Ric Driediger started guiding in the northern Saskatchewan wilderness in 1973. In 1986 he puchased Churchill River Canoe Outfitters. CRCO runs canoe trips and courses throughout the lakes and rivers northern Saskatchewan. There are more than 100,000 lakes and rivers in northern Saskatchewan, so there is no shortage of places to paddle. Ric has about 10 certifited guides and instructors working with him. In 2005 Churchill River Canoe Outfitters received the Saskatchewan Tourism Business of the Year Award.