About Us

Gillnockies Guiding & Outfitting Ltd.
Our guides offer the finest in specialized guided trips for hunting, fishing and summer vacations.  We are a small time family owned and operated outfit of local people that have been hunting, recreating and guiding in British Columbia for over 20 years. Gillnockies Guiding & Outfitting Ltd. strives to provide each and every client with a genuine experience and one on one service that is unsurpassed in the guiding industry.  Once you have been here and witnessed the dedication and passion our guides put into every aspect of our wilderness adventures you will want to come back for more. Our desire is to fulfill you’re wildest dreams !!


Who We Are

Nathan Kelly and Ben Basaraba have lived most of their lives in the Kootenays of British Columbia.  From a young age they were taught the fundamentals, ethics and skills involved to be proficient woodsmen / hunter’s. Nathan and Ben have been hunting and guiding side by side for over 6 years and have developed a strong bond and friendship. As a result they have an unmatched ability to work together that enables them to provide every client with a wilderness trip of a life time!

Nathan Kelly - Owner/Operator
Nathan has been guiding and outfitting for over 13 years and has a true appreciation and knowledge for providing clients with the ultimate outdoor experience. Whether its climbing mountains and riding horses through the valleys in search of trophy big game or floating down a wild freestone river fly fishing, he has made a reputable name for himself as a guide/outfitter in this industry and always strives for excellence.  His friendly and ambitious attitude has helped form many long time relationships with clients and has a deep love for the wilderness and all it has to offer!! 

Nathan has trained many horses for riding/packing, and is very proud of his well behaved string of mountain horses that clients will appreciate on the trail. He is also is a licensed farrier and has been horseshoeing/trimming for 10+ years and provides his services to people in need of a farrier.  

Ben Basaraba - Professional Guide
Was raised hunting and fishing in the Kootenays of B.C. Ben specializes in breeding, raising and training his Burton Lake Bluetick line of hunting cougar hounds. Being a houndsman most of his life Ben has a natural charisma when it comes to hound hunting and has been treeing cats and bears with his pack for over 10 years. Ben is also one of the best mountain and hunting guides to come from this area and has been on many successful hunts!