“I love what I do (as you can see from this rock).”  At Boulder Beach along the Bruce Trail, Ontario.

“I love what I do (as you can see from this rock).” At Boulder Beach along the Bruce Trail, Ontario.

Brandon Kowlessar - Business Operations Manager & Guide

Interesting Facts:

  1. Lived in 3 countries and travelled to 15 more - originally from Trinidad and Tobago.
  2. Loves being on the water (once it’s not too cold).
  3. Made it to ‘National Team’ level in 2 different sports. Competed and medaled on the world stage over 6 times.
  4. Can eat my bodyweight in food, maybe more.
  5. Started rock climbing to get over fear of heights (I wasn’t really afraid…)
  “One of the things that make winter trips so magical is that you can relax pretty much anywhere…and there are no mosquitoes.”  At Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario

“One of the things that make winter trips so magical is that you can relax pretty much anywhere…and there are no mosquitoes.” At Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario

A bit about...

  • Favourite Animal: All but if I must choose then Orcas
  • Pet Peeves: Mosquitoes and ticks and black flies and pretty much anything that bites. Did I mention mosquitoes?
  • Hopes to…: become a rock climbing and mountaineering guide
  • Dog/Cat person: Definitely a dog-person, not that I dislike cats or anything…
  “Integrating the adrenaline of racing with the motivation of pure teamwork”  Racing on the Trinidad and Tobago Dragon National Team at the World Nations Championships, Tampa, Florida.

“Integrating the adrenaline of racing with the motivation of pure teamwork” Racing on the Trinidad and Tobago Dragon National Team at the World Nations Championships, Tampa, Florida.

Who knew that someone accustomed to living in +30 degree weather would also love -30 degree weather? (Well more like -20 with wind-chill)

Hello, my name is Brandon and I am proud to be a guide at Overhang Adventures Inc. I came on board in 2016 and it has been nothing but amazing since then. Unlike most guides, I started out as a client.

Though I had a fair bit of camping experience under my belt, my first time camping in Canada was with Overhang. It was so impactful that I had to come back for round two, this time in winter! Believe it or not, I had even more fun and wanted to see how I could experience more of Canada. The answer - become a guide!

Not only are the places that I visit truly breath-taking but the people that I meet really make each trip one to remember. Thank you!

As guides we get to meet people from all around the world which gives us a unique opportunity to learn about a multitude of cultures all at once and give a little Canadian love and hospitality in return. When I am not guiding I try to learn even more by travelling. I have been extremely fortunate to have visited 18 countries so far and I look forward to making it 19 next year as I prepare for my 3rd Club Crew World Championships, in Hungary. My main sport is Dragon boat racing though I’ve done everything from fencing to sailing, and yes, even basketball.

A large portion of the travelling that I get to do is in association with competitions but recently I got the chance to explore the vertical world a bit more on an Ice Climbing trip to Thunder Bay, Ontario which was thoroughly spectacular. All-in-all I have had the time of my life meeting amazing clients and taking them to the coolest spots in Canada. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store.

  “It’s easier to overcome one’s fear of heights with a view like this.”  Near the top of a frozen waterfall, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

“It’s easier to overcome one’s fear of heights with a view like this.” Near the top of a frozen waterfall, Thunder Bay, Ontario.