What is Yervana?
Yervana is an app and web-based platform connecting adventure-seekers with locals who live for the outdoors–so you can spend less time researching what to do, and more time outside doing what you love.
When you download the iOS app or join our community through the Yervana website, you’re instantly connected to tons of Adventures led by knowledgeable local hosts, ready to share their passion for the great outdoors with you.
Launched in Vancouver BC in 2018, Yervana was designed to reflect the west coast outdoors lifestyle. We’re a growing community of adventure-seekers, outdoor enthusiasts, wanderers and explorers.
Connect directly to the best local outdoor activities, trails and hidden gems using Yervana, and spend less time scouring travel websites for adventure ideas.
Search, discover and book one-on-one or small-group outdoor adventure activities with locals, directly from your mobile device or desktop.
Yervana respectfully acknowledges the land on which our head office is based is the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the shared territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Explore Adventures across Western Canada and book today!
Yervana features all-season outdoor activities ranging from hiking, biking, kayaking and climbing, through to snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, wellness adventures, multi-day trips and more!
Do you have Adventures you’d like to share? Become a Local
Once you have created an account as an Explorer, it’s easy to build your Yervana Local profile and start sharing your favourite Local Adventures.
We know the beaten path, now try the path that beats it.
Our Core Values
We aim to provide an ethical, safe and supportive community and service, founded on trust.
Passion and Fun
We encourage curiosity and playful discovery by promoting an active lifestyle, outdoor exploration and embracing an optimistic worldview.
We believe fundamentally in connecting open-minded people, enabling them to exchange ideas and skills, sharing expertise, knowledge and memories.
We are part of a greater global community of explorers and locals, providing a platform for people leading an active lifestyle that value collaboration, acceptance and diversity.
We’re never afraid of a challenge, supporting and expressing innovation through our flexible marketplace, technology and creativity.
Respect and Integrity
We believe respect and integrity are the cornerstone of all relationships, from Locals and Explorers to technology and nature.
What our Explorers are saying...
One of the best adventures I have done in my entire life!!! FX is a pro and makes the day so enjoyable. This is one of the most unique experiences you can do in the lower mainland, if you consider yourself outdoor minded and love exploring and adventure you MUST do this!!!
– Jason, Canyoning Adventure, June 2020
What an amazing experience!! We were totally blown away! Not only we got to climb this incredible, ancient, gigantic tree, we also got to learn a lot about the environment and the land, Douglas fir trees, the fauna and flora of the area. Matthew and his team (Will and Jacob) were absolutely great, very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. We couldn’t recommend this adventure enough. We will definitely go again!
– Natalia, Ancient Forest Canopy Tour, July 2020
I was fortunate to go snowshoeing with Christina in Kananaskis with some friends and I am very glad I did. Christina is a very accomplished photographer and was able to teach us many techniques to use with our cameras. She was also very knowledgeable about the Kananaskis area and just a pleasure to be around. The snow could have been a little better but I would certainly recommend this adventure to anyone who likes snowshoeing and would like to practice with their camera.
– Mark, Kananaskis Snowshoeing Through a Camera Lens, January 2019
Epic day! Richard was very well organized when getting our day planned. From the equipment rental to trail riding the entire trip was incredibly smooth. Richard provided plenty guidance as we were riding to improve our technique- which really helped as I am new to the sport. The trails he chose were perfectly suited to our skill set. I will definitely be back!
– Brad, Mountain Bike the North Shore, August 2019
Our adventurous team are based across Western Canada in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary. When we’re not outdoors exploring our local trails, mountains and oceans, you’ll find us on hand and ready to offer advice on your next adventure.
Fancy joining our team? Check our careers page for our latest job openings.
Ready to Explore with Yervana?
We’ve assembled some of the best adventures led by some of the finest locals in the area. Here is a small sampling of adventures to try: