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Richard Genovese - finds himself in the wilderness

It started in the early 1990s with an offhanded comment to a pal during a fly fishing trip near Tofino. "I wouldn't mind owning a piece of the wilderness one day," he said to his friend Randy Goddard. "If you find something special give me a call." Today, Genovese is owner of Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, an eco-tourism and glamour camping destination that continues to draw raves and visitors from around the world.

A Toronto native, Genovese's path to a remote part of the untamed western coastline of Vancouver Island was paved with blood, sweat and good old fashioned perseverance. His ambition was inspired by his mother, who raised three boys on her own. Money was tight and Genovese caught the entrepreneurial spirit early on. He started his first successful venture in high school, which he later sold for a tidy profit. At Western University in London, Ontario, he paid his tuition working nights as a bartender.

After graduation, his uncle introduced him to the owner of Scotia McLeod (then McLeod Young Weir Ltd), where he was eventually hired. Following that, he moved to Calgary to work for Merrill Lynch and then to Vancouver to join Canaccord (then Canarim). He eventually moved with his family to Monaco.

It was while he was living there in 1998 that his old fishing buddy Randy Goddard called, remembering his comment from that fateful trip. Goddard told him that he had found Shangri-La back on Vancouver Island. Genovese flew in from Monte Carlo. During an aerial tour he saw the devastation left by logging, but he also saw the extraordinary beauty of Quait Bay, three mountain lakes, and miles of rugged coastline. He bought 160 acres, put it into a family trust, and spent $2-million in preliminary clean up.

He moved back to Canada and set up a venture capital firm called Connect Capital Corporation, where he continues to finance compelling public company opportunities in all business realms. One investment, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, is still going strong. Now at a Bedwell River location, not far from the original Quait Bay, the resort has earned rave reviews from visitors and travel media. Genovese is proud of the resort and the life changing experiences it offers guests, many of whom return time after time. But it's his work with the resort team to restore and repair the nature in the area as part of the Environmental Legacy program he founded that has given him the greatest sense of accomplishment.

With a $3-million investment, supplemented with a guest sustainability fee, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort's Environmental Legacy program is making a significant difference rebuilding salmon habitats on the Bedwell River. His work with resort managing director John Caton to build partnerships and establish a protocol with the local first nations is also profoundly meaningful to him.

Not only has Genovese managed to own a piece of the wilderness he fell in love with all those years ago, he is leaving it better than he found it, forming meaningful partnerships based on respect, and sharing this piece of paradise with the world. Guess you could say he's found himself in the wilderness.

John and Adele Caton

Living in a remote tract of pristine wilderness on the edge of Vancouver Island was only part of the plan for John Caton, Managing Director of Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. For a man who's been called a hippie, globe-trotter, farmer, real estate developer, music executive and entrepreneur, a life on the edge spurred a search for middle ground. And it was on this middle ground that Clayoquot was born.

John was a wild child, born in Toronto and raised in a farm just outside the city. After finishing high school, a knapsack, some chutzpa and a wry sense of humour took him on a four-year trip around the globe. From Europe to the Yukon, boat building to mining, John did whatever it took to make money and keep moving.

Then John found someone to share his wild dreams with: his wife of 35-years, Adele. They were married in May of 1973, and set off in a VW flower-power van with a road map pointing west. They hoped to start a new life for themselves, reaching the shores of Vancouver Island three weeks after leaving Ontario. They settled outside Comox and built a small house on the Oyster River. John started his first successful business, the couple had two sons, and his new life seemed well under way.

Then, everything changed. John and Adele returned to Ontario, John got his real estate license and went in to business with his father. But at the end of five years, John and Adele escaped the city to follow their vision of a simpler life. They bought a 200-acre farm on Ontario's Georgian Bay and disappeared over the hill to raise kids, buffalo and horses. Well, that was the plan.

A year later, a phone call from an old high school friend set John off on another path. He went from gentleman farmer to music mogul in the blink of an eye. Working as a talent agent for Warner Brothers Music, John was flying 200,000 miles per year and managing Canadian legends like Blue Rodeo and Prairie Oyster. Along with glamour and high stakes came late nights and long days. His candle was burning at both ends and a few places in the middle.

But his life was almost a "candle in the wind" in the words of Sir Elton John. At the age of 39, John had a major coronary attack, followed closely by a major epiphany. Overweight with an inoperable hole in his heart and a life careening out of control, he decided to move back to his 200-acres and reconnect with his old life, his family, and the things that mattered most.

