Canmore, Alberta was a long shot from Ottawa, but at 18 years old my drive to get to the “big resorts” grew from a crazy idea to an out of control beast that I couldn’t tame any longer. So one October night I decided to book my flight, pack my back and pursue my dream of moving to the mountains of Alberta. Somewhere between booking my flight and packing the most random bag ever, I told my parents what I was going to do, and let’s just say they weren’t as excited and enthusiastic as I was. I had no place to live… I had no money in my pocket… BUT I HAD A DREAM AND A SNOWBOARD… So deep down I knew everything else would work itself out. And who would have known that Canmore, Alberta would shape the very person I am today.
Ten years have passed since that cold October night, and let me tell you… Life would not be the same for me if I hadn’t followed my gut and moved across the country. During my 8 1/2 years living, working and playing in Canmore I had the opportunity to pursue my passion for travel through working in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, while at the same time completing my Bachelors degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. From a very fulfilling and exciting career, to creating lifelong friendships, to meeting and marrying the woman of my dreams, Canmore will always own a very big piece of my heart and soul.
As I continue to draw the map that I call my life, I invite you to come on my journey and experience the many adventures that I continue to go on. And who knows, you might just unfold a hidden passion of your own!