Our tour guides and trip leaders 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 our trip leaders find their way back to us, full of energy, with new experiences and stories and dozens of new Facebook and WhatsApp friends.

Tour guides in Western Canada
  Looking back at another great summer season
Find out about a job as Trip Leader for Timberwolf Tours
We are looking for German, and French
speaking tour guides for the summer of 2022

Isabel Aguilar trip leader Timberwolf ToursIsabel Aguilar

Born and raised in Mexico City, I have been an outdoor enthusiast for more than 20 years. My passion for the outdoors started climbing the highest peaks and discovering rock climbing and mountain biking back in Mexico. I moved to Canada in 2011 and I reinvented myself by taking a program to become an outdoor guide in Quebec, where I also discovered water and winter sports. I visited the Canadian Rockies for the first time in 2013 and falling in love with their magnificent beauty, I moved to Calgary in 2015 where I found my dream job guiding tours in the Canadian Rockies, USA National Parks, British Columbia, and Vancouver Island. I am also a cross country ski, paddling and climbing instructor and I have worked for Leave no Trace. I found home at the top of the mountains, and either on skis, on the water, hanging on climbing ropes or on my hiking boots, I take advantage of   the different seasons to practice and share what I love to do in life and my passion for the great outdoors.

Ed Drahim, tour guideEd Drahim

Hi,
I'm Ed. Yes, its truly a short name. I am from Germany, more specifically from Saxonia. In my opinion there isn't enough nature there, and even in Alps I looked for more, so I decided, after finishing my studies, to dare to come to Canada in search of nature. And I haven't been disappointed.
I love the Rocky Mountains and Western Canada and I hope you will too. I'm sure we'll have a great time here in giant Canada. See you soon.

Jannis Goebel, guide in CanadaJannis Goebel

Moin,
the northern German way to say hello. I am Jannis and I am from a small village in northern Germany. Since I can remember I was often outdoors and enjoying the nature. Born and raised on a small farm, I started my adventure in Canada on a grain farm after high school. But the farm was not enough so I came to Timberwolf Tours. I like to share my fascination for mountains and hiking with you. We will have a great time together and I hope to see you on my next tour.

Constance GottseligConstance Gottselig

Good day fellow Adventurers! Connie and I both grew up in Western Canada with a deep connection to Nature. We have been outdoor/environmental education instructors and adventure guides all our adult lives and we have been working together since 2005 leading programs from the Canadian Boreal Forest to the Rocky Mountains and on to the Pacific coast. We also guided Eco-tours and Surf Safaris in Costa Rica for several years but we are always drawn back to our beautiful Canadian homeland. We learn more about our wonderful natural world every day, we are honoured to be helping Indigenous Healers, and we have a tremendous passion for sharing what we are learning so we can all learn together and for helping people connect with Nature. We are very excited to be working with Timberwolf Tours to share an adventure of a lifetime with you from the spectacular Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast.


Ingo HentschelIngo Hentschel

Good day fellow Adventurers! Connie and I both grew up in Western Canada with a deep connection to Nature. We have been outdoor/environmental education instructors and adventure guides all our adult lives and we have been working together since 2005 leading programs from the Canadian Boreal Forest to the Rocky Mountains and on to the Pacific coast. We also guided Eco-tours and Surf Safaris in Costa Rica for several years but we are always drawn back to our beautiful Canadian homeland. We learn more about our wonderful natural world every day, we are honoured to be helping Indigenous Healers, and we have a tremendous passion for sharing what we are learning so we can all learn together and for helping people connect with Nature. We are very excited to be working with Timberwolf Tours to share an adventure of a lifetime with you from the spectacular Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Coast.


