Marsha Cameron is the owner of Boreale Explorers, an adventure company based in the Yukon. And yes, it is as spectacular a lifestyle as it sounds; days revolve around intrepid mountain biking tours, delicious home-cooked food and some of nature’s most beautiful scenery.
Have you always lived and worked in this part of the country?
The Yukon is home for me and always will be. Some are born here, some are raised here and some travel here for a few weeks and end up staying for 50 years. Most come and go, but we all find our way back to the place we call home – the Yukon.
What’s unique about your day to day life?
Here at the Boréale Ranch, every day is different. We have clients visiting from all over the world and each individual brings a unique story to the table. Our lodge is unique, too. The only all-inclusive mountain bike vacation lodges in Canada, we look out over the mountain range locally known as The Seven Sisters and its a view that never gets old. With the midnight sun sitting high in the sky, our days are long and the adventures never end.
How does Canada inspire you?
Canada is a mixing pot of awesome. This country has such a variety of people who each contribute to this amazing country. These people all play an important role in the diversity of our country and it’s this diversity that allows us to expand our cultural and spiritual horizons, which in turn inspired us to create a product that is suitable to a wide variety of clients. Canada also inspires us to get outside, be active, enjoy nature, share laughs and have a good time!
Why would you encourage people to visit Canada?
Canada is a place to experience not only because of the awe inspiring landscape and vast nature, but also because of the people. We are a friendly bunch of folks who enjoy sharing our secret bike trails and fishing spots. We want other people to enjoy what we have and what we are proud of. Canada shouldn’t be a secret. Canada should be shared and we are really good at sharing.
In particular, why would you encourage people to visit the Yukon?
The Yukon is a special place. As mentioned above, people come for a two week visit and end up staying for 50 years. There is a famous poem written by Robert W. Service called the Spell of the Yukon, which describes the connection that people make with this amazing part of the world…
There’s a land where the mountains are nameless,
And the rivers all run God knows where;
There are lives that are erring and aimless,
And deaths that just hang by a hair;
There are hardships that nobody reckons;
There are valleys unpeopled and still;
There’s a land—oh, it beckons and beckons,
And I want to go back—and I will.
What sort of images can we expect from your camera roll?
In our camera roll, we will show our lodge, our views, our bike trails and our community.
If you could sum up your daily life in one sentence, how would you describe it?
We live for friends, family, laughter, bikes, the outdoors, good food and good times.
Finally, how would you describe Canada in three words?
Adventurous. Friendly. Beautiful.