Sponsors

 

Zeal OpticsZeal optics is a boutique line of sunglasses and goggles born out of this need to create. To define ourselves among the masses of sameness. Defending the desire to be different and embracing the need to constantly evolve. Our people: me, you, them, us; we are all driven by similar things. The need for adventure. For a journey, and a story, striving for more than just a basic existence.

#ExpeditionCanada

www.zealoptics.com

WoodrozeWoodRoze is a sunglass company that manufacture’s frames out of wood and other sustainable materials. You can view our latest shades at:

www.woodroze.com

Bogs FootwearEureka Canada designs, develops and provides camping gear fine tuned to suit the topographic and climatic demands found within Canada. Features like full weather protection fly sheets on most of our tents, raincovers included with many backpacks, barrel harnesses that are comfortable are a few items from a long list where the finished product has been shaped by the Canadian outdoor experience.

#ExpeditionCanada | #TheBCProject | #TheAuroraProject

www.bogsfootwear.ca

Icebreaker_Brand_Box_WEB_DIGITAL_AMRThere’s nothing more natural to wear in nature. New Zealand Merino Wool Clothing for Outdoor and Performance Sports. www.icebreaker.com.

We are huge fans of our icebreaker clothing– some of the best performance clothing ever!

#TheBCProject  | #TheAuroraProject

www.icebreaker.com

According to Native tradition, Misshipeshu (a Manitou), lives in the lakes and rivers of the Canadian Shield. Centuries ago a native artist drew his interpretation of Misshipeshu on Agawa Rock, a place sacred to the Ojibway people who live along the shores of Lake Superior. Misshipeshu is a reminder for non-native paddlers of the great power and beauty which nature and the elements possess; that you travel prepared in mind, body and in your equipment. Bluewater Canoes are manufactured to the highest standards out of respect for the elements, and for your comfort and safety. We are only satisfied when our product has passed inspection and bears the Misshipeshu label.

Bluewater Canoeswww.bluewatercanoes.com

#ExpeditionCanada

 

Your kayak should always measure up to the adventure at hand, whether a day tour or a weeklong expedition. That’s the view of the shapers at Neck1560618_10151847624490779_871593635_ny Kayaks. Each of our kayaks is purposely built by paddlers to optimize your performance on the water.

www.neckykayaks.com

#TheAuroraProject

Ikelite Underwater Systems

 

IKELITE’s origin can be traced back to a man nicknamed “Ike” on a wreck dive with a group of friends in the early sixties. All of the dive lights either leaked or imploded that day. While driving home, Ike ruminated on this problem and began to imagine a better design – a dive light that was resilient, affordable and reliable. This product eventually became known as “Ike’s light” and Ikelite Underwater Systems was born.Moving forward, Ikelite continues to make innovative design accessible to every diver. Many Ikelite designs have now become so commonplace that we can hardly remember a time without them: the rotating bezel dive compass, the stainless-steel housing ‘lidsnap’, wireless TTL slave sensors, the strobe aiming light, a watch with integrated digital dive log, and more.True to our roots, Ikelite remains a company of divers who celebrate community and truly enjoy the business. Thanks to all of our dealers and customers who have helped to make us a success!

#TheTCIProject | #ExploreMexico | #ExpeditionCanada

www.ikelite.com

AerisAERIS believes all divers, whether they dive once-a-day or once-a-year, deserve high performance gear that is effortless to use. Our designers and engineers value real solutions over trends, working constantly to unite the best of past and present technologies. The results are exceptional diving tools. Since 1998, AERIS products have been recognized by dive pros for outstanding performance and embraced by new divers for user-friendly features and intuitive operation.

#TheTCIProject | #ExpeditionAfrica | #ExploreMexico

LavacoreLAVACORE: Whether you are diving, surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, windsurfuing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, jetskiing, boating, sailing… Lavacore is the essential exposure protection needed to enhance your performance on, in or around the water.

#TheTCIProject | #ExpeditionAfrica | #ExploreMexico

www.lavacoreinternational.com

LoweproLowepro began with an inventive spirit in a small garage in Colorado back in 1967. An avid mountain climber developed a hybrid mountain pack that would safely carry his camera gear. Since then, Lowepro has been traveling the world on the backs and shoulders of the best photographers on the planet—learning, innovating and becoming the true market leader.

