Our Guides from A to ZDuring the winter our guides find jobs on the ski hills, some are guiding in southern countries, others are back in school or taking outdoor courses. We hope they find their way back to us for the summer full of energy, with new outdoor experiences and stories.
Hello friends of the mountains, my name is Diane, I was born in France yet I’m half Austrian too. Brought up in Mauritius and Bali, I’ve had the privilege to grow up in pristine nature and connected with a variety of cultures and people from all walks of life.
Thinking my path to success resided in a career, I studied Communications in Australia and worked in the corporate world. Soon my heart and hands led me back to the land, applying my skills to support environmental education and participate in creating life through planting native trees, growing organic food and empowering young adults as change agents of this generation. I’ve also run deep ecology programs on school expeditions for several years in Australian Wilderness.
My yearning to learn took me to many parts of the world, including Canada. My passions reside in art, nature and outdoor fun such as hiking, climbing (rock, mountains, volcanoes, trees), snorkelling, kayaking, skiing, exploring gorges and caves, gardening, photography, yoga and surfing.
I really look forward to meeting you soon for a wild adventure through the magnificent Canadian Rockies.
Let’s refresh our senses and connect to the melody of birds chirping, bees buzzing, water cascading, eagles hunting and freedom resonating through our new home in the mountains. Relax with hearty meals by the campfire, celebrate our authenticity under the starry night-sky and and co-create unforgettable experiences in this sacred space of living history.
Driven by a passion for the great outdoors and a love for grand nature and a healthy environment, I first came to explore Canada from "Flanders Fields" way back in 1993. In the course of four months I cycled across this magnificent country. Needless to say that this was quite an adventure. The year after I came right back to get a closer look at the great national parks of western North America, "The best idea" this continent ever had. Like most of the people who came out here, I fell in love with the beauty of this great country and the friendliness of its people. Having a background in teaching and having followed some courses in tourism and film, I looked for a way to share my passion. In 1996 I started conducting tours with tour buses throughout the continent. In 2008 I started doing one or two hiking tours per season. With Timberwolf tours, a specialist in soft adventure and active outdoor travelling, it is possible to fully focus on getting even closer to nature and share the best of Canada and the North with like-minded souls.
Let's go explore! On the road again!
Tamar van der Ham
Hi! My name is Tamar. As long as I can remember I have had a grand love for the outdoors. Whether it be hiking up snowy peaks, strolling through green forests, camping in a tent, riding mountain bike trails, climbing or building campfires; you can always find me outside! In winter I am enjoying life as a ski and snowboard instructor. In summer I have the pleasure of being part of the Timberwolf Team, guiding people through some of the most spectacular areas of Western Canada. The ancient forests on Vancouver Island, the vastness of the Yukon Territory and the mind blowing panoramas in the Rockies. There are some astonishing hikes here and I’d like to learn and explore more of this incredible landscape with my fellow travellers.
I enjoy meeting new people and sharing my passion for the outdoors. Hopefully I can provide you with an unforgettable experience and show you just how beautiful this country is!
I am Deanna, and I am from a small town in the prairies of Central Alberta. My love for the mountains comes from spending my childhood summers at my grandparents’ farm in the British Columbian Rocky Mountains. I have recently graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Canadian history and I am returning to school in the fall to begin an education degree. I studied for a year in Scotland, UK, and from there I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks backpacking in Europe. I have a desire for adventure and cannot think of a better way to chase that desire than to spend time hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I look forward to sharing with you the beauty of the land I am lucky to call home!
Growing up in Eastern Canada, I spent a lot of time alpine skiing and exploring the woods around my family cottage. I enjoyed leaving the main trails to ski on the deserted cross-country trails, evading the crowds in favour of trees and animal tracks. I’m from Montreal, Quebec, and spent my summers at an outdoor camp in the Laurentians. At fifteen I went on my first big canoe trip and consciously fell in love with the beauty and tranquility of nature. Since then, I`ve been indulging in this passion at every opportunity: leading canoe trips on the lakes and rivers of Quebec and Ontario, caving and rappelling in the Negev desert in Israel and trekking in the mountainous regions of Colombia. I have three years of experience as an outdoor guide, leading canoe, hiking, and winter camping expeditions. I am trained as a wilderness first-responder and a white water rescue technician. Safety and integrity are very important to me and I am always ready to lend a helping hand. My passion for guiding is multifaceted. I love sports: skiing, canoeing, hiking and cycling; sun, rain or snow. I love learning, teaching and sharing — most importantly sharing food, so I look forward to our meals around the campfire, to teaching about the Rockies, and to learning the many things that you will certainly bring to the table. The only thing I love better than immersing myself in nature is doing it with a great group of people… I can`t wait to meet you!
I grew up in Ontario where mosquitoes and bears are common place, that's where I learned to love and respect what nature has to offer. Now I live in British Columbia, the most mountainous region in the world! Being in the middle of this outdoor playground has inspired me to become an outdoor professional where I am now lucky enough to share my passion with our guests all season long.