In recreating his life, he and Adele created a concept for a wilderness retreat. Rick Genovese and the Genovese Family Trust were as excited as John about the idea, and the world has since shared in their enthusiasm. Ten years later, international media and savvy travellers worldwide are talking about Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.

The Crew

Cosy Lawson
Operations Assistant

Cosy is one of few born and raised in Tofino. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort scooped her up in 2001 and she now calls the Outpost home year round with her partner Courtney and their two children. Cosy comes by her nickname, the Whale Whisperer, honestly. As a girl raised onboard her father's whale watching boats, she had her hands on the helm when she was just nine years old, spotting whales and navigating the waters around the coast. Twenty-one years later Cosy is working on her 60 tonnes limited master's license. This year she will take a seat in the office, not the wheelhouse, to assist with operations. She says she looks forward to being on the water soon. When she's not at sea scouting for whales, in the office directing floatplanes, or raising her two beautiful children, guests can find Cosy doing something distinctly west coast like fishing, camping, boating, river kayaking, snowboarding, snowmobiling and, after all that... sleep is a must sometimes, she says! Ask her now she got started with Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and prepare to have a seat, as she says it's a long story!

Courtney Caton
Fishing Guide

Courtney was born and raised in Ontario - yup, another one of 'em. He is both a Caton and a migratory Canadian (only here we travel west not south). Courtney, a team member since 1999 says he chose to work for Clayoquot Wilderness Resort because of family. True to this, he lives at the resort year round with his parents, his partner Cosy and their two children, Laterra and Brennan. Working with his family, he says, is the best move he could have ever made. Just before life at the Bedwell, Courtney was making some other serious moves. See what happens when a football is tossed his way unexpectedly.

When Courtney isn't fixing machinery or casting a line, he can be found somewhere near the snow - that is, if it hasn't melted yet. To get the scope of his idea of perfect happiness, just look northeast to the snow-capped mountains behind the outpost, "8,000 feet on top of a mountain on a sled" is where he finds his bliss.

Chuck Eldred
Head Fishing Guide

Chuck was born in Owen Sound and now calls the Outpost home year round, where he has been a part of the crew since 1999. Guiding the guests, and the fish onto their hooks, is nothing new for Chuck. At the age of 10 he was on the water with his father guiding on the Great Lakes of Ontario. Big or small, Chuck can surely drive a boat. He holds a licence to captain 60 tonne vessels and guests may just see him at the helm of the barge, the Sherman T. Ask Chuck what he is expecting this season at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, and he'll probably say catching a fish everyday, but he might also mention that he's a proud father.

What does one do in Bedwell Sound year-round you might ask? Chuck manages to keep busy with all that this beautiful valley brings. Plentiful food, snow in the mountain, and endless terrain keeps Chuck fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and hiking from summer to winter and everything in between.

Mathieu ("Big Zeke") Roy
Whale Watching Captain AKA "God of the Zodiac"

Mat is an East Coast transplant, born in New Brunswick, and relocated to Vancouver Island where he has lived since the age of six. While Mat has been floating with the whales at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort since 2007, you may have seen him in Tofino where he was a guide for four years previously. It was his dad who helped Mat grow his sea legs. Together, they scoured the coast for geoducks and led Mat to begin his career on the sea. Why whales and not geoducks now? Because he really enjoys being outside and on the water and he likes the feedback he gets from his passengers."

One might think Mat's most treasured possession would be a whale tail necklace, or his lifejacket, but no - Mat's most treasured possession? "Being here," he says.

Lucas ("Skippy") Bathurst
Guide AKA Camp Motivator

Skippy has a short move from his hometown to the camp when its time to start the season at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Born and raised in the Comox Valley just a few hours east of Tofino, Skippy has been migrating to the Outpost since 2000. At a crossroads in life he stumbled across CWR as a construction laborer and was then onto guiding like a dirty skirt. When his hammer's not pounding at camp set up, Skippy is the man to take guests on a hike or mountain bike ride. His love for the outdoors has him in search of all sports that involve that famous white stuff on B.C. mountains. Put him on any mountain that has snow in the winter and Skippy will be happy.

