Introducing the VAUDE 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 VAUDE.


Learn more about them and discover their stories.

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 Sabrina Champagne

Passionate about sports and the outdoors since her childhood, Sabrina first grew up in the world of hockey and soccer before developing a greater interest in the outdoors because of the the Global Health program she enrolled in, in high school. This allowed her to learn about winter camping and learn to build her own…

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Meet Janick Biron

From the celestial to the terrestrial, Janick is passionate about the elements that make up our landscapes. According to her, photography is the best way to unite creativity and discovery. Photography is the art of capturing a moment or a surprise, to explore from another angle and to stop.   It’s by walking the trails…

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Meet Kareen Brochu-Harvey (L’aventurière des bois)

As a young adventurer, Kareen Brochu-Harvey has the ability to find opportunities wherever she goes. Moreover, she firmly believes that everything is possible to whoever really wants it. According to her, everything is a question of state of mind. Passionate about nature, she loves the idea of going for several days in the mountains with…

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Meet Jonathan Laroche (Jo.Explore)

Jonathan (Jo.Explore) is passionate about hiking, backpacking, camping and forest outings. He is present on social networks under the name “Jo.Explore” where he shares the most beautiful moments of his adventures in photographs and videos. Curious about nature, Jonathan loves to explore new trails and live new experiences. He firmly believes that the most beautiful…

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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 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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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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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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Meet Tara Vanhaaster

Based out of Squamish, BC, Tara enjoys spending all her free time exploring her local trails along the sea to sky. As an elementary school educator, Tara’s goal is to inspire students to connect with nature and desire to protect it for years to come. She loves bringing her students outside, sharing their curiosity and…

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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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