George Sirk’s refreshing perspective, enthusiasm and passion for nature are contagious. These qualities have made him an exceptional naturalist guide, photographer and film maker. A passion for creating slide, film and video documentaries has evolved to collecting ‘images’ of nature through sound recording and sketching. This led to producing documentaries for ‘Spark’ and ‘Out Front’ on CBC Radio Canada, as well as regular appearances with ‘On the Island’, CBC Victoria, and hosting his radio show ‘Nature Boy” at the University of Victoria, BC.
Most recently, he produced an audio-diary of his Arctic 2016 Northwest Passage expedition with Adventure Canada. For over 45 years he has guided for an array of leading travel companies, including Lindblad Expeditions, Adventure Canada, Cruise North Expeditions, Costa Rica Expeditions and Travel Wild.
After an early specialization in birding expeditions to Australia, Papua New Guinea and Central America, George has broadened his scope to the high Arctic over the past ten seasons. From camping with Tapirs in Belize to spotting Narwhals in the frigid Arctic, his interpretative work is always suffused with humour and vivid story-telling. "George Sirk was the most unique genius that we have had the honour of being with ever! “- Adventure Canada participant ‘Out of The Northwest Passage, 2016'