The Halifax Urban Adventures Team is led by Ed Dowell, an educator, outdoor adventure guide, life coach, aspiring writer, human potential and world explorer, and authentic experience seeker. He and his team of local tour guides are stoked to be a part of the Urban Adventures family.
Ed started his path in outdoor experiential education while completing his Bachelor of Education degree at Dalhousie University, when he also co-founded the first ocean kayak company in Halifax.
Just a few of his unforgettable life experiences include volunteering in a small village and exploring southern Africa; meditating, chanting, and sharing local beers with Buddhist monks in Japan during the Olympic Games; climbing and spending a night atop the world’s most active volcano (Stromboli, Aeolian Islands, Sicily) with natural fireworks lighting up the sky; taking a flying lesson with a Snowbird pilot; scuba diving with great white sharks; and exploring and experiencing Brazil, from the madness that is Carnaval to living like a local in AirBnBs, discovering secret beaches and off-beat adventures, horseback riding, caving, snorkeling and more.
Ed’s thirst for authentic, local experiences and truly connecting with a place and culture is infused in the Halifax Urban Adventures tours that he and his team offer — all of which are entertaining, engaging, educational, and a whole lot of awesomesauce!
We could all use a little more ‘zen and adrenaline’ in our lives, right?!