About Us

It All Comes Naturally offers canoeing instruction for tandem and solo skill development as well as canoe tripping courses.

It All Comes Naturally is owned and operated by Greg Derbyshire, BES, BEd.

After enjoying 30 years of classroom teaching (and taking his students outdoors as much as he could), Greg retired and then returned to his first love – outdoor experiential education. Covid-19 put an end to his part time gig at nature centres for the GRCA, but teaching canoeing fills the need to share his passion for the outdoors.

He spends a lot of time on the water teaching ORCKA-certified canoeing courses, and sometimes guides day trips and wilderness trips. Occasionally he gets to go on recreational backcountry canoe trips with family and friends, or solo. His ORCKA certifications include Basic Instructor, Canoe Tripping Instructor 1, and Moving Water 1A. He currently holds Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C certification.

Greg looks forward to offering canoeing courses that will meet your needs!

We are very fortunate to have many ORCKA instructors help out from time to time:

Steven Diss

Laurel Winger

Beth Cornwall

Raina Vingerhoeds

Peter Altimas

Rebecca Patkau

Krystie Purvis

Dana Boyter

Danny Kajan

Karen Buschert

Matt Borges

Steve Turner

Malcolm Macaulay