Adventures in the Canadian Rockies
Being outside is tremendously important to me. It has helped me through some dark times and has made me stronger both mentally and physically. It has shaped my life and after a traumatic event in my early 20s, it allowed me to refocus my life. I then studied Environmental and Conservation Sciences at the University of Alberta. All through this time in school, I was a tourguide for a ski and snowboard company and continued this until I moved to Crowsnest Pass. I worked in the environment field as a consultant and with Alberta Environment and Parks. I’ve been so fortunate with these job experiences and what they have taught me. I wanted to share with others the way the outdoors makes me feel and I pursued becoming a professional Hiking Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.
At first, I worked full-time and operated this company. A close friend of mine asked me if I would leave the security of my full-time job. I was scared that I would lose the science part of my life and my friend told me that I just needed to create that in my new journey. So, that’s what I’ve done! I discovered that I love to teach people. On these adventures, expect to learn and engage all of your senses. Learn about more than just the environment; learn about the culture, history, and geology of the area. Locals have even said that they have learned so much and gained a whole new appreciation for trails that they have hiked several times.
Uplift Adventures is an outdoor guiding company that focuses on building unique experiences for people visiting southwest Alberta, including Crowsnest Pass and Castle Parks. We offer two types of experiences: educational guided adventures and skill-building adventures. We often partner with other small businesses in the area to provide one exceptional experience. These include culinary, photography and wellness adventures. If you are worried that you don’t have the right gear, then you can also rent gear through Uplift Adventures.
This crowdfunding campaign will help Uplift Adventures raise money to purchase a van for our guests. At the moment, our guests need to provide their own transportation. Currently, people do not like to carpool with people they don’t know. We have seen up to 8 vehicles convoy to a trailhead. One of our values is to CONSERVE our environment and heritage for future generations. We want to ensure that we stay true to our values as we grow this company.
The other values of Uplift Adventures include:
- To build CONFIDENCE in others to be outside. We do this by providing high-quality skill-building workshops that are field based.
- To create an outdoor COMMUNITY which includes all types of people. We are always looking for innovative ways to get people outside and our adventures range in difficulty from easy to difficult.
- To CONNECT people to our nature environment. Disconnect from the daily stresses of life and connect with nature. It will help you gain mental and physical strength.