Green Adventures was founded in 1999 by Scott Green as a summer hobby business. While teaching at Beaver Brae Secondary School, Scott used the outdoors as a classroom to educate area youth to know who they are, where they are from, how to thrive in life and better understand the outdoor environment. Seeing an opportunity to turn his passion into a full time venture, he has since grown Green Adventures Inc. into the Lake of the Woods area’s premier outdoor adventure company.
Building on his love and knowledge of the outdoors, Green has used his award-winning, nationally recognized talent to deliver amazingly fun outdoors experiences time after time.
Green Adventures offers top-of-the-line paddle board, kayak, canoe and boat equipment from the perfect downtown Kenora waterfront location on Laurenson’s Creek. Paddlecraft renters have the opportunity to venture onto the fabulous Lake of the Woods with its 105,000 kilometres of shoreline or stay in the sheltered waters of the winding Laurenson’s Creek.
If you’re considering very unique outdoor experiences and your aspirations and expectations are high, please do be in touch! We would be honoured to create something extraordinary …just for you.
Green Adventures also offers private lake tours aboard a 24 foot Thompson Cruiser, shuttle service to Coney Island Beach, rock climbing expeditions, overnight camping, kids camps, week-long wilderness adventures, guided fishing trips, scuba diving, school groups and more.
Meet Our Team
Scott’s passion for outdoor adventure started from his family’s regular boating and fishing trips on Lake of the Woods. He took his own path after high school, traveling solo on a tour of Europe, working in a variety of jobs and learning a lot about himself and the world along the way. Scott came to realize that he is first and foremost an entrepreneur. He started Green Adventures in 1999, which at that time was mainly a guiding service. He then went to Lakehead University and got his degrees in Outdoor Recreation, Geography and Education, while operating his business in the summers.
After graduating and coming back to Kenora, Scott was a teacher for a few years but ultimately felt a drive to return to his entrepreneurial nature. He made the leap and gave up teaching to focus solely on Green Adventures.
Leah originated in the town of Renfrew in the beautiful Ottawa Valley. She’s a hick from the sticks who grew up skiing and snowboarding at Calabogie Peaks, sliding on any hill available, skating, swimming and canoeing in the Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers, and taking family camping trips to Algonquin Park. In high school she participated in a variety of sports and followed her cousin/partner in crime into the sport of wrestling which resulted in her heading North to Thunder Bay, to attend Lakehead University.
At University Leah studied Psychology and traveled this great country attending wrestling tournaments on weekends. It was in Thunder Bay where Leah crossed paths with Scott Green, the smooth-talking Outdoor Recreation, who took her on tours of his Northern Ontario world and wooed her with rock climbing, kayaking, fishing and hiking. Scott successfully “set the hook” by inviting her to come live in Kenora, and the rest is history. Leah is now Leah Green, with three Green babies on a lifelong green adventure.