Shari Lukens
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Shari Lukens

Director Inbound Tours - NICHE TRAVEL

Unforgettable Victoria and Vancouver Island Custom-Designed Tours

A custom-tailored Niche tour allows you to explore our beautiful island in a way that speaks specifically to your tastes and interests. When you’re our guest, we ask you, what are you passionate about? Maybe that’s Indigenous art and culture, so we might arrange for you to meet a local jeweller or carver and take a tour behind the scenes to see how each piece is brought to life, followed by a feast of traditional cuisine and exclusive accommodations at an Indigenous property.

Maybe you want to bathe in the forest, or sleep in a handcrafted Sitka Spruce spherical treehouse suspended in the Rainforest canopy. Maybe you want to tour our world class gardens or learn more about Canada’s only true Mediterranean climate. Every tour we create is fully customized, with even the smallest detail taken care of, which means you can expect high level experiences that you just won’t find anywhere else in the world.

As a true destination management company, we work with both travel advisors; and individual explorers, families, friends, and other small groups looking for on the ground travel experiences loaded with personal touches and access to places most people never get to see. Each itinerary is as unique as our guests and has been designed to fulfil their specific interests and travel goals.

What will yours look like?

I’ve always been a dreamer, and I’ve always loved to travel. You could say that aviation is in my blood; my mother was a flight attendant, and both my father and late husband were pilots. At a young age, I left my home in Alberta to train in competitive figure skating; and later trained and mentored skaters as a coach in Canada and Denmark.

Later, my career as a broadcast journalist took me across the country to write, produce, and voice documentaries. Eventually, I found my way to Vancouver Island as a sales manager with Telus, which allowed me to travel from one end of the island to the other. I fell in love with the incredible diversity and natural beauty of this fascinating piece of paradise.

I’m so excited to channel my professional expertise, my passion for travel, and my love of Vancouver Island into crafting unforgettable experiences here on this piece of paradise I call home. Whether you’re local to the Island, or visiting from far away, our lineup of fully-guided boutique tours will surprise and delight you with the endless variety of things you can experience here year round.

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