Award-Winning Explorer | Writer | Photographer
A wilderness writer and adventure photographer, Bruce Kirkby is recognized for connecting wild places with contemporary issues. With journeys spanning around the world, his accomplishments include the first modern crossing of Arabia’s Empty Quarter by camel, a descent of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile Gorge by raft, a sea-kayak traverse of Borneo’s northern coast, and a coast-to-coast Icelandic trek. Encouraging audiences to get out of their comfort zones, think creatively, and take calculated risks, his belief in human potential is contagious.
A celebrated writer, Bruce is a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail, the author of two bestselling books, and a multi-National Magazine Award winner. His work has appeared in The New York Times, EnRoute, The Huffington Post, Explore and Canadian Geographic, among other esteemed publications.
As a photographer, his clients include Patagonia, Lululemon, Time, Outside, NG Adventure and Maclean’s. Winner of a prestigious Western Magazine Award, his photographs were selected by National Geographic as among “the most compelling adventure images of the decade.”
He is the former host of CBC’s No Opportunity Wasted, and the creator, producer, and star of Travel Channel’s television series, Big Crazy Family Adventure.