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Lana MacInnis


Lana is a guide and outdoor environmental educator who loves to share her experiences with people of all ages, fostering new perspectives, appreciation, and understanding of the natural world and our interaction within it.

This prairie girl originally got hooked on the coastal lifestyle in her youth through regular surf trips out to Tofino. Before setting up camp in BC in 2012, Lana’s adventures lead her to crew on sailboats around Europe, surf icy waves in Norway, canoe jungle rivers in Bolivia, share remote surf and dive beach campsites with monkeys in Indonesia, and swim with whale sharks in Western Australia. (Note the water-based theme)

After many years exploring, traveling and living in different countries around the world, the wild, rugged mountains, trees and seas of the pacific northwest coast has called Lana back to Canada. Her cool, calm and laid back personality resonated perfectly with the west coast vibe and she has now made Ucluelet BC on Vancouver Island her home.

Lana shares her passion for the ecologically diverse west coast with great enthusiasm when talking about the local plant, wildlife, and cultural heritage be it while out on the water, exploring tide pools or sitting around the campfire. She is a certified Assistant Overnight Guide and is looking forward to another exciting season!

Lana holds a Bachelor of Education, specializing in Science, so when she is not out guiding on the water, she is at the Ucluelet Secondary School shaping young minds, while the students try to keep her up to date on the latest hip trends.