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 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.



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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.



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Wilderness First Aid

Eric was born in Tasmania, Australia.  He grew up in the outdoors and has been working in the guiding industry since he left college. With a background as a multi-day rafting and hiking guide, and having worked on some of the most demanding rivers in the world, Eric has fast become an excellent expedition guide with a personality that entertains and intrigues everyone who meets him. 
A workhorse around camp and superbly skilled with a Dutch oven, once you get the hang of his ridiculous Australian accent, he’s sure to share with you tales of adventure from his travels around the world.  We are lucky to have Eric as a key member of our team.



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Wilderness First Responder

Phil grew up in Abbotsford, British Columbia. After spending years as a star athlete in school, Phil stepped foot in the outdoors and became hooked. He eventually trained to become a raft guide on the Athabasca River in Jasper, Alberta. After two seasons there, he joined the team at Canadian Outback Rafting Company to hone his skills on the Elaho  and Squamish Rivers. Phil has grown to become one of our most experienced senior guides, with excellent First Aid skills developed through years of working as a ski patroller in the winters and most recently training towards his ACMG (Association of Canadian Mountain Guides) certification. Being an integral member of the team at Canadian Outback Rafting, he was an obvious choice to guide on the prestigious Canadian Rafting Adventures expeditions.

Phil is an avid and skilled rock climber who has just become an ACMG assistant rock guide. If you don’t see Phil’s broad smile out on the river, you can be sure to see it hanging from a rope on the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, British Columbia. With an impressive singing voice and with a plethora of stories to tell and songs to sing around the campfire, Phil is certain to be among the many memories you will take away with you from the trip.

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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White Water Rafting Alberta
#9 Heart Rd.
Lac Des Arcs, Alberta, T1W 2W3
White Water Rafting Toronto 
11 West Lynn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4C3V7

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