In the winter seasons I collect guide certificates. So far my playtime has earned me - Ocean Kayaking, Avalanche Control, Ski Patrol, Snowboard Instructor and Professional Interpreter with Parks Canada. With a keen interest in ecology and animals, - I have no shortage of camp fire stories. I look forward to meeting everyone, and can hardly wait for the summer fun to start!!!
Larry is an outdoor professional, he is with Timberwolf Tours since 2003 and has become our senior guide.
Hello Folks! My name is Giovanni and I’m 22 Years Old. My Roots are French Canadian (QC) & Guatemalan. I thus inherited a love of Latin dance in addition to a social personality. It also makes me tri-lingual speaking French, Spanish and English.
Passionate about adventures and outdoors, I decided to make it my life. I studied Tourism Adventure Technician at “Le Cégep de la Gaspésie et des îles”. My studies allowed me to develop a lot of skills & acquired certifications including: White-water Canoeing, Rafting, Hiking, Sea Kayaking, Backcountry Skiing... Don’t be afraid of a scratch or mosquitoes when I’m around, I’m also a wilderness first-responder and skilled in white water rescue! My journey also let me discover a passion for the interpretation of the various natural environments. Until today, my travels mainly brought me in Central America, then through Canada to discover my beautiful country east to west. I’m an open mind person, love being in contact of others cultures. Dynamic, I like spending my time in many sport and hobbies like Rock Climbing, Snowboard, Scuba Diving, Hike, Yoga, Meditation, Music and Slackline. Come meet me this summer and I will share with you my passion for outdoors activities. See you soon!
Hi there, I’m Simon. Originally from the Stuttgart region of Germany, I stayed close to the mountains when studying Engineering and Management of Renewable Energies in Constance and Freiburg, with six months spent in Connecticut/USA. I worked as a Researcher for several years and despite enjoying my work I welcomed every opportunity to get away from behind my desk and get outdoors. Besides mountaineering, hiking, ski touring and leading trips for the German Alpine Club in the European Alps, I did my fair share of travelling the world and some of the best outdoor experiences I had were canoeing and hiking in Western Canada. The vast land, remoteness, scenery, wildlife and last but not least the people you meet are simply amazing! Happiness is the only thing that doubles when you share it – I believe what Albert Schweitzer said is similarly true for travelling: The difference between an ok trip and an unforgettable one may well be the people you share it with. So, it will be my goal to share with you a great trip, one that you will hopefully never forget!
My name is Samantha and though I was born and raised near Ottawa, Ontario my love for the outdoors has lead me to the western part of Canada where I get to spend most of my time immersed in the mountains. Over the past few years I have really developed a strong passion for hiking and I am thrilled to accompany you on an amazing trip that will include hikes that I hope will leave you breathless as they do me. Whether it's a challenging hike with elevation gain in the summer or shredding some deep powder snowboarding in the winter, I am always up for an adventure! I also enjoy travelling and have been fortunate enough to hike and explore in other parts of the world. I might be biased but I personally think Canada has some of the nicest landscapes out there. Let's get out and explore Canada together!"
My name is Michael and I am Swiss but now live in Golden B.C. surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The mountains are where I am most comfortable. I spend my time mountaineering and doing all kinds of outdoor activities. I am passionate about nature. In Switzerland I spent many summers as a cattleman high in the meadows of the Alps where I looked after cows and goats. As part of this job I set up a small project which involved working with troubled youth. I enjoyed this very much since I love the outdoors and people. During the winters I worked for Mountain Rescue Service associated with a ski resort. I have also worked in a nature park where I was an interpreter and supervisor of volunteers. I have travelled a great deal all over the world. In my travels I was often either on a bicycle, canoe or just hiking in my epic hiking boots. My formal education is in outdoor education and mountain rescue. My goal as a guide and outdoor educator with Timberwolf Tours is to assist people interested in nature to experience the Canadian wilderness with all of their senses. I look forward to meeting you and to our time together.
Hi, I'm Anna. I'm from northern Germany but I've been travelling around Northern and Central America for a while now, exploring beautiful landscapes, fascinating cultures and enjoying multiple outdoor sports! Travelling and being active in the great outdoors has always been what fascinates me most and what I´m enthusiastic about. Of all the places I've seen while travelling, Western Canada is my favourite! I love the vast landscape, the pristine lakes and rivers and snow-capped mountains. I enjoy living close to nature while camping and I love a variety of outdoor sports such as hiking, rock-climbing, mountainbiking and canoeing. For me, camping and hiking is a wonderful way to experience the fascinating Canadian landscape and sharing this passion with a group of people is even better! So I'm looking forward to show you Western Canada and enjoy the evenings around the campfire with you!
