Welcome To RaftingLife - Whitewater stories and Imagery from Dave Prothero

Rivers. Rafting. Kayaking. Photography. Education.

Raftinglife.ca is a blog started by Dave Prothero back in 2005 to tell stories and share imagery of his river adventures and people he meets. Over time Dave has spent more time on Vancouver Island working as a Educator for Strathcona Park Lodge in the COLT program, teaching for the ROAMS program in Qualicum, sessional instruction with North Island College Adventure Guiding Certificate and Working as an instructor for Raven Rescue. Learn more about my adventures below.


Raftinglife is a blog by Dave Prothero. He is based in the Comox Valley. Having spent the past 25 years working as a Guide in different locations around the planet.

It is here you will find images and stories from those adventures.

Some of the Companies 

Some of the fantastic places I work and companies whose gear I use


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Latest stories on the Blog

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Adventures on the River with COLT

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A trip down the Tatshenshini river in August

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Let’s grab a coffee 

Interested in info on Rivers, Rescue courses, expedition trips in the North of Canada, kayaking? Hit me up for information, or come for a paddle.