Andrew Westwood is a wilderness canoe adventurer, whitewater paddler, open canoe slalom competitor and school teacher, living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has instructed canoeing, and coached canoe slalom extensively in both Canada and the United States.
Passionate about canoeing, he shares his insights as an professional instructor and regular contributing writer to outdoor and paddling magazines. He has worked in both canoe design and marketing for prominent paddle sport companies.
As a successful open canoe athlete, Andrew has also garnered many first place finishes in international slalom events. At home in the wilderness, he has guided on the Nahanni River, the North Shore of Lake Superior and explored areas of Ellesmere Island in Canada’s far north.