Trip Leaders aka Road Warriors
Originally from Vancouver, Janelle got her tour guide training wheels off leading trips around western Canada. Now she is rocking it in the east leading adventures to share her undiscovered discoveries and the unknown unknowns.
Dubbed "The Happy Wanderer" at a young age by her grandmother, Janelle is more at home on the road than anywhere else, although she is unable to survive for long without epic landscapes, the ocean or mighty rivers in close proximity.
Travels with Janelle will likely involve a healthy dose of sunsets and spontaneous side quests punctuated by her most-beloved-phrase, "Follow me, we're going on an adventure!"
Taylor grew up in Eastern Ontario playing every sport he could get up to – from soccer to bowling. And did we mention hockey! He found his true love – outdoor adventure and travel shortly after. He has travelled relentlessly and lived in France & Norway (but keeps on settling back in Canada).
He has been guiding all across Canada ever since he was able. Hiking trips, canoeing, skiing, kayaking, rafting and exploring has kept him hooked. He has a passion for wildlife and is still looking forward to seeing a cougar or lynx on the road.
When with Taylor on the road you can expect a healthy dose of Canadian tunes, playing keep-up in the parking lot, fun facts, and of course waterfalls and sunsets. When off-duty you might see him enjoying some Canadian classics – like a Caesar & poutine. He also has a "healthy" addiction to salt & vinegar potato chips.
He has some serious singing skills and might just start belting Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in Norwegian. It's worth requesting!
You will learn that when he says something is not far or not long it is usually under 30 minutes, maybe.... :)!
Jared claims to be a professional shinny hockey player, a lumberjack and a celebrated moose jockey. The list of his more obscure achievements is long and usually more ridiculous than those. The other trip leaders know what is what, and enjoy calling him out on it!
Originally from Toronto, Jared spent his summers up north taking in the fresh air and enjoying the fresh water. After a long stint in the business world he got back to his roots - focusing on his appreciation for Canada and desire to share it with the world - starting Out Here. He has multiple years guiding a variety of trip styles from wilderness canoe trips to group road trips Out Here. All he cares about is providing you the time of your life.
You will find Jared sharing an experience with you on the road, have his camera out capturing an epic sunset, whales from the shore, moose in the forest or another intrigue. If not that, likely looking for the nearest place to get some poutine. He really has a thing for poutine!
Vivi hails from a small town outside Quebec. Her first language is French, but she is fully bilingual and speaks some mean English. Oh, and she is obsessed with cheese. She has many favourites, but can never get enough of fresh cheese cheese curds along the road.
Most importantly, she is an expert trip leader and knows many backroads and hidden waterfalls well worth checking out. You might even take a few random side trips to check out something new - you'll always be exploring with Vivi.
Beyond our summer season, Vivi also trip leads lots of our winter adventures. If you see a sugar shack, you will stop for pancakes. That's how she rolls.