#ExploreMexico | #ExpeditionCanada | #ExpeditionAfrica

www.lowepro.com

Oceanic WorldwideOceanic’s innovative diving products are sold through more than 600 U.S. dive retailers and worldwide through more than 25 international distributors and AUP’s own affiliate companies in Australia, Singapore, Japan, England, Germany, and Italy.

#TheTCIProject | #ExpeditionAfrica | #ExploreMexico

www.oceanicworldwide.com

Trak KayaksTRAK is a company focused on providing innovation to paddlers, initially through the T-1600, a performance folding kayak that fits in a pack. It’s starting to take the world by storm. 10 minutes from pack to water. No compromise on hard-shell performance.

#IcelandExtreme | #Australia | #TheEyeofQuebec | #Mexico | #TheBCProject

www.rethinkkayak.com

NemoNEMO is an award-winning innovative outdoor gear manufacturer designing the industry’s only AirSupported™ (AST®) tents,along with traditional aluminum pole, trekking pole, and Extreme Conditions tents, modular sleep systems and pillows.

#ExpeditionCanada | #IcelandExtreme | #ExploreMexico | #TheBCProject | #TheAuroraProject

www.nemoequipment.com

inReachThe inReach Canada website is operated by Roadpost. Roadpost Inc. was founded in 1991 and is the authorized Master Distributor of DeLorme inReach in Canada. Roadpost is a full service satellite communications provider serving thousands of business, government and consumer customers in Canada and the US. Roadpost is partnered with the satellite industry’s most capable network operators and equipment manufacturers including leaders like: Iridium, Inmarsat, DeLorme, GeoPro and Beam Communications.

#ExpeditionCanada | #ExploreMexico | #TheAuroraProject

www.inreachcanada.com

AguitaAguita is a Canarian clothes brand, inspired by surf, sail and snow.

www.aguita.net

Mountain Hard WearMountain Hardwear builds the world’s most innovative, carefully crafted products to enable those people who seek out challenge as a way to progress their own potential in life.

#TheEyeofQuebec | #TheBCProject | #TheAuroraProject

www.mountainhardwear.com

Impex KayaksImpex Kayaks are proudly manufactured in North America by Mid Canada Fiberglass. They offer a diverse selection of composite sea kayaks to help you acquire the perfect fit according to your height and weight while coinciding with all your paddling needs. From ocean touring to leisure lake paddling, Impex has the kayak for you.

www.impexkayak.com

Scott CanoeFrom a basement workshop in 1960 to the modern fiberglass plant of 2012, SCOTT® CANOE has evolved to become the premier canoe of Canada. They make white-water canoes, recreational canoes, fiber-glass canoes and even royalex canoes and are a subsiduary of Mid-Canada Fiber-Glass.

www.scottcanoe.com

Goal ZeroGOAL ZERO CANADA is an innovator of portable solar power systems that power a variety of USB, AC and DC devices anywhere and at anytime. Providing a perfect blend of portability, power, and ease-of-use, GOAL ZERO products feature full solar energy systems -solar panels, power packs and accessories – each designed to work in concert with each other.

#Australia | #TheEyeofQuebec | #ExpeditionCanada | #TheAuroraProject

www.goalzero.ca

JulboJulbo USA makes world renowned, optically magnificent sunglasses. From beach-wear to ski-goggles, to mountaineering grade 4 lenses, they do it all.

www.julbousa.com

Expedition: Africa

Shark Lady Adventures South AfricaSharklady Adventures offers small exclusive shark diving trips and educational tours twice daily. This means that the trip is more informative AND you’ll have more time in the cage. We are committed to being a responsible and eco-friendly operation. We do not interfere with the sharks and we do not pollute the environment. Sharklady Adventures complies with the strictest code of conduct and safety for our clients, our boat, and the great white sharks, as laid down by local Marine & Coastal Management. Sharklady Adventures conserve and protect the sharks and all marine life on our coastline. We are dedicated to creating awareness of Great White Sharks through education, especially to the local children who are the future of our country.

www.sharklady.co.za

Outlook Lodge & SafarisWe specialize in guided safaris to the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Game Reserve. For many local and international tourists a Kruger Park Safari represents the ultimate African holiday. A Kruger Safari incorporates all that a good holiday should; beauty, adventure and unparalleled comfort. OUTLOOK SAFARIS provides all of this and more with its range of tailored small group safari holidays in the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands Game Reserves. With experienced and knowledgeable guides, good food and excellent service we guarantee that your holiday in the Kruger Park will provide you with a unique African safari experience and not just a game viewing opportunity. Contact us today for an experience of a lifetime!

