Yukon's Paddle Instruction Experts




are passionate paddlers
who enjoy sharing their love of the water with others.

They hold certification from Paddle Canada and have extensive First Aid training as well as Swift Water Rescue.
Trevor "Bushman"Braun
Trevor has paddled extensively throughout the Yukon logging more than 15,000 km of wilderness journeys.
Trevor holds the following certifications from Paddle Canada- Lakewater  Instructor Trainer, Moving Water Level 2 Instructor Trainer, Canoe Tripping Level 2 Instructor. Swift Water Rescue Instructor, Advanced Wilderness First Aid Training.
Trevor thrives on helping others to connect with the water, feeling safe and confident. He has a laid back style and is very adaptable to your learning style and level.
Trevor grew up in Faro, Yukon and could have been born in a boat. He got hooked on canoes at a young age and been addicted ever since. In high school a teacher introduced him to the Lapie River and he has become the expert on the Lapie.
The winter finds Trevor enjoy the land with sled dogs, guiding tours, an occasional race or spending time on the trapline.
He has 2 children Pelly (12) and Nora (10) who also share his love of paddling and the outdoors and you may find them assisting on a course.



Richard Mavasio

Canoeing is part of my life, sometimes I do it to get home, sometimes alone to reach peaceful areas and sometimes I do it for play.  I really enjoy sharing my love of canoeing in all water conditions.  Mirror calm lakes to grade 3 rapids both bring out a big smile on my face when I see others enjoying through our scheduled activities.

I started to teach canoeing at my first summer camp job and have never stopped since.  Trevor B. and I have been working happily together for the past 17 years. I always look forward to meeting new people and making new friends on our Yukon Lakes and Rivers.

Shea Newnham
Shea grew up in Whitehorse. He works as a High school teacher. He loves paddling and telemark skiing.  He has extensive experience throught out the Yukon on many its great rivers.


Joshua Robinson
Josh is a Paddle Canada certified moving water instructor and has been teaching flatwater and whitwater tandem paddling for 15 years.
Josh is a father and husband who promotes and encourages paddling (at any level) as a life long family/individual activity.
Josh has a background in canoe tripping with a love of solo and tandem surfing and hopes to foster and contribute to a growing canoe and kayak (emphasis on canoe)community.


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