Mission: To illuminate the wonder of being in nature’s presence, while providing exceptional guided adventures. 

Ben Desrosiers (owner of Gaia Wild Adventures)

Keagan Pearson Photography

Ben Desrosiers-Owner/Guide


I have spent my whole life in awe of what the natural world has to offer. I constantly pursue the simplicity and realness of exploration, not as an escape, but as a necessity. My goal is to share my passion for nature with all walks of life, to offer freedom and connection, and inspire stewardship of Mother Nature.


I look to ignite the same passion for the outdoors in you as I have found in me. Through a dedication to leadership, safety, teamwork and the joy of adventure, I look forward to the journeys ahead.


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."


– Ralph Waldo Emerson






- Diploma in Outdoor Recreation Management – Capilano University                                         - Experience working with youth                           



- Advanced Wilderness First-Aid Certificate                                                                                  - Flatwater Canoe Instructor



- Moving Water Canoe Instructor                                                                                                     - Canoe Tripping Certificate