Okay, so you probably want to know the person you're going out into the woods with! My name is Owen Bjorgan, and I'm a Niagara On The Lake local who is passionate, skilled, and constantly excited by the great outdoors.

     I acquired my BSc in Biodiversity from the University of Guelph in 2016, so I studied everything from polar bears to moss to vipers, plus climate and geography. I believe that the best learning and life experiences happen in “the field”, and my time in Niagara's outdoors since I was a little kid has taught me the most. My adventures in Niagara have pushed me to far corners of the world, including the Amazon and the Everglades, to show people the powers of exploring natural areas and how important nature is for both wildlife and society alike. The best way to do this is through fun and adventure!

     The non-profit wing I operate is called “Biophilic World”, where I use environmental projects to raise awareness and funds about conservation (% of annual sales go towards these). I'm an official Ted Talk speaker, have released three independent nature documentaries called “Hidden Corners”, and solo hiked the 885 km Bruce Trail raising over $27,000 for charities; this trail runs through many of the areas we can explore together.

     NOTHING makes me happier than meeting new people and showing them Niagara's big backyard in an exciting, safe, and memorable way. I am also a firm believer in the power of conservation and doing things local, so my tours are meant to be eco-friendly and support small-scale wineries and breweries of Niagara.

Interests: the great outdoors, music, photography, hockey, ping pong, craft beer

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