Do you live for adventure and dream of getting paid to travel and share Canada with others? At Discover Canada Tours, we thrive on delivering memorable travel experiences and that wouldn’t be possible without the best team of Tour Guides and Office staff around.
CURRENT JOB OPENINGS
Tour Guide/Driver Guide
We are looking for passionate, outgoing, nature-loving individuals to join our rock star team of tour guides!
- Are you passionate about being Canadian?
- Are you in love with the natural beauty of this great land?
- Do mountains, waterfalls, glacial lakes, rain forests and beaches get your heart pumping?
- Do you own a toque?
- Are you a natural storyteller?
Discover Canada Tours is the largest student and youth tour operator in Western Canada. For over 15 years, we have been offering unique and flexible travel experiences for the best value while sharing the most spectacular places, attractions and activities in the Pacific Northwest, including, but not limited to, the Rocky Mountains, Whistler, Victoria, Tofino, and Seattle and the Yukon. Our fully guided tours provide unique and exciting adventures along with fun and interactive experiences. A high percentage of our clients are international students from around the globe, who are attending language schools in Vancouver to improve their English and experience all of the wonders Canada has to offer. Our goal is to provide them with the greatest experiences during their time in Canada and memories that will last a lifetime.
Discover Canada Tours is a young, motivated company. Everyone that works for Discover Canada Tours has a passion for travel and meeting people from all over the world. We truly care about each and every one of our guests and strive to give them ‘the time of their lives’. Everyone in our organization is committed to this belief and will not hesitate to go above and beyond to make sure each guest is having a wonderful experience. We are looking for people to join our team that possess a great personality, a passion for travel, and a commitment to excellence.
Tour Guide and Driver Guide reports directly to the Operations Manager.
- Provide schedule tour and follow itinerary as provided
- Passionately deliver commentary and unique stories/information to passengers throughout the tour
- Engage and share experience with our customers
- Observe and follow all by-laws and rules of the road
- Daily vehicle safety inspections and completion of driver & vehicle reports on time
- Promote and sell optional activities on selected tours
- Take photos/videos while on tour for marketing purposes
- Stay updated and current on new destinations and product offerings
- Available on weekends and holidays between May and September
Required Qualifications & Skills
- Professional attitude and appearance
- Knowledge of tourist destinations and geography across western Canada
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Fluency in English, ability to speak a second language an asset – please indicate
- Excellent work organization – ability to solve problems and respond to changing conditions or unexpected events
- Awareness of safety issues
- Skill at budgeting time and money
- First Aid certificate
- Ability to work under pressure and deal with unforeseen situations
- Valid Class 4 Driver’s license, clean driving record; capable of driving large vans and small buses (Driver Guide Only)
- A passion for Canada and our wondrous landscape
- Friendly, outgoing, approachable, a team player, highly motivated, and responsible
- Possess leadership qualities, self-starter, detailed oriented, independent and works well under pressure
- Enjoy working with diverse groups of people
- Passion for travel and enjoy sharing and exploring our world renowned attractions and destinations Education
- High School Diploma is required
- Degree or Diploma in a tourism program is an asset
- Previous experience in the capacity of a Tour Director and/or ESL teacher is an asset
- Experience driving buses or large vehicles (Driver Guide Only)
Job Location: Vancouver, BC
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected will be contacted.
And check out our YouTube series “It’s A Guide’s Life” for more details on what working for DCT is all about!