An Active Travel and Activity Company with a Strong Commitment to learning about nature in the outdoors!

White Mountain Adventures is in the business of: providing experiential, fun, creative adventures and activities with a learning component to groups and individuals. We focus on the natural environment in the Rockies and western Canada and emphasize the local components of history, culture and heritage as much as possible.

Since 1987 we have been leading trips and running events which focus on nature and ecology and on gaining a better understanding of the world around us. All of our programs, including corporate team building events, embody this ethic and wherever possible we incorporate this into our programs. Our primary goal is to stimulate not only your body but also your mind... and to leave you with lifetime memories of your experiences.

White Mountain Adventures is accredited by the Interpretive Guides Association (formerly known as the Mountain Parks Heritage Interpretation Association). The association recognizes those businesses that encourage excellence in the interpretation of nature, history and culture in Canada's Rocky Mountain national parks and surrounding areas.

About Our Company and Guides

Our base is the mountain town of Banff, Alberta inside Banff National Park. It is centrally located in the midst of some of North America's most majestic mountain ranges.

Our hiking, walking, sightseeing and touring programs are available in Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho and Waterton National Parks, as well as numerous provincial parks in Alberta and British Columbia.

Most of our corporate events and programs take place in Bow Valley corridor which includes Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Kananaskisand Calgary, but any of the programs we offer here are also available in other locations.

* Most national and provincial parks now require companies to be licensed and insured. White Mountain Adventures has permits for all of the areas we operate in.

Our trip leaders are the heart of White Mountain Adventures and each guide is selected based on their skills, knowledge and unique personal characteristics. All of our guides are local residents and when you join one of their trips you'll be on the inside track to all of the local flavor and culture. You'll benefit from their expert safety training, guiding and interpretation qualifications. White Mountain Adventures is also the area's leader in interpretive training. Our guides spend considerable amounts of their free time training with us and taking extra courses ranging from natural history to native culture. Our guides love to learn … and they love to share this with you.

Our Employees

Gordon Stermann
President and General Manager

Owner and founder of White Mountain Adventures. In addition to being the chief bottle washer, Gord is most active in the planning and promotion of our multi-day adventures and teambuilding events. When time allows he still leads some of the active adventures and teambulding programs .


Rob Brennan
Operations Manager

Rob began working for White Mountain 2 winters ago as a guide' found that he loved the work here and after a short stint in Revelstoke, decided to make a home in the Bow Valley with his partner Liz (and dog Charlie). He's moved up to being Operations Manager now and when you speak with him you'll find him casual to talk to and knowledgeable about hiking and activities in our area.   


Janet Elizabeth Doyle
Trip Coordinator

Janet joined the WMA team in January 2015 as our Trip Coordinator. A former competitive bobsleigh athlete, Janet is always in search of adventure in the Rocky Mountains. In the winter you can find her volunteering for ski races or chasing snow throughout Western Canada, and in the summer she is often exploring the area on a bike or hike. As a part time foodie, she is our resident expert on the best local dining in the Bow Valley.


Mags has been guiding since 2011, and loves that she gets to birdwatch on the job! Her favourite hike is Tunnel Mountain, and she has had the pleasure of watching Bear 148 grow up! From her time as a year old cub, Mags has seen her follow her mum around with her 2 siblings, to tearing up larch roots, looking for corms and bulbs in the alpine  They have had some great days together; Mags has watched her turn the jets on while chasing a few of the elk herd in the valley, graze on dandelions by the roadside, and fish for suckers at the Vermillion Lakes.