Meet Our Experienced White Water Rafting Guides

At Canadian Rafting Adventures our biggest asset is our amazing guides that share a common passion for white water rafting.  Each team member brings something unique to the table and works tirelessly to ensure all of our valued guests enjoy a safe and exciting adventure.  Their passion, experience and dedication is what sets us apart and has always been the foundation of our business and it starts with helping you plan the perfect white water adventure.

Graham

President

Co-Owner

Graham, President and Co-Owner, was born in Saskatchewan, and is a die-hard ‘Riders fan. He moved to Victoria in his teens and quickly became enthralled with the mountains and the river experiences that BC provides. He initially picked up paddling skills canoeing the voyager routes of Northern Saskatchewan, and has since applied them to the rivers of the Rockies and Coast Mountain Range. With a zest for travel and a passion for the rafting industry, Graham has honed his skills on some of the most challenging rivers around the world. Over the course of his rafting career he has traveled to more than 30 countries and rafted commercially on every continent except for Antarctica.

Jennifer (JC)

River Manager/Guide

Swift Water Rescue Tech

Wilderness First Aid

Jennifer Cudnik or more commonly known by JC (only her Mom calls her Jennifer) grew up in Georgia and moved to California after studying at The University of Georgia to get her degree in Banking and Finance. After finding out that an office life was not for her she went to guide school and learned to guide a raft. After falling in love with what she was doing she has spent the last 10 years guiding all over the world. Places like New Zealand, Norway, Alaska, the Grand Canyon and Ethiopia have all had the pleasure of hearing her cackle of a laugh as she guides down the river. When not on the river you can find her at the CrossFit gym, working in the Emergency Medical Services or may catch a glimpse of her on TV in such shows as "The Resident" or "The Walking Dead". Her various life experiences make her able to handle whatever situation arises. She looks forward to seeing you on the water!

Clarky

Guide

Swift Water Rescue Tech

Wilderness First Responder

Clarky grew up in Leeds, England a childhood friend of CRA founder Ben Thackeray.  After Clarky finished his degree in Sports Science in England he was looking for a new challenges and adventures.  In 2004 he travelled to Norway where he trained with Ben and then spent his summer working as a white water raft guide on a fun class IV river called the Otra.

For the next 10 years Clarky travelled working as a full time raft guide on some of the worlds most renowned rivers in locations like Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Norway and here in Canada. We are proud and lucky to have such a skilled river professional as part of the Canadian Rafting Adventures team.

Leon

Guide

Swift Water Rescue Tech

Wilderness First Aid

Born in Tasmania, Leon and his Rastafarian exterior, thrive in the wild! When not on the river, he is out seeking adventure around the globe and adopting a few chicken friends along the way. Not limited to raft guiding Leon enjoys a variety of outdoor sports including kayaking and hiking! Leon is described by his friends as a real bushman and resourceful survivalist. He has led countless expeditions, rafting rivers in to Norway, Uganda, Nepal, India and the USA. In addition to his years of international guiding experience Leon also processes impressive culinary skills! Leon’s outgoing and energetic personality make him a pleasure to work with and a terrific guide and member of any expedition.

Jeremy

Guide

Swift Water Rescue Tech

Wilderness First Aid

Growing up in London, ON, the adventure opportunities were few and far between, but Jeremy always had an itch to become an adventure guide. After studying Outdoor Adventure Leadership at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Jeremy scored a job by association in Jasper, AB learning how to raft guide!  He got hooked, and the next 6 summers he spent bombing down rivers soaking guests from all over the world.    After a stint guiding dogsled expeditions and countless canoe trips, kayak trips, and hiking adventures, Jeremy realized that getting out there and showing people the amazing beauty and benefits of our natural world is what he truly loves doing. He can now be found in Squamish, raft guiding, kayaking, climbing, or hiking with his retired sled dog, Marshall. 

Jordan

Guide

Swift Water Rescue Tech

Wilderness First Aid

After growing up in Ontario and completing an Outdoor Recreation program, Jordan moved out west to the Canadian Rockies where he furthered his guiding career in multiple different areas from hiking to group tours to white water rafting. After several years of guiding around Banff National Park and rafting the Bow and Kananaskis Rivers, Jordan moved to the Coastal Mountains to further his white-water rafting career. These days, if can’t find Jordan on the river, you’ll find him biking, hiking or climbing in the mountains.

Joel

Guide

Swift Water Tech

Wilderness First Aid

Born in the UK, Joel has had a strong passion for the outdoors all his life. He has been kayaking since he was about 12 years old which has given him a strong understanding of how rivers work and act. He prides himself on bringing the "Stoke" to everything he does and loves sharing his passion with everyone he has the opportunity to meet. He finds happiness in creating unforgettable experience for others and giving them memories that will last a lifetime! Joel looks forward to being out on the river with you! 

Multi-Day Rafting

For a once in a lifetime white water rafting experience, Multi-Day Expeditions take you to the most spectacular rafting destinations in North America. Enjoy the best white water rafting of Alberta, BC and the Yukon Territories.

Multi-Day Rafting Adventures

Whistler Rafting Trip

The Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator rafting trip is one of our most popular rafting adventures, and for good reason. Ride big waves and catch air as you navigate down the Class 3-4 Elaho and Squamish Rivers midway between Vancouver and Whistler.

Go Rafting In Whistler

Group Rafting Trips

White water rafting is an exciting way to work together and build lasting relationships. Plan the perfect group rafting trip for corporate team-building, school outings or bachelor/bachelorette parties! We promise a rafting adventure that will not be forgotten.

Let's Raft Together!

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Rafting Expeditions Yukon
204 Black Street,
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2M9
Rafting Expeditions Toronto 
11 West Lynn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4C3V7

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