Located in Victoria, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River is one of the premier speciality kayak and adventure companies in North America. Brian Henry, the founder & current owner, has been running Ocean River since 1981, and Ocean River continues to be recognised as one of the most significant outdoor/paddlesports instructional & tours provider in North America.
Jo is a Paddle Canada Level 2 instructor with Level 3 skills, a Flatwater SUP instructor, and a SGKABC Level 3 kayak guide. When not out kayaking or hiking, Jo is a schoolteacher (the job that pays the bills), hence the passion for coaching. Her first experience kayaking was a surf kayak course offered by Ocean River many, many years ago – ‘Oh, I’ve always wanted to kayak…’ Since then, you can’t get her off the water!