About Guide Authority

Founded in October of 2015 and based in Kingston, Ontario, Guide Authority is a secure online booking service that connects Canadians with professional outdoor guides – online or via a mobile phone or tablet. Our mission is to provide a simple and safe medium for individuals to search, book and review guided fishing, hunting and other outdoor trips in Canada.

Whether it’s a morning on the lake, a hike in the mountains in the afternoon, or a three-day kayak trip up the river, Guide Authority connects people to unique travel experiences across the country. With a growing community of guides, Guide Authority is the easiest and safest way for people to book outdoor guided trips in Canada.

Lindsay Brown,
President & Co-Founder Founder-Lindsay

Lindsay was fortunate enough to grow up fishing Eastern Ontario’s back lakes and has had the opportunity to make a living in the industry he loves. With experience as a fishing guide, junior biologist, tournament competitor and as a fishing tackle salesman, the development of Guide Authority has been a natural progression for Lindsay and hasn’t felt like work for a second. In splitting time between Alberta and Ontario, his current goals include growing the company, getting more Canadians outdoors and catching as many fish as possible.

Michael Dow,
Co-Founder Founder-Dowy

Mike is a native of Kingston, Ontario with a love for all things outdoors. His main passion is spending time on Ontario’s Great Lakes and fishing its backwood honey holes at any time of year. Mike’s interests often lead him south of the border; be it to fly fish in Western Colorado or deer hunt in Central Texas, he’s always looking for the best that nature has to offer. Mike is eager to help Guide Authority facilitate the growth of the Canadian outdoor guide industry, and create demand for more professional guides in all aspects of the outdoors.