Tour Director & Expedition Leader

2023 Tours (Mile Zero Tours)

January 16th – 23rd Kauai

May 5th – 9th Okanagan Spring

May 19th – 26th Kootenays

June 13th – 21st Badlands of Alberta

June 24th – July 1st Skeena Adventure

July 19th – 26th Discovering Vancouver Island

August 1st – 9th Inside Passage & Haida Gwaii (SOLD OUT, WAITLIST AVAILABLE)

September 11th – 22nd Newfoundland & Labrador (SOLD OUT, WAITLIST AVAILABLE)

Private Tours

I’m available to lead private tours for singles, couples, families and small groups (less than 8) most anywhere in Canada.

Guests should have a keen interest in learning about the natural and cultural history of the regions visited. Guests will also be responsible for arranging transportation, accommodation, meals and other travel related necessities. I’m happy to assist with developing the itinerary and making suggestions as to places to stay, eat and visit.

If interested, please contact me. I’ll happily provide a free initial consultation to determine whether there’s a good fit between ourselves as well as what your specific interests and needs are.


“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!”