Introducing the LOWA Canada Team


We are honoured to collaborate with a team of passionate individuals from all across Canada; Adventurers, Trek Guides, Athletes, Photographers, Videographers, Journalists and Community Leaders. We find it important to support enthusiasts like us, who share a passion for the outdoors. These people help us test our products, creating beautiful content and spreading the good word about LOWA.


Learn more about them and discover their stories.

Emmanuel Daigle hiking up in Nepal while wearing his LOWA Camino GTX MID trekking boots

Meet Emmanuel Daigle

Trainer, speaker, high altitude trek guide, columnist, author and tester of specialized equipment, Manu is recognized as an excellent pedagogue. Since the age of 19, he has traveled the world to practice rock climbing, ice climbing and trekking. He also guided many high altitude expeditions. For him, no sporting challenge is impossible … if we…

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Meet Francois Guy Thivierge

François-Guy Thivierge is one of some 30 adventurers in the world who have completed one of the most coveted extreme odysseys around the world: the seven summits and the two poles. Winner of Everest and the highest peak on every continent, mountaineer and lecturer François-Guy Thivierge is not afraid of effort. A native of the…

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Martin Trahan resting on a log, looking at the sunset while wearing his LOWA boots

Meet Martin Trahan

Originally from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu in the province of Quebec (Canada), Martin is an adventurer and long distance canoeist who took part in the historical Canada expedition of the year 2015 « Les chemins de l’or bleu – The blue gold paths ». He had the privilege to cross Canada by canoe. This expedition started on April 25th, 2015 in the icy…

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Benoit Chamberland ice climbing the Montmorency Falls in Quebec City

Meet Benoit Chamberland

Benoit is a traveller, adventurer, teacher and filmmaker from Quebec. Recently, he has become more known for producing high quality travel videos on YouTube. Before becoming a travel filmmaker, he spent 10 years in the Canadian Army, as part of the primary reserve. Today, he still works part time as an Artillery Sergent.   He…

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Kristine Krynitzki from Hikes Near Vancouver overlooking a beautiful cyan lake with mountains in the background

Meet Kristine Krynitzki

Kristine would spend every waking moment on the trails, on a bike, in a kayak or on her snowboard if she could. Ever since her first real hike up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2006, Kristine has been obsessed with hiking most of all. As an environment conservationist by profession, she is always…

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Portrait shot of Justin Barbour with his dog Saku hiking in Labrador, Newfoundland.

Meet Justin Barbour

I was born and raised on the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. I graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education (minor in Biology) and a Bachelor of Education, and since 2014 I have both substituted and taught full time. My most recent addictive passion has become wilderness travel. Being fascinated by nature and challenges from a young age, it made sense that I would…

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Meet The Northern Girls (Les Filles du Nord)

THE NORTHERN GIRLS (LES FILLES DU NORD), WHAT’S THAT? Filles du Nord is a platform to discover new places and to share the reality of living in the North. It’s also about reflections, favourites and experiences through unique stories. THEIR MISSION Promote life in the regions by creating a community of girls (and men!) from…

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