Parker JanesParker Janes


Hey there! I’m Parker and I come all the way from Toronto, Ontario. Growing up I had the opportunity to hike and explore most of Ontario which sparked my love for the outdoors. Whether it was skiing Blue “Mountain” or backpacking in one of the many provincial parks, I always felt more at home, away from home. I love to ski, hike, camp, bike, and anything else that gets me outside. When I am not out on the trails, which is a rare occurrence, you can find me studying for my bachelor’s degree in commerce. My dream is to pursue sustainable and green investing but, in the meantime, I ​cannot wait to guide you through all the natural beauty Western Canada has to offer.



tour guide in canada, vivienne jornaVivienne Jorna

Hi! I'm Vivienne I am born and raised in the Netherlands. I have always loved the mountains and the outdoors (ironically the highest 'mountain' in the Netherlands is 200 meter). That's why I decided to replace the Dutch flat landscapes for the Canadian Rockies!
I have studied psychology and after I finished my study I travelled for 15 months, this was a lifelong dream of mine. One of the aspects of travelling I love the most is being outside in nature and meeting new people. This I did in Australia and New Zealand while living in a campervan for 6 months. I have worked as a skiing instructor in Austria, went skiing in Japan, explored the mountains of New Zealand and tested my love for the mountains in the Himalaya. I hiked all the way to basecamp, which was one of the most amazing, but challenging experiences.

I'm super excited to show the beautiful places here in Canada and explore the amazing landscapes together. Also i'm looking forward to have some nice conversations around the fire!

Michael LobsigerMichael Lobsiger

Michael grew up in Canada and has had the privilege to spend time in Ontario, BC, Yukon and Alberta and take numerous outdoor skills courses. If he isn't out in his canoe or hiking a trail maybe you'll find him in his crop fields.
Anni KoehlerAnni Koehler

Woho people, I’m Anni and I can’t wait exploring the beauties of Canada with you!I’m from Stuttgart, Germany where I spend most of my time outdoors sleeping with my hammock anywhere in the woods or in the Black Forest. As a nutritionist specialized in nutritional medicine and a fitness instructor I love good food and being active, especially hiking, exercising, dancing and camping outdoors! What I love about hiking and camping specifically is that it lets you see, feel, smell and hear the earth from a whole different point of view - unmasked and pure - with all its different plants, wildlife and electromagnetic variations. I also spent two years living in and traveling with a campervan in New Zealand and got to hike across its stunning volcanos.  I‘m really excited to show you around the Canadian Rockies and other national parks in Alberta and beautiful British Columbia!

I'm super excited to show the beautiful places here in Canada and explore the amazing landscapes together. Also i'm looking forward to have some nice conversations around the fire!

outdoor guide, Garrett KuhnertGarrett Kuhnert

Hi there! Being a third generation Timberwolf, it’s safe to say that guiding in western Canada has been engraved in my dna. From the age of five, I have been joining groups on multi day canoeing and camping trips, through countless cozy nights around campfires and calm morning strokes through the water I have found my passion, guiding in my backyard.
Leading trips here brings me warmth in my heart, as an Indigenous person these lands we are traveling on today is the place that my ancestors called home for tens of thousands of years. I love sharing with YOU the stories and culture of Canada's rich first nations history in the development of Canada and our influence on the world today. I have lived my entire life here in Alberta, safe to say I am a “Alberta Boy” but I am lucky enough to have traveled to all the nooks and crannies across Western Canada as well as many parts of the world; including Asia, Europe and Central America and hopefully the list doesn’t just end there.
Spending a trip with me, comes with lots of laughs, adventures and my dedication to making our tour together a trip of a lifetime, looking forward to our adventure! Cheers.

Kilian Kuhnert, guide in western canadaKilian Kuhnert

Hi! I can't wait to show you around the Rocky Mountains and my second home, Vancouver Island, this summer!

I was born in Bonn and my family moved to Vancouver Island when I was eleven. I attended school on the Island and spent summers with Timberwolf Tours. At first cleaning vans and gear until the stories from the guides and my own experiences going along on tours inspired me to become a guide myself. I studied business in Cologne in addition to being a bike guide on a cruise ship, and an instructor at a snowboard and paragliding school in Austria.

I'm excited to be back in Canada to hike, paddle and explore the sights with you.


guide in the canadian rockies, lara pieschLara Piesch
Hey there !I am originally from western Germany but had the wonderful experience of living in the Canadian Rockies for my senior high-school year. Since then I am in love with Canada and its nature and landscape and I have been coming back to explore Alberta, BC ,and Yukon ever since.
I love the outdoors and whenever I am not in Canada you can find me canoeing in Sweden, hiking the alps or snowshoeing in Finland. In my non tour guide life I am a trained industrial engineer and work in the energy sector to make the the German “Energiewende” happen. Furthermore I love to play American football, go climbing or horseback riding.
I am excited to meet you and guide you through the majestic mountains and beautiful landscape of Western Canada this summer!