www.outlook.co.za

Villas do IndicoLocated 10 km north of the village of Vilanculo, Villas do Indico is nestled on the white sands of Bazaruto Archipelago, a protected Marine Park. The resort, with an exclusive service of 10 rooms will be able to provide you with a personalized service which will blend of modern comfort and the traditional Mozambique hospitality, a place where you can bury your toes in the sand or bury yourself in activities.

www.villasdoindico.com

Budget Care Rental South AfricaBudget Car & Van Rental offers a large network of 92 branches located throughout South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

www.budget.co.za

Expedition: Australia

BritzBRITZ caters to everyone. The only way to truly appreciate a country’s many surprises and delights is in the ultimate adventure machine: a brilliant Britz Campervan! Britz is also the 4WD expert. New Zealand and Australia has some of the best off-road destinations in the world and with a Britz Campervan you can experience it for yourself.

www.britz.com

Spirit of FreedomThe Spirit of Freedom is a luxury scuba live aboard, the explores Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and that offer 3, 4 & 7 Day Live aboard. There are dive dive trips to the Ribbon Reefs, (Great Barrier Reef) Cod Hole & Coral Sea and depart from Cairnsin Queensland, Australia.

www.spiritoffreedom.com.au

Expedition: Canada

Travel Manitoba (Tourism Board of Manitoba)Tourism Board of Manitoba : Travel Manitoba : Sharing the best places to experience, wander, behold, explore and feed your spirit in Manitoba, Canada.

www.travelmanitoba.com

Go Whistler (Tourism Board of Whistler)Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, and just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination./www.whistler.com

The Fairmont WinnipegEmbrace the spirit of this cosmopolitan city, whether experiencing its diverse culture, marvelous shopping or stunning cityscapes. Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Winnipeg — the corner of Portage and Main — The Fairmont Winnipeg extends the naturally warm reception of the Prairies. Five Star Living.

www.fairmont.com/winnipeg

The Crystal Lodge and SuitesThe Crystal Lodge & Suites is centrally located in the heart of Whistler village, just steps away from the slopes and gondolas and surrounded by all that Whistler has to offer year round.

http://www.crystal-lodge.com

The Fairmont PalliserWelcome to The Fairmont Palliser: Calgary’s landmark hotel in one of Canada’s most dynamic cities. http://www.fairmont.com/Palliser
www.fairmont.com/calgary

The Fairmont Chateau WhistlerNestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, The Fairmont Chateau Whistler defines mountain luxury. With true ski-in and ski-out convenience and on-site golf course, the classic elegance of this landmark Whistler hotel offers a modern alpine setting for unsurpassed guest service, exceptional dining, full resort amenities and Fairmont Gold – Fairmont’s exclusive lifestyle hotel experience. http://www.fairmont.com/whistler
www.fairmont.com/whistler

Rocky Mountain ResortThe Banff Rocky Mountain Resort is the perfect rocky mountain getaway for any traveler. We feature suites and condo style accommodation in Banff National Park. Stay with us and enjoy the comforts of home and more. This picturesque location has a dining room, a deli, tennis courts, health facilities, swimming pool, squash courts, and conference facilities. Take your vacation to Banff and live the mountain lifestyle.
www.rockymountainresort.com

Pinewood LodgeA stay at Pinewood Lodge is an unforgettable experience. Surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Whiteshell Provincial Park, our deluxe chalets offer all the elements needed to put life on hold.
www.mypinewood.com

Blue Sky ExpeditionsBlue Sky Expeditions – Dog teams have historically played a prominent role in all Northern Manitoba aboriginal cultures as one of the main modes of transportation. Gerald Azure was raised in communities which relied on dog teams as a form of transportation, and as an adult, he has run small dog teams for recreational purposes.
www.blueskymush.com

Rene-Brunelle Provincial ParkRene-Brunelle Provincial Park – A camping experience for everyone: RV, tent and trailer camping located near Kapuskasing. Seasonal site rental available.
www.ontarioparks.com/park/renebrunelle

Edgewater MotelEdgewater Motel and Campground – With Rooms, Cabins, RV and Tent Camping. We meet all your accommodation needs. Boating, Fishing, Snowmobile trails, Boat Ramp, and Docks assure you of endless recreation. In addition, our friendly and professional staff is here to answer any questions you may have about our area or our services.
www.edgewatermotel.ca

