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Canadian Outback Rafting

Connecting rivers, mountains and adventurers since 1992

Meet Our Team

Rafting Team Stories …

Graham Young
President & Co-Owner

Graham was born in Saskatchewan and is a die-hard ‘Riders fan. He moved to Victoria in his teens and quickly became enthralled with the mountains and the river experiences that BC provides. He initially picked up paddling skills canoeing the voyager routes of Northern Saskatchewan, and has since applied them to the rivers of the Rockies and Coast Mountain Range.

With a zest for travel and a passion for the rafting industry, Graham has honed his skills on some of the most challenging rivers around the world. Over the course of his rafting career he has traveled to more than 30 countries and rafted commercially on every continent except for Antarctica.

His years of experience in the industry have helped him build a team of top end, professional guides from within Canada and some of the most highly regarded rafting countries around the world. With the right pieces in place, and an understanding of the varied challenges of the rafting industry, Graham helps to provide every customer with a safe, exceptional and memorable raft trip.

Whether he is running the class five rapids of Australia’s Tully River or hitchhiking through Burundi, pushing his own comfort level is what keeps a smile on Graham’s face. When he isn’t floating down a river or traveling through foreign jungles you can find him on his mountain bike, working on his kite-boarding skills, or sitting by a campfire.

Nicole Dresler
Reservations & Sales Manager

New to our team this year, Nicole is excited to be part of the Canadian Outback Rafting Family! 

Moving out to BC with her family in her teens, Nicole fell in love with the mountains and everything our beautiful province has to offer.  She quickly became passionate about the outdoors and caring for the environment. When she is not in the office you will find her hiking, climbing, camping, and traveling. 

It is her enthusiasm for the outdoors that drew her into the Adventure Tourism Industry.  She strives to provide exceptional guest service and to create a unique experience for each guest that rafts with us. She wants each guest to experience the excitement and thrill that she does while outdoors. 

Nicole, who is always looking to add to her list of experiences, hopes to inspire people to spend more time outside, and to step outside of their comfort zone by saying yes to adventure. 

Chase Rost
Operations Manager

Chase grew up in midwestern United States and guided for several whitewater rafting companies throughout college. After finishing his masters degree in Athletic Administration he spent five years as an athletic director in public school districts throughout the state of Washington, most recently serving as the Athletic Director for the Methow Valley School District in Winthrop, WA.

The dream of living in the mountains drew Chase to the western United States in 2010. Since then passion for mountain adventure has grown, and he is often found in the skiing, mountain biking, climbing, hiking and drinking craft beer.

As an athletic director Chase took pride developing and enabling a coaching staff that raised the standard of the athletic department on all fronts, and he looks forward to carrying out the similar work with the guides at Canadian Outback Rafting. He enjoys working with people and developing outstanding teams.

In 2019 Chase moved to Squamish with his wife Jenny, and has since been loving all that BC has to offer. He looks forward to seeing Canadian Outback Rafting reach it’s full potential, and to working with guides to give customers the best rafting experience in BC.

Current Openings

Operational Department

White Water Rafting River Manager – Summer 2019
We are looking for a key team member to join as white water rafting river manager for the 2019 summer season. Their role and responsibilities will be focused on safety, logistics and team leadership. Click on the link above for more details.

White Water Rafting Instructor – Summer 2019
We are looking for key team members to join as senior white water rafting instructors for the 2019 summer season. Their roles and responsibilities will be focused on safety, logistics and customer service. Click on the link above for more details.

White Water Rafting Junior Guide – Summer 2019
We are looking for key team members to join as white water rafting junior guides for the 2019 summer season. Their roles and responsibilities will be focused on safety, logistics and customer service. Click on the link above for more details.

Driver – Summer 2019
We are looking for key team members to join as drivers for the 2019 summer season. Click on the link above for more details.

Reservations Department

Reservations Coordinator – Summer 2019
We are looking for key team members to join as reservations coordinators for the 2019 summer season. Their roles and responsibilities will be focused on customer service, sales and trip planning. Click on the link above for more details.

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