How are we different than many other wilderness tourism companies?
We employ guides for the season.
We provide essential training.
We provide advancement opportunities.
Coastal Bliss guides may also work for our sister company, too. Our multiday guides will likely work for Sea to Sky Expeditions as well as Coastal Bliss Adventures. That means you have a bigger guide community and more opportunities. We have a structured employment approach, so you know where you stand, and how you can advance. What can you expect?
We hire people that really want to work outdoors and have a sense of purpose. We really look for the following qualities:
✔ Confident with people, easy with a conversation.
✔ Interested in people and want to help them experience the outdoors.
✔ Proactive to take care of problems and to find solutions with few resources.
✔ Loves to learn and pick up new skills.
✔ Has a real and driving reason to be a guide.
✔ Is looking for mutual commitment for the future.
We have hired guides with little or no qualification, just experience outdoors and a real reason to guide. Of course, that is a rare find, but not being a fully qualified guide does not prevent you from working for us.
We also look for local youth in the Cowichan Valley that want to be outdoors and are willing to build their skill levels. These junior leaders might take on smaller responsibilities within the things we do.
We usually hire several full-time and several part-time people for our season that runs from mid-May into September.