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Katerina Kalinina

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Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Katerina has been with Discover Holidays for 10 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. She likes to travel, and has visited many countries. Out of every city she has visited, she chose Vancouver to settle down, as Vancouver is an amazing urban city surrounded by mountains and ocean, allowing for plenty of diverse opportunities for activities. Katerina is also an experienced skier, during the winter months she spends nearly every weekend hitting the slopes at Cypress Mountain.

What is your favorite place in Canada?

My favorite place in Canada is Victoria, the capital of BC - for the historical buildings, lush greenery, antique shops, galleries, cute tearooms full of delicious cakes and fresh baked bread, as well as the impressive Royal BC Museum & famous Butchart Gardens which are beautiful in any season. Victoria also has plenty of cycling routes providing a great way to explore and enjoy the city.

Tell us about a special discovery that you’ve made in Canada?

The Okanagan wine region is about 400 km from Vancouver (4 hour drive) and is filled with fruit trees, vineyards and warm lakes! Many local farms will let you pick fruit & berries right from the tree - what a beautiful way to spend the afternoon and the perfect place to stock up on fresh cherries and peaches.

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

My 10 Day road trip from Vancouver to Jasper to Banff with a stop in Clearwater was truly special and something that I'd recommend everyone to experience. During this trip we enjoyed breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, swam in Hot Mineral Springs, and saw many wildlife. The most impressive discovery on the trip was Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Provincial Park. There are 39 waterfalls in that Park and you can spend days exploring!

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