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Neil M.

Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada

I was born and raised in Nanaimo BC, and have called Vancouver Island home all of my life.

I am passionate about the Island and my country, Canada - its history, culture, and the natural environment.

I currently work as a Collections Curator for a forestry museum, where I have the pleasure of applying my work and educational experiences with one of Vancouver Island's premiere heritage attractions.

I have travelled extensively, and know the value and pleasure of seeing and experiencing culture through the eyes of a local guide. Sharing my knowledge and passion with others through exceptional customer service is not only my goal, but is the only way I know how to guide.

With over 40 years working in forestry and the heritage fields, I have worked with young and old alike, from Kindergarten to University, and firmly believe in the value of lifelong learning.

As with any ToursByLocals guide, I can customize a tour to meet your specific interests and needs.

I invite you to join me for a true West Coast experience, as we explore First Nations culture, rich pioneer history, and the splendid natural beauty of Central Vancouver Island.

Credentials

Currently I am the Collections Curator for the BC Forest Discovery Centre (Duncan). Previously, I was the General Manager for the McLean Mill National Historic Site. (Port Alberni).

I'm a member of the Canadian Tour Guide Association of BC, and have two diplomas; one in Cultural Resource Management (University of Victoria), and the other in Forest Resource Technology (BC Institute of Technology).

I'm a member (Past President) of the Arrowsmith Rotary Club, and have held various positions with the Alberni Valley Museum and Heritage Commission and the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Restrictions

I'm not a licensed bus driver, but can hire or arrange a driver for larger groups.

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Private Vancouver Island Nature Tour

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523 USD per tour

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540 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Historical Full Day Tour of the Cowichan,...

 unrated

Duncan, Cowichan Bay, and Shawnigan Lake are yours to enjoy

580 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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