Rafts an average of 100 – 150 days a year
  • Promotes local and international rivers through Raftinglife.ca
  • Participates in other festivals – Spending time at Gordon River Creek Comp, NWCC, VKC festival, Puntledge Festival, Ashnola Festival, Clearwater Festival
  • Have kayaked and rafted across Canada and in 25 countries on 6 continents
  • Paddled over 250 rivers worldwide
  • Volunteered with high schools giving power point presentations about employment in the outdoors
  • Travelled to Ecuador in January of 2018, paddling rivers around Tena, Jonadachi, and Bezas
  • 3 years of working with Mike Neville in Co-instructing the Rafting portion of the North Island College Adventure Guiding Certificate
  • Volunteer with Cowichan River Youth Kayak Festival

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Vancouver Island Based Expedition Guide, Whitewater Kayaker, Photographer, Educator