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A leading wilderness writer and adventure photographer, Bruce is widely recognized for connecting wild places with contemporary issues.

With travel to over 80 countries, and more than 2000 days of expedition travel, Bruce’s journeys include the first modern crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter by camel, a descent of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Gorge by raft, sea kayak traverse of Borneo’s northern coast, and a 37-day trans-Iceland trek.

A correspondent for The Globe and Mail, author of two bestselling books, and a multi-National Magazine Award winner, Bruce’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, EnRoute, Huffington Post, Explore and Canadian Geographic.

His photographic clients — both commercial and editorial – include Patagonia, Lululemon, Time, Outside, NG Adventure and MacLean’s.  Winner of a prestigious Western Magazine Award, his photography was selected by National Geographic as among “the most compelling adventure images of the decade.”

An Adventure Envoy for Mountain Equipment Co-op — and the former host of CBC’s prime-time adventure series No Opportunity Wasted – Bruce makes his home in Kimberley, B.C.

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NEWS

The Questions We Ask

Last summer I paddled a standup paddleboard (SUP) from Vancouver to Victoria — a journey of 150 kilometres and 5 days — and  convinced young filmaker Kalum Ko to take a week off highschool and tag along. The resulting film, which blends my spoken-word narration with KK’s gorgeous visual, evolved from my belief that it wasn’t the […]

The Magic of a Powder Day in a Ski Town

In early December, just before our ski hill opened for the season, the small town of Kimberley BC awoke to its biggest single-day snow accumulation in over two decades.   There was only one thing to do: cancel all plans for the week, slap skins on the skis, and start climbing – and skiing.  What […]

New York Times : Raising a Pole on the ‘Islands of the People’

On Sunday, The New York Times ran my story of the Legacy Pole raising in Gwaii Haanas National Park. The story of Gwaii Haanas is the story of the circle of life, told over and over; the beginning becomes the end, which becomes the beginning again. Out here, on the edge of the continent, boundaries […]

Portenzo iPhone case – Review

For many years I have been an enthusiast of the “phone/wallet” combo cases.  I’m not sure why they remain so rare, because to me they make life infinitely more simple.  On the way out the front door, I only need to look for one thing.  Whether on the road or at home, I know I […]

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Expeditions

Bruce’s journeys span 80 countries, 6 continents, and more than 2000 days of fieldwork.  Travelling by foot, kayak, raft — ranging over mountain, ocean, river and desert — packing horse, camel, and even goat — throw a dart at a blank spot on the globe, and chances are Bruce has been there.

 

 

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WRITINGS

The author of two bestselling books, and recipient of several National Magazine Awards, Bruce’s writing regularly appears in a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Canadian Geographic, Huffington Post, and enRoute.

Currently a Travel Correspondent with the Globe and Mail, Bruce has previously served as Editor-at-Large (Outpost Magazine), Contributing Editor (Explore Magazine), Photographic Columnist (Up!) and a jury member at the Banff Mountain Book Festival.

 

 

 

Adventure

Photography

For more than two decades, Bruce has photographed wild landscapes, adventure sports and expeditionary travel for a wide variety of corporate and editorial clients; including Patagonia, Mountain Equipment Coop, Lululemon, Globe and Mail, Time, Air Canada, and Tourism Canada.

Known for his participatory action photography — camera always within reach while paddling, climbing, hiking or riding – Bruce’s images have appeared in Outside, National Geographic Adventure, American Photo and Men’s Health.  National Geographic selected his work as “among the best adventure images of the past decade.” (Through the Lens, 2001)

 

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Keynote

Presentations

 

 

From CEO roundtables to convention centres holding in excess of 5000, Bruce excels at translating his adventures and experiences into meaningful business and life messages.  With more than twenty years of keynote and workshop experience, Bruce is represented by Speakers Spotlight

 

Current Topics

Beyond Comfort; the Adventure of Innovation, Creativity and Success

An Adventurer’s Guide to Risk Management

Full Throttle Storytelling; A Journey to the World’s Wildest Places

 

Partial Client List

Ford Motor Company

Pepsi Cola

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Allianz Insurance

ASTA American Society of Travel Agents

Rogers Communications

HSBC

CMA Certified Management Accountants

CORUS Entertainment

ATCO Pipelines

Testimonials

Not only was Bruce sensational this morning but his message couldn’t have been more appropriate. He scored 100 out of 100, and everyone loved him to pieces. Carlson Canada Marketing

I have seen plenty of speakers over the years, and without question you are among the very best. Perfect tone, perfect message, and perfect presentation. Open Text

Bruce Kirkby is one of the most talented, respectful and genuinely honest speakers I have ever heard. His presentation related to everyone , and the response from employees was overwhelmingly positive. Saskatchewan Power Corporation

The response we received, in a word, was fantastic. The theme of our conference was “leadership” and your address provided exactly the right direction. It really set the day off on the right foot. On a personal level, I was totally impressed with how interested you were in speaking at our conference, how you worked to know our audience in advance and how professional and approachable you were throughout our dealings. It was indeed a pleasure. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

 

 

 

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CONTACT

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, ENDORSEMENTS AND APPEARANCES 

  • Speakers Spotlight (attn: Martin Perelmuter)
  • 800 333 4453
  • 179 John Street #302, Toronto, ON

 

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