About ROAM

Our Company

ROAM: Revolutionizing Adventure since 1986

After working the rivers and coastlines in Canada, United States, New Zealand and Australia, we founded a wilderness rafting and kayaking operation called Rivers & Oceans Unlimited. For more than 15 years R&O facilitated first class expeditions throughout Western Canada and Alaska. In 2001, we changed to the ROAM umbrella, which better reflects the mountainous nature of our travel and began to carefully develop a variety of international locales.

Although we are still a small, family-owned operation, ROAM has facilitated trips for O.A.R.S., Mountain Travel Sobek, GORP, American Express, World Wildlife Fund, Butterfield & Robinson, Natural Habitat Adventures and Virtuoso, to name a few. Our style of trips has revolutionized the adventure industry in a positive manner as we’ve continually raised the bar for levels of service and creativity.

From the inception of R&O to the foundation of ROAM, we have been the industry leader in providing the best guides, gear, and highest level of service and comfort without compromising the integrity of the locales we visit. We encourage you to contact us about our trips so you can make a date for an adventure of a lifetime.

Brian McCutcheon – ROAM Founder

Brian Guide Photo

ROAM founder, Brian McCutcheon, has worked as an international guide since the early eighties. With experience ranging from first descents, golf pro, movie stunt man, product manager, ski instructor, marketing director to college instructor, Brian has a keen attention to detail and will ensure your trip is unique and great fun.  Guests have been quoted saying, “Brian treats you like a sibling from the moment you arrive for a trip – and that comes with all the caring (and joking) along with it”.

Ashley Scanlan – ROAM Director

Ashley Guide

Ashley Scanlan joined ROAM in 2007 and after working her away around the globe as a river guide and wrangler, she finally decided to call the Chilko home.   Formally trained in Adventure Tourism Business Operations and as a Wildlife/Environmental technician, Ashley partnered with Brain in 2010 and Bear Camp was born!  She is best known at ROAM for her infectious enthusiasm and kind-hearted approach to just about everything.