Head guide and owner of Border Lakes Tour Company is Mike Bartz. Mike is a retired conservation officer who has spent over 50 years in the outdoors, wilderness canoe camping, hiking, snowshoeing and XC skiing. Many of those years right here in the border lakes region. He is experienced in wilderness travel and ACA (American Canoe Association) certified in whitewater canoe, level 2 kayak touring as well as NOLS (Nat'l Outdoor Leadership School) wilderness first-aid. He is a past EMT and served on an ambulance crew. Mike is at home in the bush and he will make sure that your trip is safe, enjoyable and educational. His maturity, experience and common sense will ensure your trip is a success.