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I would rate our holiday as a class "A" Adventure and would definitely do it again

By Janet St-Jean, Quebec

2009-07-10

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There were more than one memorable moments on our horsepacking adventure. First the Rocky Mountains...if you have never seen the Rockies up close...well it is a little like how I envision Heaven to be.

Then there are the horses - incredible creatures... when we rode in front of a den of wolf cubs, when the deer and elk came and ate along side them at the camp.

Last but not least, the wonderful group of people, Stan - Outfitter, Yvonne - Chef and Justin the apprentice Wrangler......and the rest of the guests.

My daughter and I had such a wonderful time that it was difficult to say goodbye when our adventure came to an end. Thank you for this wonderful Wilderness opportunity!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

One thing to remember is that you are riding in the Rockies, thus the weather can change quickly. Be prepared - bring lots of warm cloths for the evening and a warm sleeping bag. The days were sunny and warm and the evenings were cold (in early July we had frost).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

In respects to benefiting local people, I would say yes for several reasons.....added tourism for the hotels and airlines and investing in a local business "Outfitter".

For my daughter and I, being able to share and learn from an expert Outfitter "Stan" made our experience that much more rewarding.

Knowing that while visiting with respect, our incredible Canadian wilderness, we were able to connect with nature and all of its beauty without disturbing the surroundings - and respecting its inhabitants.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I would rate our holiday as a class "A" Adventure and would definitely do it again.




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