The movie lover’s cruise was lovely.  Rick’s knowledge was wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed his choice of movies as well as our nightly get togethers.  Thank you Lynne for organizing such a fun trip – you thought about everything!!  I would certainly do this cruise again………..Carole H

Happy participant, Breakaways Movie Lovers Cruise April 2017

The spring 2017 Movie Lovers Cruise from San Diego to Vancouver, on the Holland America ship
Nieuw Amsterdam, was our fourth and with the organization of Lynne Moran and Breakaways it was one
of our favorites to date.  Rick is an excellent instructor and gives an informative presentation along with great movie clips and a daily feature film presentation. The cocktail hour movie trivia was fun as well as challenging.
We look forward to our next Movie Lovers Cruise as it is a great combination of learning and leisure………Mardi

Happy participant, Breakaways Movie Lovers Cruise April 2017

“Again big thanks, I had a great time and had a perfect room mate……….Marjo.”

Happy participant, Breakaways Movie Lovers Cruise April 2017

“Home safe and sound and just wanted to thank you for organizing a fun few days with Rick Stealing. I really enjoyed it, the talks were great, the movies fun and the Happy Hour a big success. I enjoyed the company, you and Colin, Lori and Rick were fun to be with, and wonderful Hosts. Thanks again so glad I was able to make it……….Sally King”

Happy participant, Breakaways Movie Lovers Cruise April 2017

“Platform 7 Cafe (platform7coffee.ca/)….I love everything about this place.”

Happy participant, Breakaways East Village Foodie Tour April 2016

“Thanks again for a great East Village Tour. You and Lois knocked it out of the park again.  Tacofino.com – the best Taco I have ever eaten in my life!”

Mardi from Vancouver, Breakaways East Village Foodie Tour April 2016

“Thanks Lois and Lynne for a great day and a new area in which I can shop.”

Lorna from Vancouver, Breakaways East Village Foodie Tour April 2016

“You guys organize the most amazing days! I had a ball on Friday. It was the best. Man, you guys are so good.”

Sylvia from Vancouver, Breakaways East Village Foodie Tour April 2016

“Thank you so much for a great day! It was so much fun and I am still stuffed. I will definitely be re-visiting some of the shops we visited today.”

Isabelle from North Vancouver, Breakaways East Village Foodie Tour April 2016

“I felt like I was on a mini-vacation, a tourist in my own city.”

Happy participant, Breakaways East Village Foodie Tour April 2016

“Thank you for introducing me to the wonderful winter wonderland of snowshoeing. You made me feel so safe 7 energized. Looking forward to more ‘all season’ treks in our beautiful mountains.”

Ginny from North Vancouver April 2016

“The ladies in my Meetup group are raving about the snowshoeing yesterday! As always it was tons of fun. I look forward to next year. Have a lovely summer!”

Cara from Port MoodyApril 2016

“Thank you, Lois.  Our trek of  Manaslu circuit and Tsum Valley in Nepal (Oct/Nov 2014) was spectacular.  Our wonderful guide and porter were exceptionally professional and took care of every detail during our trek.  We were very impressed.  For anyone thinking about trekking in Nepal, I say, stop thinking about it and take the plunge… it really is the trip of a lifetime.”

Grace from Vancouver, BC, Manaslu & Tsum Valley, Nepal October 2014

“Hello Lois……Thank you for the wonderful photos of our excellent adventure Saturday & thank you both for such a great trip….so organized, fun & Christmasy….a super way to get in the spirit of shopping & Christmas…..I thoroughly enjoyed it all…….many thanks…..Gayle”

Gayle from Parksville, BC, Breakaways Christmas Express November 22, 2014

“Thanks for spearheading our trip to Bowen Island.  Enjoyed the activities, especially the hike through the forest to and from Killarney Lake.   Also got to know more of the Oakridge Senior Centre pole-walking group.  Thanks to Bob too for guiding us. A day out in the nature, away from busy city, was a wonderful holiday for me.  Thanks!”

Susie from Vancouver, BC, Bowen Island Adventure August 25, 2014

“Fabulous day with a wonderful guide. Lois greeted us with a warm smile that stayed with her the entire tour. She took us on a comprehensive tour of her home town and her pride in the city was obvious and understandably so. Vancouver is a beautiful city and this is definitely the way to get your bearings and see the” must see “places. Cannot recommend the tour enough and if Lois is your guide you are in for a treat! We loved it.”

