Born in Moscow, Russia, Artem moved to Canada after finishing his master's degree in finance.
Having traveled almost 35 countries to date and living in multiple places within BC, he now calls Vancouver, Canada his home as it's his favorite and most loved country in the world.
Artem finished his post graduate degree in Tourism Destination Development & Marketing at TRU and brings his tourism experience and knowledge to his product role at Discover Holidays.
In his free time, Artem enjoys snowboarding, canoeing, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities.
What is your best travel memory in Canada?
When my wife's sister visited us from Russia, we did a road trip through Northern BC, Jasper and Banff National parks. The amount of wildlife we saw during this trip was jaw-dropping – we counted 22 bears (including four cubs) in just under four days of travel! Towering mountains, glittering glaciers and beautiful emerald-colored lakes, waterfalls and rivers were also a part of the trip. Some of the best memories I've ever made are from there and I'll remember them for the rest of my life.
What is your favorite place in Canada?
That's a tough call – there are so many beautiful places in Canada that I love! If I have to choose one, though, I'd have to say the entire province of British Columbia. Here you'll find whatever your soul is craving. Want huge waterfalls? Check. Untouched nature? Check. Amazing food and wine? Check. Surfing? Rock climbing? Any outdoor activity imaginable? Check. The most amazing part is the multiculturalism, which always makes you feel like a local in whatever you choose to do.
Tell us about a special discovery that you’ve made in Canada.
Bowen Island. It's just 20 minutes away from Vancouver by ferry yet it feels like opening a door to another universe. It is so relaxing and quiet there, and there's always plenty to do. I usually spend my time hiking through the rainforest and lounging on the beach. In the evening, there's a great tapas bar in town where you can enjoy a perfect night of delicious food and wine.