About The Explorer Series

We organize virtual and in-person health and fitness events for individuals, teams, corporate groups, and nonprofits. Our activities include walking, hiking, running, and biking, and they promote team building, enable fundraising, and increase awareness for important causes.

To be a global leader in creating innovative, health-focused events and challenges that maximize social impact. We are dedicated to fostering community engagement, supporting nonprofits, and enriching lives through the spirit of exploration and sustainable practices.

Our mission is to provide a diverse range of virtual and self-led adventures that promote physical and mental well-being, community engagement, and environmental sustainability. We aim to support local businesses and nonprofits, enhance tourism, and create impactful fundraising initiatives. This includes specialized events for corporate team building, city programs, and nonprofit fundraising, all designed to maximize social impact and drive positive change.

Explorer Series Kayak on Cultus Lake, Chilliwack, BC Canada

Let’s Collaborate:

The Explorer Series is dedicated to bringing unique and engaging experiences to communities across Canada and around the world. If you wish to learn more or explore potential collaborations, please reach out. If you have questions, want to become a Trail Ambassador or Intern, or if you want to bring a custom Challenge to your area, please contact us.

Partnerships & Sponsors

The Explorer Series, created and managed by Stir Marketing and its team of digital marketers along with volunteer Trail Ambassadors, collaborates with local businesses and non-profits. It has raised thousands of dollars for organizations such as the Canadian Red Cross, SPCA, and the Chilliwack Park Society. Additionally, the Series has partnered with business sponsors including Star 98FM, Orange Theory Fitness, Bosley’s by Pet Valu, Running Room, Garrison Running Co., Kintec, and dozens of coffee shops across southwestern B.C.

If you’re interested in discussing how to promote your local business or nonprofit through an upcoming event learn more about sponsorship.

Our History

In 2000, a few friends in Chilliwack, B.C. established a hiking club known as Hike Chilliwack, guiding hundreds of people on hikes in the area for more than six years. The club eventually transformed into a Facebook community with over 20,000 members.

During the Covid pandemic in 2020, this initiative took a new turn, becoming a virtual outdoor events company named Chill & Thrill. It was later rebranded as The Explorer Series in 2023. Known for its 10 Trail Challenge events, the Explorer Series has seen substantial growth, expanding from 160 participants in 2021 to thousands across six events in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley by 2023.

The Explorer Series provides self-guided outdoor experiences you can enjoy anytime or anywhere, on your own or with family and friends. All you need is a smartphone and the desire to get outside, explore and play!