Our Team - Dedicated, adventurous people

Heather Davis

Owner & Guide

Heather is the oil for our operation, she keeps things moving and people smiling, growing up with a team of brothers she can handle herself too. Heather can often be found with her nose in the flowers or fingers digging for rocks. She doesn't have to be the first up the slope, but she will be first to open the wine at the end of the day.Her biggest fear is the fear of failure.

Group Management
Pizza Monster
ACGM Hiking Guide

Darren Davis

Gear Guy

Darren is the supportive husband. Mr. Reliable keeps our company on track, our gear clean and ready for each trip. He is secretly a biker dude and likes freedom of the open road. Any questions about technical gear can be answered by this handsome gent.

Zombie Expert
Gear Nerd

Rachel Jamieson

Wilderness First Aid Instructor

Rachel is an Advanced Care Paramedic working full time in the Crowsnest Pass. She is devoted to practicing paramedicine in remote and austere environments. Rachel has been a Lead Instructor for WMA since 2004. She teaches all levels of courses including WEMS, WALS, and WME. Rachel is an avid adventurer who has spent countless hours guiding multi-day whitewater adventures in remote areas of Ontario, Quebec, and the American Southwest. She also spent numerous years as a volunteer ski patroller at Castle Mountain Ski Resort. Today she can be found balancing the demands of pre-hospital care with healthy backcountry adventures: hiking, skiing, paddling, mountain biking and climbing in her beloved back-yard: the Canadian Rockies. Rachel thoroughly enjoys teaching and brings an infectious enthusiasm and energy to all her courses and students.

Maple Syrup Connoisseur
Loves to Rope Swing over Water

Uplift Adventures - Our Story

Our Values

We pride ourselves in providing high quality outdoor experiences for people to enjoy. In order to do this, we review our values for each creation to ensure we stay true to what we believe in.


COMMUNITY

We value building an outdoor community. We believe in giving back to our community and supporting an outdoor community. We do this by looking for ways to provide inclusion, creating opportunities for all types of people, and supporting others.


CONSERVATION

We value environmental and historical conservation. This is and will always be high on our priority list. The founder of Uplift Adventures has a bachelor degree in Environmental Science and is always seeking innovative ways to support environmental stewardship. We are eager to collaborate, support, encourage, and give back to projects supporting our environment and history.


CONNECTION

We value having a connection with our natural environment, and disconnecting from the stresses brought on by everyday pressures. We are constantly being faced with more and more challenges. This is why we support getting outside and being connected. It supports mental and physical health; and helps to inspire, create and heal.


CONFIDENCE

We value building confidence in others to be outdoors. Confidence is difficult for some people as they navigate mountainous terrain. People who have suffered traumatic events, survived abuse, new to the mountains, or want to become more serious about mountain terrain; often lack confidence in themselves or want to improve their skills to accomplish bigger adventures. We offer outdoor courses to build on their confidence to make smart decisions while in the mountains.

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Your Questions

All adventures have * On-trail snacks * Use of hiking poles * A local, professional ACMG Guide * Small group sizes. Each adventure is quite different; however, we always have a pocket-full of snacks. A list of what is provided during each adventure is included in the adventure description.
The weather in the mountains varies and moves quite fast: rain one minute and sunshine the next. It might even be raining in town and then the sun is shining on the trail. So, we go out rain or shine! There is so much to learn and we will make your experience as enjoyable as possible, even if the weather is not favourable. We do not put our guests in a situation where they are unsafe. An email will be sent out to our guests if we cancel a trip. Refunds will only be given if Uplift Adventures cancels the adventure due to safety concerns.
We value our wildlife very much! Our guides are very knowledgeable and will give you a run down of what to do to avoid an encounter and what to do if we do. Our guides carry bear spray and ensure that our group stays together.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked adventure (up to 7 days for group bookings).
We do not expect that our guests tip our guides. However, if you feel as though your guide did a great job, then we always appreciate a tip and a solid pat on the back.

The Crowsnest Pass

We are proud to call Crowsnest Pass, AB our home and humbled for it to be the location of our business. Crowsnest Pass is located 8km north of the Castle Park, 10 minutes from the BC border and about 1.5hr from Waterton National Park. Crowsnest Pass is a small community built up of five coal mining towns located in the Rocky Mountains of southwest Alberta. Here, we are mainly surrounded by montane landscapes and vistas of the Canadian Rockies.