Our Guides from A to Z

During 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 are always looking forward to the summer when they find their way back to us full of energy, with new experiences and stories and dozens of new Facebook and Whats App friends.

tour guides, canada
  Looking back at another great summer season
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We are looking for German, French and Spanish
speaking guides for the summer of 2019

Sebastian Arnold in Canada RockiesSebastian Arnold
Hi there! Canada means more than just huge mountains, stunning lakes and endless space. To love this country has been  easy for me and it’s especially the welcoming people and their individual way of life which makes me feel at home. I was born and raised in eastern Germany and later I started to explore the world.
I like to spend time outside in the nature and I love to show people around.  Since I arrived in Canada I lived and visited many parts of the second largest country of the world. When I first arrived in Canada I lived in Newfoundland,  later in, the capital,  Ottawa and then Vancouver before I finally said goodbye to my work as engineer and started my dream job with Timberwolf Tours.

Seeing all three oceans and traveling the most beautiful scenic roads in western and northern Canada was one of my big dreams and it came true! I am looking forward to another season of hiking and sightseeing with interesting people from all around the world.

tour guide, jonathan buesing, canadaJonathan Büsing
Falling in love with Canada is easy. When I think about all the experiences this country has bestowed upon me, I can't suppress a smile. The best thing about it all: I have yet to see most of it and can't wait to explore it. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, I decided to take some time off and travel through this vast country from East to West. On my way, I passed through the gate to the Rockies: Canmore has a magic to it that I could not resist, so here I settled. Trying to make as much as possible out of this wonderful Winter, I spend my time skiing, snowshoeing, teaching myself snowboarding, but also running and reading when it gets too cold outside. The first time I traveled through the Rockies was definitely an enchanting experience and having lived in and learned so much about them I am excited to pass this knowledge and excitement on to fellow travellers and looking forward to taking you to this truly wonderful place.

Diane guided day hikes in CanadaDiane Clemanceau
Hello friends of the mountains, My name is Diane, I was born is 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.

Janosch Doerfler, tour guide, canadaJanosch Doerfler
Dear fellow adventure lovers!
My name is Jan. Grown up in Munich in the south of Germany I've been close to the the mountains since I can walk, and that didn't change since then. After graduating from university in industrial engineering I didn't find myself in an office but rather exploring the mountains of this beautiful planet.
For the last years the Himalaya in Nepal and India, the Alps in New Zealand and the Canadian Rockies became my playground. Driven by the excitement I feel being surrounded by mountains, wild rivers and wide forests I choose hiking boots, campfire and a tent as my favorite setup for everyday life.
I'm looking forward to share this passion with you.
Let's get out there and create memories!

Nina Fenzau, tour guide, canadaNina Fenzau
I’m Nina (33) from Bremen, Germany. Since travelling is in my family’s DNA there was no question whether to check out Western Canada in 2010 or not. Having heard so much of its vibrant cities, unique communities, islands and georgeous mountains I first settled in Vancouver. What meant to be a 1-year-experience turned into a seemingly never-ending love affair . So far I’ve spent 2.5 years exploring Canada from coast to coast. I’m still amazed by its natural beauty, its laid back and friendly people, the unique (native) history/culture and the endless possibilities to enjoy the great outdoors. I crossed the country in a converted school bus, did a 1000 km-bike-trip through the Rockies, enjoyed adventurous rafting tours and hikes, discovered ghost towns deep in the prairies, had the chance to catch some of the world‘s finest waves in Tofino… and this year I’m coming back for Timberwolf Tours.

Having the wonderful chance to take other people out for an adventure and show them my favourite places. Despite exploring other countries around the globe Western Canada still is my no. 1 playground and I’m more than excited to get out with you guys and play
Anthony Gevaert, tour guide, canadaAnthony Gevaert
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!

Veruschka leads day hiking tripsVeruschka Grillet
Hello nature-lovers, my name is Veruschka. After working for eight years as a project manager in an advertising agency, I left Germany (Brunswick) to find my destination as a work&traveller in Canada. I crossed Canada with truck and trailer 40,000 kilometers for 1.5 years. After this experience I crossed USA on the Route 66 from west to east. My home was always the trailer and my backyard was Canada's recreation- and national parks, often far away from any civilization. I used every free minute outdoor for hikes, canoe trips, biking, boating, fishing and snowboarding. Since ever and specially after this year and a half, I can’t forget Canada and its infinite beauty.

After a short stay in Germany, I felt I have to come back to the mountains, the infinite width and the many rivers and lakes Canada has to offer. I'm incredibly happy about the opportunity to rediscover Canada’s landscapes with you. Lets enjoy the pleasant time-out from stressful everyday life and pass the day with a cozy chat or chill and the guitar around our campfire!
I enjoy meeting new people and sharing my passion for the outdoors. I will provide you with an unforgettable experience and show you just how beautiful this country is!

Tamar van der ham, tour guide, canadaTamar 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!

Dorian guides hikesDorian Jorna

My name is Dorian. I am 32 years old and born and raised in Amsterdam. The best question I ever asked myself is;
Do I live to work or do I work to live?
Well, I live to be in the outdoors!! I love the mountains, animals and the nature. So after having a nine-to-five job for several years I came to Canada to work as a dogsled guide in the winter and a hiking guide in the summer. Working outdoors and seeking a challenge has always been part of my life. From a snowboard instructor to mountain climber, I am always up for new experiences.
So lets meet some new friends and make new experiences!!

larry, guides, tour guides, german, canoeLarry Lees
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.

Samantha hiking in BCSamantha Major
Hello travellers!
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!"

anna natt in the canadaian rockiesAnna Natt
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!

Ian Canoe GuideIan OBrien
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!