Whistlers InnFor your next getaway to the mountains, let the staff at Whistler’s Inn help make your vacation memorable. The friendly and knowledgable staff at Whistler’s Inn are able to provide you with information on all of Jasper National Park’s attractions and can also offer suggestions on how to best enjoy your time in Jasper, Alberta, Canada.
www.whistlersinn.com

Banff InnThe Banff Inn offers modern hotel accommodations located on Banff Avenue, only minutes away from the downtown shops, restaurants and many of Banff’s attractions. The Inn features well appointed, renovated standard guest rooms as well as rooms with jacuzzi tubs, loft units, king rooms and honeymoon suites. All guest rooms are non-smoking and have complimentary wireless service, confidential voice mail and individually controlled air conditioning and heating.
www.banffinn.com

Fox Hotel & SuitesThe Fox Hotel & Suites with both hotel rooms and suites, offers the perfect stay to any traveler. We include the extras in your stay. Enjoy continental breakfast, wifi, access to a hot pool and fitness room, parking, and local calls to all our guests.
www.foxhotelandsuites.com

Willow Ridge RetreatWillow Ridge Retreat is a small family operated business. We make our year round home next to our year round Willow Ridge Retreat. We love living here and are excited to share this privilege with you.
www.willowridgeretreat.ca

Tundra Inn and PubWelcome to the sub-arctic coastal town of Churchill, Manitoba, home to Polar Bears, Beluga Whales and spectacular Northern Lights. The Tundra Inn is family-run and offers comfortable, spacious accommodations. Belinda and Parker Fitzpatrick are your hosts in Churchill and look forward to welcoming you.
www.tundrainn.com

Whistler BlackcombWhistler Blackcomb is a year-round resort located in Whistler, Canada. With over 17 alpine bowls, four glaciers, 200 trails, 8,171 acres of skiable terrain and a one mile vertical rise, the choices of where and what to ski/ride at Whistler Blackcomb from beginner to advanced terrain are staggering.
www.whistlerblackcomb.com

Frontiers North AdventuresThe premiere provider of exciting wildlife programs to Canada’s north. Our most popular adventure is experiencing polar bears in Churchill from a world-famous Tundra Buggy®. We also offer summer beluga whale packages and winter northern lights tours.
www.frontiersnorth.com

Tourism WhistlerLocated in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, and just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination.
www.whistler.com

Autotrim EstrieSpecialized in vehicle wraps, building wraps, floor graphics, commercial lettering, complete color changes and vehicle customizing as well as banners and signs.

www.autotrimestrie.com

H GregoireAn established leader in the used car resale industry, H. Gregoire is the purchasing specialist and the best advisor for grasping and pinpointing its clients’ needs.

www.hgregoire.com

Expedition: Iceland

KefcarKEFCAR is a car rental, in Iceland, which specializes in 4×4 cars. Their main vehicles are Suzuki Grand Vitara and Suzuki Jimmy. We can also offer small road cars like Suzuki Alto and Suzuki Swift.

www.kefcar.is

Reyjavik BackpackersReykjavik Backpackers is not only a hostel in the heart of Reykjavík City which is run by travelers and adventures who create a great place for other travelers to stay. It also has one of the “must go to” bars in Reykjavik. The bar is not only for travelers and so is a great place to come and meet people from all around the world as well as people from Iceland.www.reykjavikbackpackers.is

Scuba IcelandSCUBA Iceland’s extremely experienced team will take you on an exploration of Iceland’s many dive sites, including the world renowned SILFRA dive over the continental divide. 150m visibility, it’s a dive you can’t miss doing!www.scuba.is

Expedition: Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay Car RentalGrace Bay Car Rentals is the largest rental car firm in Turks and Caicos. Local owners Todd and Leslie Foss have created an atmosphere where Fun Friendly People Appreciate Your Business. Besides dependable, award winning service, they offer the most affordable rates on the island, complimentary airport pick up and drop off, free cell phones, and a personal concierge that will provide you with maps, tips and suggestions, restaurants reservations, tour bookings, and more.www.gracebaycarrentals.com

Talbot's AdventuresTalbot’s Adventures was created by the inspiration of the Talbot Family. Our families’ core values are centered on a life spent on and in the ocean. From generations born in Salt Cay, we have taken on the slogan of “professional natives”. The tradition of exploding backwaters and fishing for conch, lobster and snapper is a lifestyle for us. We are now glad to have the opportunity to share this lifestyle with you!www.talbotsadventures.com

