At A Wilder Experience, we are passionate about the outdoors, and exploring the backcountry in a responsible and safe manner.  We’ve designed our portfolio of experiences to cater to a wide client base, from novice to advanced adventurer.

A Wilder Experience (AWE) offers unique, adventure tourism-based excursions in some of the most remote areas of Canada. Whether it is a traditional whale & iceberg Zodiac tour or a multi-day ski or paddling expedition, we are here to help make your adventure a reality.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an authentic and exhilarating experience in some of the wildest and most challenging natural environments on the planet.

Vision Statement

It is our goal to offer the adventurer more than just a thrilling experience, but memories that will last a lifetime.

Meet Our Team

Rene Ritter (He/Him)Director/Lead Guide
René Ritter is the Director and founder of A Wilder Experience. He has extensive experience working in the field of outdoor experiential education, particularly as it pertains to wilderness medicine education and guiding. René is a certified river guide, swift water and ice rescue instructor and wilderness medic. He has mentored and worked with some of the world’s most accomplished polar guides in the world during his 11 years living on Baffin Island. René has completed several long-distance ski expeditions, including a crossing of Greenland and a Spring traverse of the Akshayuk Pass through the Baffin Mountains. René has trained search and rescue teams in various rescue fields in some of the most remote parts of Canada. His current project is a multi-year ski expedition following the famed Northwest Passage that is supported by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
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