Kootenay River Runners - The first rafting company in the Canadian Rocky Mountains; three river choices, amazing people, friendly guides, and great long-time friends of ours

Out For Adventure Tours & Outfitting - Our first choice in sea kayaking outfits on Vancouver Island if you plan on heading that way during your stay in Western Canada; tons of experience, amazing stories, and great guides (we speak from experience)

Outward Bound Canada - We are a host facility for many Outward Bound leadership, training, and youth programs, and our guides have been contracted out by Outward Bound to lead many other cultural and experiential education programs in the region; a like-minded organization with many great friends of ours involved

Aboriginal Tourism BC - We are one of the very few organizations in the Canadian Rocky Mountains supported by Aboriginal Tourism BC, and we have developed a great relationship with this organization that promotes responsible and respectful cultural experiences; we are honored by their encouragement of our cultural heritage

Association of Canadian Mountain Guides - All of our hiking and backpacking guides are certified by the ACMG, one of the world leaders in setting guide standards for outdoor adventure

Interpretive Guides Association - One of the leaders in Western Canadian interpretive instruction, who have certified most of our guides in interpretive practices that enhance guest experiences with the natural world while on the trail; we have some great friends on the board of directors

Slipstream Wilderness First Aid - Most of our guides were certified in advanced wilderness first aid by this organization, who have become great friends over the years; they are breaking some new ground in focused first aid instruction that is geared towards outdoor adventure and experiences

Kootenay Rockies Tourism - The main tourism organization fully devoted to all aspects of travel in the Kootenay Rockies of southeastern BC; we are one of their partners, and supported by them for both our picturesque location and accommodation, as well as our unique philosophy and programs in this region

Nature & Kind - A web-based travel organization that breaks new ground within the industry and specializes in the promotion of sustainable, life-enriching, experiences around the world; we are one of their partners and supported by them for our eco-conscious facility, as well as our many unique and life-enriching experiences available for guests

Yoga Dot Calm - An inspirational and growing yoga studio in Calgary, AB, specializing in Ashtanga style and philosophy. Their instructor training retreats, and other more general retreats open to everyone, are held out at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre; they have become great friends of ours, now even certifying one of our very own rafting guides in Ashtanga yoga instruction!

Dharma-Zen Tai Chi Studio - A well-known studio in Calgary, AB, offering an accessible and timely approach to teaching tai chi, chi kung, and buddhist meditation practices, facilitated by Master Danny Lai, a great friend of ours; he is a Tae Kwon Do black belt and certified Kung Fu instructor from Taiwan, who holds his retreats out at CrossRiver Wilderness Centre throughout the summers, which are open to all guests

 

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