Duncan, Susan & Christopher from Glasgow Scotland, City Tour July 11, 2013

“Lois was a real pleasure! She was so kind and friendly and knew so much about the city. She customized the tour to our interests, while still making sure that we got an excellent overview of this beautiful city. I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Vancouver!”
Cathy & Steve, City Tour July 10, 2013

“Loved Lois! She went above and beyond even acting as our personal photographer! After our tour with Lois we took an Alaskan Disney Cruise, did tours at different ports, then more time in Vancouver. We were gone 12 days. The highlight of the trip was the tour Lois provided. The 7 of us ranging from 2 to 86 loved ever minute of our special day with our new friend, who aided our Aunt, and took an interest in our grandchildren. So personal! The only part of the trip we didn’t enjoy was saying goodbye to her.”
Sandi & Family, Whistler Tour July 6, 2013

“Lois was awesome and patient! Our transfer from the cruise ship to the hotel where we were to meet took quite a bit longer than expected. I kept her informed of the lateness and she was more than gracious about it. She gave us a fabulous tour of Vancouver and Capilano Bridge. Her van was comfortable and served well for the 7 of us. She took very good care of us and knew the city well. I definitely recommend Lois as your guide if you are visiting Vancouver. Thanks Lois!”
Valerie & Friends from the US, City Tour June 22, 2013

“Lois T is the best! We were a group of 10 ranging from 72 to 9. Lois met all our needs and was very flexible, professional and so much more. We saw more of Vancouver than we ever would on our own. We spent lots of time outdoors and were never rushed. A fabulous experience for us all.”
Margaretta & family from the US, City Tour June 15 & 16, 2013

“Thank you so much for the photos but more importantly for the adventures! I had such a great time in Vancouver and your guided hikes were a big reason for a wonderful vacation. Hoping the rest of your summer is wonderful.”
Louise, New York, Hiking June 2013

“Lois was a wonderful tour guide. Next time I am in Vancouver, I will absolutely request that she be my guide once again. Lois arrived on time, was very friendly and we had a wonderful tour of the city. She is a great asset to your services!! I will recommend her to all my friends!!! She has a great personality, meets people well and is very responsive to your ideas and makes sure you see the things you are interested in. Once again, a wonderful tour.”
Mary M, City Tour June 5, 2013

“My ToursByLocals guide, Lois, was absolutely fantastic and a fount of knowledge.”
Ben Clatworthy, UK, Journalist, April 24, 2013

“We loved Lois, and she did a wonderful job, and we were more than satisfied with our tour, and I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Lois”
Clyde & Joan from Canada, City Tour April 21, 2013

“Lois, Thank you! We can relive that marvelous day over and over with those excellent photos. How I and my family appreciate your care and attention and expertise in all you do for these excursions. The extras are just so lovely!
Lori B., Grapes & Gastronomy Adventure with Capilano University, April 6, 2013

“I so enjoyed myself over the 6 week session. You always make everyone feel safe and well looked after. You also have a great way of making everyone feel energized and capable of the journey ahead.”
Betty S, Elder College Snowshoe Classes, March 2013

“Yes, someone has taken the Snow Fairy’s wings, we would be happy to make up the class anytime. You are a very knowledgeable, warm and patient guide and we have enjoyed the sessions, excluding the fog.”
Alexis, Elder College Snowshoe Classes, March 2013

“In short – Lois is great and I would highly recommend her as a local guide. She can build a tour to suit anyone’s needs. My son and I came in from Whistler and wanted to see the city and the area. She put together a trip that covered the city’s highlights then shifted in the afternoon to outdoor venues. We were dodging the weather and I was really impressed with how she chose locations. We got a lot of exposure to the areas and super views as the clouds moved away. Lois and Vancouver are great!”
David from the US, City Tour Feb 22, 2013

“THANK YOU for your encouragement yesterday. You are an incredible instructor and always so positive. You made a challenging snowshoe for me into a pleasant one.”
Susan, Elder College Snowshoe classes, February 2013

“Thank you Lois for an amazing day yesterday . It was so perfect! And it was such a lovely personal touch bringing the cake and candles. Driving was a huge challenge, and you made it calm and reliable. Thank you again, a memorable day for all of us.
Sylvia and gang, North Vancouver, Callaghan Country Snowshoe Fondue, January 8, 2013