Anne PapendorfAnne Papendorf
Bucket List Top 1 – Canada?!  Same here !! 

Hi there! My name is Anne, I am 27 and originally from the most northern part of Germany. For as long as I can think I’ve always been doing all kinds of outdoor activities – in the mountains, by the sea or just set up a tent in our backyard at home. After finishing my sports science degree in Germany I packed my backpack and took off to explore amazing places, do great jobs and meet interesting people all around the world.
Whether hiking tough trails and enjoying beautiful views or paddling lonely rivers, camping off the tracks and watching the wildlife – every new trip thrills me again and again! Working as a guide, as I am doing it for more than 8 years now, gives the me possibility to share my fascination for outdoor tours and make unforgettable experiences with great people.
Long story short– I can’t wait to hit the road and show you the most beautiful places here in Western Canada! Looking forward to cozy evenings and nice talks at the campfire…

rebecca roman, french speaking guide, canadRebecca Roman
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!

tour guide, Steffan SchmiedkeSteffen Schmiedeke

Canada is my home for the summer, I go to Finnish-Lapland in winter, showing groups the beauty of the north on skis, snowmobiles and snowshoes.

My great passion are the old stories, being shared at campfires for centuries and the history of the common people in a region.

If I have pancakes in the morning, made on open fire, and grill a self-caught fish in the evening, I am the happiest man alive. See you here in Canada!

Tina Schmitt CanadaTina Schmitt
Hi, I am 34 years old and have been on the road for the past 6 years. After I finished my studies in Germany I followed the call of the wild and spent two years in Australia as a farm hand on big sheep and cattle stations. I learnt a lot about how to orientate on a property that spans over 200.000 ha of land. Being a city girl with a love of nature this was a very exciting time. After Australia I lived in New Zealand for a year. One of my jobs included having to camp out for weeks and live off the land. I could apply what I had learnt in Australia and a lot more. Setting up camp, foraging and hunting for food, cooking on a camp fire, I acquired a whole new skill set.
In my free time all I do wherever I am is hike in summer and ski in winter. It never gets boring! I started to take my friends and family on multi day hikes and act as their guide. I wanted and needed to share my enthusiasm for the beauty of nature. Last year I hiked all over BC and Alberta and started thinking how much I would love to work as a tour guide, why not make my hobby my profession. And here I am!!

Isabel SchwarzIsabel Schwarz
Hello everybody
my name is Isabel. I live in British Columbia at the moment and I love visiting this amazing country. Originally I am from Vogtland in Saxony and I am 27 years old. I like to travel around and meet new people. I studied tourism in Germany and it was always my dream to go abroad again and see more of our beautiful world.
One of my favourite hobbies is to go hiking in the nature. Canada is such a great place to go hiking and I am sure we will have a great time together.

jaro vontobel, guide in canada Jaro Vontobel

Hi, I’m Jaro and come from the Lake Constance region in Switzerland. Beside my occupation, as an electrical engineer, I travel a lot and love to spend time in the nature. In my spare time I undertake trekking tours, commit climbing routes and lead canyoning tours through canyons and valleys in the Swiss Alps. The life in the back country fascinates me – particularly because I like to step up to the plate and get by with few resources. I have fun in improvising and in the development of solutions in which creativity and craft talent are asked. The knowledge about the regional flora and fauna, gives one another advantage in the wilderness.

During my travels, I plunge with pleasure into new countries and cultures and I am always in search of breathtaking sceneries with wild rivers, huge forests and immense mountains. I would like to share my connection to nature with you and have a great time during your adventure in Canada.

Mark Wilkinson, tour guide in canadaMark Wilkinson

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 2001 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've also had the good fortune to visit other countries like Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Taiwan. Recently I have been living in Italy, which is also a lovely place with great weather and amazing food. Regardless of where I'm living, I come home almost every summer to guide tours; the summer months are the best time to see Canada, and I'm happy to be active and outdoors meeting new people.

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. Canadian First Nations culture and history is also something I like to concentrate on. I look forward to showing you the best parts of Western Canada!

Tanja Wittberger, tour guide in canadaTanja Wittberger
hello Fellow Travellers!
Born and raised in Austria, I grew up enjoying the perks of living in an alpine country. From early childhood on I spend my time outside, hiking the beautiful Alps in summer, skiing in winter. After I graduated University in Vienna, I started a career as a teacher. But Canada was beckoning..... At the age of 17 I discovered my love for traveling when I first left home for an exchange program in New Zealand. I have never stopped exploring ever since. My passion for the outdoors and my interest in foreign cultures have led me to many fascinating places all over the globe.
I have conquered the mountains in Peru, California, New Zealand and Canada of course, went diving with the fish in Australia and Maldives, danced Tango in Argentina and drank Kava with the Fijians. Whether I am high up in the mountains or deep down under the sea, the stunning beauty in this world never stops to amaze me. And the most precious moments become memories of a lifetime when you get to share them with others. So I am looking forward to seeing you in Canada. Let's go on an adventure together and share some incredible moments with each other!
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What People are Saying
Really good introduction / overview of major sights in western Canada. Nice pace - with mostly 2 nights in each location, lots of access to nature through hiking.

Karen H. 2018, Tour H
Excellent, we loved every minute. Deanna was fantastic, very knowledgeable, great with the kids (they loved her), multi lingual, great cook + guide. We wished we could have spent longer on holiday.

Family D. 2017, Tour J
I had a wonderful time with Timberwolf's Tour P9. Sebastian was an excellent guide, and the tour itself was perfect. Not too strenuous, but provided a very satisfying challenge. Sebastian was friendly, knowledgeable and caring as a guide. He handled speaking both English and German excellently and was always ready to help.

Amelia T. 2018, Tour P9