Shoreline AdventuresWe are a fully licensed tour company operating in the beautiful island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Since 2010 we have taken out tourists as well as locals to experience the fantastic ocean and island’s beautiful cays.www.shoreline-adventures.com

The Alexandra Resort and SpaThe Alexandra Resort offers the best beachfront resort value on world acclaimed Grace Bay Beach. Located on the beautiful island of Providenciales, in exclusive Turks and Caicos, the Alexandra Resort invites you to enjoy a luxury vacation at an affordable price.www.alexandraresort.com

Caicos WheelsCaicos Wheels Rent-A-Car/Scooter, was founded, as a discount five-star service brand catering to the Turks and Caicos tourist market. Actively managed and 100% locally owned by its founders Ramon & Snjezana Andrews, the organization has enjoyed robust growth and positive operating income for over four years, offering complementary services such as cell phones, child seats, maps, pick-ups, drops off (within Turtle Cove and Grace Bay), we are also the only rental company in Turks and Caicos that’s offers an online booking concierge service with knowledgeable and friendly concierge agents – where you can plan and book all activities, tours and restaurants before arriving to the islands.www.caicoswheels.com

Caribbean Paradise InnCaribbean Paradise Inn is only a 5 minutes walk from one of the best rated beaches in the world. Grace Bay Beach a 12-mile stretch of white sand and breathtaking sea. From the moment of arrival you will feel welcome and at home at this exceptionally charming Inn. Enjoy the personal touch that only an owner operated Inn can provide.www.caribbeanparadiseinn.com

Kite ProvoKiteProvo has been the premier kiteboarding school in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 2006. Our kitebeach (Longbay) welcomes you with shallow, warm and beautiful turquoise water. Our instructors are certified in both IKO Level 2 and PASA Level 3. This takes years of teaching and hundreds of students to accomplish.www.kiteprovo.com

Tranquility Property ManagementFrom romantic Turks and Caicos honeymoons to long-overdue family vacations, Tranquility’s vacation homes, from one to six bedrooms, accommodate for every type of tropical escape. Take in a breathtaking sunset from our three-bedroom Villa del Sol or marvel at the endless blue sea from the outdoor living room at Windrose Estate. Tranquility’s exclusively managed properties satisfy every taste and budget.www.turksandcaicosluxuryvillas.com

The Sands at Grace BayAn earthly wonder of sand and sea meet at The Sands at Grace Bay, a 114 suite luxury Caribbean resort nestled on the world-famous Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies.www.thesandstc.com

Salt Cay DiversIn November 1996 Salt Cay Divers opened on the site of the former Porpoise Divers in Salt Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies.www.saltcaydivers.tc

Coral GardensCoral Gardens is located on Providenciales, in the beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands. The resort offers the very best of luxurious island living directly on the white sands and warm turquoise waters of Grace Bay beach.www.coralgardens.com

Other Sponsors

Allez UpAllez Up is a gathering spot for those who are passionate about rock climbing. Our clientele and our staff have and always will be representative of a motivated climbing community seeking to exceed their personal goals. Our route setters continuously offer challenging routes for climbers of all levels, each one more interesting than the last. You will find that each hold is carefully selected, that the movements are creatively set and that we offer a variety of styles so that you can expand your repertoire of skills. Allez Up also offers a series of courses of the highest quality, developed to help our clients perfect and develop their skills in rock climbing. Our mission is to offer a safe environment and to abide by the highest level of standards of practice. All of our staff are certified by the FQME. You will find a team of staff who are always able and willing to motivate and guide you through your progress. It’s our job to to share our passion, and we are proud to do it! Our passion for climbing extends to our respect for the environment and into a sustainable business practice. Through the use of recycled and recyclable materials, we do our best to limit our impact on the environment and reduce our carbon emissions.www.allezup.com

Institut du savonThe most luxurious hand & body soaps. Made with 100% natural ingredients. A delight for your skin. Made with Shea Butter and Goat’s Milk. Hand-Made in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.www.allezup.com

Atmosphere - Rockland StoreATMOSPHERE Rockland offers a large selection of outdoor sports and recreation products and services with stores across Canada.www.atmosphere.ca

QuitoQuito Turismo promociona a la ciudad primer Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad, Quito, e invita a que más turistas nacionales y extranjeros se encanten con sus tesoros, cultura y belleza. Quito es una experiencia única en el centro del mundo. ¡Ven y descúbrela! Ecuador’s Capital City Tourism Board.www.quito.com.ec

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