Featured Tour Guide: Michelle!
The amazing Michelle came in so strong in 2018 as a new tour guide she won “Rookie of the Year”! Originally from Ecuador, Michelle has travelled Colombia, Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, French Polynesia, and the USA. As tours go the Rockies has her heart, but her favourite place in Canada is also her home of Vancouver, for the “best weather ever!!” Michelle claims she is “much funnier in Spanish.” When Michelle isn’t guiding she can be found doing makeup design for film and television; she loves being able to express herself artistically as it fills her soul!
Nickname: Rha Rha or just R because Rhawnie is too difficult to spell
Favorite Tour: I have to pick one?! All of them, but the Rockies have my heart
Countries I have been to: USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, England, Scotland.
Favorite Place in Canada: Cyprus Lake in Ontario, and Canmore, BC
Fun Fact about Me: I am ambidextrous.
What I like to do when I’m not guiding: Plan my next big excursion, while hiking with my dog. Spend time on my yoga mat.
Nickname: Chrissy, English
Countries I have been to: 15: England ☺, Scotland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium, USA, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Holland, Greece & Cyprus.
Favourite spots in Western Canada: Finding peace and serenity in the silence of the Rockies; particularly Bow Lake and Moraine Lake. Swimming in Alta Lake, Whistler. Relaxing in Tofino Hot Springs while the ocean pounds the rocks.
Fun Fact: I like to eat kiwi fruit with the skin on…
What I like to do when I’m not a tour guide: play soccer, explore powdery snow on my snowboard, cook beautiful food (like Gordon Ramsay), hang with friends and go to the gym to keep fit.
Nickname: Janell-A (it’s “window” in Portuguese)
Favorite Tour: TOFINO!!!!!!!
Countries I have been to: Canada, USA, Mexico, Russia, Philippines, Haiti, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, Australia, New Zealand.
Favorite Place in Canada: TOFINO!!!!!! Specifically, on the beach with some awesome friends watching the sun set.
Fun Fact about Me: I lived in Japan for 4 years and learned aikido, Japanese taiko drumming, and a bit of Japanese language. 生活は冒険です!
What I like to do when I’m not guiding: Go to the beach or the mountains, watch a sunrise or a sunset, write stories, save the world (mostly in video games), play guitar, and go on adventures.
Favorite Tour: Tofino!
Countries I have been to: Central and Southern America, Southeast and Eastern Asia, New Zealand, France and a few more (35+ countries)
Favorite Place in Canada: Tofino is pretty amazing. Waterton Lakes National Park is also a huge favourite in this beautiful country of ours.
Fun Fact about Me: Born in raised in Montreal, Quebec, so say Bonjour en Francais!
What I like to do when I’m not guiding: Hiking, camping, fly fishing, snowboarding, going to concerts and visiting breweries.
Nickname: Queen of Victoria
Favorite Tour: Victoria
Countries I have been to: Mexico, Cuba, Japan, and the USA.
Favourite Place in Canada: Ogden Point at night during a storm.
Fun Fact about Me: I have been to every province in Canada 🇨🇦
What I like to do when I’m not guiding: Exploring places I’ve never gone before.