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Hi, my name is Adrian Quin Desfosses and I live in Surrey B.C., 35 minutes away from downtown Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

I am a 42 year old father of a beautiful twelve-year-old daughter and I've been self- employed since the early 1990s.

In my early Twenties, I began my career by opening a graphic design company in Halifax, Nova Scotia, then moved back home to beautiful British Columbia in 1992.

in 1993, I started up and published a front-line environmental Magazine for years in downtown Vancouver B.C. (copies are still available... I have some in a box in my closet.)

In my Thirties I developed (and continue to run) a small metals and recycling service... fixed houses... painted commercial warehouses and began a home renovations company that is still in operation today.

Now in my Forties, I am pursuing new interests - travel, writing, hiking, parenthood, skiing and spending time with my family and friends - old and new.

Since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games are going to happen right in my back yard, and since I have over 20 years of contacts within the province and local communities, I am offering my services, experience and interests to show you the best of these Winter Olympic Games and showcase the beautiful part of the world in which my family and I live.

Only 172 kilometers to the northeast of Whistler, Pavilion Lake is as near to the action as Vancouver but offers many unique advantages not available to those who stay in the city


In 1966, My Dad's brother, Les Desfosses and his wife Marg bought this beautiful property on the the quiet shores of Pavilion Lake, BC.

Both successful lawyers, my Uncle and Auntie purchased the site as an investment property a few years before they both retired in their early forties and left for the warm Caribbean seas and a 39 foot sailboat upon which they lived, loved and explored until the mid 1980s. As world travelers, they have continued to see the world, Budapest, Vienna, Turkey and Cuba are just a few of the tags they have in their passports. 

But always, the magnificent views of the mountains, the lake and nearly a hundred years of history, roads and hiking trails have brought them back here over the years - to swim, read, hike, entertain friends and family, and simply enjoy the awesome beauty of one of the most spectacular places on this earth of ours (that's just my opinion... since I first came here as a 15 year old lad in 1982).

The Lake has a small community of year round residents - characters and cowboys, old ladies, gentlemen and families that have been here for over a century. Others stop in over the summer months to enjoy the sunshine and cool waters or they come from nearby Lillooet, Cache Creek and Ashcroft to ice fish, cross country ski or skidoo in the winter months.

2008 Hiking Trip to the top of Dog Mountain - Les and I

- Fully Equipped with electricity, hot water and indoor plumbing, fireplace, telephone and internet ...

- Outdoor lakeside fire-pit with benches, a full supply of pre-cut wood and world-class ice fishing...

- Skating rink and cross country skiing equipment can be made available on request...

- Miles of hiking, mountain trails and beautiful vistas surround the cottage. Guided hikes and local history tours available...

Packages range from $3500 to $7000 Canadian depending on

Your idea of an ideal BC vacation - We can make it happen!

 Call 604 710-3483

to book your 2010 Olympic Get-away Vacation 

ask for Adrian.