A seasoned raft guide in Jasper, Alberta, Jim has led enthusiastic white-water rafting tour groups for over 20 years. When not behind the wheel of a Tundra Buggy or braving the wild waters, he takes great interest in wildlife photography, filmmaking, fly-fishing, canoeing, dog walking, hiking and music.
Buggy Driver since 1991
“Kevin was a great guide. He was thoughtful of his guests and had a wealth of information to share. He’s to be complimented on his attitude and expertise.”
— Barbara Tresidder
Buggy Driver (aka. "Buggy Bob") since 2003
Born in the Netherlands, Bob immigrated to Canada at a young age and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba. During his 31-year career as a Zoo Keeper at the Assiniboine Park Zoo and San Francisco Zoo, Bob had the opportunity to work with many wildlife species, including the giant panda’s at the Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, China.
Interpretive Guide since 2015
Photography Guide since 2013
Jessica's career in tourism began in 2009 as a waitress at The Tundra Inn in Churchill, though her love for wildlife and the outdoors started much earlier. She has since guided bear-based adventures in both Churchill and the Great Bear Rainforest, B.C. She holds a degree in wildlife biology, is an accomplished photojournalist and the former Photo Editor of Canadian Geographic magazine.
Photography Guide since 2015
Buggy Driver since 2002
For over a decade, Marc has led interpretive trips all over the world, including expeditions to Antarctica, river guiding in the Yukon, and dogsledding excursions throughout the Canadian Rockies. His personal passions in life include solo canoe trips throughout Canada, wildlife photography, and dogsled and kayak racing to name but a few.
Interpretive Driver since 2014
Guest Experience Coordinator since 2013
Buggy Driver since 2006.
Interpretive Guide and Tundra Buggy Driver JP McCarthy, enjoys an adventure-seeking lifestyle that includes working seasonally doing what he loves. His winters are spent as a Ski Guide with Mustang Powder on the Monashee Mountains in British Columba, and his summers are spent working as a Rope Access Technician. In the autumn, however, JP has spent the past nine years helping international travelers experience incredible polar bear adventures in Churchill, Manitoba.
"Alex was an awesome driver - loved his bad jokes and his ability to navigate the tundra buggy to give us the best vantage point for the bears and other wildlife was fantastic."
- Julie Reiersgaard
Buggy Driver since 2008
“Neil’s wit, humour and knowledge made this tour so much fun. I feel he went out of his way to make sure we saw polar bears and the best view we could get. He made us feel like the most important group he’s even taken out.”
— Kim Straschnitzki
Angèle Watrin Prodaehl
Interpretive Guide since 2003
Raised in the wilds of northern Canada, Angèle has worked as a nature interpreter in parks, zoos, museums and in forestry in order to promote appreciation and conservation of wildlife and natural areas. She received an honours degree in Biology from the University of Saskatchewan and currently conducts environmental impact assessments and wildlife research throughout the North.
Buggy Driver since 2010
Born and raised in Southern Manitoba, Markus has lived over 20 years as a passionate interpretive tour guide and ski guide-instructor. Markus' career has included guiding visitors onto glacial ice, trekking mountain ranges, helicopter skiing and interpreting places of natural and cultural significance for visitors from around the world.
Interpretive Guide since 2006
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, David moved to the Canadian arctic in 1989. For over a decade, he has been involved in the adventure travel business and has led and participated in over 250 arctic and Antarctic expeditions and projects. As owner and operator of award winning adventure company, Polar Sea Adventures, we are pleased to have David share his passion for the north with our guests.
Former Director of Assiniboine Park Zoo, Doug has worked as an interpretive naturalist for Parks Canada, Alberta Parks and the City of Winnipeg. His love for helping people discover the wonders of nature goes hand-in-hand with passion for the wildlife and people of the north.
Interpretive Guide since 2004
Born and raised in New Zealand and now residing on the northern regions of Vancouver Island, Hayley has spent her entire life surrounded by the sea. Her profession as a teacher extended gradually into the wilderness and as a guide and naturalist. As an author, adventurer and expedition leader, Hayley has led a life of adventure throughout the world from the Arctic all the way down to Antarctic.