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18 Sep 2017

Seasonal Algonquin Winter Adventure Guide

Voyageur Quest South River, Ontario, Canada

Job Description


Voyageur Quest is a wilderness tour company that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our five facilities, the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottage Outpost, Island, Lost Dog and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner. The head office, reservations and logistics take place in the Toronto office.

Position:              ALGONQUIN WINTER GUIDE – Log Cabin

Organization:      Voyageur Quest

Voyageur Quest is looking for winter guides to work 3 and 5-day adventures at the North West corner of Algonquin Park at our Algonquin Log Cabin. Applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin Park, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Good interpretative and program skills are essential as is the ability to snowshoe and backcountry ski.

As a member of the Voyageur Quest guiding team, you will be exposed to a fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging environment whereby your organizational and planning skills will enhance the outdoor wilderness experience for first timers as well as seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. At VQ, you will be working with a small team of skilled outdoor professionals delivering internationally acclaimed and nationally awarded programs and services to clientele from around the world. VQ’s comprehensive training program will familiarize you with the local environment as well as provide you with opportunities to further develop your outdoor wilderness skills.

In addition to having exceptional wilderness guiding backgrounds, applicants should have strong leadership skills and be comfortable speaking about Algonquin flora, fauna, night sky and local culture in front of an adult commercial and family market. Solid interpretative and program skills are required. Our guides love to teach our guests about the wonders of Algonquin Park. Warmth and Hospitality skills are essential.

Winter Applicants should have the following certification:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Guiding experience Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Strong leadership experience in a wilderness environment

All Winter Guides to have:

  • Personal snowshoes, backcountry skis
  • Comprehensive wilderness First Aid Kit
  • Driver’s license preferred (personal vehicle a plus for days off)
  • Current and clear Criminal Records Check
  • energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and compassion
  • availability Dec 8-Jan 3 is essential with winter training and busy Christmas holidays

Salary: $135-$170/day (commensurate with experience and certification) plus tips

Dates: Training early December 2017 to March 2018

Opportunity to extend to spring/summer/fall contracts

For more information on Voyageur Quest – please visit




How to Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter ASAP: attn.: Eva at  

Job Categories: Ecotourism. Job Types: Seasonal. Job Tags: Algonquin Log Cabin, algonquin park, Back Country skiing, ecotourism, guide, snowshoeing, Voyageur Quest, and winter.

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