“I will forever remember Tuesday. It was such an awesome day; every single detail. The wine, appies, Lois the cake and the candles!, the way you strapped us in our snow-shoes, the beach umbrellas, the wonderfully big snowflakes…It was like being in a snow globe all day, untouched by the heavier part of life. The drive home was glorious, the company soulful, natural and enriching. Thank you, thank you to all 3 of you.
Viola, Callaghan Country Snowshoe Fondue, January 8, 2013

“My in laws were raving about their experience with you! They just loved it. Thanks so much for showing them such a good time. They thought it was the best New Years that they have ever had. So special.
Ann Marie, Well Fed Studio, North Vancouver, New Year’s Eve Snowshoe Fondue Dec 31, 2012

“Thanks for sharing the most amazing New Years Eve…good weather, wonderful hosts and a great group of new friends to end 2012 with. We love the pictures! Wishing you all the best in 2013.
Darlene & David, New Year’s Eve Snowshoe Fondue Dec 31, 2012

“Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful New Years Eve experience. Christie and I had a great time. Snowshoeing and chocolate — what a great way to welcome 2013! Thanks again — hope to see you again soon.
All the best.

Charles, New Year’s Eve Snowshoe Fondue Dec 31, 2012

“Thanks, Lois! These photos are great. I had the best New Year’s Eve ever. Thanks for the fun night.”
Joanne, New Year’s Eve Snowshoe Fondue Dec 31, 2012

“Again you impress me the way you get people out moving and enjoying it, and this was all ages…impressive how you managed everyone’s needs. You work magic! I was with a group of the boys when we turned into the woods for the fondue. They went quiet and were looking, looking, looking…then they asked in disbelief if this was for them! It’s a moment I will never forget!
Mary, Family Snowshoe Fondue, Dec 29, 2012

“Lois was exceptional! First, she knew her stuff. She provided us with just the right mix of facts; history, geography, culture and the like; but never became pedantic or overbearing. She remembered our names and answered all of our questions — Elevation of Mt. Grouse? Lois didn’t miss a beat. By the end of our tour, I felt we had gained a friend who was sharing her beautiful city.”
Cheryl & friends from the US, City Tour Oct 1, 2012

“Lois did an outstanding job of presenting Vancouver, even with the low cloud cover. Her knowledge and pleasant personality really capped our cruise with an enjoyable day”
Stephen, City Tour Sept 22, 2012

“We had a fantastic time with Lois! There were 8 of us all together ranging in age from 8 to 72. Lois picked us up on time and in the cruise terminal to ensure we would meet up with her. Lois was flexible and patient. She showed us around town and gave us info and background of the sites. Although I was a bit hesitant to use Tour by Locals and to pay in advance, it worked out perfectly. I highly recommend Lois. She is honest, fun and will give you the time and attention you deserve. Book Lois!!”
M Pk from the US, City Tour Sept 8, 2012

“We don’t know where to begin–everything was fantastic. But, suffice to say that Lois is not only a true professional but also a joy to be with!! She provided us with a tour that we couldn’t have imagined. She provided help with photos, after tour suggestions, restaurants, etc. She definitely knows how to make best use of available time without making it seem rushed. We never felt hurried or that we were leaving anything out. Anita and I would highly recommend her!”
Joe & Anita, Mission, TX, USA, City Tour Sept 7, 2012

“Lois gave us a customized walking tour of the downtown area that was all-encompassing. She was very knowledgeable and flexible. I would recommend Lois to anyone visiting Vancouver! Thanks for a great introduction to your city, Lois!”
Rebecca from the US, City Walking Tour Aug 28, 2012

“Lois was great! She tailored the tour to suit us (there were four of us) and it was perfect. Rental car agency did not have the car reserved and she improvised so that we could still have a fantastic tour. Thanks to Tours By Locals! We will do it again in the future!”
Gerry from the US, City Tour Aug 18, 2012

“Lois was in the lobby of the hotel when we came down. She helped us with our backpacks and patiently waited while we packed and unpacked, depending on what the temperatures were at the various attractions. She dropped us off at the entrances of tour sites, knew how to take shortcuts to avoid waiting in lines, kept us on schedule without any sense of rush, was attentive to our interests, knowledgeable, and was a delight to be with.”
Jacqueline from the US, City Tour July 8, 2012

