Will – Austin Adventure’s Canadian Rockies Leader

It’s no secret that our guests LOVE our guides. And our guides love our guests and their jobs! Will Woods

Will has guided for Austin Adventures for five seasons and after living, working, and playing in the Rockies he definitely knows his stuff. Whether it’s calling his wife, a physician, to soothe a guest’s injury woes or participating in a Game of Thrones costume contest, he knows just how to make a group have fun and feel at ease. And that’s why Will is an Austin Adventures All-Star Guide!

Check out Will’s blog on why you should take a guided tour of the Canadian Rockies here!

See what our guests have to say about Will:

“Incredible. The job that Will and Heather did made for such an unforgettable trip. The knowledge of the area that they both have and the attention to every small detail was amazing.” Josh T., 2016

Alberta Austin Adventures“Heather and Will made this trip incredible! They both have so much knowledge – We were blown away by the information they provided throughout the entire trip. Best Vacation Ever.” JoAnne C., 2016

“The trip was very well planned, and the guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. They obviously cared about our well-being and enjoyment. We really feel we benefitted from going on an organized trip instead of trying to do everything ourselves.” Joelyn L., 2016

“The Guides were fantastic! They were very knowledgable, organized and enthusiastic. They added so much to the trip because they knew the places to go that weren’t packed with tourists. They were flexible and nothing rattled them. We were a big group to deal with and they made it seem easy. They even joined our Game of Thrones costume night and won the prize for best costumes! The Guides genuinely cared about us having fun.” Claudia K., 2016

“Will is so good at keeping things level and I feel like he could bring even more ideas to these adventures. I would love to vacation with him as my guide again – maybe rock climbing!” Tammy G., 2015

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Will was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada, in the shadow of the Canadian Rockies. He spent a large amount of time playing in the mountains with his family growing up and decided to turn his love of adventuring outside with people into a profession. He graduated from Mount Royal College in Calgary with an Bachelors of Applied Eco-Tourism and Outdoor Leadership. He is also a proud member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, the Interpretive Guides Association and the Canadian Avalanche Association. Will is also an Instructor for the Outdoor Council of Canada and Paddle Canada. These certifications have allowed him over the past 15 years to build and lead adventure trips for a variety of different guests, who all seem to catch Will’s passion for wild places. Will has been lucky enough to guide in some pretty unique places, like past the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island, down under in Australia and all over Western Canada. Will currently lives in Golden, British Columbia, (on the west side of the Canadian Rockies), with his wife Allison. When he isn’t guiding for Austin Adventures he is hiking, climbing, mountaineering, skiing, mountain biking, canoeing or just generally frolicking in outside.



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