Spring Break Surfing

This year I had the unique pleasure of joining the crew running a surfing intensive program in Tofino. The trip consists of four days on the beach in Tofino, with surfing twice daily; a training session falls over the lunch hour to bring students up to speed on the physics …

Staff Adventure, Winter 2016

I got the chance back in December to get to know the staff of the program, now that I had been officially been hired on as Outdoor Rec’s new promotions expert. We went looking for a river surfing location, and while the rapids were strong the cresting we were looking …

Life as a River Rafting Guide

Written by : Megan McPartland “Wow, what a great job.” “This must be so much fun.” “How do you get this job?” “I wanna be a raft guide!” Whitewater raft guides hear this kind of thing all the time and the customers are right. There is nothing like guiding your …

Avalanche Awareness this weekend!

We have a few spots remaining for our Avalanche Skills day this Sunday, Jan 10th. Learn how to use an avalanche beacon, shovel, probe, how to navigate in avalanche terrain, and how to read an avalanche bulletin. Great value and the forecast looks good too – follow the link to …

The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River

  Last fall I got the call from a friend that his father had just won the random lottery for a private trip down the Grand Canyon and I was invited. As a white water kayaker and river sports kind of guy this type of invitation doesn’t come along all …

Adventures with Kids

It feels like I have a bunch of kids but to be exact I have three children, a couple of boys and a young daughter. As an adventure sport enthusiast I participate in a number of outdoor based activities and own way too many bikes, skis, surf boards, kayaks and …

Your Next Endeavor: Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

It can be somewhat depressing when the sun spends days or weeks behind a blanket of flat gray and the ocean loses its ultramarine color. But below the surface of that slate colored sea, there’s another entire world just waiting to be explored. Shirley and Steve White, owners of Nanaimo …

Get to know: Standup Paddle Board

Stand up paddle boarding Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. It is not only a recreational pass time but also a competitive sport. It is a zero impact sport which allows for participation for any person of any age. Paddle boarding …

Christie Falls Hike

We’ve all gotten melodies stuck in our heads before, a pop song you heard on the radio, your favorite rock album. I’m experiencing a similar sensation now, but the tune I hear comes from the Outdoor Rec’s trip to Christie Falls, just outside Lady Smith. When I close my eyes …