“I am so glad I saw your site on Trip Adviser. Lois Was Fabulous. Easy to work with, helpful, fun to be with. Working with her enabled us to do exactly what we wanted. This was our first trip to the North West and did not wanna waste time fumbling around renting a car, getting lost, etc. We will recommend you and Lois for anyone else coming to Vancouver. We will be back next year and shall call upon you again.”
Marsha from the US, City Tour May 6, 2012

“Thank you again so much for a wonderful experience! It was my first time snowshoeing and I had so much fun and learned a lot too. I also got to know an awesome tour host 🙂 the pictures turned out fantastic, thanks again! I’m definitely recommending you to some friends! Hope to see you soon for our next adventure!”
Erin, “Perfect Day” Snowshoe Experience, March 24, 2012

“My husband and I went on an evening snowshoe tour that included a chocolate fondue. The tour was incredibly fun and the landscape, covered with recently fallen snow, was beautiful to see in the evening light. Lois had many interesting tidbits of information about the areas around us, and allowed us opportunities to explore a bit on our own; we were “off-pathing!”. It was my birthday the following day, and Lois surprised me with a delicious chocolate cake to go with the fondue, and her partner, Fero, carved me a birthday cake for me out of snow. I was incredibly touched by their thoughtfulness and for making my birthday weekend so special. Thanks for everything, Lois and Fero. We can’t wait to join you on another tour next winter, or maybe even in the summer!
Cara and Chris Buckshaw, White Rock, BC, Snowshoeing March 2012

“Trip was well organised, informative and most of all – fun! Lois was a great guide with lots of enthusiasm. Excellently organised. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for a great day Lois.”
Jodi from Australia, Festive Lights Tour Dec 7, 2011

“Lois did an outstanding job of showing us a wonderful time in your beautiful city of Vancouver! Our special requests were cheerfully honoured and her insights were priceless. We could not have asked for a better or more knowledgeable guide. We will definitely ask for Lois again if the opportunity to return to Vancouver ever a rises. Thanks, Lois; you are the best!”
John and Irene from Canada, City Tour Sept 24, 2011

“Great pictures! I am sure the Partners will treasure them. Thanks again for the exceptional service!” Cindy Lemaire, Lemaire & Co Event Management, Vancouver BC, UBCM Sept 2011 Lynn Valley Hike

“My parents, sister and I really enjoyed spending the day with Lois. Lois was very informative and just really fun to be with. We did a bit of downtown Vancouver, saw some great views, had a little bit of a hike, and even shopped at a roadside stand selling local fruit! She showed us the best of Vancouver (and then some) and took us to a hidden gem of a lunch spot and isn’t that what you want in a tour? We recommend her highly to everyone – you’ll have the best time with her!”
Sun from the US, City Tour Sept 2, 2011

“Lois was an absolute gem. Very Knowledgeable, accommodating and helpful. She made our short visit to Vancouver enchanting!”
Joyce, City Tour Aug 27, 2011

“Undoubtedly the most friendly, knowledgeable and accommodative guide we have ever encountered. An experienced professional with attention to details, Lois made us felt really welcomed, relaxed and at ease with both tours, and her abilities to gear the tour to suit our group that includes the elderly and the very young is most helpful. We would most certainly ask for her expert guidance again shall we return to this beautiful city!”
Tina from China, City Tour Aug 26, 2011

“Lois is .. the best of Vancouver! We found ToursByLocals while blindly searching the Internet and it was absolutely perfect! Not only did we have a wonderful day on our private tour of Vancouver (city, G Mountain, Cap Bridge, etc.) with Lois, but she provided wonderful insights and helpful suggestions for the remainder of our trip. So worth it! Ask for Lois — your family will be so happy you did!!!”
Debbie from the US, City Tour Aug 2, 2011

“Lois is fantastic! We wanted a off the beaten path tour of Vancouver spiced with the must see locations and we were very happy with the results. Lois is very flexible and will tailor a tour based on your interests. She also conducts hiking tours of Vancouver and I’d love to book that tour on my next trip to beautiful Vancouver.”
Rick from the US, City Tour July 26, 2011

“Lois could not have more done for us! She included everything that we requested and then some! But it was the extra touches like the treats at the market or the photos she took and the personal insight into ‘her’ city that I will always remember. If you get the chance to spend the day with Lois as your tour guide, DO IT! It will be worth it!”
Jane from the US, City Tour July 22, 2011

