Biography

Diving head first into the North American wilderness, François began guiding tours at the young age of eighteen.  In addition to spending nearly four years in Alaska, a region he knows as well as his own back yard, he’s explored and trekked through an impressive amount of Canadian and American National and Provincial Parks.  A fan of history and culture, François’ passions also extend to the classroom, where he spent many years teaching French to First Nations people in his native Quebec. As one of the company’s oldest team members, his dynamic personality and tireless energy continue to keep the Windigo group in motion.

My favorite trips

Alaska, the last Frontier

Highlights

  • Hike away from the crowds amidst spectacular mountain scenery in Denali, Wrangell St Elias, and Kenai National Parks
  • Sleep in the heart of Alaska’s National Parks, in natural environment
  • Get up close and personal with gigantic glaciers

Activities

  • Wildlife viewing, Hiking, Camping
WindigoAlaska
WindigoSummer adventures
Windigo15 days / 14 nights
Windigointermediate
from 3480 $US /pers.

Best of the West

Highlights

  • Marvel at the Grand Canyon, the colors of Bryce Canyon and the spectacular cliffs in Yosemite
  • Get away from the crowds on hikes through desert, canyons, mountains, valleys and alpine prairies
  • Go for a night walk in Bryce Canyon, one of the best star gazing site in the country

Activities

  • Hiking
WindigoWestern USA
WindigoSummer adventures
Windigo14 days / 13 nights
Windigobeginner
from 3430 $US /pers.

CANADIAN ROCKIES & YELLOWSTONE GEYSERS

Highlights

  • Travel through the heart of the Rocky Mountain chain, in Canada & USA
  • Numerous wildlife observation opportunities: bisons, elks, mountain goats, grizzlies and more!
  • Off the beaten track walks and hikes to explore Canada & USA wilderness

Activities

  • Wildlife viewing, Hiking
WindigoWest Canada & USA
WindigoSummer adventures
Windigo20 days / 19 nights
Windigointermediate
from 4325 $CA /pers.

Quebec Escapade

Highlights

  • Hiking Quebec’s National Parks with its wildlife : beavers, moose, black bears, etc.
  • Tadoussac, one of the world’s best whale observation location
  • Visiting the oldest settlement in North America – Québec city’s old quarters

Activities

  • Canoe, Wildlife viewing, Hiking
WindigoQuebec
WindigoSummer adventures
Windigo10 days / 9 nights
Windigobeginner
from 2645 $CA /pers.