Tonquin Valley Backcountry Lodge

... true mountain wilderness with a touch of rustic luxury

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Meet the Staff

Kable Kongsrud

kable-knogsrud Kable Kongsrud was born and raised in Jasper, AB. His love for the backcountry and horses has led him to fulfill his dream of being an outfitter in the Tonquin Valley.

Kable started his first outfitting job when he was 12 years old. Through his teenage years, Kable worked for various outfits, learned from a variety of outfitters and saw endless wilderness territory both throughout Jasper National Park as well as the Yukon.

Kable has owned and operated the lodge and pack trips since 1992.

Sara Kongsrud

sarah-konsrudSara Kongsrud was born and raised in Saskatchewan. She came to the mountains to work in the Tonquin Valley.

The outdoors and their horses are Sara’s passions. She has worked as a guide and a cook here since 2001.

During the school year, Sara spends her time teaching elementary school in Jasper.

Mattie Smith

mattie-smithMattie Smith is a cowgirl at heart.

Maggie started working with horses and living in the backcountry at a very young age. She truly loves the backcountry.

Mattie’s first summer working with us was 2008.

Suzanne Trigwell

suzanne-trigwellSuzanne Trigwell is an exceptional guide who knows her stuff.

A native Aussie, Sue calls Canada her second home. Suzanne loves horses and anything adventurous.

Suzanne has spent 5 summers in the Canadian Rockies and 3 have been working with us!

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