Combine your adventurous spirit, outgoing personality and athleticism with communication skills to become an exceptional adventure guide.
Outdoor Adventure Guides organize and conduct expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists and resort guests. They work for adventure tourism companies, resorts, parks, lodges or campgrounds. They also operate their own small businesses. Outdoor Adventure Guides take clients white water rafting, fishing, hunting, or mountain climbing, depending on the season and on their skills. Often the work is seasonal, and, depending on the type of guiding, the hours can be irregular.
The emerit Outdoor Adventure Guide National Occupational Standards:
- Represent the collective expertise of Outdoor Adventure Guides and industry leaders across Canada
- Compliment specific technical skills and standards that are developed by adventure guide organizations
- Provide a basis for challenge, self-improvement, and core skills advancement
- Outline how to prepare and conduct trips, include supplies and equipment, activities, and how to anticipate or respond to different weather conditions
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