What is Yervana?
Yervana is an app and web-based platform connecting adventure-seekers with local guides who live for the outdoors–so you can spend less time researching what to do, and more time outside doing what you love.
Download Yervana’s iOS app or join the Yervana community online to instantly connect with tons of Adventures led by knowledgeable local guides, ready to share their passion for the great outdoors with you.
Launched in Vancouver, BC in 2018, Yervana was designed to reflect Canada’s unique outdoors lifestyle. We’re a growing community of adventure-seekers, outdoor enthusiasts, wanderers and explorers.
Connect directly to the best local outdoor activities 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.
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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 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...
This was such a thrilling adventure rafting on the Illecillewaet River. The rafting trip was flawlessly executed with every detail being taken care of. This is a trip I would recommend to family and friends looking for something to do in Revelstoke BC. I can’t wait for my next adventure, thanks Yervana :)
– Sierra, Summer Half Day Rafting
This was the most amazing thing I have ever done in Vancouver. The views were amazing, the feeling of repelling down a waterfall is unmatched. The adventure was safe, yet exhilarating. I would highly recommend this adventure to everyone. It is so unique and something you will never forget. FX was an incredible guide with his knowledge and safety. I will 100% do this again in the future.
– Shianne, Canyoning Adventure
We booked this for a bachelor party of 6, and I can say this was easily the best adventure I’ve ever been on. Our guide, Thomas, is an absolute legend, and we had a blast flying down the Elaho! The trip is so scenic, the river challenging, and non-stop action from start to finish. We’re gonna definitely come back next year and do the 2-day adventure to extend the fun!
This was my first time rock climbing, and it was awesome! I was way out of my comfort zone but was able to gain confidence along the way, and Corey was a great guide. It’s an amazing way to get up close and personal with nature, and I think something every adventurer should try at least once!
– Kellie, Whistler Rock Climbing Taster
If you are looking for a private boat tour of the Okanagan, you can’t get any better! We organized a 1hr boat trip. He customized the tour to what we wanted to see and brought us to a couple of spots to take some amazing photos! Extremely professional and personable. I’ll definitely be booking again with them next time I’m in Kelowna.
– David, Captained Lake Okanagan Tour
Our adventurous team are based remotely across Canada. 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.
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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: