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.
Sea Kayak Guide (SKGABC) and Paddle Canada Kayak and SUP Instructor,
Sea Kayaking, surfing, SUP surfing, dogs, cooking, mushroom picking, travelling
God's Pocket and Deserter's Group
Ben is a Paddle Canada Level 2 Sea Kayak Instructor with L3 Skills and Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography with a specialisation in Coastal Conservation from UVIC. His early paddling days are thanks to his uncle who taught him how to wield a canoe paddle from the age of 6. From there, sea kayaking was the next logical step as his early summers were spent undertaking paddling trips around Denman, Hornby and Quadra Islands, and the lakes of Strathcona Park.
Ben has also been a tutor and youth camp leader for the Victoria Immigrant Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) for about 6 years now.
You will find Ben holding down the fort at the Adventure Centre desk or leading your tour on the waters around southern Vancouver Island.
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