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Dave O - Head Guide

I started my raft / Safety Kayaking career on the Ottawa River in 88, moved to Golden BC to work on the Kicking Horse in 92 and still think it is a great place to call home. I have been working with Hydra since 98 and look forward to getting into the lower canyon every season! I spend my winters as an ACMG Ski Guide Catskiing and Touring in the Selkirk Mts. Learn more about Hydra River Rafting's Head Guide


Dave E

I am the Ginger Ninja  Canadian who spends his winters in NZ. I'm a keen kayaker and raft all year round - loving to share the joy of white water with guests.  I also like creative writing and poetry - look out, I''ll do my best to charm my way to your heart!



Born and Bred in Golden, BC I have been rafting the Kicking Horse River with Hydra for over 10 years. I love the area and enjoy getting outdoors. Sharing the river and the mountains with my guests, never gets old. I feel lucky to call this place home.



I have been rafting for 7 seasons; on the upper Red Deer, the Jacques Cartier and the mighty Kicking Horse River. In the winter, I am a back country snowmobile guide out of golden and during the off seasons I spend my time traveling for kayaking, surfing and rock climbing.

I am very excited to spend another season with the great folks at Hydra and show everyone what this beautiful river has to offer. 



I am from Kamloops, BC and I started guiding in 2008. I have guided on the Ottawa River and Clearwater River as well as the Kicking Horse!

In the winter I am a Snowboard and Ski instructor at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden. I also take a kayak trip in a different destination in the world every year. It is my goal to kayak a substantial river on every continent by the age of 30. Being out on the river makes me happy and it is my goal to share that with as many people as possible.



I am originally from South Africa, live in New Zealand and am now a Canadian! I love living here in the beautiful rockies and have been rafting on the Kicking Horse River for 5 season! I move from summer season to summer season - haven't seen winter in 7 years!



I have been guiding for 6 years. I started guided on the Ottawa River for a couple seasons before making my way west, where I have been guiding in Alberta and BC. When I'm not guiding you'll find me kayaking, climbing, or skydiving. In the off season I have been spending my winters either in school, traveling, or skiing.



All the way from Australia chasing the endless summer. I have been guiding for a number of years now in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. During my raft trips you will probably hear me say things like 'Mate', 'Crikey', 'Bonza' and 'Strewth' a lot. If you don't know what I mean, I can translate it as we charge the River. When I'm not on the river, you can probably find me mountain biking, traveling or kiteboarding.