Tour Guiding Services

Welcome to Ria’s Special Tour Guiding Service Page.

Thank you for your interest. My name is Ria and I’ve started “CST” (Canada Special Tours Inc.) in October, 2017 as my own Specialized Tour Guiding & Tour Development Company, providing Unique Tour Group Itineraries & Services throughout Western Canada in the following three languages: English, Dutch and German. 

My Vision is to let travelers explore & experience the stunningly beautiful Nature, History, Tradition and Culture of Canada, especially with the help and support of our respected Indigenous Tourism Boards & partners and our First Nations or Native elders and educators simply because their Canadian ancient history goes back more than 15.000 years!

My Mission is to show and share the rich traditions, diverse landscapes and the stunning nature & wildlife. This is my Canada, a place that I’m privileged and proud to call home and for me, it’s simply “the most beautiful place on this planet”.  After more than 30 years of traveling around the World, from Asia to Europe, North Africa and North America, I guess I’m allowed to say that I know what I’m talking about.

My ultimate goal is to develop “CST” as a Western Canada Tour Guiding & Tour Development business that creates more jobs for Canadians in the tourism, hospitality & retail industry and making Traveling Throughout Canada Accessible for all Travelers!!

My passion is design and guide tours that are different from the standard tours. I like to share the local knowledge and “hidden gems” with visitors from around the world whilst creating unique experiences. 

I’ve executed multiple tours with multiple groups from multiple different countries which enables me to provide B2B’s with unique services and experience for their special tour group itineraries.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, I would be delighted to hear from you!

My email is: canadaspecialtours@gmail.com 

Or, give me a call at: (+1 403 465 4180)

Credentials:

Vancouver Tourism Specialist & Member

Certified Travel Alberta Specialist (I & II) and Travel Alberta member

HelloBC Travel Trade Member

Holland America Line Graduate

Princess Cruise Commodore Certificate

Cunard Cruise Commodore Certificate

Alaska Travel Expert

Tour Guide Ria

Canada Tour Guiding history, 2009 to date:

2009-2016: Wellness Travel Global Inc. (Calgary) small group tours, German & Dutch speaking groups, Corporate Retreats & Wellness/Medical travel arrangements in South East Asia, Europe and North America

2016-2017 Kras Reizen/ TUI:  Dutch & German speaking Special Interest Groups, throughout Eastern & Western parts of Canada, South African Corporate Group etc.

2018 Canada Special Tours Inc. to date: guiding small, medium and large sized special interest groups (in 3 different languages, English, German & Dutch): freelance for various RTO’s.

All inquiries and requests are welcome!

Thank you, sincerely yours, Ria