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Outdoor Education in Vancouver BC, with Drew Climie

About Drew

Meet Drew

My name is Drew Climie and I’m a Life and Performance Coach, Yoga Instructor, and most importantly here I'm a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Instructor. I have been teaching folks to SUP, improve their technique, and find new confidence on the water for more than 8 years.

Before instructing SUP I worked in the corporate world, the tech industry specifically. I was a Director of Tech Services, Business Analyst, Manager of New Markets and more. I won’t bore you with that here though, if you are interested check out my Linkedin Page. What I will tell you here is I burnt out, and needed a change. That’s where getting out in nature, connecting with fun new people, and living what I love became my new life.

I’ve lived in Vancouver for 3+ years, before that I lived and worked mostly in London Ontario. In London I owned and operated LondonSUP the only full service Stand Up Paddleboard Shop in London. Through LondonSUP taught 100’s of folks how to paddle, offered SUPYoga, SUP service, sales, and ran events on the Great Lakes for the folks wanting to paddling on water moves, a lot!

I love working with everyone interested in paddling but especially love working with folks who have convinced themselves they CAN’T, for whatever reason. Their smiles when they DO are always the biggest! When describing my approach to teaching, folks usually say I’m patient, knowledgeable, and relaxed … I like to add chill and compassionate :) I like to slow down and take my time and encourage others to do the same. If you aren’t smiling, you’re trying to hard :)

If you ever see me around, please say Hi! and introduce yourself, I love meeting new folks.

My Certifications

Paddle Canada | SUP Instructor Advanced Flatwater

Paddle Canada

Basic SUP Instructor Trainer

Touring 1 SUP Instructor 

Basic/Advanced SUP Instructor

Drew Climie | Yoga Alliance RYT200 Registered

Yoga Alliance

RYT200 Registered

Outdoor Council of Canada

Outdoor Council of Canada

Field Hike Leader Instructor

Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Certified

Red Cross

First Aid Instructor