Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
With a deep knowledge of local history and significant outdoors experience, Christopher Atkins is the ideal guide to lead you through Québec’s distinctive landscapes. A Montreal native, he works as a high school history teacher during the cooler months and has been known to coach at a local hockey school too. Fluent in two languages (he grew up speaking French), he is also a proficient Spanish speaker. In his free time, Chris enjoys a number of active sports, ranging from basketball to paragliding and including, of course, hockey! He has traveled extensively around the world, from the Arctic Circle to the Andes, and is a certified open-water diver as well.
Traveling and outdoor activities have always been great passions for Carole Rasmussen. Her studies in tourism and later in teaching French and English have led to various guiding experiences in Quebec, throughout Canada and in Europe. She has been a high school teacher for many years and still takes advantage of her free time to discover and travel. She particularly enjoys trekking and has explored some of the most beautiful and challenging trails in New Zealand, Corsica, and Peru, to name a few. Always traveling extensively in her native Quebec, she enjoys its cultural diversity, its history, and its magnificent landscapes.
Educated as a teacher, Pierre Dunnigan’s passion for outdoor adventure eventually fueled his decision to pursue a career in photography as well as guiding. His favorite part of guiding is the pleasure of meeting new people and a love of sharing his knowledge of the geography and the profound history of his home country and province, which he refers to as “my Quebec”, a place he feels has beauty everywhere.
After years working for Cirque du Soleil, Simon Leroux swapped the view from his desk for a much larger office: the great outdoors. His career as an adventure guide took him all over North America, leading sea kayaking and hiking excursions. When not touring through the Rocky Mountains, or navigating his native Quebec’s wintery wonderland, you’ll find him eating large amounts of food (by far one of the biggest advantages of working outdoors!) or, otherwise, acting in short films. A passion for sharing his North American roots, Simon’s energy is contagious, transforming any trip into an unforgettable adventure.