Douglas Massel

Born in Halifax, Nova Soctia, but growing up in Ottawa, Ontario, Douglas has  a wild drive to explore Canada. Growing up at a sailing camp in Ottawa, then moving on to coach there and having a pool (along with two water polo playing sisters) in his family’s back yard, water has always been a huge part of his life. Adventures began after Douglas graduated High school and signed on with the Tall Ship “Peclian of London” and did a Trans Atlantic crossing under sail. After that it was off to find few new ways to play in and around water.

This led Douglas to Laurentian University, in the beautiful landscape of Sudbury, Ontario. He studied Outdoor Adventure Leadership, along with finding a minor in Geography. He learned a bunch of outdoor skills, with a focus surrounding paddling canoes, that built up to a month of paddling both flat and white-water and ending it all with a 12 day canoe trip on the Colounge River. After some soul finding in the North West Territories, Douglas decided to make the move to Rossland, BC, to purse his love for snow and snowboarding. Douglas is the class clown when it comes to being around friends and family, believing that a good laugh solves almost anything, because if you can’t find a reason to smile with those around you then what is the point in doing it!