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.

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  Looking back at another great summer season
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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.

Marc Bierer in CanadaMarc Bierer
On my first trip to Canada in 1998 in fell in love with the country.  Spending the typical vacation in a motorhome travelling from Vancouver to the Rockies and back. Since then I have been infected by the Canadian dream and the Canadian nature. 
Being active has always been a big part in my life. I love the outdoors, fishing, hiking, kayaking and riding my road bicycle. On various trips to the backcountry in British Columbia I discovered the coast and the mountains. In 2005 I took a course of log home building in Kelowna. And one lucky day I'll build my own log home, close to the mountains and close to a lake. I was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany. I've worked in the film industry for more then 15 years and now I am ready to breath more fresh air! I can't wait to spend the summer in the Rockies again  and explore their beauty with you! Like every Canadian I have stories to tell about bear encounters, salmon catches and the beauty of the wild.

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.

Christophe Ballet, tour guide, canadaChristophe Ballet
Hello,  Bonjour,  Christophe Ballet at your service. I grew up on the east coast of Canada in the province of Quebec.at a very young age I was expose to the wilderness by my father. He taught me how to forage* mushrooms and plants. I was lucky enough* that he also shared is passion for dog sledding with me. That is when my interest* for guiding started to grow as I learned* the many aspect of tending to animals and humans. I kept learning every winter until I decided to move to the Yukon two years ago to guide dog sledding expeditions. I now live in the mountains of the Yukon territory in a small and lovely cabin. My hiking experience ranges from crossing the presidential* range in the pristine* state of New Hamshire to walking 650km through the east coast of Canada's  beautiful Gaspesie. My career also branched out to a cook in montreal and also a nurse aid. I cant wait to meet all of you for magical adventures in the wild. Bonsoir et au plaisir!

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!

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!

Ronnie hike Rocky MountainsRonnie Jacobs
After spending my childhood in a small town in the south of the Netherlands, I went to pursue a degree in sports and recreation. Soon after that I set my sails to discover more of the world. My travels brought me as far as East Asia and Australia but I got really overwhelmed by the beauty of Canada’s wild west. I have been leading outdoor education programs for several years in both the Netherlands and Canada, trying to share my passion for the outdoors. If I am lucky enough to be part of your Canada experience, my personal believe of promoting an active lifestyle by experiencing new and challenging things, will most likely be part of our conversations. Summer is my top season and is best enjoyed without a roof over your head. I am most passionate about hiking, camping and discovering new grounds, preferably while playing my guitar. If you ever need to find me, just head up any mountain top where I will most likely be scanning the horizon in search for new adventures.

Garrett, guides, tour guides, german, canoeGarrett Kuhnert

Good Day! As grandson of the founder of Timberwolf Tours I grew up surrounded by guides and all the stories they had to tell. As young as five I had the chance to join my grandfather and also my mom as they led groups. I knew that this is what I want to do. After completing my first aid and swift water technician courses I joined numerous trips in the Rockies and on the Athabasca River as a helper to the guides. Now with experience and excitement for leading my own groups I'm thrilled to start another summer on Team Timberwolf. Travelling in Europe and Asia as well as throughout Alberta and British Columbia I've learned what travelers need to know and how to present an awesome tour. I look forward to sharing stories of the First Nations and explorers with you as well as fun facts about the plants and animals found here in Western Canada.

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!"

Marie Nollet Canada West CoastMarie Nollet
Hello, my name is Marie, I'm originally from France.Born and raised in Paris, I used to go to the countryside every weekend to enjoy campfires, playing in the woods, and camping. I developed a love for everything that nature brings. I started hiking at age 5 in the French Alps, and by 20 I've had hiked in Spain,Italy, Norway, and many mountains in France. After my education in France and Canada, I became an IT specialist, and worked for a consulting company in Paris, in the meantime travelling in over 30 different countries around the world. I came back several times to Canada, and my yearn for a better quality of life led me to immigrate here. I settled in the capital city of Ottawa, Ontario in 2016 and started working in the tourism industry. My love of learning and sharing history encouraged me to become a tour guide. I started my tour guide career in Ottawa running city tours by double decker bus, by foot and even on an amphibus. My passion for outdoors brought me to Western Canada and guiding here I'm excited to share my love of Canada and nature with all my guests.I am looking forward to meeting you and travelling through Western Canada with you.

