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Age: 55-65

Member since June 2020

Retired and enjoying life the best we can!

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

We built out our own van in 2018 and have been enjoying vanlife fully! Boondockers Welcome has been a wonderful way to get around and meet fellow travelers. We are so grateful for the generosity of the hosts in the network! We have met many amazing folks this way!
We love to hike, cycle, canoe and generally enjoy the outdoors. We have also started to learn to sail, and would love to experience more sailing opportunities.
With lots of family in B.C. and home base in the Montreal area, it looks like we will be beating a path back and forth across the country frequently.
We have just returned to QC after an extended stay with family in Fernie B.C. We are very Covid 19 cautious and had the first dose of our vaccines in early April.

Skills & Expertise to Share

We will be happy to share our travel experiences with our hosts or other members. We are skilled at eating good food and happy hour! (Alain is very handy and fix almost anything.)

BigTurtle's Pets

No pets, but we will enjoy and appreciate yours!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

So hard to pick a favourite spot, but some that standout include Trinity Bay NL, Twillingate NL, Alabama Flats, CA, Tecopa CA.

BigTurtle's Hometown

We are based in the Montreal area.

BigTurtle's Guest Details

BigTurtle's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

22 feet long

We have a gray, Dodge Ram Promaster 3500. (extended)

BigTurtle's References (17)

References from Hosts (17)


July 2021

Plaisir assuré

Quel plaisir nous avons eu de rencontrer ces voyageurs. Nous avons pu échanger sur nos passions communes et avons passé du bon temps ensemble.

C’est pour faire ce genre de rencontres que nous sommes hôtes Boondockers Welcome.

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer à nouveau, sur les routes qui sait !!!


July 2021

Tres belle rencontre

BigTurtle sont très sympatiques. Ce fut une belle rencontre avec des gens agréables à parler. Ce sont des gens respectueux et tranquilles. N'hesitez pas à les accueullir. Au plaisir de vous revoir BigTurtlr !


July 2021

Delightful guests!

Big Turtle were such interesting guests. Respecting covid restrictions, we were able to visit over an evening campfire and discovered we both knew and appreciated a certain professional female singer. Big Turtle would be welcomed back anytime! Safe travels to you.


June 2021

Friendly couple

Happy they reached out to come again visit us! Always welcomed! Safe travels!


May 2021

Very nice couple!

Friendly couple with adventure in their hearts. Nice chat and stories by the fire.
Welcome to come back at anytime.
Safe travels!


May 2021

Wonderful people

Had a great time with them, talked by the fire about life and travels, had an amazing time😉


May 2021

awesome couple

wish you guys the best on your travels


August 2020

Wow, nice and courteous couple

Had an amazing first experience as hosts.
Big turtle are amazing nice couple. I enjoyed watching Irene impressed with our black night sky filled with shooting stars, had nice chats by the fire. Hearing others experiences is so much fun. Can't wait to see them again one day on our journey. You both are welcome back anytime😉

Lorence and Janis Reed

July 2020


Their stay was short but pleasant. We'd be happy to have them return in the future. We'd like to have the opportunity to have a longer visit and get to know them better. (Maybe on their way west next time and they could share pictures of their new grandson?) Safe travels! Hope to see you soon.


July 2020

Came from afar

Really enjoyed visiting with this adventurous couple and hearing about their interesting travels. Wishing the best to them as they wend their way home.


July 2020


I was left grateful to get to know this couple even briefly. They are both kind and generous of spirit. As guest they are easy going and low/no maintenance. Ideal experience. The BigTurtle is welcome back any time.


June 2020

Pleasant couple

Receiving a nice reference from Big Turtle, was so nice. They are so friendly and respectful about people, property and the environment. They are welcome anytime in the future. Safe trips.

A former member

June 2020

Nice visit

As always it is a pleasure to host. NIce rig!!!! travel safe and hope you catch your ferry!


June 2020

Lovely Couple

Our first boondockers ...nice visit great chat..welcome back anytime...happy trails🤗🙏🏽


June 2020

Great guests!

What great guests! Friendly and easy-going with a pretty cool van set up too!
We admire them for living an adventure. Happy to have them back anytime and wish them all the best on their continued journey.


June 2020


Very nice folks, would like spend more with them


June 2020

Great to have as guests

Our first guests during Covid-19 and they were great. I would have you guys back anytime. Please welcome them to your host site. Hope your sailing adventure here on our coast is a great success. Please drop me a line as I am excited to here how it goes.
Take care, safe journey on land & sea.