16 Apr Simon
Where are you from?
I am from Quebec, but I now live in Canmore during the winter and Golden in the summertime.
How long have you been guiding? Where have you guided?
I started guiding in 2016. I learned on the Jacques Cartier river in Quebec, where I did three seasons of paddle guiding. I then moved to the west coast of Canada, where I have been guiding on the Kicking Horse River since 2019.
What do you love about guiding?
I love being able to show guests that rivers can be fun when done with experienced guides and the proper equipment. I especially love it when it is a guest’s first-time rafting!
What’s your favourite rapid on the Kicking Horse River?
My favourite rapid is Roller Coaster because it delivers all different river levels. At high water, very big, tall waves and at lower flows there are some nice holes you can surf.
What’s on your bucket list that you have left to cross off?
Paddling the Grand Canyon in Colorado!