Elaine Tremblay from Canada shares her Grand Canyon Experience

From Landscapes and wildlife to history and adventure, what’s the one thing about the Grand Canyon that has intrigued you?

Hiking to the bottom (and back up of course) of this vast canyon.

If this your first visit to the Canyon, what is motivating you to visit? If this a revisit, what’s your reason for wanting more?

the sunsets are awesome

What are five things your Backpack to the Canyon must contain?

First Aid Kit

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Grand Canyon photos by Elaine Tremblay

What according to you is the best way to get to the Grand Canyon – By Air, By Road or By Rail?

I fly Ottawa Ontario, Toronto, Las Vegas, rent a car and drive north.

What is travel to you in one word?


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Grand Canyon Photos by Elaine Tremblay

What are three tips for an awesome budget trip to the Grand Canyon?

Accommodation = tent
Food = cook your own
Souvenirs = limit them

On your travels, what would you choose a book or a camera, and why?

Duh, camera – after a hike up from the bottom of the Grand Canyon you’re too tire to read – although a cold beer is great.

What surprised you about the Grand Canyon?

The amount of visitors and the cleanliness.

As a travel destination, how would you rank the Grand Canyon from 1 to 10?


Did you visit the Visitor Center?  Did you see the IMAX movie, Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time?  What did you think?

Yes, I visited the Visitor Center but as time was ticking to get back to the airport did not see the movie.

Tell us a little about yourself!  This will be included on the web site.  What brought you to Grand Canyon? Where are you from? What do you do? What are your influences?

First visit Easter Weekend April 2004.  Lucked out by getting last minute reservations at Phantom Ranch due to the mules being used for trail repair so someone, who didn’t want to hike, cancelled their cabin reservation.

Most recent visit April 2012.