Dave Tom
Guide/Boat Driver

Born and raised in Tofino, Dave now finds himself at home in the village of Opitsaht when not at the resort. Dave is happy to be anywhere near or on a boat; he says he loves to be on the water. When not on the water, or guiding guests down the Bedwell River or through the shooting range, Dave spends his time perfecting his skills in all sports. Surfing, fishing, wakeboarding, basketball, baseball, and hockey are among those on his list. Dave also spends time learning his culture, the native Nuu-Chah-NuultL culture of Clayoquot Sound. Dave has been a team member since 2008.

Qaamina Sam
Skipper and Guide (The Trickster)

When Qaamina first met John Caton in 1998, it took a mere year before he became part of the crew at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. In the years that Qaamina and family have worked at the resort, he has had the opportunity to show many of the adventure-seeking guests around his own backyard. Qaamina's roots run deep in the Clayoquot Sound. Flores Island, home to the "Walk on the Wild Side," has been Qaamina's home since birth. If joined on his journey, guests may learn the names of plants and animals in the native language, as well as their traditional uses since time began.

Qaamina's descendants are important to him and he's always happy to share his knowledge with the resort's guests. It is his elders who have shaped him and his knowledge comes down through the generations - it is these stories that he captivates visitors with as they meander through the old growth rainforest and the white sandy beaches on the wild side of Clayoquot sound.

Estella Charleson

Estella moved just south of her home in Hot Springs Cove to join Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in 2008. She is more than proud to have deep roots along the west coast of Vancouver Island, and to be part of the Indigenous people who have inhabited this area for thousands of years. In fact, taking a guided journey with her through the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve may have guests learning about more than how to paddle a kayak. It is likely guests will learn about traditional ways of harvesting cedar bark, or how to say the local names of plants and animals in the native language.

Estella plans to further her studies in First Nations Culture at Vancouver Island University. Her greatest fear is the loss of the healthy environment that she and her ancestors have called home since time began. Dedicated to her cultural roots, and living as one in the most respectful way her ancestors taught her, is how Estella does her part to take care of the earth and keep the beauty of Clayoquot Sound alive.

Carl Cawston

Carl Cawston comes by his affiliation with Clayoquot Wilderness Resort by blood. His dad Dave Cawston, the resort's excavator operator (affectionately known as Digger Dave), has been helping to shape the property in the Bedwell River Valley since the first tent was erected. Carl has chosen a different path than his dad, and finds himself moving kayaks rather than moving dirt. His most recent passion is shooting the rapids in the whitewater flowing down the Bedwell River. Carl hasn't always been a river rat, though. The first job he ever landed was with Clayoquot Wilderness Resort as the tiki boy when he was 14, and he's been with the resort ever since that day in 2003. Since first joining the crew, Carl has worked diligently building his outdoor skills. He now holds certifications in sea kayaking, wilderness first aid, marine radio operation and swift water rescue.

Jamie Bale

Jamie bale happily joined Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in 2008, where he is content to be one of the guiding crew in the Clayoquot Sound; the place he now calls home. Jamie has been in Tofino giving surfing lessons since 2004 and likes living in remote areas. The Bedwell River valley is certainly remote, located 18 nautical miles from the town of Tofino, and accessible only by water or float plane. The Queen Charlotte Islands and Hesquiet Harbour are just a few of the remote places in which Jamie has been located in the most recent years. His idea of perfect happiness? Teaching surfing at remote breaks.

Jamie hasn't always called Tofino home. Far from remote, the bustling metropolis of Vancouver is where Jamie was born and raised. Many miles from home on a backpacking trip throughout Southeast Asia, Jamie found himself dreaming of living in a small surfing town on the West Coast of B.C. Dreams can come true.

Chad Caton (Cactus)
Wrangler Guide

Chad or Cactus, affectionately named by his parents John and Adele, was born just south east of Tofino in the Comox Valley on the island. While Cactus had an early start to living a quiet rural life in the woods of B.C., the Caton family headed back to Toronto, Ontario when he was young and he spent much of childhood there before returning west. A team member since 1999 he now lives in the Bedwell Valley year round with his wife Shari, the resort's lead housekeeper, and their son Rylee.

Camille MacIntosh

Camille was born in Alberta but raised in Owen Sound, Ontario, where she was gently persuaded to migrate west to Clayoquot Wilderness Resort by many a tall tale about horses, fishing and the wild coast from Chuck, the resort's head fishing guide. Horses have been Camille's passion since the age of seven, but weren't her bread and butter when she first joined the team at the resort in 2000. Her first job at the resort was serving in the cookhouse. Now this is home year round to Camille, her partner, their dog Maximus and their young son Raydon.

