Freelance Tour Director & Expedition Leader

2022 Tours

March 7th – 10th: Harrison Hot Springs

May 6th – 22nd: Epic Canadian Rail Journey

June 14th – 22nd: Southern Alberta – Canada’s Wild West.

July 2nd – 10th: Surprising Saskatchewan

July 18th – 29th: Yukon and Northwest Territories

August 31st – September 8th: Haida Gwaii

September 26th – Oct. 1st: Northern Lights & Wildlife of Northern Manitoba:

October 26th – November 1st & November 2nd – November 7th: Polar Bears of Churchill


“Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, wisdom & humour on this journey. It ranks as one of the best travel experiences in my life. I very much hope our paths will cross again.”“Rick Searle is an excellent guide – one of the best I’ve encountered, and I’ve done many trips, both with Road Scholar and Overseas Adventure Travel.”

“Rick Searle is in the elite top group of leaders we’ve ever experienced, and we’ve taken a lot guided trips!”

“We’ve never encountered anyone who gave so much of himself to make sure everyone was taken care of, answering all questions, suggesting restaurants and joining the group, watching out for the people who needed a little more watching when on the trail. All around wonderful human being and group leader.”

“Rick Searle is exceptional…his leadership, warmth, humor, knowledge, genuineness and enthusiasm far exceeded our expectations. We’d really like to participate in other tours with him.”

“We so enjoyed your expert guidance thru the Canadian Rockies. Your knowledge of the area was so amazing and made such a difference in our first experience in Canada! Thank you so much!”

“Can’t thank you enough for guidance and personal attention throughout our amazing week. We learned so much from you!”
“As Sue and I “decompress” from our amazing trip to the Canadian Rockies, we want to thank you again for your leadership.  We could not have “hired” a more competent, knowledgeable, and humorous group leader.  You were the “glue” to the whole journey.  Your decision to reschedule the gondola trip due to the snow and cloudy conditions was a major decision.  We had a perfect day for the trip up Sulphur Mountain (and we shared that trip with you). Your love for your profession comes out loud and clear!  It is contagious! The bottom line:  WOW! … what a great time 
and YOU made us very happy!”