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Kirsten S.

Jasper, AB, Canada

I live in one of the most amazing corners of the planet and I would be thrilled to guide you into the heart of Jasper National Park.

I started my mountain life writing and performing interpretive theatre as a park naturalist and hiking park trails as a trail crew member. In the romantic setting of the rockies I found my soul mate, and have joined Dave on his adventures as a National Park Warden and wildfire specialist. We have lived in remote warden stations, explored the backcountry on horseback, and raised a kid who is fully in love with nature.

For the last 25 years I have been guiding and writing science-based exhibits and articles. Recently I was awarded a Master Level Intepretive Guide designation by my guiding community. I love hearing guests saying that I opened up a world that they would have missed had they gone on the trails themselves, or experienced a cool spot, not found on the well-worn tourist brochures. I like to personalize each trip, so that I work within your interests and phyisical abilities. Trails and destinations are chosen to highlight the time of year your are visiting- maybe it is a meadow bursting with alpine flowers, or a road that has recently seen grizzlies and black bears feasting on plants.

I love sharing nature with children, and make sure that kids are entertained and willing participants. I have spent years guiding seniors both on gentle walks and advanced hikes. For families and individuals that would like a challenge, I have some fantastic full day hikes that let us reach elevations with breath-taking vistas.

Most of all, I hope I am a match-maker, having my guests fall deeply in love with this remarkable mountain environment.

A Recent Review of this guide

Kirsten is a fabulous guide! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our hike and tour. Kirsten is extremely knowledgeable and is eager to tailor her tours to meet your expectations. Kirsten is a wonderful teacher as well as a wonderful listener. We asked alot of questions and Kirsten had all of the answers. Our time spent with Kirsten in Jasper was a true highlight!
Leanne Reiter

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Credentials

Master Certified Interpretive Guide
Licenced to work in Jasper National Park
CANSI LEVEL 1 x-country ski instructor
Wilderness First Aid Certification
Class 4 drivers licence- can be hired to drive a vehicle under 22 passengers.
Member of the Interpretive Guides Association

Restrictions

I do not provide transportation. I either accompany you in your vehicle or will meet you at the trail-head.

Waivers need to be signed to participate in hikes/walks.

Guide Requirements for Canada

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Private tour guide Kirsten

Full Day Alpine Hike in Jasper National,...

Explore the Canadian Rockies with a Proffesional Hiking Guide

368 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

7 hours

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A Great Day Hiking at Mount Edith Cavell,...

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See Icebergs and wildflowers on this Jasper National Park Hike

368 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

5 hours

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Private tour guide Kirsten

Discover Jasper! - Step-on Guide Service

Customized Step-On Guide Service for your Canadian Rockies Private,...

368 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

6 hours

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