“Lois provides an excellent tour of Vancouver. She knows a lot about the city and shows you all the major sites. Our family had a great time throughout the tour and enjoyed the entire day. The tour was definitely one of the biggest highlights of our trip, not only for what Lois showed us but her wonderful hospitality. It was a pleasure meeting Lois and if we are ever back in Vancouver, she will be our guide. Thanks”
Robert, City Tour July 17, 2011

“This was our second tour with Lois T. Her service is exemplary. Our first tour included my wife’s 90 year old father and the second our 10 and 6 year old grandkids. She tailored each to their diverse and specific interests. Her knowledge of the area is extensive and fun. We saw what we wanted to and went where we wanted. Her advise was spot on. If we return to Vancouver and are looking for another tour I wouldn’t consider any one except Lois. Five stars is not enough for her.”
Bruce, City Tour June 30, 2011

“Lois was an outstanding tour guide, knowledgeable about every aspect of Vancouver. In addition to being very pleasant and entertaining, we would strongly recommend that anyone who wishes to take a tour of Vancouver uses Lois. She got us to our cruise timely after a informative afternoon which she tailored to our interests and shared wonderful pictures of our tour online.”
Amy, City Tour June 29, 2011

“Lois did an excellent job, was very personable and knowledgeable of the area. She went over and above with taking her own pictures for us and posting for us to view. Did nice job customizing trip on the fly to help meet needs expressed during conversation. We would recommend her highly.”
Vic & Nancy, City Tour June 1, 2011

“The tour Lois provided was perfect! It gave us an overview of the city and a more in-depth view of Stanley Park. She let us explore at our own speed and was happy to help us pick a place for a quick snack. Thanks Lois!!!”
Dawn, City Tour May 13, 2011

“The guys are THRILLED with their Christmas experience on Saturday! Thank you Lois, very much for taking great care of them.”
Jes, Magical Christmas City Tour Dec 11, 2010

“Lois was by far the best tour guide that we’ve ever had! She was thoughtful, very knowledgeable and went out of her way to make our day special. We felt very welcome, as if we were visiting a friend we’d known for years. We had a limited amount of time in Vancouver, but I don’t feel like we missed a thing. My mother-in-law has difficulty hearing and Lois made sure that she was well taken care of. I really can’t say enough about how wonderful Lois was. You can’t go wrong!”
Shari, City Tour Oct 21, 2010

“There are “musts” when visiting Canada but the #1 must is to take a tour of Vancouver w/Lois Tomlinson! Energetic, informative, great personality! Felt like we were hanging out with a friend for the day. She gave us suggestions and tips before our trip and tailored our tour with us by email so she made sure we saw everything we wanted to when we got here for our 8hr tour. After our tour, she told us to call her anytime for anything while we continued our trip. We love her and you will too!”
Naomi and Jeff M., City Tour Sept 4, 2010

“Lois was stellar. She was both informative and personable and was able to answer every question we had while being flexible and able to accommodate changes we requested so that the tour was as personalized as we could have hoped for. We couldn’t have made such great memories of Vancouver without her! We are so very appreciative. You will not be disappointed with Lois!”
Nancy, City Tour Aug 5, 2010

“Thank you again so much for a wonderful experience! It was my first time snowshoeing and I had so much fun and learned a lot too. I also got to know an awesome tour host 🙂 the pictures turned out fantastic, thanks again! I’m definitely recommending you to some friends! Hope to see you soon for our next adventure!”
Erin M

“Thanks so much for a wonderful afternoon! Ben and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. You and Caroline were great guides! Everything was perfect–weather couldn’t have been better! Enjoy your trip to Nepal. Safe travels and see you soon!”
..Holly & Ben

“Wow Lois !(and Fero)..That was awesome! Thank you for a wonderful experience! You really know how to treat your clients! We are all still talking about it!”
..Amy, Kevin and Ruth Goodmurphy

“We thank you for an amazing, wonderful in every way, evening. So pleased you have found your niche and we have been the fortunate benefactors. It will remain a highlight in my year – life!”

“Thanks for sharing the photos. We had a great time; really enjoyed your guided tour. The trip to Nepal sounds truly amazing and I wish we could partake one day. Wishing you a very safe, exciting journey. I look forward to photos on your site upon your return.”
..Grace & Mustafa

“Wow…..the pics r amazing!!! Thank u again for everything…will highly recommend ur company. It was a 20 out of 10 from beginning to end….moon was the icing on the cake. Hope to see u again!!!”

