Tony Gower

Job Title

Creative Director



With OARS Since



Vernon, BC

Current Location

Nelson, BC

Offseason Gig

There is no off. There is only on.

About me

I have spent most of my life living, skiing, hiking, and exploring in the mountains. I am humbled by their size and power, breadth and beauty, and I think it's important to be reminded of how small we all are and how vast time is. However, my love of the outdoors does not preclude my appreciation for cities. After all, that's where the real wild animals live.

The Best Part of My Job

Doing something I can believe in.

How I found OARS

By referral from a good friend and colleague

My Favorite Trip Memory

My first run through Lava Canyon on the Chilko. Two rafts, a safety cat, and a 40' log, just to make the White Mile a little more interesting.

I Can’t Live Without sleeping bag being completely unzipped. I don't care how cold it gets, if I can't get a leg out, I am not sleeping. Ever.

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