Have you ever wondered who's responding to your emails? Who's sponging out the canoes and replacing the toilet paper in the washrooms?
Who's Hiding Behind The Curtain?

Our Spectacular Family

These are the faces behind the counter, answering your emails and chatting with you on the phone. Maybe some of them have done your dishes, helped portage your canoe and made you french press coffee.

Jaime

Jaime

Our most senior employee, Jaime is a Jill of all Trades. She can figure out where the end-of-day cash-out mistakes are just as well as she can solo a canoe across Keji Lake. A free-spirit at heart and in practice, she is a true adventurer and quite literally a globetrotter. Find her beautiful art down the road at Kempt Lake Gallery!
Annie

Annie

Whether delivering legal documents, repairing canoes or offering gardening advice, Annie handles it, and does so impeccably. An old spirit, she is wise beyond her years. If you spot someone thundering canoes back into their place or going puppy crazy with Karlene all the while wearing rubber boots, it's probably Annie.
Carlene

Carlene

Our resident guide, Carlene is truly at home in the wilderness. Give her five minutes at the rental window and she'll win your smile, give her three days in the backcountry and she'll have your friendship. Oh, and she's tough, like real tough, like solo hiking the PCT kinda tough. Yeah, ask her why her trail name is Dragonfly.
Taylor

Taylor

Maybe the fastest staff to take to the window in the history of our company, Taylor is unflappable. Meticulous and systematic with a healthy dollop of Valley Girl personality, she can run it on her own or as part of the team. When not in our employ she's likely marching on city hall or chasing down the four corners of the globe. Fun Fact: Her VW won't die.
Pascal

Pascal

Young in heart and in age, Pascal is still a wealth of talents. Parlez-vous fran├žais? Just find our resident franco at the window, or nearest soccer field, or at a backcountry site far, far away. Also, this young man is walking proof of the 6-degrees of separation theory. I swear he made a connection with every guest last year...
Karlene

Karlene

A systems wizard, Karlene is the grease that keeps the Whynot Adventure wheels turning smoothly. But that doesn't mean she's greasy. If something works well, it's usually because she designed it that way. If something isn't working well, it's usually because Cody is bungling it up. Please note, if you want to rent from us and you have a puppy, you must first let Karlene give your dog loves.
Cody

Cody

Cody is very good at stepping away from the rental window to chat with guests about old canoe routes. He's also good at bungling up Karlene's systems, and leaving bits of paperwork laying about. Make sure he has coffee in the morning, otherwise he will be cranky. Oh, and if you end up on a trip where he's the guide, be prepared be on 'Cody Time'. You'll have lots of time to smell the roses and/or coffee.

Our Story

We're Karlene and Cody, a West Coast and East Coast duo who hit it off while studying adventure tourism in British Columbia. In just about a year after meeting (in a hot tub) Whynot Adventure was hatched (business gestation is longer, apparently, than humans) and it's been 'hair straight back' ever since. I've (Cody) always had a healthy sense of adventure, but mostly in a simple kind of scope, like long canoe trips down forgotten rivers. Karlene on the other hand has a much more colourful, if not to mention, international sense of adventure and has greatly broadened my scope (thankfully). Her influence has led us to catching the sun rise over the Grand Canyon (only before getting me to hike down to the bottom and back up with her), thinking skinny thoughts as we slid through Escalante's slot canyons, defying my non-negotiable fear of heights along the backbone of Zion's Angel's Landing, zipping a big car along Italy's tiny via's, and figuring out what all the fuss was was about with Burgundy's wine while trying to stay upright on a bicycle. It must also be mentioned that it was her sound judgement which lead us to another great adventure, which was adding Gulliver the dog, to our family. He's a wise and thoughtful furry beast, sometimes seeming like a human in disguise. It was my impulsive decision making which lead to us adding Huckleberry (aka Uncle Murray) to the team. He wasn't dealt a full deck, but his heart is full of love.
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