My name is Ian, and I love the outdoors! Born and raised in western Canada, I grew up on an acreage outside a small town north of Edmonton. Since I was child, I've always enjoyed being outside, riding bikes on trails, climbing trees, and driving through the mountains several times a year to visit family in beautiful British Columbia. I spent my summers working at my family's campground working, hiking trails, on the river, and playing guitar around the campfires. My winters were busy with hockey and snowboarding in the mountains. I graduated with a diploma in construction engineering and worked in the construction industry for 6 years, doing a bit of travelling in between jobs, but the long hours at a desk job isn't for me anymore. Now I'm happy to say I've joined the Timberwolf Team and I'm looking forward to meeting you and sharing an adventure!
My name is Jana and I am from little mountain town in Czech Republic. Growing up in the forests and mountains I love those in summer and winter. Therefore I have pursued my further education in Sport and Leisure Management at Palacky University. Later on I have lived in French Alps and travelled and hiked/skied in the Alps, Nepal, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina. One day the dream came true and I left for Canada for one year to enjoy the beautiful mountains of Canadian west. That was 7 years ago and I haven’t left since. Incredible opportunities for Hiking, Mountain and Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and Whitewater sports surrounded by wild nature stole my heart. Recently I am training for Canadian Mountain Ski Guide certification and Avalanche Forecaster & Rescue Professional. Let me take you to some of my favourite spots to have a peaceful time up in the mountains with breathtaking views.
Hi, my name is Edu and I am 29 years old. I am originally from Bolivia, South America. During my childhood, I developed an immense interest in animals and plants. Later in life, this call from mother nature lead me to study Zoology and Ecology in Greifswald, a little German city at the shores of the Baltic Sea, where I have lived for the past ten years before coming to Canada. During that time, I discovered many interesting and special places in Europe through camping, hiking and biking trips. My favourite trips were a three-week hiking trip in the Triglav National Park in Slovenia and a two-week hike in the Bolivian Highlands. I have previously worked as a nature interpreter and safari guide on the Island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea, bringing people closer to nature and showing them interesting forgotten traditions as well as secret historical places. I love to spend time outdoors, meet new people, learn new things and look for new adventures. One of my recent experiences was taking part in advanced survival courses, which introduced me to the fascinating art of tracking animals, going deeper into animal behaviour. In my free time, I am improving in my skills in this ancient art and learning new things about animals and medicinal plants. Not only are birdwatching and horseback riding some of my favourite activities, but when I am back in “civilization”, I also enjoy fencing, meditation and dancing (Argentine Tango and Salsa). To summarize, I believe that there is nothing better than reconnecting with mother nature while sharing stories with new friends and eating something delicious around the fire after an amazing tour. Let’s discover the fascinating Canadian wilderness together and see which exciting things are waiting for us there! I am looking forward for leading you in the next adventure!
Jorgo van Ovost
My name is Jorgo. Originally from the Netherlands, but you could say I feel more at home in Canada. Ever since my first trip to Canada over 15 years ago, I was so astonished by its natural beauty and vast landscape that I kept coming back to the continent, year after year.
With endless forests and mountain ranges, pristine lakes and creeks; it is the perfect place for hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, mountain biking and so much more. Other than in Canada I have hiked and camped all over the US, including Alaska, and in the European Alps. And this summer it will be my privilege again to work as part of the Timberwolf team. Whether help preparing guides and equipment for our many tours or prepare dinner while being on tour, good times are always around. Because, where else do you have the chance to experience the wilderness without seeing other people or feel the excitement of spotting a bear in his natural habitat.
Let the hiking season begin, cheers!
Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am a Canadian from Toronto, Ontario. I’m back in Canada after spending a year working in France and eating my way through every different type of cheese. I love travelling and have had the opportunity to discover French-Canadian culture in Quebec City, learn to ski on the breath-taking slopes of Whistler, see salmon spawning on Vancouver Island, navigate the market places in Mozambique and backpack South America. I went on my first canoe trip when I was seventeen and fell in love. Canoeing and camping let you experience nature and challenge yourself in a way that will impact you forever.
Je suis ravi d’être au Canada pour cette aventure, sauter dans les lacs grands, sentir l’énergie des montagnes et sentir l’odeur des pins en pleine forêt. J’ai hâte de vous rencontrez et partager cette excursion ensemble!
I grew up on the Canadian prairies in Saskatchewan. Coming from a place which is legendarily flat, it was always something special when we would travel to the mountains with my family in the summertime for camping trips. I started working with Timberwolf Tours in the year 2000 and have been with the company for many seasons since then. Each summer has shown me something different. I’ve done long hiking trips, canoe trips, driving trips, the West Coast and Vancouver Island, and I even did a season in the Yukon. We have a beautiful, amazingly diverse country! I also had the good fortune to visit other countries like Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Taiwan.
Languages and music are my passions; guests on my tours can expect all sorts of linguistic jokes and some good music – there’s nothing like playing guitar around the campfire on a warm summer night. First Nations’ history is also something I like to concentrate on. I look forward to seeing you all in July and August!