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Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

Proud of our country in all his beauties and specificities.
From our languages to our landscapes, you'll get the best experiences possible while you in Canada.
Always trying to support the local entrepreneurs, our network of partners will definitely fit your needs from coast to coast.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Canada is an amazing country with so much nature wonders. From the Rockies out west to the cliff on the Atlantic Coast, there is so many amazing places where you feel so small beside those natural wonders.
BUT being from Montreal, I do LOVE our amazing cities and the communities that lives in all of them. Food, nightlife, markets... I can share some great spots with pleasure :)
"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Luckily, my mom sent me to France with the school for my first travel experience.
As soon as I got there I felt something I've never experienced before and knew that it would be part of my life.
I was lucky enough to travel around the world at a young age and decided to make it a career. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"For me there is nothing like connecting with local communities and to meet amazing people. Growing up my grand father was always talking about Moscow and Russia and I had imagine the city just by all the stories he shared with me.
I was so intrigued by Russia growing up...
As soon as I was able to visit, I went and will always remember the first sight of the Red Square and the feeling I had at that time. I ended up sipping vodka with a local and talking about my grandfather stories. "

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Recent trip reviews for Carl

Trip to Canadian Rockies
British Columbia | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2023

Asuncion
Asuncion B.
Ridgewood, NJ | Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

It was an amazing experience !
Our tour guide John and driver Mike were so accommodating , excellent trip planning . They went above and beyond my expectations. Kudos to this team in Kimkim. I highly recommend them !

Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

Our tour guide John and the coach driver were...
British Columbia | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2023

Maribel
Maribel T.
Marlboro, NJ | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023
Our tour guide John and the coach driver were awesome. we had a wonderful experience . Read more

Our tour guide John and the coach driver were awesome. we had a wonderful experience .

Hotel Review
Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District
Calgary

The ambiance was very good.

Authenticity & Character
Huge and spacious rooms.
Location
It’s close to downtown , walking distance to the places we want to explore.
Staff
Accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
It has all the comforts of home away from home.
Activity Reviews
Explore around Banff
Explore around Banff
British Columbia

Banff is so beautiful. The lake ar pristine. we visited when there was not a lot of tourists.It’s like having the place to ourselves. we had a great trip .

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour guide
Calgary Int. Aiport ( YYC)
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

What a wonderful lifetime axperience with our...
British Columbia | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2023

Evelyn
Evelyn A.
Canada | Reviewed on Nov 08, 2023
What a wonderful lifetime axperience with our group Canadian rockies. John our guide was friendly, exprienced and knowledgeable. The places we went are exactly the one in my bucket list. The trip was well planned with few changes but amazing alternates. Thanks to you Carl. Read more

What a wonderful lifetime axperience with our group Canadian rockies. John our guide was friendly, exprienced and knowledgeable. The places we went are exactly the one in my bucket list. The trip was well planned with few changes but amazing alternates. Thanks to you Carl.

Hotel Review
Forest Park Hotel
Jasper

Staff are friendly and accommodating. Nice room homey, and hotel generally clean and neat. Breakfast is superb! Will be back there for sure.

Authenticity & Character
The fireplace
Location
Walking distance to everything
Staff
Friendly and accomodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms
Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

One of my best travel experiences. Priceless....
British Columbia | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2023

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Virginia C.
Irvine, CA | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023
One of my best travel experiences. Priceless. From the time we're gathered at the arrival area by our tour guide, Joao aka John, and picked up by Big Mike with an attractive new and clean coach all to ourselves, onward along the famous Canadian rockies it's like stepping into paradise. Being emerged in such beautiful, stunning, esmerizing, captivating, amazing views, I felt kinda overwhelemed. Yes, we took thousands of pictures any seconds chance. As John said "hit or miss chance" to capture... Read more

One of my best travel experiences. Priceless. From the time we're gathered at the arrival area by our tour guide, Joao aka John, and picked up by Big Mike with an attractive new and clean coach all to ourselves, onward along the famous Canadian rockies it's like stepping into paradise. Being emerged in such beautiful, stunning, esmerizing, captivating, amazing views, I felt kinda overwhelemed. Yes, we took thousands of pictures any seconds chance. As John said "hit or miss chance" to capture it. The hotels we stayed were good, special mention of Forest Park in Jasper- homey nice ambience. The John - Mike is a perfect team. Thank you Carl. Outstanding rate of 10!

Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

Our Canadian Rockies vacatiion was an excelle...
British Columbia | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2023

RIZALINE
RIZALINE L.
Livingston, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 22, 2023
Our Canadian Rockies vacatiion was an excellent one , relaxing and enjoying God's creation together with friends for life.. our tour guide John was very knowledgeable and our coach driver was excellent and make us feel safe for the whole journey...thank you Kimkim team for making it a memorable trip for all of us..our hotels are beautiful and very comfortable...i would recommend it to friends on their future travel. Read more

Our Canadian Rockies vacatiion was an excellent one , relaxing and enjoying God's creation together with friends for life.. our tour guide John was very knowledgeable and our coach driver was excellent and make us feel safe for the whole journey...thank you Kimkim team for making it a memorable trip for all of us..our hotels are beautiful and very comfortable...i would recommend it to friends on their future travel.

Hotel Reviews
Mountaineer Lodge
Lake Louise
Authenticity & Character
Location
Near the center
Forest Park Hotel
Jasper

The staff are amazing

Authenticity & Character
Location
Near the center of the city
Staff
Very accomodati g
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District
Calgary

Very spacious...good for the whole family

Authenticity & Character
Authenticity & Character
Location
At the center of the city
Location
At the center of the city
Staff
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

We had have an amazing &1 wonderful time on o...
British Columbia | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2023

Maria Helen
Maria Helen M.
the Philippines | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023
We had have an amazing &1 wonderful time on our Canadian Rockies vacation....we have a super experience driver Big Mike that took us everywhere we go from flat lands to uphills to see the scenery...to our very knowledgeable tour guide John, who provides all info that we need to know about Canadian Rockies, all about Jasper, Banff, Calgary etc..etc & also in & out of our hotels we're all staying....super nice guy & smart John....
Never a dull moment to be with them
We were happy to have...
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We had have an amazing &1 wonderful time on our Canadian Rockies vacation....we have a super experience driver Big Mike that took us everywhere we go from flat lands to uphills to see the scenery...to our very knowledgeable tour guide John, who provides all info that we need to know about Canadian Rockies, all about Jasper, Banff, Calgary etc..etc & also in & out of our hotels we're all staying....super nice guy & smart John....
Never a dull moment to be with them
We were happy to have them as part of our journey to Calgary, Canada..
I would rate them as superb 10 & would recommend them to our friends who wants to explore Calgary, Canada...
Thank you....

Activity Review
Tour guide
Calgary Int. Aiport ( YYC)
Quality of Experience
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transport
Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

Very good trip overall. Disappointed with som...
British Columbia | Sep 21 - Sep 30, 2023

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John M.
East Tremont, NY | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Very good trip overall. Disappointed with some of the planning as certain places were closed for 3 years and were still on the intinerary. Overall service was pretty good, barring the weekend replacement Fernanda who dropped the ball. Carl did an overall good job.

Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

Not impressed with Carl and his team; could b...
British Columbia | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2023

Lani
Lani A.
Bergenfield, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2023
Not impressed with Carl and his team; could be more organized and responsive
Their site is not easy to navigate
John was an excellent guide; our bus driver was excellent as well
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Not impressed with Carl and his team; could be more organized and responsive
Their site is not easy to navigate
John was an excellent guide; our bus driver was excellent as well

Hotel Reviews
Mountaineer Lodge
Lake Louise
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Forest Park Hotel
Jasper

Love the vibe; perfect for the theme; love love the food and service; surprised with how good our dinners were Can’t give you 5 stars because our bathroom was not cleaned when we arrived; someone was doing repairs; caulking/glue gun left on bathroom floor, etc.. informed front desk and was taken cared of

Authenticity & Character
Love the overall vibe; decor, muted, fits the town, food was good
Location
Accessibility and ambience
Staff
Very responsive; anticipate needs
Cleanliness & Comfort
See above
Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff

Too big; tough to navigate; very expensive restaurants

Authenticity & Character
Old but have modern necessities but bathroom was so small; can’t put bath and makeup essentials together in there
Location
A castle in the woods!
Staff
Welcome team! Touched they knew my birthday!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bed
Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District
Calgary

Clean, smell good, great location, great staff

Authenticity & Character
Just enough size, very clean and smells good, comfortable bed, sheets smell good, feels like home
Location
Staff
Very helpful and courteous
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Follow the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Follow the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
British Columbia

John our tour guide was top notch; our driver Mike was very skillful

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Columbia Icefield Excursion
Columbia Icefield Excursion
British Columbia

They made it so easy to love the place; my first time to step on ice outside of where I live.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Jasper to Banff
Jasper to Banff
Jasper

Surprisingly passed my expectations

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore around Banff
Explore around Banff
British Columbia
Quality of Experience
I am a tea drinker; I love the new teas I found here
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Discover Banff and it's Wildlife
Private Discover Banff and it's Wildlife
Banff

