Hi, I'm Briana!
Most people call me Bri. I was born and raised in Calgary and am currently a university student majoring in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership and minoring in Business of Sport and Recreation Management. The outdoors is my absolute happy place. Being out in the fresh air relaxes my mind, allowing me to forget the anxieties and stresses in my life and to focus on the now.
Hiking and backpacking are my usual go-to activities, but I have recently found a love for mountain biking.
What inspired me to create Happiest Outside:
A couple of years ago, I really struggled with anxiety and depression. Getting outside and connecting with nature was a key factor in helping me conquer my mental health. I’m inspired to provide opportunities for others to connect with us (and nature!) and to be inspired to get outdoors for their own personal health and well-being.
Certifications & Skills:
Bachelor of Health & Physical Education
Event Management Certified (ILEA)
40hour Wilderness First-Aid Certified
Apprentice Hiking Guide Certified
AST-1 (Avalanche Safety Training)
Paddle Canada (Moving Water; Canoe)
Favourite place to destress:
Anywhere out in the mountains
Favourite outdoor space in Calgary: