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Position: Outdoor Experience Guide
Organization: Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd.
Location: Haliburton Forest, Haliburton / Dysart et al, Ontario


Haliburton Forest is a diverse company with two divisions and many businesses. It is an outdoor lover’s paradise and a wood lover’s dream. It is a research facility and an education centre. Haliburton Forest is 100,000 acres, 100 lakes, and millions of trees, and it is home to countless creatures. Above all, and always, it is a sustainably managed forest.

We provide year-round employment to 150 people and work closely with 30 independent contractors. With a skilled management team and a tight operational focus, our business strategy is to be environmentally sustainable, socially responsible, and economically viable in everything that we do.


Reporting directly to Lead Guide, and indirectly to the General Manager, Tourism & Recreation, this person will be responsible for guiding guests on our Canopy Tour (Tree Top Boardwalk) as well as facilitating occasional group programing for all ages.


  • Providing safe and exciting experiences for our guests
  • Interpreting different aspects of the natural world
  • Assisting with the maintenance of the Canopy Tour, outdoor gear and related facilities
  • Providing excellent customer service working with a variety of groups including both general public and other team members
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • Performing all tasks in accordance with company safety policies
  • Performs all tasks in accordance with established safe work practices and standards, operating procedures
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary education in Tourism & Recreation, Outdoor Education, Fish and Wildlife, Forestry, or related field
  • Previous experience teaching and facilitating group experiences
  • High ropes/climbing/belaying experience (asset)
  • First Aid / CPR certification
  • Bronze cross or similar training/certification (asset)
  • Additional languages spoken and understood an (asset)
  • Experience with canoeing tripping and overnight hiking trips
  • Flexibility to work overtime as required

Must be

  • Self-driven
  • Outgoing with a positive attitude
  • Comfortable presenting in front of groups as well as one on one
  • Safety conscious
  • Comfortable and confident working at heights
  • Experienced at safely managing groups of varying interests and dynamics


  • 40 hours per week
  • Contract from May 2 to October 14 with the possibility of an extension
  • Flexibility with start date
  • Weekend work required, may include evening programming and overnight tripping


  • Compensation will be determined based on the experience of the candidate
  • Recreational access to the 100,000 acres of private land owned and managed by Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve
  • The opportunity to work with an exceptional group of people!

Come work and play with us in the forest and apply to: !

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 10 2022    ID: 64378