Courtney Terriah is an accomplished boater who has represented Canada in the Pan Am’s and International Rafting competitions in Brazil, Canada and the U.S. She believes in the transformative power of wilderness travel and connecting people to the natural environment. As a guide, her mission is to bring fun, safety and education to backcountry travel in a way that is sustainable for future generations to enjoy thriving rivers and wild places.

Aside from her river trips, Courtney has cycled across remote countries including Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, guided dogsledding excursions in the Yukon, run ultramarathons in the mountains of British Columbia and started her own guiding business with her partner Cedar Jasiuk. Her educational pursuits include Outdoor Adventure Tourism, Northern Renewable Resources Management and certifications ranging in Search and Rescue, Wilderness First Aid, Firearms Acquisition and Swiftwater Rescue.

Courtney’s guiding career with Canoe North Adventures started in 2013 with a trip on the Great Bear River. Since then her enthusiasm for the North has only grown stronger, now calling Whitehorse, Yukon home. She looks forward to the upcoming paddling season with CNA and is grateful for the opportunity to work and play on Inuvialuit, Sahtu Dene and Métis traditional territory.