About - Mario

Your Ukee Tours Adventure Guide Mario Chartrand brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion for this amazing and memorable outdoor experience.

From 1994 to 2002, Mario owned and operated Canadian Voyageur Canoe Company in Pemberton / Whistler, British Columbia. His business offered guided Voyageur Canoe tours down the scenic Lillooet River. The company was inspired and created by Mario because of his love and enthusiasm for the outdoors.

Mario's relationship with local residents, business owners, tourism industry colleagues, and local First Nations peoples as well of his knowledge of "Ukee" make him the perfect guide for an amazing trip.

Mario’s outdoor experience is unsurpassed and includes a strong background in Safety and  Outdoor pursuits.

Previous job titles include:
• 35 years plus as a Professional Ski Patroller / Avalanche Technician (current in winter) 
• Manager of Patrol, Safety, and Security for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics
• Civilian Instructor (canoe skills) for the Canadian military

His passion for the ocean and the rugged West Coast waves prompted him to move to Ucluelet in 2015, where, if not surfing or stand-up paddleboarding, he can be found riding his mountain bike along the local hills and trails. 

Ukee Tours is Ucluelet’s best 3-season tourist experience.
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