Paul Scriver has been taking our guests walking with polar bears since 2017. As a polar bear guide, he ensures that all excursions are safe while sharing information and stories on the surrounding Hudson Bay coastline.
At an early age, he began his career in the adventure travel industry guiding white-water canoe trips in remote regions of Canada, cementing his love for the outdoors. He got his first canoe paddle as soon as he could hold it and has been adventuring outdoors ever since.
Paul continued to guide during his summer breaks while studying Geological Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. During his third year of university, he accepted an opportunity to study Glaciology in Antarctica which later translated to a job as a geology presenter and kayak guide on the world’s southernmost continent.
After completing his degree, Paul decided on a career that allowed for even more adventure, exploration and paddling. He began working as an independent sales rep for several paddle-sport manufacturers, which allowed him to meld his love of the outdoors with instruction and sales. Paul continued to guide and instruct skills courses in stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and white-water canoeing.
Even after many seasons working in the Antarctic, and the Canadian and European Arctic, Paul still gets a thrill from pure, remote wilderness, so, when Churchill Wild came across his radar, it was a natural fit. He saw the chance to have intimate wildlife experiences in a stunning setting, but one of the main reasons he keeps coming back is connecting with diverse guests and the thrill of sharing these experiences.