“I wanted to thank you for a great tour yesterday. It really was wonderful. The weather, scenery, hike, and your great personality! I hope your business takes off flying!”

“We had a blast! I am hooked! You did a great job, thank YOU!”
Heidi & Rob,

“The group was excellent. Lois is extremely well organised and takes time to keep everyone informed on times and locations. She is such an enthusiastic, qualified and caring individual- going the extra mile to make sure all group members have an enjoyable experience. I hope this course will be offered again.”
Jean, Elder College participant, Feb 18/11

“We recently hired Lois to arrange our trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. She arranged a local guide and company that took excellent care of us on the mountain, providing great food and professional services and equipment. Lois has personal experience of the area and so was also able to recommend many things for our stay, from hotels to shuttles and restaurants! I would very much recommend her for anyone considering this type of trip.”

Tamara Roberts, Studio 2 Photography, North Vancouver, Kilimanjaro January 2011

“Thank you again for hosting such an enjoyable outing 🙂 We’ll definitely be recommending Natural Trekking and looking into your other tours.”

“Thanks for the photos. It was great meeting you and it was truly a memorable experience. You can invite us to your “office” any day!”
Jason & Patricia

“THANK YOU!! Good morning Lois! We just wanted to thank you for a great trek last night. We all had so much fun and got all fired up to do more, which is what I’d hoped would happen. We’ll keep an eye on your website and see what other trips you are offering. Thanks again!”
Julie at www.julieiverson.com

“Hey Lois, Thank you so much for the photos! My boyfriend and I had a blast on Saturday and hope to do it again, soon! Happy hiking!”

“We had a fantastic time today and so value and appreciate how much effort you expended for us. You were stellar and we feel enriched for the day on so many levels…Be well and keep doing what you do since it is so evident that you have found your calling. With fond memories of today to be cherished always due to you, thanks again.”
Best of Vancouver: Shore Excursion participant, Aug 5/10

Best trip ever!!!!!
Customized private tour to Whistler, BC for Jes’ group. July 10/10

The tour was wonderful. A perfect ending to our Alaska cruise. Lois was there waiting for us when we disembarked and was agreeable to any changes we wanted to make based on what we had already seen while in Alaska. We could not have asked for a better guide. She was wonderful with our grandchildren and was able to answer any questions we had. She is a delight! We all whole heartedly recommend your company and Lois to anyone wanting to see the best of Vancouver.
Highlights of Vancouver City, Valerie, US July 9/10

Everyone was thrilled with the tour and the service they received from Lois. My guests really appreciate her patience with them, especially because the tour took a lot longer than planned. Thank you, and we’ll definitely be in touch for more trips.
Highlights of Vancouver City, Jes’ Group Jun 12/10

Lois did a fantastic job showing us the city. Since we would have such a long wait for our flight, she extended the tour, which we most appreciated. She certainly knows the city and shared her knowledge with us. We most certainly appreciated it.
Vancouver City Tour , Sylvia, US Jun 4/10

You are deserving of a special thank you for getting me started with the energizing Nordic Walking. I continued for about three Wednesdays after you left for the Himalayan hike. I now feel happy to just pole about my own neighbourhood. I may appear in your group later; but now with my gardening, ‘Curves’ exercises ,plus some choice flat areas in Lynn Valley for poling, I am well set up for lots of exercise, fresh air and fun.

Thanks again for your expert instruction, Lois. I have recommended your lessons to several of my friends.
..Nordic Walking client, Maxine, Vancouver BC June 9/10

Natural Trekking hosting the world at the 2010 Winter Olympics

“I contracted Lois to work the tour program I had built for an international company called Sportsworld UK – a hosting company for high level sponsors for the major sporting events around the word, including the recent 2010 Winter Olympics. Our major contracts were Samsung, the London 2012 Organizing Committee and the BC Lottery Corp. Lois’ responsibilities were to provide local tours to international travellers with a focus on commentary and adaptability.

The reports that came back about Lois were all outstanding. Her knowledge of the city she lives in and the passion for it, for which she shared with her guests, combined with her warm, friendly and caring personality won her a ‘Gold Medal’ in the hearts of many people who were lucky enough to have her on their tour. In fact she was held in such high regard she was requested by the President and Vice President of Samsung on numerous occasions to be their personal local guide.