Raydon, now a toddler, can usually be found feeding Max all his food scraps. They have the most incredible bond, making it difficult to talk about one without mentioning the other. Since Raydon's arrival there has been a bet between the staff on whether he is going to be a wrangler like his mom or a fisherman like his dad. As far as Rayden is concerned as long as he is around the Bedwell kids he is happy.

Dickson Coatsworth
Wrangler & Guide

Dickson, like many Easterners, migrated west from his homeland in Ontario. It was John and Adele who drew Dickson to CWR for a "little visit" many moons ago, but he just wouldn't leave. A team member since 2001, he has worn many hats for Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. He has been a DJ, activity coordinator, Level Three First Aid attendant, Fire Chief and Marksmen to date. His eight years of radio broadcasting are now in the wake of Dickson's past, where life at the resort is a no brainer. "Just look around," he says. "This is living in paradise with great people. We're all one big family."

Tyler Rainville

Tyler Rainville joined the CWR cookhouse in 2007 as a cook by trade - but his true passion isn't painting raspberry coulee on dessert plates, its splashing paint on a blank canvas. His dream is to get into the music and entertainment industry and to produce art. Instruments, music, books, and art are all on his list of activities and interests when he's not working at the resort. His perspective about life is profound: "It is within the embodiment of understanding our happening, that we will begin to see beauty in all things, animate and inanimate," he says.

Tereza Roux
Server & Sommelier

Guests are toasted by Tereza as they sip and swill their wine pairing with Chef May's modern natural cuisine in the cookhouse here at CWR. Tereza can pair a wine with any meal Chef May creates. Wine is her passion and she has studied with the International Sommelier Guild and the Spanish Wine Academy. She first began specializing in wines from British Columbia, then expanded to include local knowledge of wines from the Pacific Northwest and now organic and bio-dynamic wines from around the world.

It was the prospect of a new adventure that first brought Tereza to the Bedwell River Valley in 2007. She continues the adventure as Clayoquot Wilderness Resort's sommelier and claims that the opportunity to live in paradise and to pair great wines with excellent food is reason enough to return. Ask Tereza about her fondest memory at the resort, and she will talk about the breathtaking sight of millions of stars late one evening after closing. Paradise indeed!

Sophie Doucet
Massage Therapist

Sophie joined the Outpost Healing Grounds Spa in 2007 as a massage therapist. Born and raised in Lac St.-Jean Quebec, she brings Canada's francophone culture to the west coast. While Sophie is a true born Canadian, Canada hasn't always been her home. She's also worked as a massage therapist in the Bahamas, Punta Cana and the Turks and Caicos, where she worked in the lap of luxury at Club Med. Massage isn't the only therapy in which Sophie has expertise; kinesitherapy; the treatment of disease by means of passive and active movements is also in her repertoire.

When asked what she would pick if she could be anything else at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Sophie replied - a wrangler. No surprise, since her most memorable experience while working in the resort was a horseback journey through the rainforest.

Marc Tracey
Maintenance & Guide

Marc Tracey, a team member since 2008, is another easterner turned westerner; born and raised in Guelph, Ontario he is soon to be making the move to some of the best powder in Western Canada. Nelson, B.C. will be his home away from home, where he will be taking up the ski resort operations management program at Selkirk College. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a perfect fit for Marc as a summer job in between school and the move. The resort team is proud to have him as the tiki boy. Every night Marc can be seen filling and lighting the torches, in addition to guiding guests safely back to their tents.

His friendly smile and warm heart keeps the camp running smoothly after dark. There is no doubt that his positivity will be an asset for his aspirations in ski hill management.

Cameron Scarth
Maintenance and Guide

Cameron Scarth is yet another one of the crew, joining in 2008, who is part of the family at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Nephew to John & Adele, Cameron may not be seen too often on the front line, but his work is a crucial part of the operations. Cameron spends his days taking care of the resort's re-cycling, tidying the boardwalks and, of course, keeping the wood stacked in camp to fire the boilers and keep guests warm fireside.

When he's not pulling in some extra cash at his summer job at the resort, the Ontario College of Art and Design has Cameron flexing his creativity in his journey towards a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art. He reckons his greatest achievement is getting accepted to the College. Cameron has great aspirations as an artist and claims that his great fear is, "not succeeding in the art world and getting a desk job."

