About Me


Lyn Hancock

Lyn is a dynamic, award-winning writer and photographer, a highly-recommended, captivating speaker, an inspiring, widely-experienced teacher, and in the words of a spokesman for one education board, “an extraordinary person.” The New York Times added that she has “enough energy and exuberance to light up the streets of New York.”

Lyn was raised in Western Australia, hitch-hiked through Africa, taught school from grade four to university in Australia, England and Canada, and spent a decade raising orphaned wild animals and promoting the conservation of wilderness and wildlife.

For three more decades she wandered alone with camera, notebook and backpack through northern British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In the last decade, she has extended her travels to China, Laos and Cambodia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, Central and South America, and Antarctica. She has also indulged her passion for history and culture following in the footsteps of Mayans, Incas, Inuit, First Nations, Dene, and Metis.

From these experiences have come 20 books, countless images, articles, and presentations. Lyn continues to share her fathomless curiosity, boundless energy, and the quest for adventure with audiences young and old as an inspirational speaker. Many have been touched by the magic of her storytelling or stimulated by her example and have gone on to leave their own unique mark on the world as writers, broadcasters, naturalists, filmmakers, and conservationists. According to her students, Lyn is a “superhero” who inspires audiences with a love of learning and literacy.

Here’s a typical testimonial: “I have taught for 30 years and by far this is the most stimulating presentation I have attended…spellbinding, riveting.”