Clearwater Canoeing

 

 
 

About Us

VISION STATEMENT

To offer peoples of all economic backgrounds the opportunity to enjoy the amazing splendors and rich cultures of Northern Saskatchewan with sustainability in a truly Canadian fashion.

COMPANY HISTORY

Clearwater Canoeing began with a dream; a dream to run rivers, lakes and create opportunity for guests of all ages and abilities to reconnect with nature and experience the outdoors. This dream became a reality in the spring of 2007. My company has grew and expanded based on our guests suggestions and drive to experience more! We love everything about our lifestyle and want to share a piece of our heart with you on all of our guided experiences.
All guides are certified to the highest standards including Royal Lifesaving Society Swift Water Rescue, Wilderness First Aid, and Leave No Trace Canada. Other certifications may include Canadian Heritage Interpretation, Service Best and Paddle Canada certifications. We have now expanded to offer a voyageur fur trade program complete with voyageur canoe at Fort Carlton and we have had a brand new mobile office open in Meadow Lake Provincial Park!

Vinessa Currie-Foster
Owner/Operator

Vinessa is a graduate from Lakeland College's diploma program in "Adventure Tourism and Outdoor Recreation (ATOR)". She graduated college with an even bigger passion for canoeing and with hopes of one day running her own guiding company. And guiding runs deep in the Currie family genes, with over a hundred years of experience in the industry. Vinessa has spent numerous years working in remote fishing lodges in the north. After graduating from college, she spent over two years working as the marketing director for Northern Saskatchewan Tourism. While working at this job, Vinessa traveled to a multitude of trade shows and talked to numerous owners of outfitting companies across North America. She is a life long Saskatchewan resident and has a great love for the province and its rich history.  Vinessa is a Master Educator in Leave No Trace Canada, a Nature Saskatchewan Board Member, and Lead Guide for 12 Years. Vinessa began one of the biggest adventures life has to offer last summer when she and her soul-mate/husband, Les Foster welcomed Identical Twin Sons Jack and Ben.

Stacey Gross
Founding Partner

Stacey is also an ATOR graduate. She left school with visions of running whitewater around the world. Well, she made it as far as Grande Cache, Alberta where she worked as a class 3 River Guide. Spending summers as a raft guide, she learnt to hone her river reading skills and to make sound judgments in sticky situations. The canoe, and Northern Saskatchewan, kept calling her name, though. Although she loved the big mountain water, she traded her raft for a canoe and went to work as a guide for a Northern Saskatchewan canoeing company. Stacey worked on her canoeing skills and tried to learn all she could. She took a summer off of guiding and spent time running trips with friends in Alberta and B.C. Stacey lives in Hinton, AB in the off-season and is a St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid and CPR Instructor and a full-time Mom to Isaac and Aven.