Seascape’s founder and the lead guide for most of the company’s adventures, Bruce Smith has 25 years of outdoor leadership experience and was awarded a 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award by the New Brunswick Department of Environment. With a strong background in physical education and outdoor recreation, he is a certified wilderness emergency medical technician and wilderness first aid instructor and holds degrees in sport science and secondary education. He is also fluent in French, English and Spanish.
In addition to creating the pioneering Seascape, Bruce has spearheaded an alternative education program for at-risk Cree youth in northern Quebec involving traditional Cree land-based activities, academic upgrading and life skill development. He worked for the Mexican government to assist in the development and delivery of the Mexican Sea Kayak Guide Certification Program. He has also developed outdoor courses and adventure training for Forsgren and Associates, the Federal Government of Canada, Imperial Oil, New Brunswick Provincial Government, the University of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Special Olympics, Ministry of Community and Social Services, the Province of Ontario, and various other learning institutions and outdoor centers.