ABOUT FOREST THE CANOE

Professional Adventurers

Forest The Canoe embraces all the "True North" experiences that Northern Ontario's natural world has to offer. Check out the Walkerbottoms, two certified interpretive guides on their crazy adventures.

IMG_20170909_063740.jpg
MVIMG_20200918_141603_edited.jpg

RYAN WALKER

Interpretive Guide & Owner

Ryan Walker is a Sault College Adventure Recreation and Parks Technician graduate. He is a certified Interpretive Guide through Interpretive Guides Association and has Paddle Canada certifications in canoeing and kayaking. Ryan is also a professional Big Canoe interpretive guide with Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy. Ryan loves identifying plants and animals and is always willing to share nature nuggets. Be sure to ask him about the Manitoba Maple.

IMG_20210410_155846.jpg

SHANA SHIPPERBOTTOM

Interpretive Guide & Owner

From Girl Guide to Interpretive Guide, Shana has been wandering the woods since she was a small child and spent time camping all over Canada. Having worked in social services for over 15 years, she fully understands the importance and healing properties of nature. She is a volunteer Board Member from Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy. Whether in a canoe or on trail, her upbeat nature will keep you smiling.

IMG_20200513_203709_769.jpg

MASON

Lover of winter

Mason is an adventure partner that can pull her own weight plus her owner Ryan's weight and more! She is named after famous Canadian canoeist and conservationist Bill Mason and lives up to her name as an awesome paddling companion. Winter is her favourite season and she gets all her energy once the snow starts flying. Mason loves helping out on tours - so let us know if you want her to join.

WHY CHOOSE
FOREST THE CANOE?

Adventuring with the Walkerbottoms

CERTIFIED INTERPRETIVE GUIDES

Vibrant members of Interpretive Guides Association

QUALITY GEAR

Canadian-sourced gear whenever  possible

Contact

WILDERNESS

FIRST AID
CERTIFIED

Current

Wilderness First Aid &

Tour Operator Insurance
for safer excursions

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

Meaningful & memorable connections with nature

Contact
FB_IMG_1547478892840.jpg

EXPLORE ALL THE BEAUTY

OUR REGION HAS TO OFFER

SSM-TOURISM_logo_POS_4C_edited_edited.jp
NEW-Algoma-ThatReal-LogoInternational_ed

Safety

WTTC TIAO SafeTravels.png

 Safe Travels Stamp 

We have adopted and implemented 

standardized health and hygiene protocols

LOGO_EN.png

People Outside Safely Together

We are working hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19.