Backroads Whistler is Whistler's original summer adventure tour company. For the past 30 years, we’ve embraced and pioneered "eco-friendly tours” and have continued developing non-polluting, healthy recreational activities. Our mission is to make lasting memories for guests of Whistler that will long remember the time they paddled the River of Golden Dreams.

We offer more than just a job. Come join Whistler's leading canoe, kayak and River Of Golden Dreams guide company and create lasting memories for yourself and guests with a fun and friendly bunch of people. We are always looking for dynamic, fresh-thinking new starters who share our love of water and adventure, email Eric Wight (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a cover letter letting us know why our guests will tell us you are awesome. Please include your Resume as well.

From May to September, things move quickly around here. Your mission will to be provide the highest standard of care to our guests.

Here’s some positions we have for this summer

Field Operations

These are our most versatile positions starting in the spring, helping us get ready.

It involves getting all the boats, trucks, buses, trailers, boats and gear up and running including guiding guests during our spring start up, assist with day-to-day operations. Come mid-summer you will be running our shuttles (you must have a class four license) from the end of the river and back to the beach, and then in the fall you will help to shut things down for the winter.


Shuttle Pilot; Class 4 Drivers

Shuttling guests, loading and unloading canoes, and kayaks, conducting rescues on the lake and river and helping our concession staff rent boats or guiding trips when you are not driving. Staff who have their Class 4 driver’s license (allows them to drive our busses) generally get more hours especially in the spring and fall as we do have to get our guests to and from our activities.


Waterfront operations; Beach/dock personnel

Delivering safety briefings, teaching paddling strokes, renting boats, operating assist vessel, and staging boats and gear.


Concession operator

Concession staff are our primary contact with guests. You will be taking bookings in person, via phone and internet. Presenting waivers, renting boats, teaching paddling strokes, communicating to guests what water conditions are like and what their paddling skills need to be to fun the river, cash handling, invoicing, scheduling guides, selling novelties, selling ice cream, liaison with suppliers and generally increasing your knowledge of how an adventure company works from the administration side of things.


Canoe/Kayak/Bike Guides

Delivering safety briefings, teaching boat and bike use, safely guiding our guests throughout the waterways, cycling trails of Whistler, sharing with guests what’s going on in Whistler,


Naturalist Guides

Sharing your wealth of knowledge of Whistler’s Flora and Fauna and the history of Whistler.


Many of our candidates come to us from Adventure Tourism or Hospitality Industry schools. These candidates are looking to gain work experience in our industry. They often come to us with the certifications needed to enter our operation. For those that do not we conduct skills courses which give you great hands on training and certifications to boot.

We offer competitive remuneration, assist with housing and getting settled in Whistler.

If you are looking to get some hands on experience with a leading adventure company and or want an exciting outdoor adventure summer we’re This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..