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Kevin Callan is the author of thirteen books, including the best selling “The Happy Camper”, the incredibly popular series of paddling guides, and most reviewed “Wilderness Pleasures: A Practical Guide to Camping Bliss”. On a regular basis, he presents across North America and has been a key speaker at all the major canoe events for over 25 years.
Callan is also a frequent guest on radio and television, and field editor for Explore. His writing and photography appears in Canadian Geographic and Ontario Nature and he writes a regular column for Canoeroots Magazine. Callan has hosted several pilots and assisted with BBC, Ray Mears, and the Discovery Channel in film projects. He is also a frequent host on a number of morning shows (Canada AM, Breakfast TV, Ottawa A, Ottawa Roger’s Daytime) and hosts his own CBC Radio show coast to coast titled “The Happy Camper”.
Callan has taught Environmental Sciences and Issues at Sir Sandford Fleming College for 21 years. Currently he works with at-risk high school students in a program designed to introduce youth to college level courses in wilderness values and environmental leadership. He is a winner of four National Magazine Awards and three film awards. He was also made Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada.