Boat Captain/Tour Guide, Lake Minnewanka Cruise (Summer 2023)

Job Locations CA-AB-Banff
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(04/21/2023 1:49 PM)
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Recreation/Guest Services


The starting wage for this position is $17.50/hour, rising to $19.00/hour once trained & certified as a boat captain. 

What will be your daily pursuit?

Provide animated, interactive and personalized interpretation of the local history, wildlife, vegetation and geology related to Lake Minnewanka and Banff National Park.

What perks can you expect?

  • Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe 
  • Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location 
  • Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price!
  • Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences
  • The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends 
  • Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources
  • Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations 
  • Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks 

What will you do in this job?

Receive Paid training to qualify as a Licenced Boat Captain and Tour Guide!

  • Sustain a safe environment in all areas controlled by Minnewanka Lake 
  • Participate in the global effort to keep all areas of Minnewanka clean and wildlife safe 
  • Be prepared for a fast-paced work environment with changing conditions 
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and good communication skills 
  • Ensure that a high level of customer service is given to each guest 
  • Improve guests experience by offering high-standard interpretation on board
  • Constantly improve your guiding material: go on hikes & explore
  • Safely operate tour boats, in accordance with Transport Canada regulations Master Limited <60 Ton (all training provided and paid for)
  • Maintain trip and mechanical logs, report boat performance issues
  • NOTE: Transport Canada regulations state that In Canada only Canadian or Permanent resident of Canada can work on Canadian vessels. TC form #82-0701 

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

  • High attention to detail and good communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Second language an asset 
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), support and course reimbursement provided
  • To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check

What will your work environment be like?

This fun, seasonal position runs from May to October, 2023.

  • Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun! 
  • Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around national parks. 
  • Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi 
  • Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required 

This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole. 


To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required. 

EEO Information

Pursuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. Pursuit values diverse backgrounds and experience and we welcome all who are eligible to work in Canada to apply! We thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


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