For anyone who is considering using the services of Lois and Natural Trekking, you couldn’t be in better hands.”
Brad Noyes, Genesis Vacations, Vancouver, BC Mar 18/10

“Not only did I get to spend 2 days in the beautiful Callaghan Valley, but Lois thought of everything. From the bringing the snowshoes, to having someplace dry to sit, to tipping the gourmet chefs at Callaghan Lodge, Lois took care of everything so I could focus on challenging myself and enjoying the experience immensely.”
Nancy, Vancouver, BC Mar 06/10

“An absolutely fabulous weekend at the Callaghan Backcountry Lodge – click on the link to Facebook for all photos”
Callaghan Country, BC Mar 06/10

“I got the photos & they look great! What an amazing day on the mountain with Lois, our intrepid leader, and all the participants who were willing to push through the fog. Unforgettable day!”
Liz Holt, Vancouver, BC Elder College Participant

“Thank You so very much for sharing the day with me last Friday and making lasting memories of my trip to Vancouver. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you. You have such a wonderful way about you, I felt like I had known you for years.”
Carri, Zephyr, ON Aug 7/09

“I visited Vancouver to see friends. I decided to enjoy hiking during the daytime while they are at work. I concerned being alone (because I sometimes get lost) and wanted to find a private nature guide who can go hiking with me. I googled and found www.naturaltrekking.com via the official tourism site of BC (www.hellobc.com). The guide lady was very kind and I enjoyed her lecture/explanation re nature/plants/wildlife just like an “eco tour”, which is du jour. It was very educational and I found it very good deal. The route was consulted based on my experience and preference. I choose Quarry Rock in Deep Cove. During winter, there are snowshoeing tours instead of hiking, and I’ll definitely try this when I visit Vancouver in Snow season. I recommended the tour to solo travelers, small groups like families or friends.”
Hideko Nasuno, Japan June 15/09

“Thank you for introducing me to Nordic Walking. I LOVED IT! You are a clear and effective teacher. I had fun and felt like I’d had a good workout without any stress or strain or pain! I felt pleasantly tired when I got home. I look forward to next week’s session – I only wish it was sooner!! I also look forward to purchasing my own poles and making Nordic Walking my morning exercise ritual! Thank you Lois!”
Carolyn Sinclair, Vancouver, BC May 20/09

We Reached the Summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro!”As mentioned to you over the phone, we had an awesome time. Mary was waiting for us at the gate on the last day. She had travelled about 8 hours from Kenya to meet us! We were very happy to let her know that all three of us were able to successfully summit. Thanks to all the help given to us by John, Freddie and Ben who were kind enough to not only be extremely patient with us, but also help carry our day pack with water. John and his crew are really awesome and they were all genuinely looking out for us and took excellent care of us. Just cannot understand how Joseph managed to make ‘chapathis’ (Indian bread) from scratch for lunch on the day we summitted!! He also sent juice and snacks through some of the porters to meet us on the way back, as we might become hungry before reaching camp. Very thoughtful gestures!!! Thank you and Mary to have arranged everything that went very smooth.”
Kumari Selvakumar, Waterloo, ON Feb 25/09

“Both times I hiked with Lois, I found her to be a true professional. She knew exactly where we were going at every step. She supplied all of the gear that was needed that we didn’t happen to have ourselves. I had so much fun on my first hike that, the second time, I invited two friends, and they have been singing Lois’ praises every since! I highly recommend Lois and Natural Trekking for your next outdoor adventure. In fact, make a party of it, and invite a few friends….they’ll enjoy the day so much, and thank you afterwards!”
Billie Sinclair, Sinclair Nutrition, “Helping you transform your body, from the inside out” GetYourBodyBack.blogspot.com – Vancouver BC Oct/08

“A great way to start a Monday morning!”
Siobhan Harlow, Vancouver BC July 28/08

“What a truly memorable experience that exceeded my expectations. Lois is an incredibly knowledgeable guide who gives the utmost in personal attention…and all of those little extras didn’t go unnoticed. Great scenery, hiking & friendship. Thank you for everything.”
Heather Crosby, Concierge, Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver BC Sept 26/07

Thank you Lois for the trip up Dog Mountain. Beautiful scenery, fun hike and tasty snacks…
David Watts, Vancouver BC Aug 19/07

It was our first time snowshoeing. Lois was great. She made sure all our needs were taken care of. We felt safe and had such a fun time. I would definitely do this again and recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fresh new way to see beautiful British Columbia and also get in some exercise. A must try for everyone!
Rita Yip, Vancouver BC Mar 27/07