Rose Gardner

Director of Operations


Rose is passionate about exploring the ocean in almost any way. From surfing waves in Mexico to kayaking the central coast of BC and sailing Australia’s great barrier reef she’s always up for adventure.  After completing a degree in Geography at UBC and working in travel & tourism marketing 4 years, Rose dove into outdoor and environmental education.

Since 2010, she has been helping people of all ages get comfortable and have fun while capsizing kayaks, cycling in the city and exploring the beautiful forests and ecosystems around BC. She also brings over 7 years of experience in program development and administration, including working with school and corporate groups.

In 2012, Rose joined Ecomarine as a Sea Kayak Instructor and since the fall of 2015, has been managing all lessons & tour programs.  With our amazing team of instructors and guides, Rose has helped thousands of paddlers safely experience the amazing and accessible waterways around Vancouver.