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Brand Ambassadors 

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Our Ambassadors completed the Travel Type Quiz to help describe what type of traveler they are. You can take the Travel Type Quiz too! 

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Amanda M

Traveller Type: Virtual Traveller

Amanda was born and raised in Alberta. She spends her time exploring and camping around this beautiful province with her boyfriend, adventure pup, and two daughters, Huxlee and Brixton. When she isn't working she tries to get outside as much as possible through camping, hiking, cross country skiing, or paddle boarding. Head over to her blog, Life in Alberta, to follow along on her adventures! 

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Karen U

Traveller Type: Authentic Experiencer

Karen is a mother and a lover of maps, mountains and mochas. With her Geography degree and experience leading hikes and backpacking trips in the Rockies, she is full of ideas on where to go and what to do. Since 2013, she has been sharing “everything you need to know to get outside and have fun" on her outdoor adventure and travel site, Play Outside Guide. Find her and her family on the trails - hiking, biking, or cross country skiing - or on the water!

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Shawn N

Traveller Type: No Hassle Traveller

As a resident of Calgary, Alberta's Provincial Parks have always satisfied my thirst for adventure. Joined by my girlfriend Denae, I take viewers with me as we hike, camp, and enjoy the outdoors. All my life I've enjoyed taking photos and videos, and by coupling that with my passion for nature I started my brand "Journey Alberta". Through it, I've explored a vast array of natural areas and events throughout the province, and what always excites me the most is going to places in my backyard I've never been to before!

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Tyler D

Traveller Type: Cultural Explorer

Tyler is originally from Saskatchewan but has called Calgary home since 2006. He is a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education and his passions lie within the outdoor and physical education fields.

He is on the Executive Board of the Global, Environmental & Outdoor Education Council (GEOEC), which is a subcommittee of the Alberta Teachers' Association. They are tasked with providing timely and meaningful professional development to teachers across the province. He is also the volunteer Outdoor Editor with the Calgary Guardian. He’s in charge of reporting everything that makes Calgary’s enormous backyard an adventurer’s dreamland.

In his free time, he enjoys numerous outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, paddling, camping, cross-country skiing and snowboarding. He also loves team sports, traveling, photography, spending time with good friends, and being at home with his wife, his boys, and his dog, Rome.

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Megan K

Traveller Type: Cultural Explorer

Although Megan was born and raised in Calgary, she grew up unaware of the vast activities people did in the outdoors. After being introduced to scrambling in high school, her passion snowballed and she hasn't looked back since.

Over the last 10 years, she and her husband, Greg, have scrambled, backpacked, canoe-camped, snowshoed, cross-country skid, and road-tripped all over western Canada. However, their biggest adventure has been the birth of their daughter, Mika, in 2020. They are excited that Mika has (so far) inherited her parents’ love of the outdoors and can rock a summit (and a canoe) like no other toddler.

Megan enjoys sharing her love of adventure, especially with those who may not have had the chance to branch out into the outdoors as much as others.

She also loves puns almost as much as she loves photography. Hopefully, this profile peaks for itself.

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Tanner U

Traveller Type: Cultural Explorer

Born and raised a Northern Grande Prairie girl, Tanner has always loved the diversity of Alberta. She spends the majority of her spare time outdoors either exploring the mountains with her St. Bernard dog Farley, fishing with her boyfriend, or kayaking with her girlfriends.

Tanner has always lived an active lifestyle and enjoys a wide variety of activities including playing volleyball and going for evening skis with friends. For her, nothing beats getting outdoors and waking up to the sound of light rain (or with her luck very heavy rain!) on the tent walls and a cup of campfire coffee.

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Domonique A

Traveller Type: Authentic Experiencer

Domonique, her husband Reid, their toddler Aster and their dog Pippin spend as much time as possible exploring the Alberta outdoors together. Dom and Reid eloped in one of Alberta's parks in 2019 and even named their daughter after the lake they backpacked to for it. These days they do it all - hiking, backpacking, trailer and tent camping, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and a lot of meandering down trails with Aster lately. To them, nothing beats the memories made as a family when you're exploring nature together. They hope to inspire other young families to get outside and see what this beautiful province has to offer!

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Nathan M

Traveller Type: Cultural Explorer

Nathan is an occupational therapist by day and a backyard explorer after hours! He’s passionate about all things outdoors, and spends his time year-round, backpacking, camping, paddling, climbing and skiing in Alberta Parks. You can find him hitting the trails with his pup.

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Steph S

Outside is Steph's favourite place to be and she's always up for an adventure! Her day job is co-hosting the morning show on the pop station in Fort McMurray. Early morning wake-ups mean early end times too - she gets off at noon and gets moving! In the summer you can usually find her on a bike, on a hike, with a paddle or around a fire. In the winter she wears a large array of footwear, be it skis, snowshoes, skates or crampons! Last year she split her time between campsites with her 1974 Sprite 400 camper, her tent, and some backcountry sites under the stars. This year she's looking forward to checking out some of Alberta’s hidden gems!

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Sandra K

Traveller Type: Authentic Experiencer

If you were to turn back time and ask Sandra's friends if she'd be chasing mountain summits every weekend, they would look at you in confusion. When she moved to Calgary six years ago, her husband took her straight to the mountains. Having grown up here, he was invested in getting her to love the parks the way he does and he quickly succeeded. It started with hikes that graduated to scrambles and backpacking trips in the summers. In the winters, she started x-country skiing, and later moved into downhill skiing, and more recently, ski touring. They are out in the mountains almost every weekend, and wouldn't have it any other way. When they're not exploring our beautiful parks, they love traveling to new places, trying new foods, and cycling around the city.