Nic Smith

Nic Smith was born and raised in South Africa but now finds himself on the south island, in Victoria. He attended the Western Academy of Photography in Victoria and graduated with a diploma in photojournalism. It is no coincidence that his most treasured possession is his camera. He is also a talented man on the climbing wall, archery range and in kayaking as well. He says he loves the outdoors, so whether he's guiding or doing maintenance he's happy to be one of our outdoor workers and team member since 2008.

He says he chose to work for the resort because he wanted to get away from the city. Getting out of the big smoke and into the wilderness may give Nic the opportunity to do what he does best and protect the environment, another passion.

Shari Wright

Shari was also part of the mass migration 1999 from east to west to put the first shovel in the ground at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in pursuit of a dream. Shari was ready for a new beginning and a different lifestyle from Ontario where she was born and raised. Since then, her husband Cactus Caton and her son Rylee have called the Outpost home year-round. Shari brings her keen eye for detail to the resort where she is an expert in the art of transforming the great white canvas tents into rusticating luxury, comfort and beauty.

Ruth Sam
Housekeeper (Momma Ruth)

Ruth Sam is a family woman through and through. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is home to not only her husband, Qaamina, but also her daughter Katrina and four of her grandchildren. The Sam family has been with the resort since 2000, and Ruth made her employment official by joining the team in 1999. While you may rarely see her at camp, Ruth keeps busy making magic up at the laundry room, and getting every crease and cranny from the doilies, linen napkins and finery.

Ruth's home is not far from the Bedwell River Valley. In fact, just around the corner on Flores Island, in the village of Ahousaht, is where Ruth was born and raised. It is her elders, and specifically her mom and her uncles within the village, who have most influenced her.

Katrina Sam

Katrina Sam is truly among family at the resort. In 2008, she joined her dad, skipper/ guide Qaamina Sam, and her mom, housekeeper Ruth Sam. The Sam family has been a part of the resort since first meeting the resort's managing director John Caton. When not busy keeping tents warm, comfortable and beautifully decorated, Katrina has another important job; raising her two children.

What is her most treasured possession? Naturally, her family. When asked who most influenced or shaped her, Katrina says her parents. Working with her dad onboard their whale watching tour boat, singing their traditional songs, has been her favorite job to date. No doubt that watching the Grey whales migrate through Clayoquot Sound as they have done for thousands of years will make an impact.

The May Family

Sandy May was born in London-that's London, Ontario- and now spends her summers at the Outpost helping to keep her husband, Chef May, happy. How is she to do this? Do lots of dishes in the cookhouse, bake goodies and help raise their two beautiful children. When Sandy isn't keeping an eye on all the resort kids, she has her hands in the operating room as a nurse in Vancouver. Vancouver is not only a place for work but for new beginnings. The May kids were both born in Vancouver, B.C. and now spend the summer at the resort too.

Maddy's shining face can be seen around camp where she helps with daily chores such as watering flowers and grooming and feeding horses. They may have competition for the wild berries trail side, as this is one of Maddy's favorite pastimes.

Evan may be young, but like all the cowboys in camp, he wants to ride horses when he grows up. He is one of the five sparkly smiles guests have greeting them when arriving via horse and wagon at the Outpost camp. These kids do indeed have important jobs. Smiles all around!

The little crew

Laterra Lawson, Brennan Caton and Buddy the dog

It's all about family at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, and Laterra and Brennan are part of the crew. When they're not keeping the sandbox in business, they are charming guests with their contagious smiles and giggles. Guests will probably even see Laterra helping with daily chores around camp, like keeping the fires going, putting out fresh flowers, or ironing linens. She spends the other half of her day with her head in the books getting homeschooled. She will be working in the office soon enough.

Brennan makes a major contribution to the camp by flirting with the ladies or reciting one of 80 English words in his growing vocabulary. Stick around for more then a few days and chances are he will be calling guests by their name, or at least something close to it. If Brennan can't be found in the sandbox, it's likely he'll be spotted discovering one of his favourite creatures under a nearby rock. The WOOD BUG!


Rylee is one of five really lucky kids who have spent a good part of their lives growing up at the resort. Born in Nanaimo, he's been playing in the Clayoquot Rainforest for a handful of years. But life isn't all fun and games for Rylee Cougar Caton. He has a job at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort to fill. He's there to greet guests on the wagon from time to time, and he can also be seen running along side his dad, Cactus, fertilizing the fields, or with his mom, Shari, decorating in the lounge tents. But his most important job is to keep everyone laughing and smiling. And 'witty' as a descriptor is no understatement; this is a wise old man in a boy's body.

