BANFF, LAKE LOUISE, Alberta – Getting a summer job in a cool Canadian Rockies resort town is no easy trick. Most poor saps resort to slaving away working at awful fast food places and low pay restaurants. Others get stuck languishing behind the counter and hanging out inside retail joints for really bad pay.
Those with the best skills, and the best luck, get jobs as rafting guides. There are many rafting companies around Banff and Jasper. The most sought after and difficult rafting guide job to obtain is for one of Canada’s oldest rafting companies – Wildwater Adventures.
Banff’s Toughest Tourism Job to Get
Considered the most difficult job to obtain in Banff and Banff National Park, Wildwater Adventures is known for having the most stringent customer service and safety policies. Most of their rafting guides are heavily seasoned guides with experience rafting some of the most challenging rivers in the US, Costa Rica and Argentina.
Many of the lower-end companies in town will hire kids with no experience who just got rafting certified.
“We get the best rafting guides coming to us because our rafting guides get treated well and we get great business,” says Ted Bilton. “Wildwater Adventures is is the top area rafting company that handles high level celebrities including top NHL players.”
Wildwater Adventures has been voted “Best Rafting Outfitter” of Banff National Park the past five years.
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