WCCA is the first certified Canyoning Operator on Canada's West Coast, working closely with the Canadian Canyoning Association and Canyon Guides International to establish unmatched risk management standards and promote environmental stewardship. Our goal is to promote experiential learning and engagement while setting a new benchmark for canyoning education. Join us on your journey towards sustainable and independent adventure, with WCCA ensuring the best learning experience every step of the way.
Our competent and professional team at West Coast Canyoning comprises certified guides who have undergone extensive training in all aspects of canyoning. They have expertise in leading canyoning trips and are equipped to handle any situation that may arise. Our guides' dedication and passion for canyoning and the outdoors make us stand out from the competition.
Francois-Xavier Gagnon "FX" Owner - Operation Manager- Lead Guide
FX is a highly experienced and certified professional canyoning guide & instructor, with a passion for promoting safety and environmental stewardship in the canyoning industry. He brings an added level of expertise to his guiding as a Search and Rescue (SAR) Rope Rescue and Swiftwater Technician and member of the BC Caving SAR team. FX's dedication to safety and best practices is reflected in his work as a trainer and evaluator for guides. With his extensive experience and knowledge, FX is the perfect guide for those seeking to explore the thrilling world of canyoning in British Columbia, while ensuring safety is prioritized.
Rodger, a Fraser Valley native, is an experienced rope rescue technician specializing in industrial sites and a canyoning guide during the summer months. He is always eager to discover new canyons and explore new abysses, making him an excellent addition to the West Coast Canyoning team. With his passion for the outdoors and his extensive knowledge of rope rescue techniques, Rodger ensures the safety of his clients while they explore the stunning canyons of British Columbia.
Steve is an exceptional canyoning guide with a passion for climbing and extensive knowledge in Search and Rescue (SAR) rope rescue techniques. His empathetic and communicative personality makes him an excellent fit for guiding individuals or groups in canyoning. Steve's relaxed demeanor and ability to connect with his clients help them to feel comfortable and safe while exploring the canyons. His passion for adventure and outdoor exploration combined with his technical expertise and professionalism make him a valuable member of any canyoning team.
David, originally from Venezuela is a canyoning guide with a diverse skill set that includes expertise in rope rescue and rock climbing. He is also a professional swiftwater technician, making him a valuable addition to any canyoning expedition. David's passion for canyoning stems from his love of exploration and the challenge it presents. He is known to be a quiet demeanor, yet a highly effective leader who prioritizes the well-being of his group. With David as your guide, you can trust that you will have a safe and enjoyable canyoning experience.
With a background in firefighting and SAR rope rescue, Tim Lee is an invaluable addition to our guides and instructors team. His expertise in these fields is matched by his exceptional communication skills, making him an excellent instructor and team member. Tim's passion for canyoning extends beyond his work as an instructor, and he is always eager to share his expertise and discover new canyons with his colleagues.
His creativity, attention to detail, empathy, and friendliness make him a valuable asset to the team, ensuring that everyone feels safe and comfortable while exploring the beautiful canyons of British Columbia. When he's not canyoning, Tim spends time with his family, teaching his grandkids to love the outdoors and pursuing his love for the great outdoor.
Originally from Quebec, Hugo Voyer is an invaluable member of our guide team. With his extensive knowledge in equipment, SAR operations, and his passion for swiftwater paddling and mountaineering, he brings a wealth of experience to any canyoning trip. Although he stumbled upon canyoning by accident, Hugo quickly fell in love with the unique blend of watersports and climbing that the sport offers.
Hugo's energetic and friendly personality brings an infectious enthusiasm to any group. When he's not exploring the canyons of British Columbia, you can often find him poring over maps and planning his next obscure expedition to some remote corner of the province. His dedication to the sport and his exceptional problem-solving skills make him an asset to any team, and his commitment to safety ensures that all participants have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Introducing Zach, our highly skilled caving guide and rope access specialist from Alberta. With his extensive experience navigating challenging terrain and working with ropes, Zach brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our canyoning tours. His friendly and enthusiastic personality makes him a great guide for introducing others to the sport, and he takes great pleasure in sharing his passion for canyoning with others.
Meet Georgia Temple, our Assistant Canyoning Guide. With extensive emergency response experience from her work as a Humanitarian Field Worker and a professional Master's degree in Disaster and Emergency Management, Georgia is a reliable and safety-conscious guide for canyoning trips. She is also trained as part of a Heli-attack fire crew and has extensive first aid experience, making her adaptable and resourceful in unexpected situations.
Georgia's former competitive background in rock climbing and swimming is another strong asset as a guide, ensuring your safety and enjoyment during your adventure.
Luke is an outdoor educator, industrial rope access technician, and an accomplished rock climber. Luke's passion for canyoning runs deep, and he loves nothing more than sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.
Luke brings a unique perspective to our team, as he is also deeply connected to his First Nation background. He is always eager to share with our clients how he and his ancestors used the land, and how their practices can inform and enhance our canyoning experiences.
Natasha Wilbrink is an accomplished Canyoning Guide, Land Manager, and Biologist with a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resource Management. With years of experience in these fields, she has become an expert in the study and preservation of aquatic species. Her passion for conservation and the environment is evident in everything she does, and she is a true inspiration to those around her.
In her role as a Canyoning Guide, Natasha has explored many of the most beautiful and challenging canyons in the region. Her expertise in this area has allowed her to share her love of the outdoors with countless others, helping them to experience the thrill and wonder of canyoning in a safe and responsible manner.