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Matthias Unger

Travel Designer

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Matthias has been traveling for as long as he can remember. 

Whether it was shorter trips exploring Europe or the annual trip to visit his family in Canada, these adventures left a lasting impression on him, so much so that he decided to call Canada his home while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management at Capilano University. 

Now, he has been living in Vancouver for seven years, exploring all the natural beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer. 

What is your favorite place in Canada?

Tofino has to be my favorite place in Canada. It’s an opinion I share with many people that have been fortunate enough to visit. Whether you go for a surf trip in the summer or storm watching in the winter, Tofino is truly an incredible year-round destination.

What is your best travel memory in Canada?

I spent a month open sea kayaking through the Broughton Archipelago north of Vancouver Island. I’ll never forget the memories of exploring Vancouver Island; seeing gray whales from my kayak and encountering a black bear while hiking.

What one thing in Canada should you experience at least once in your life?

It’s a toss-up between whale watching or bear viewing. It’s so special to be able to see the beautiful wildlife Canada has to offer, especially when it's up close and personal. I’d say it’s something that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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