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Sabine Stauf

Manager of Groups

Sabine was born and raised in Stuttgart, Germany and immigrated to Canada 18 years ago. Educated in Economics and Office Administration, she was talked into her first tourism job and caught the bug right away! Sabine’s tourism career has kept her busy exploring the world while working on cruise ships, planning events, conferences and group tours, making sure that leisure and corporate travelers have the best experience ever. She has been with Discover Holidays for more than 10 years – not that she’s counting!

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

The Okanagan Valley in BC is a special place in Canada. One of my favorite hotels is Sparking Hill Resort in Vernon; the architecture, the outstanding spa and service as well as the quality of their food makes me want to come back soon. Add a round of golf at Predator Ridge and end the stay with a dinner event at Mission Winery sitting in their patio restaurant overlooking Lake Okanagan, sipping their award winning wines - life at its best!

What is your best travel memory in Canada?

Quebec in October with the fall colors changing the landscape into a painting. Aside from beautiful Quebec City and its cobble-stone alleys, the drive further north alongside the St. Lawrence River opens new vistas after each corner. Baie St-Paul and its art galleries and little restaurants, whale watching in Tadoussac, stopping at farms and wineries en route and tasting local product. And finally seeing native wildlife at the amazing Zoo Felicien before our journey ended again – just spectacular.

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

There are too many to choose only one, so get out your pen and paper! - Indian summer in Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick - La Nouvelle France Festival in Quebec City - Sushi in Vancouver - A bear feeding a few meters away from you - Aboriginal story-telling - A floatplane sightseeing tour That should get you started.

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