Not really fond of seeing wildlife but I was in awe of what I saw here!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Despite the challenges of the weather; they still were able to provide the experience
Transport
Thanh’s fir the new coach!
Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

Itineraries were exceptional. Hotel accommod...
British Columbia | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2023

Leonila
Leonila Q.
Palisades Park, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2023
Itineraries were exceptional.
Hotel accommodations were great especially we had 2 nights stay in this famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
We felt welcome upon arrival in Calgary Airport by tour guide John Ventura. He is very knowledgeable about our trip and able to plan ahead if changes are needed to meet our needs for the day.
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Itineraries were exceptional.
Hotel accommodations were great especially we had 2 nights stay in this famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
We felt welcome upon arrival in Calgary Airport by tour guide John Ventura. He is very knowledgeable about our trip and able to plan ahead if changes are needed to meet our needs for the day.

Hotel Reviews
Mountaineer Lodge
Lake Louise

Room is ok No elevator though only 2 floors...difficult to carry luggage Breakfast area is located in separate building

Authenticity & Character
Location
Near restaurants and shops
Staff
Responded to needs
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lobby hallway noted to be clean
Forest Park Hotel
Jasper

Nice location Room is clean Breakfast area is great private for group of traveler Walkin

Authenticity & Character
Ambience is great
Location
Walking distance to shops and restaurants
Staff
Steve in the restaurant. Great customer service
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room dining area
Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff

It speaks for itself as an upscale hotel Large bathroom with extra toiletries Beautiful shops Definitely Clean

Authenticity & Character
Location
Awesome view of the mountain and sunrise looking out from your room
Staff
We didn't get the right assistance from female staff in the concierge on our first night. She should know better on how to direct guests to Waldhaus restaurant.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Expected
Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District
Calgary

Wow. Huge room Our group able to have get together in one of the rooms Clean Dining area is huge

Authenticity & Character
It caters need for guests especially those who are stay longer
Location
Walking distance to downtown Calgary
Staff
Accommodating and respond to needs
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bathroom...hallway
Activity Reviews
Follow the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
Follow the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
British Columbia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Exceptional guide and driver
Transport
Great coach exclusively for us
Tour guide
Calgary Int. Aiport ( YYC)

John is very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide. He blended right away with the group. He made sure we get most of our experienced from our itineraries. He plans ahead with option B if necessary. Approachable.

Quality of Experience
Well organized
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Exceptional guide and driver
Transport
Exclusively for us for this new big coach
Explore around Banff
Explore around Banff
British Columbia

It's just an spectacular view of nature- beautiful snow capped mountains left and right ✅️

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Discover Banff and it's Wildlife
Private Discover Banff and it's Wildlife
Banff

Beautiful City of Banff

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Columbia Icefield Excursion
Columbia Icefield Excursion
British Columbia

Had memorable moments and made the most of our time while in the glacier ❤️👍🇨🇦

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Brand new coach exclusively for us
Jasper to Banff
Jasper to Banff
Jasper

Amazing view of of all lakes we visited in Banff National parks...

Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon

SPC 79 Canadian Rockies Tour
British Columbia | Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2023

Leonique
Leonique Q.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 09, 2023
John Ventura is very knowledgeable of this tour. He made very interesting fir everyone to enjoy. He gave enough for our favorite photo sessions to get the most of these beautiful scenery for keeps. He made plans well for us to get great experience
Mike- driver is excellent as well. He's a safe driver.
Both maintain good communication for our great trip.
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John Ventura is very knowledgeable of this tour. He made very interesting fir everyone to enjoy. He gave enough for our favorite photo sessions to get the most of these beautiful scenery for keeps. He made plans well for us to get great experience
Mike- driver is excellent as well. He's a safe driver.
Both maintain good communication for our great trip.

Hotel Reviews
Mountaineer Lodge
Lake Louise

Room size is ok. Clean

Authenticity & Character
Location
Near restaurants and stores
Staff
Approachable
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bathroom
Forest Park Hotel
Jasper

Staff are accommodating Spacious rooms Clean Good breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Happy and accommodating
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff

Class Clean More extra personal amenities in the room

Authenticity & Character
It says all...
Location
It's a wowww. Overlooking a beautiful mountain ⛰️
Staff
One female employee in the concierge not able to guide us better on how to get to Waldhaus Restaurant . She needs another in-service
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room upkeep and clean
Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown/Beltline District
Calgary

Room is a studio type- extra roomy for 2 persons Clean Overlooking great view of City Calgary Good breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Staff accommodating
Location
Walking distance in core downtown Calgary
Staff
Approachable Answers your inquiry well
Cleanliness & Comfort
As expected ...clean
Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon