About Yukie Hayashi
Yukie was born in beautiful Kagoshima, Japan surrounded by the ocean and mountains. After graduating, she taught in junior high school for 7 years. With professional guiding and Eco-tourism training under her belt she has, since 2005, spent most of her time around Vancouver Island and the Canadian Rockies as a long trail hiking and a kayak guide, and is keen to share her passion and knowledge of polar region from last 6 years.
Yukie's life has led her to amazing experiences. After enjoying her role as a ski patroller, she has been working as a Spirit Bear guide in Klemtu, BC in last 3 years. Yukie has a vivacious love for life. Her motto 'Never say no to opportunities' motivated her to become also a wilderness first aid instructor, a paramedic, and a translator, and her mischievous character and wild sense of humor has brightened many cold days. Her passion and excitement are infectious!