Sean Boyle

Sean is the owner of West Coast Wonders. Born in Vancouver, he was raised in the UK. In his twenties he travelled the world then returned to Canada to live the life of a ski bum in Whistler. Back in England in the 1990s he completed his formal education with master's degrees in both political philosophy and United States studies. This lead to a successful career as a politics and history teacher but eventually the lure of this magnificent province called him back.

Sean has a passion for showing people around the places he knows and loves and for introducing people to new places and experiences. After three years working for Whistler Discovery Tours it was time to go it alone and truly fulfill this passion and love for the outdoors and so West Coast Wonders was born.

Sean sees BC through the eyes of both a tourist and a native. In this way he knows what visitors are looking for when they tour the province but has insights and knowledge that only the local can have. Sean is an ACMG Assistant Hiking Guide and a wilderness first responder. He looks forward to welcoming you to British Columbia.


Peter Wainwright

Peter's career has taken him down several paths, from a stint in the military, to a degree in Engineering, to life in a Tanzanian National Park working for a well known wildlife conservation trust. But the lure of endless white-capped mountains and the pristine pacific ocean enticed Peter to BC where he can live his passions everyday and share his love of wild untouched places with others. He spends every possible moment exploring and adventuring in the backcountry on skis, in a kayak, trail running, climbing or surfing.

Having spent part or all of the last 4 summers in Scotland and Norway, guiding hiking or sea-kayaking trips for companies including National Geographic Adventures, Peter is very excited to be back guiding on the West Coast of BC and living in Squamish. An accomplished hiker, kayaker, ski mountaineer, and guide, Peter is always up for a new adventure, the more remote the better. His down to earth, relaxed demeanour and wealth of experience make him a great companion in the mountains or on the sea. In the winters he works as a ski guide for several heli-ski operators and backcountry ski-touring lodges. Peter speaks fluent Spanish and conversational French alongside English.


Beverley Atkinson

Bev is Sean's wife and runs the office and admin when Sean and the other guides are on trail. You may get to hear from her during the busy months of July and August when all the guides are out on trips. She also sometimes acts as shuttle driver when needed.