Hiking Guide, Educator, & Advocate
Whether it’s exploring the high alpine or hiking along the rugged coastline of British Columbia, Olivier Clements has safely brought people of all ages deep into the backcountry to show them nature in its purest form.
Since 2017, Clements has guided groups in Strathcona Provincial Park to places like Mt Albert Edward, Mt Myra, Cream Lake and Philips Ridge, and in 2019 started guiding with Sea to Sky Expeditions.
In 2018, Olivier Clements was certified as an Assistant Hiking Guide from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.
As an educator, Olivier Clements has helped youth discover their potential in a wilderness setting. Clements has worked extensively with the Strathcona Park Lodge & Outdoor Education Centre (Vancouver Island), St George’s School (Vanvouver), TREK Outdoor Education Program (Vancouver) and the Wood Street Centre (Whitehorse).
Pushing participants beyond their perceived limitations, Clements has helped students learn leadership, team work, and camp skills. Whether it’s rock climbing inside or outside, backpacking with boots or snowshoes, portaging canoes on multi-day trips, or learning s’more techniques around a campfire, Olivier Clements has brought countless students into the backcountry to share his passion for remote and wild places.
Now based in Whitehorse, Clements is a certified TOC and AOEG.
Big Tree advocate
For the past four years, Olivier Clements has worked to bring awareness to the issues of old growth logging on Vancouver Island. One of the founding members of the Coastal Trail Collective, Clements has worked to develop and maintain boardwalk and trail networks to help with recreational access in the endangered Central Walbran Valley.