Job Posting

Wilderness Canoe Trip Guide


Position:  Wilderness Canoe Trip Guide

Location:  Huntsville, ON

Number of Positions: 8

Contract Dates:  May 30th  – September 19th, 2022 (with the possibility of extension)

Compensation:  Starting at $150.05/day (payscale is based on field days/experience)

Posting Closing: When positions are filled

MHO Adventures is seeking 8 full time guides to join us for the upcoming paddling season.  Must be willing and able to work long hours, independently, in a fast paced environment and maintain a flexible schedule.  Schedule will be based on our bookings.

MHO Adventures is a small, family-owned business, driven by a highly experienced and capable leadership team with extensive industry experience.  Importantly, we are devoted to our employees and the unique culture we’ve built.  At MHO Adventures we pride ourselves on top quality service

About MHO Adventures

MHO Adventures has been a leader in Ontario’s guiding industry for over 30 years.  We have guided trips throughout Ontario’s James Bay Watershed as well as Northern Quebec and the Arctic.  We focus on providing our clients with a fun, comfortable and memorable experience while living and traveling safely in the wilderness.  MHO Adventures has broadened into an Experiential Education provider while continuing the tradition of being an excellent outfitting company.  Realizing that Food is one of the most important components of backcountry trips, MHO Adventures pride ourselves on serving top quality food to our clients. We are committed to providing a healthy, hearty and tasty menu.  We do all of our own food packing including, dehydrating and vacuum packing.

We work with various types of clients offering a wide range of expedition based experiential education programs and commercial guided expeditions.  Ranging in length from 3 – 27 days in locations such as, but not limited to The Missinaibi River, French River, Temagami, Dumione and Noire Rivers, The Moose River and beyond.  

Main responsibilities include: 

  • The wellbeing of clients / students and teacher/chaperones while on program
  • Planning and packing of food and group gear
  • Unpacking and trip cleanup
  • Working closely with clients to ensure the goals and objectives of the trip / program are being met in a safe and appropriate way
  • Effectively utilizing group and risk management skills, maturity and role modeling in line with the MHO Adventures philosophy to create a safe and supportive environment
  • Facilitating positive peer interactions among clients / students
  • Managing in-field risk management decisions
  • Completing any program-related administrative documents and tasks
  • Food Service Support
  • Driving Shuttle
  • Other tasks as needed 

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years experience guiding extended wilderness expeditions
  • Enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible
  • Experience working with youth, preferably in a camp/expedition setting
  • Willing and able to work as part of a team
  • Great communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Identify with MHO Adventures’ mission statement and core values 


  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR-C
  • Whitewater Rescue Technician
  • NLS or Bronze Cross (an asset)
  • ORCKA or Paddle Canada certifications – CT and/or MW (an asset)
  • Criminal Background Check
  • G-Class or equivalent driver’s licence
  • Post-secondary education in one of the following fields: education, recreation, therapy (an asset)

Interested applicants are asked to forward their cover letter and resume by email to Erin Pehar, General Manager at

We thank all applicants for their interest, but regret that we are only able to respond to those selected for interviews.


Canoe Trip

May 15, 2022

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