About Valerie Lubrick
Sea Kayak Guide
Valerie hails from Canada, the land of the polar bear and the maple leaf. At a young age, Val fell in love with the Canadian outdoors and made this obsession her vocation. An avid kayaker, climber, camper and tree hugger, she spent many years helping others use these activities to stretch their boundaries and step out of their comfort zones through personal development work.
Valerie worked at multiple Outward Bound schools in both the United States and New Zealand. Between work stints, she completed several university degrees, taught outdoor & environmental education in Australia, and spent twelve months exploring the culture and hidden gems of Central and South America and Thailand. After completing a certificate in Arctic Studies from Lapin Yliopisto- University of Lapland in Finland, Val turned her polar obsession southward and began working on expedition ships with Quark in Antarctica in 2008. She enjoys helping others discover the magic of the Arctic and Antarctic regions by kayak, SUP, Zodiac and foot.
When not on a ship, Val is an environmental champion, teaching outdoor and environmental education in Raglan, New Zealand, and running a business upclycling kitesurfing gear into unique bags. Additionally, she releases her itchy feet and leads youth expeditions to developing countries for student accelerated growth experiences.