The Dogs and Horses

The dogs and horses are as much a part of the resort's tapestry as are the snow capped mountains and fireside chats.

The dogs keep the bears out of the lunch and the warmth in guest's hearts on rainy days. Guests will find John and Adele's newest member of the pack wherever they see a bear encroaching on camp.

The horses work hard to; bringing guests into the resort to start their Clayoquot adventure and otherwise taking them onto the trails and other nature experiences.

The Dogs

Bandit: Bandit is a wily bear dog, and he howls like the moon is rising when he's on guard. He joined the resort last year and proudly takes the name 'Bandit the 2nd ', the third of John Caton's Llewellyn Setters.

Sweet Annie: Sweet Annie is the lab/setter cross, and was the runt of the litter that came along unexpectedly to two of the camp dogs. Adele wasn't so sure that the Caton's needed another dog, but after taking care of her as a pup, she just couldn't give her up.

Sassy: Sassy, the beautiful female Llewellyn Setter, is the princess of the house. While her beauty may be striking, her sass is nothing to tangle with. She is aptly named and will show guests so. Dog lovers should beware; these three dogs will capture their hearts.

Maximus: Max is a Bernese mountain dog who sometimes doubles as a bear. However, he is a gentle and sensitive giant. Max does not often chase bears, go on hikes or even go for horseback rides with his mom; Max is the camp greeter. He lays in the shade and waits for someone to walk by. His best buddy, Raydon, the son of Chuck and Camille, can often be found 'hanging out' with Max. You simply cannot talk about one without the other.

Scarlet and Roxy: Scarlet, a red fox lab, and Roxy, a chocolate lab, are the newest members of the May clan. Scarlet is one year older than Roxy and, just like a little sister, Roxy does not leave Scarlet alone. You would think the pair was joined at the hip, constantly playing tug of war with sticks or just playing around. If you want to play fetch with a dog, don't look any farther; with the amount of energy these two have they could play forever.

Meesha: Meesha is a new addition to the resort. She's whale watching guide Mathieu Roy's new puppy, a Neapolitan Mastiff and Olde English Bulldog cross. Mat says he chose Meesha because Mastiffs generally have a mild temperament, not excessive amounts of energy and he "liked the look of her." Guests staying at the Resort this summer will meet Meesha, as she will be Mat's "deckhand", guiding along with him on the Zodiac on whale and bear watching tours.

Hazard: Hazard has been living at the Bedwell longer than any other dog. He is the best hiking companion that you could ever ask for, as he never leaves your side. Hazard inherited his best traits from two of our past dogs; Ebony, a Black Lab, and Duke, a Catahoula.

Shifty: Shifty, a Llewellyn Setter, is one of our faithful bear dogs. Although, he is extremely energetic, you can bet that if he hears a vehicle fire up he will try to catch a ride. If you ask who he belongs to, Rylee will definitely say "Shifty is my dog."

Buddy: Buddy Boy is easy to differentiate from the other Llewellyn Setters, as he is quite a bit bigger. You will often see Buddy growling at his brother Shifty. However, the pair is always together; barking at bears, pointing birds and running around the claim.

The Horses

Storm: Storm is one of nine horses that came with the Caton family from Ontario. Since 1998, Storm has maintained his position as head of the herd. However, you might see Marble challenging him every once in a while. Storm is a high spirited horse, which probably explains the bond between him and John. You can often spot the pair in a Lone Ranger pose; it is quite the photo opportunity.

Red: We can't mention Storm without mentioning John's other horse, Red. However, John and Red rarely ride together. This is because Red has become a favourite among all of our guests. Red is the perfect horse for children and beginners. Don't let his gentle side fool you, because if you are looking for a thrill, Red is one of our fastest horses and boy, does he ever love to run.

Koko: Though not the most comfortable ride, Koko is one our most solid horses. He is always eager to go out, and you can be sure to find him at the front of the trail ride. Koko deserves an honourable mention for his assistance in the Resort's Chinook Hatchery Project. Koko helped pack two very large seine nets up the Ursus Valley.

Pete: If you have visited, or plan on visiting, the Resort, you will be sure to hear the name Pete more than once. Pete is one of our wagon horses who is always getting into mischief; whether it is bugging another horse, breaking out of the coral, untying his lead at the hitching post or making his partner do all the pulling. Pete! Pete! PETE!!! He is our biggest horse and his personality lives up to his size.