6442 Outdoor Sport and Recreational Guides
Outdoor sport and recreational guides organize and conduct trips or expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists and resort guests.
hot air balloonist
mountain climbing guide
Occupations in this group are characterized by the following aptitudes, interests and worker functions as they relate to main duties:
- General learning ability to organize and conduct trips and expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventures, tourists and resort guests
- Verbal ability to lead and escort individuals and groups
- Spatial and form perception to provide first aid in emergency situations
- Motor co-ordination and manual dexterity to demonstrate and provide instructions on accepted techniques for the use of equipment
- Social interest in speaking to provide instruction for activities such as canoeing, rafting and mountain climbing; and to advise on emergency and safety measures and specific regulations concerning hunting, fishing and boating
- Methodical interest in co-ordinating information to plan itineraries for trips and expeditions; to arrange transportation; and to follow environmental guidelines and prevent violations
- Objective interest in handling to assemble equipment and supplies such as camping gear, rafts, life jackets, fishing tackle and food; and in transporting individuals and groups to sites; may prepare meals for groups and set up camps
4Total visual field
4Other body positions
2Multiple limb co-ordination
- Knowledge of a particular terrain or body of water, demonstrated ability in the guided activity and relevant licences are required for employment in this group.
- Hot air balloon pilots require completion of 10 hours of ground school, 16 hours of pilot-in-command experience and federal licensing.
- Certification in first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) may be required.
Private companies and resorts
Outdoor sport and recreational guides usually work on a seasonal basis.
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