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Sue Barnaby

Travel Designer

Born in New Zealand, Sue’s passion for travel was initially sparked by the South Pacific and Australia. 

As her career in travel grew, she added Canada and Alaska to her repertoire and explored South East Asia, South America, Europe and North Africa, often times with her family. 

While Sue has an authentic love and appreciation for destinations all over the world, it is Canada and Alaska that will always be her first love. 

What is your favorite place in Canada?

Lake Louise, Alberta would have to be my favorite place in Canada. It doesn’t matter what time of the year you're there, the Lake is always stunning! Take time out to walk/hike to “Plain of Six Glaciers, Tea House” and look back at Lake Louise when you get above the tree line for some truly amazing views. Once you reach the tea house, order a coffee or bowl of hot soup and sit on the veranda to hear sounds of thunder as a big chunk of ice breaks away from the glacier.

What is your best travel memory in Canada?

Bear viewing at Sonora Resort. We took a half day guided Grizzly Bear excursion. and the resort staff ensured that we had all the appropriate gear to take a short boat ride to Bute Inlet. When we arrived, we were met by an experienced Homalco First Nations guide and transferred by a mini bus through the rain forest to various viewing points along the riverbank. In all we saw 16 bears, some at a distance and some just across the river bank. Wow! It was an amazing experience and something I will never forget.

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

Eating Canadian lobster. My first time eating lobster was in Halifax, and I honestly wasn’t sure how to eat it. A few days later I was better prepared, and I had a delicious Canadian lobster lunch at Halls Harbour, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia (Known for having some of the highest tides in the world).

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