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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The Canadian alpinist Monique Richard proudly taking a selfie on top of Mount Logan with the Canadian flag

Meet Monique Richard

Born to an impoverished family in Montreal, Monique had a difficult childhood. Early on, it was through sports that she learned to channel her anger and frustration, developing her passion and her taste for action. At 22 years old, she had explosive energy and a strong desire to discover the world. Though, without a degree…

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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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Kasandra Bradette in first place during a short track speed skating competition

Meet Kasandra Bradette

Kasandra Bradette began competing internationally for Canada in 2011-12 when she made her World Cup debut. But her progress stalled the following season when she was sidelined by spondylosis, degeneration in her back. After not making it past the national team trials in 2013-14, she returned to the World Cup circuit in 2014-15, this time…

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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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Keven Martel on an expedition, crossing a river with his LOWA boots

Meet Keven Martel

Keven Martel was born on June 1st, 1985 in Arthabaska, Qc, Ca. Having grown up with separated parents from a very young age, he constantly changed cities and schools; therefore, he quickly learned to take advantage of every place and every moment. He found sports to be a source of motivation and well-being, which helped…

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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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Meet Destination Aventure

Hello, we are Catherine and David, a couple of travelers passionate about adventure and discovery! As outdoor enthusiasts, travelers backpack and road trip, we are continually looking for next getaway or a new experience. Together we founded Destination Aventure, a 100% travel blog. Our mission is to offer an inspiring content, authentic and high quality. It is…

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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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Meet Caleb Gingras

My name’s Caleb; I’m a photographer and video producer based in beautiful Quebec, Canada.   My passion is deeply anchored in the vast and thrilling world of adventure sports. With so many disciplines to choose from I often find myself overwhelmed! However, I have a particular love for rock climbing, a sport that will always…

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Andrew Snucins elk hunting in Northern British-Colombia

Meet Andrew Snucins

Based out of Kamloops BC, Canada, Andrew has been a professional Sports / Automotive photojournalist for well over a decade. His passion for photography began with Rally Cars in the Canadian Rally Championship in the early 2000’s, and has since progressed to covering major sporting events, corporate and industrial imagery, and weddings across the globe.…

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Dean Campbell en pause et entrain de boire de l'eau avec son chien pendant une randonnée.

Meet Dean Campbell

Dean Campbell has been spending time in the outdoors for longer than he can remember. Childhood was filled with canoe trips and car camping adventures. Dean got involved in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers. During his teens, Dean worked as part of the Ontario Ranger program, maintaining portages and campsites in the northern reaches of…

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