Bridge on Murray River
21 May 2020

Seasonal 2020 Naturalist Wilderness Guide/Canoe Trip Leader – Algonquin Park

Algonquin Adventure Tours Ontario, Canada

Job Description


  • Advanced knowledge, and the drive to keep learning, about the history, flora and fauna of the area.
  • Advanced canoe & wilderness survival skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Adaptable, flexible, reliable and proactive work habits
  • Strong work ethic (hard work in possibly extreme weather, with many insects, is not for all)
  • Friendly and outgoing – must enjoy educating travellers from across the globe.
  • Ability to lift/carry 75+ pounds and portage/flip boats like a master.
  • Outdoors card, fishing permit, pleasure craft operators card, food handler certification & wilderness first responder (or be willing to obtain)
  • Paddling & camping gear/clothing for 3 seasons
  • Must enjoy living in a rural setting
  • NLS, military experience, additional languages and campfire music skills are a plus
  • Experience with children and/or a related school degree is a plus
  • Non tobacco smoker (smoke free work place and residence)


  • Protect AAT gear from abuse/accident
  • Guide day and multiday wilderness trips
  • Provide safe, educational and fun experiences
  • Set up, take down, clean, pack and maintain all equipment & buildings
  • Food preparation, service and cleaning
  • Represent Algonquin Adventure Tours in a professional manner at all times (i.e. uniform, grooming & language)
  • Driving company vans with canoe trailers
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Schedule:

  • ASAP – October 11, 2020; Student reduced season – ASAP – September 6, 2020; full time.


  • $150-200/day ($17/hour on days with no guiding) + generous bonuses + tips
  • Full ESA contributions
  • Meals on trips, extensive training/study resources and the latest trade tools
  • Awesome free accommodations at our farm in Dwight
  • Being one of the best wilderness guides in Canada

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be an asset to this growing company. Subject line: AAT Careers 2020. Please see full details on our website. Hiring is 1st come, 1st served, so please submit ASAP.

Job Categories: Guide. Job Types: Seasonal. Job Tags: algonquin park, Canoe trip leader, canoe tripping, ontario, outdoor education, and outdoor recreation.

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