Bryan Unruh

Bryan Unruh has a Bachelors’s Degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership from the University of Mount Royal and a Master’s in Outdoor Education from the University of Edinburgh. Together with extensive industry experience, he is a well-versed adventurer. He has been paddling for over 20 years, as it has allowed him to be in beautiful and challenging landscapes at the same time. I started paddling when I was a teenager in cadets and made a few organized river trips. I like to instruct paddling as it provides the opportunity to give people skills that can allow them to travel in remote environments independently as they hone their skills. I paddle various boats, whether it’s a raft, packraft, solo or tandem canoes. My favourite river to paddle is the Colorado River, as it is one of the best river trips on the planet. I am a certified paddle Canada Ocean, flatwater, moving water and canoe tripping instructor. I have also instructed Swift water rescue. Paddling rivers is one of my favourite ways to enjoy good food, good community and challenging myself to make decisions on the spot.