Keven Martel was born on June 1st, 1985 in Arthabaska, Qc, Ca. Having grown up with separated parents from a very young age, he constantly changed cities and schools; therefore, he quickly learned to take advantage of every place and every moment.

Which allowed him to develop, over time, the ability to adapt and a strong resilience, which has been very useful for him in his young adult life.  Furthermore, during these difficult years, he found sports to be a source of motivation and well-being, which helped him to get through difficult times.  From a very young age, his father instilled in him a strength of character, the idea of setting goals for oneself, and discipline.  As for his mother, she taught him creativity, resourcefulness, and freedom, all very important qualities which will make him suitable to be the first person trying to conquer Canada.

When the body suffers, the soul flourishes.

We can say that his real life as an adventurer began when he joined the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 18.  Keven quickly distinguished himself from the others through his fitness level and his leadership skills, which are remarkably illustrated in the numerous mentions and\or prizes that he has received throughout his career.  Furthermore, from 2012 to 2015, Keven served within the Special forces, Joint Task Force 2 (JTF2) and a new passion was born in him, wilderness survival.  He took several courses in order to master and practice his passion, while testing his limits, in numerous hikes in the forest.

He now lives in Oromocto, NB, CA, where he will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after 15 years of service.  He will then pursue his dream and begin his second career, to be an adventurer/public speaker.

  • 1985

    Date of Birth

  • 2003

    Enlistment in the Canadian Armed Forces

  • 2012-2015

    Served in JTF2

  • 2017

    Magdalen Islands expedition

  • 2018

    Release of Canadian Armed Forces