Les Stroud

Outdoor Adventurer | Filmmaker | Singer-Songwriter

Les Stroud has logged more than a million miles around the globe—from the lush jungles of Papua New Guinea and the sun-scorched sands of the Kalahari, to the harsh cold of the Canadian Arctic—shooting his television series Survivorman. In his fascinating keynotes, brought to life with rich multimedia presentations and music, Stroud shares his extraordinary survival stories along with the stories those he has met during his travels, and motivates audiences to push beyond comfort zones to achieve dreams.

Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped, and hosted alone. Since its inception, Survivorman has been the highest rated show in the history of both OLN Canada and the Science Channel US.

In the media, Stroud has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, MTV Live, The View, The Hour, and Larry King Live. Stroud has appeared in and/or produced numerous television specials including hosting the 20th Anniversary of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week; I Shouldn’t Be Alive: The Science of Survival; Surviving Sharks; Expedition Everest; Surviving Urban Disasters; After the Experiment; Deadly Waters; and Off the Grid with Les Stroud. In 2010, he produced and hosted the hit kids TV series Survive This and Survive This 2. He is also the producer and host of NHL celebrity survival series Survival Challenge. His latest series, Les Stroud: Beyond Survival, airs on Discovery Channel International, OLN and Rogers Canada.

Stroud is the author of the bestselling books Survive, Will To Live, and Beyond Survivorman. He is also an accomplished musician, with many albums to his credit.

A proud member of the prestigious Explorers Club, Stroud received Fellow (highest rank) of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He has also received the Distinguished Alumni award, and was nominated for the Premieres award for excellence for work in his field. He contributes to dozens of charities and benefits, and is an advanced survival trainer for the Canadian Military Armed Forces.


Owing to a life of variety and the pursuit of excellence in adventure, multi media art and life, Les Stroud has been an active speaker and performer since the mid 1980’s. He has been asked to speak about his adventures, the craft of filmmaking and his ability to combine his three life passions; outdoor adventure, music and film, into a successful career.

Whether through expressing his creativity to audiences, on film, through songs or adventuring throughout the world, he is quickly becoming recognized globally for his outstanding work. Few presenters can combine the performing of music, presentation of film or the telling of adventure stories into an engaging evening that captivates everyone in the audience like Les Stroud can.