Our Crew

We believe that the best way to ensure you have an exceptional river rafting trip is to have exceptional rafting guides and staff. All of our certified, professional river rafting guides are friendly and interested in providing you with a great river rafting experience in British Columbia.

Our rafting guides all have a thorough knowledge of on Vancouver Island's natural and cultural history. They are happy to share their experiences with you during your river rafting tour. Our guide training philosophy ensures that you will have a fun and memorable British Columbia river rafting trip.

At a minimum, our rafting guides hold the following
certification level (or equivalent):

  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • Standard first aid (most hold Wilderness, O.E.C. or Industrial levels)
  • certified, professional rafting guide

Our Crew for the 2018 Season (so far.....)

Master Guide & Trip Leader

Jamie is the company owner and operations manager.  He started his river guiding career with Destiny River in 2000. He is a SAR team leader, rope rescue leader and instructor for swiftwater safety courses.  Jamie is also a certified red seal chef and will look after your appetite on our multi-day expeditions!



Master Guide & Trip Leader

Jim is the company founder and started his river guiding career in 1984. Jim is a Master Instructor for swiftwater safety courses and a fish & wildlife technician with 12 years experience managing BC provincial parks. He was the Provincial Rafting Regulations Officer prior to starting Destiny River Adventures.  Jim is the Executive Director of the BC River Outfitters Association and a director on the BC Wilderness Tourism Association.

Senior Guide

comes to us all the way from Adelaide, Australia. Shelby has always been a water baby and discovered her passion for white water paddling four years ago when working for an outdoor education outfit in Victoria, Australia. She participated in rafting & kayaking guide school and has been paddling ever since. Shelby permanently moved to Canada in 2012. She is a member of the local Search and Rescue and ski patrol.

Office Manager

Julie joined the Destiny team this summer as the new office manager. She is very excited to be working along side this crew to bring you Vancouver islands most unique river adventure! She is an avid world traveller who fell in love with the islands laid back lifestyle and the natural beauty that surrounds us. She now calls Campbell River home and enjoys exploring local hiking trails, fishing, kayaking and so much more.



Master Guide & Trip Leader

John has been guiding since almost all the rest of the crew were babies.  He is a avid kayaker and comes out to play on the river with us for guest appearances as our witty and sarcastic elder stateman.

Bus Driver's seem to change every season!