Outdoor sport and recreational guides

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6532

Outdoor sport and recreational guides organize and conduct trips or expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists and resort guests. They are employed by private companies and resorts or may be self-employed.

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Job Duties for Outdoor sport and recreational guides

  • Plan itinerary for trip or expedition and arrange transportation or transport individuals or group to site
  • Assemble and inspect necessary equipment and supplies, such as camping gear, hot air balloon, rafts, life jackets, fishing tackle and food
  • Lead or escort individuals or groups and advise on safety and emergency measures, techniques and the use of equipment
  • Provide instruction for activities such as canoeing, rafting and mountain climbing
  • Advise on specific laws and regulations for activities such as hunting, fishing and boating
  • Follow environmental guidelines and prevent violations
  • Provide first aid in emergency situations
  • May prepare meals for group and set up camp.

Working Conditions for Outdoor sport and recreational guides

Work is performed outdoors, sometimes in unfamiliar or remote locations. Changing weather conditions and unstable terrain make ample planning and safety precautions essential.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Airship Pilot
  • Alpine Guide
  • Balloon Pilot
  • Canoeing Guide
  • Dirigible Pilot
  • Dogsledding Guide
  • Dude Wrangler
  • Fishing Guide
  • Freshwater Angling Guide
  • Hiking Guide
  • Horseback Riding Guide
  • Hot Air Balloonist
  • Hunting And Fishing Guide
  • Hunting And Fishing Outfitter
  • Hunting Guide
  • Mountain Climbing Guide
  • Mountain Guide
  • Mountaineering Guide
  • Outdoor Guide
  • Outfitter
  • Outfitting Guide
  • Rafting Guide
  • Rock Climbing Guide
  • Snowmobile Operations Guide
  • Trapping Guide
  • Whitewater Rafting Guide
  • Winter Camping Guide
  • Zipline Guide

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