The scenery on the TMB is fabulous, and so are the many people that you encounter. Over the course of our hike, we met people who came there from all over the world. We met many Europeans, as well as hikers from the U.S., China, Korea and even a few fellow British Columbians. On several occasions, hikers from other parts of the world would be surprised to hear that we were from Canada. “Canada is so beautiful! Why do you come here?” they would exclaim. While we know that our own country is indeed blessed with many beautiful and diverse areas, it is always wonderful to experience new parts of the world. Travelling away from Canada only makes us appreciate our own country all the more. The Tour du Mont Blanc was certainly a highlight of my year.