Neil, professional tour guide, CanadaNeil Van Der Putten
Hi! I was born and raised in Atlantic Canadian and lived in Western Canada for the past 45 years. During my time in western Canada, I have been a member of the Alpine Club of Canada leading backcountry camping and ski trips for groups of 4 to 8 people. I have also spent 20 years with the Canadian Ski Patrol attending to injured skiers in and around the Canadian Rockies. I have traveled across Canada many times leading tours and visiting the hidden gems of this great nation. I have also traveled to over 30 different countries world wide. My passion for connecting people to Canada's Beautiful landscapes led me in obtaining my (ITMI) International Tour Management Certificate, of which I am a member. I have guided large and small groups across Canada and the Canadian Rockies. I love learning the history of this great land and our neighbours to the south (USA) and I would love to share my knowledge with you. I would like to share the many stories of the Indigenous people who have called this region home and the wildlife that inhabits this land. So come join us at Timberwolf Tours and we will begin to build memories that will last a lifetime.

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!



Alina RuedigerAlina Ruediger

Hi, I can‘t wait to meet you!
I was born and raised in Bonn, more specifically in the Eifel. The last six years I studied nutritional sciences in Stuttgart. I have a passion for healthy food and cooking as well as fitness. What more could be combined with great food and fitness but nature!? During my time in Stuttgart, I developed a passion for hiking in the Swabian Alb and also bicycle touring. For me there is nothing better than discovering new places and spending time in nature.
Being a tour guide for Timberwolf excites me a lot! Canada's nature is so special and offers so many breathtaking natural sites, I cannot wait to share those with you. I am looking forward gathering new experiences, getting to know your stories and having an unforgettable time together.


Julia Senze hike CanadaJulia Senze
Hello,
I am Julia; 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 places.
Educated in Sustainability Management in Tourism, the desire to explore Canada’s nature with its beautiful mountains, wild forests and deep lakes drew me to Canada. After my winter as a tour guide in Canada’s wild north, the Yukon Territory, I am looking forward to my summer season with Timberwolf Tours, great guests, spectacular vistas and unforgettable experiences.

Catrin ThomasCatrin Thomas

Hi Folks! My name is Catrin Thomas. I’m a born and raised Western Canadian. My childhood was spent climbing every mountain my mom could drag us up. Now, as an adult, I cannot easily be persuaded to leave the mountains. Having studied 4 years of Political Science, Classical History, and German Language at the University of Alberta, my interests lie anywhere from Spaghetti Eis to the political climate of Ancient Rome after Julius Caesar. I’m passionate about people and their stories, and I look forward to hearing yours! This will be my first season with Timberwolf Tours. I cannot wait to share with you the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, my home. Bis Bald!


Jarrod Underwood, guide in western CanadaJarrod Underwood

Greetings! My name is Jarrod, I was born in northern Alberta and raised in South Western Ontario. I grew up on a farm and spent countless hours outside gaining respect and appreciation for the natural world. This later led me to become a sea kayak guide and I paddled my way around the world before landing back in Canada. I'm so happy to be back home in Alberta and I'm looking forward to helping everyone discover all the beauty, magic and wonder Mother Nature has waiting for us!


Alexandrea VandalAlexandrea Vandal

Hey there! I am a born and raised Canadian, with German and French heritage, who has a passion for connecting people to Western Canada's majestic landscapes that I call home. Growing up exploring the Pacific Ocean surrounding Vancouver Island and becoming slightly obsessed with Orcas and other marine creatures began my 15-year career in outdoor education, adventure expeditions, and environmental interpretation. If I am not out leading a spectacular Timberwolf tour, I can be found teaching elementary children and exploring Canada's great outdoors with my fiancé. Some of my favorite topics to share are Canada's natural environment, Indigenous cultures, and Canadian history. If you are on one of my tours, I look forward to getting to know you and helping you have your dream Canadian vacation.






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What People are Saying
Pure, calm nature without other people. Nice company with other guests and guide. Impressive trip

Helene W. 2019, Tour K5
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
Best trip I've ever taken in my life. I want to do this again. Anne (the guide) was amazing. Each and every meal was phenomenal, however the chuckwagon beans were my favorite.

Grant H. 2019, Tour P7