How We Got Here
Our vision is for a world where people from all walks of life, today and in the future, are connected to nature and are empowered to do environmental good.
Our mission is to inspire people to eat sustainably and explore the outdoors sustainably through our educational workshops and eco-friendly dehydrated meal line.
Backcountry Wok is a Canadian social enterprise with an environmental mission.
Our goal is to create positive environmental impact by inspiring eco-friendly, zero-waste and inclusive outdoor adventures.
How Do We Accomplish This?
1. 100% compostable camping meals:
Backcountry Wok makes dehydrated Asian and vegan camping meals in 100% compostable bags. Just add hot water! Our meals are a force for environmental good with a portion of our profits from every bag going towards our educational workshops and adventures for youth + newcomers to Canada.
2. Zero-waste workshops:
We believe the outdoors should be accessible to everyone. That's why we are launching our outdoor education series which will help lower the barrier to those wanting to explore the outdoors but don't know where to start. We will be offering youth and newcomers to Canada opportunities to explore the outdoors in a sustainable way.
A Note From Our Founder
Captured by Ottawa Neighbours
I am the unlikely founder of an outdoor company. Born in the city-state of Singapore, I grew up around towering high rise buildings, bustling shopping malls and scorching humid weather. Immigrating to Canada as a kid was quite the adjustment. We traded in skyscrapers for the Rocky Mountains, shopping malls for ski hills and tropical climate for -30C winters. The great outdoors was exciting and unknown. My parents wanted to give us the opportunity to explore but we were lost and didn't know where or how to start.
Nearly twenty years later, I am a environmental scientist, scuba diver and hiking guide. I feel the most like myself when I'm standing on top of a mountain or sleeping under the stars. I am passionate about the environment, zero-waste living and of course, eating delicious food in the outdoors.
The reason I have become the person I am today is because of the surreal experiences and connections I've had in the outdoors. Which is why starting and leading Backcountry Wok is something that is very close to my heart. I believe that collectively, we can have the most positive environmental impact by inspiring people to connect with nature in a sustainable way. Through food, through education, through experiences.
Thanks for being part of this adventure.
See you on the trails,
Founder of Backcountry Wok