Our Guides

Fraser Koroluk

 
Fraser Koroluk is co-founder of Kynoch Adventures and along with being lead river guide  is also a Professional Biologist active in Pacific Salmon and Grizzly Bear conservation, habitat protection, and habitat inventory and compensation work throughout BC's central coast areas of the Great Bear Rain Forest. Fraser grew up in Bella Coola and as the primary Grizzly Bear viewing guide ensures all Kynoch guides are certified with the Commercial Bear Viewing Guide Association (CBVA), and was a previous member of the Board of Directors of the CBVA. Fraser is also the WildSafeBC community coordinator for Bella Coola (formerly Bear Aware), working to reduce human-wildlife conflict through increased local knowledge of wildlife needs, attractant management, and offering support to regional conservation and environmental agencies.
Fraser is also an ultramarathon runner providing support and logistics for Ultra Running and Run Camp Adventures offered by Kynoch Adventures (coming 2017).

 Holly Willgress

Guided tours with Kynoch Adventures in Bella Coola BC, grizzly bear viewing guides, guided rafting professional guide standards

 
Holly Willgress is co-founder of Kynoch Adventures and is lead hiking guide as well as a river guide. Holly has a long background in coastal fish and wildlife resource assessment and prior to establishing Kynoch Adventures  has worked on fish and wildlife assessment projects throughout the Central Coast.
Holly leads most of Kynoch's hiking and walking tours and has a keen interest in bear ecology and wildlife. On the river Holly will guide bear viewing tours and eco-rafting trips through the Bella Coola Valley.
 

 


 Jim Knudsen 

guided bear tours, grizzly bear viewing in Bella Coola BC Canada with professional guides

 
Jim is a life long resident of Bella Coola Valley and has been guiding angling, eco-rafting and bear viewing tours for well over 20 years. With Kynoch, Jim is the second river guide, familiar with every stretch of water in the Bella Coola Valley.  His local knowledge, sense of humor, keen sense of the outdoors and easy going approach make him an asset on any guided river tour offered by Kynoch Adventures. Jim and his wife Amber are also the owners of Rip Rap Campsite, a popular nearby campsite highly recommended for those looking for the perfect comfortable luxury/rustic camp experience!.
 
 

Dylan Morgan


 
Dylan is the founder of Sweaty Yeti Ultra-running Adventures and provides leadership in Running Camps and Ultramarathon Training Clinics hosted in Bella Coola by Sweaty Yeti and Kynoch Adventures. Growing up in South Africa, Dylan’s sports origins are in mountaineering and adventure racing. In his twenties, Dylan became involved with bike racing – road, mountain, and long distance – ultimately qualifying for the Paris-Brest-Paris 1,200km race in 2003. Professionally, Dylan’s background is as a project manager, having driven natural resource projects from the Canadian arctic to the US Midwest. Now living in Squamish, Dylan is focused primarily on ultra running, with achievements including winning the Fuego y Agua Survival Run in Nicaragua in 2016, and holding the FKT (fastest known time) record for the Sunshine Coast Trail (31:55 for 168km of mountain running).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 


Les Koroluk

Kynoch Adventure bear tour guide for bear watching and grizzly bear viewing holidays in Bella Coola bC

 
Les is Fraser's father and can still on occasion be found guiding for Kynoch Adventures. With more than 40 years on the rivers of Bella Coola and surrounding areas Les is a wealth of knowledge and stories. Les spreads his time between recreational fishing trips and periodic guiding on Bear Viewing Tours on the Atnarko River.

Les was instrumental in the development of Bear Viewing in the mid 1990s in Bella Coola and other regions of the Great Bear Rain Forest, having been a long time angling guide and one of the first Bear Viewing guides in the region, and the province of BC!
 

 


 
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