David Hibbard is the most active outfitter on the Nahanni River, personally guiding over 70 descents. After graduating from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Physical Education and a BA in Geography, the lure of the mountains drew David and his family to Alberta where he has resided since 1984. When not expounding the wonders of the Nahanni River to people around the globe, Dave loves back-country skiing in the Rockies, and sailing in the Caribbean. Beautiful Canmore, AB has been his home, and the site of the Nahanni Wilderness Adventures office since 2002.
Wendy Hibbard manages the Nahanni office in the summer when Dave is in the North. Wendy also graduated from Queen's and recently retired from teaching secondary school in Canmore. Her favourite activities are keeping up with her 3 wonderful children, and following David to incredible remote wilderness places.
In addition to guiding:
Joel Hibbard looks after marketing and communications.
Dana Hibbard deals with Guest Services in the winter months.
Luke Hibbard staffs the Nahanni Wild booth at the Outdoor Adventure travel shows.
WHAT DO WE DO IN THE OFF-SEASON?
This is a commonly asked question. Below you will find some links and stories that will answer this question for you. From back-country skiing in the Rockies, to sailing in the Bahamas, and always exploring the amazing Nahanni backcountry..
GOING AGAINST THE FLOW
In 2008, David attempted to follow the footsteps of "Dangerous River" author, Raymond Patterson, and bring his canoe upriver on the Nahanni to Virginia Falls. Read more...
THE NAHANNI TRILOGY
David spent a few summers exploring the Nahanni tributaries, which led to the development of our Flat River and Little Nahanni trips. Read more...
PRAIRIE CREEK FIRST DESCENT
In 2003, David and son Joel, discovered first-hand the mystique of Prairie Creek. Read more...