Caitlin comes to us with a long-standing history in luxury travel courtesy of one of our favorite hotel brands, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. A lover of the outdoors, Caitlin takes advantage of all four seasons here in Vancouver – be it snowshoeing the North Shore mountains during the winter or gardening in the summer. When Caitlin’s not curating journeys across Canada she can be found strolling her local farmer’s market, cycling or practicing Sun Salutations.
Q & A
What is your favorite place in Canada and why?
Firstly, it’s impossible to choose! I’ve lived all over the country and each destination offers something truly unique. My outdoorsy, nature loving self would say the Rockies. I lived Lake Louise for a number of years, so Banff National Park has a very special place in my heart. I try to visit as often as I can. The mountains never seize to amaze and inspire me. My foodie self would say Montreal. I could never run out of restaurants to try in the Belle Province, and I’d walk off all the calories while exploring the many cultural sites. I found the balance of the two in British Columbia. There’s nowhere else on earth where you could stay in a world class hotel, ski in the morning, dine on farm to table cuisine at lunch, go for a bike ride in the afternoon and then catch a seaplane to a wilderness resort all in one day (…I’d recommend spending a bit more time though).
What advice do you give to family and friends visiting Canada?
My advice is always specific to the person I’m giving it to. Everyone is unique and you have to know your audience (as much as I’d love for everyone to enjoy the views on my favorite hikes). I always have a list of my favorite restaurants ready to share.
Is there a unique experience or something on your bucket list you still want to try?
I’d love to visit Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland. The landscapes are other-worldy, the story of the Inn is something I am truly inspired by, and the people of Newfoundland are said to be the friendliest in Canada.
What makes Entrée different then other travel companies?
The team! The people behind the scenes planning and organizing the trips we offer our guests are the most dedicated, thoughtful, and meticulous people in the industry. We truly care about our guest experience, and it shows.
What is the best travel tip you’ve received?
Talk to locals, and never be afraid to ask for advise or directions. Locals have the secrets you’ll never find in a travel blog