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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 :)
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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. "

Carl is part of the following groups: British Columbia Travel Agents, Canada Travel Agents
Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park
10 Days in British Columbia: 6 Unique Itineraries

With 10 days, you can opt to see it all with a faster-paced road trip across British Columbia or enjoy a slower-paced trip that focuses on two regions. Vancouver and Calgary both serve as great starting points depending on whether you want to focus on the coast or the mountains. Here, we've outlined a number of our favorite routes that can be customized based on your interests.

Escape to one of the many beautiful lakes in British Columbia
6 Days in British Columbia: 5 Unique Itineraries

With six days, choose one region to explore so you don't feel rushed and have the time to seek out hidden gems and more remote highlights. We've put together a selection of routes, below, that can be customized to avoid the crowds while still taking in these popular destinations. All of these itineraries can be done by car or campervan, with a focus on staying in smaller towns and beautiful parks along the way.

Vineyards along Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley
5 Days in British Columbia: 5 Unique Itineraries

With 5 days, you'll want to focus on a specific region of British Columbia given the first and last days of your trip will likely be spent getting there and back again. You'll then have three full days to really enjoy the experience without feeling too rushed, whether your goal is to base yourself in one location or experience a new destination each day. Each of the following routes focuses on a different region and can be further customized to create the perfect adventure.

Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park
Calgary to Vancouver Road Trip: Banff, Radium, Nelson, & Osoyoos - 8 Days

This fast-paced road trip takes you from Calgary to Vancouver in 8 days. You'll pass through the dramatic landscape of the Canadian Rockies, the picturesque towns of the Kootenays, and the laid-back wine country of the Okanagan Valley. This itinerary is designed for people who don't mind driving long hours in order to cover a vast region with numerous highlights. 

The shores of Buttle Lake, Strathcona Provincial Park
Vancouver Island Road Trip: North Island & Pacific Rim - 14 Days

Explore the diverse landscapes of Vancouver Island where you can easily spend days hiking through the backcountry, paddling endless coastline, or relaxing at cozy retreats next to the beach. You'll pass through prime wildlife viewing habitat and have plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, and sea kayaking. This is a great route for those looking to experience all that Vancouver Island has to offer without feeling rushed. 

Recent trip reviews for Carl

Great City/Outdoor Adventure
British Columbia | Jul 26 - Aug 2, 2022

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Desiree K.
Bakersfield, CA | Aug 09, 2022

Carl did a great job of balancing out city sightseeing opportunities with outdoor adventures around Vancouver. The best part was trying out things like cycling around the sea wall and city, something I wouldn’t normally think about doing. The accommodations were in fantastic locations. I appreciate the thoughtfulness into my itinerary since it was so last minute.
I will definitely use this company again. Thank you! read more

Carl did a great job of balancing out city sightseeing opportunities with outdoor adventures around Vancouver. The best part was trying out things like cycling around the sea wall and city, something I wouldn’t normally think about doing. The accommodations were in fantastic locations. I appreciate the thoughtfulness into my itinerary since it was so last minute.
I will definitely use this company again. Thank you!

Hotel Reviews

Sunset Inn and Suites

Vancouver

The location was close to so many places like the ferry to Granville or Kipsilano and the beach. They did a great job letting guests know about the fireworks shows and other activities going on around the area. The staff were so nice. The bag to go option for breakfast is nice, but having a hot breakfast was a wait.

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Every staff member I encountered were helpful and nice with a greeting.
Cleanliness & Comfort

Embassy Inn

Victoria

The hotel was close to downtown Victoria, and I block from the harbor. It was a good location to everything. The breakfast buffet was good since it lasted until 10:30 and there was plenty of room for sitting.

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Activity Review

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Vancouver

The bridge was busy, but the walk after the bridge was quiet and worth the trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
It was a free courtesy bus from Vancouver to the Bridge.
Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon
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Carl Saulnier-Gagnon
Local specialist in Québec | Aug 09, 2022

Hi Desiree,
So happy that you enjoyed your vacation.
Thank you for your review and let us know it will be a pleasure anytime :)

Merci

Enjoyed the people of Montréal
Canada | Jul 7 - Jul 12, 2022

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Lynda B.
Broad Ripple, IN | Aug 09, 2022

Both the historic tour and the foodie tours were fun and meeting people from all over the country (USA) made it enjoyable. I don’t remember our guide’s names. But the daily interactions with the people of the city, the Uber drivers, people we met on the tours was probably the most fascinating. read more

Both the historic tour and the foodie tours were fun and meeting people from all over the country (USA) made it enjoyable. I don’t remember our guide’s names. But the daily interactions with the people of the city, the Uber drivers, people we met on the tours was probably the most fascinating.

Hotel Review

Hôtel Alt Montréal

Montreal

Hotel Alt provided everything we needed while we stayed in Montréal. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Fresh croissants every morning spoiled us!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything - the room and the entire hotel was spotless.
Activity Review

Old Montreal VIP

Montréal

Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned so much about Montréal!

Quality of Experience
Our guide - he was very kind and very Canadian French. His family roots were established there so the tour went deeper…
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
It’s a walking tour so you’re constantly moving except to stop to talk about specific points and spots.
Local specialist: Carl Saulnier-Gagnon
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Carl Saulnier-Gagnon
Local specialist in Québec | Aug 09, 2022

Thank you Lynda,
Montreal is always full of suprise :)