Ask somebody if they know of the Gulf Islands, and chances are they don't. Nestled in Canada's southwest corner, below the 49th parallel, this exquisite archipelago is the unsung vacation hero of Canada (and maybe even North America!). It is, hands down, my favorite place to spend a summer. And I don't say that lightly: having lived, worked and traveled in 15 countries on 4 continents, this place still takes the cake. Perhaps it's because I came here as a child, spending endless hours building sand castles to the sound of eagle calls and running with wild deer through the islands' untouched coastal forests. You never forget things like that.
About: Marcus Laube
Raised in the coastal mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore, Marcus has a deep passion for outdoor activities, including endurance sports, camping and nature photography. Marcus’ favorite aspect of working for Backroads is the opportunity to use the joys of active travel to inspire others to incorporate more exercise into their daily lives. Though he often finds it tough to leave home, Marcus has a knack for travel and particularly loves discovering the culinary traditions of different cultures. He balances leading Backroads trips in the summer with working in real estate development and exploring the restaurant industry in the winter.
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