Ian Canoe GuideIan O'Brien
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…

Selina In Canada Selina Reichert
Born in Germany but raised in New Zealand from the age of 10 I grew up exploring the mountains and bush of New Zealand alongside my family, who was keen to get to know our new home. We spent a lot of time camping and hiking and this helped shape my belief that spending time outside, with often minimal resources is the best way to really get to know your surroundings and new places. It also makes for the best memories and creates authentic experiences and moments with other people and nature. After studying Biomedical Sciences in the US I spent time on an Outward Bound Course in the Colorado Rockies and Alaska, backpacking and hiking and I realized that I wanted to spend more time in this part of the world and explore the beautiful scenery it has to offer. In October last year I returned to New Zealand where I have spent my summer working, volunteering, hiking and rock climbing. As the seasons are turning I am ready to leave for a while again and am excited to spend some more time in the Rockies and Western Canada and to share my love for the outdoors and discover new places with you.

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!

Lia Schultz hike CanadaLia Schulz
Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, my childhood changed immensely when I moved to Canada at the age of 15. While exploring this new fascinating country with my family, it was for the first time ever I truly experienced the sense of liberty that derives from being surrounded by complete wilderness. With the wish to discover more, I embarked on my own journey a few years later - first to backpack through Southeast Asia and then to work and travel in Western and Northern Canada, which lead me to feel very much at home in the Rocky Mountains! Besides meeting great people and seeing amazing views, this is also where I came to love hiking, an activity which will both invigorate your spirit and calm your mind. I have enjoyed living in and travelling to many countries around the world and I am looking forward to sharing stories and my passion for the outdoors with you this summer while starting out on new adventures together!

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!!

Julia Senze hike CanadaJulia Senze

I am Julia, 27 years old raised in Greifswald in the northeastern part of Germany. Even though I grew up in a flat landscape and close to the Baltic See, I have spent much of my life in the mountains. Summer and winter vacations were always in the outdoors. I hiked in the Alps and the Massif des Calanques near Marseille, I got to know the impressive nature of Sweden and visited many other beautiful regions. Today I still love to spend my time in nature.

During university and my employment in a nature park, I studied Sustainability Management in Tourism. The desire to explore Canada’s nature with its beautiful mountains, wild forests and deep lakes drew me to Canada. With Timberwolf Tours I can link my profession and my passion. I am excited to meet you and to explore with you the most breathtaking places of nature in Western Canada. .

Hannah Stephan hikes CanadaHannah Stephan

Hello, I am Hannah from Bavaria, Germany. I came to Canada in August 2018 and started my three-month adventure in Western Canada and Alaska, driving my own Campervan and adventuring in amazing wild places. I fell in love with the variety of different landscapes and lovely people and decided to stay longer than I had planned. As a child, I became addicted to the mountains and all kinds of outdoor activities and I still live for adventure, whether I am climbing a steep rock section in Austria, riding a big pillow line in the Kootenays or hiking through the Rockies! This summer I am lucky to have the opportunity to show all of you the best places and greatest adventures of Western Canada.

Alexandrea Vandal Alexandrea Vandal

Hey! I am a born and raised western Canadian who has a passion for connecting people to Canada's majestic landscapes that I call home. I have grown up in communities of guides and have developed passions for outdoor education, exploring and environmental conservation. I have spent many summers exploring, coast to coast, Canada's pristine landscapes through kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, and camping. I love learning about the history of this land and I hope to share it with you - Canada's history and the history of the Indigenous people who have called this region home for thousands of years. If you are on one of my tours I look forward to getting to know you and helping you connect to your dream of a Canadian vacation.

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!

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What People are Saying
It was a once in a lifetime experience. I was totally impressed by the nature and Canada. It was a good mix between time on the river and time spent camping.

Dominik L. 2019, Tour F
There were so many beautiful sights and the hikes were all well worth the effort. Julia was a delight with such positive, cheerful attitude.The itinerary was well planned and I enjoyed our 2 cookouts near scenic mountain lakes.

Daniel A. 2019, Tour P9
This (family) trip exceeded all expectations. Fantastic activities, very well organized and put together with a great guide and a great bunch of people. My children and I had a brilliant time and are sad it's come to an end.

Pippa W. 2018, Tour J