Basically, life is about staying authentic. I am from Rimouski. I came to the firefighter school of Montreal 19 years ago. For 17 years, I’ve been at the city fire department of Montreal now. As a firefighter you are also confronted with difficult situations. But that’s the way you become aware of your luck: being able to enjoy life at the fullest. We’ve got two kids: Loan is eleven years old and Lenny is eight years old. The idea of a camper van came from our eldest, when he was four years old. At that time, I had two jobs, I was always on the go and busy. One day he asked me: “Dad, what are you doing today?” I asked him why, and he replied: “Because you’re never there, dad.” That was really a shock. Suddenly I realized that I was much less with my family, than I thought. Then I asked him what he would like to do together. His answer: “That we build the camper you’ve always dreamed of.” Two weeks later we had our travel van and went to Newfoundland. The story of the gray wolf comes from the first van I rebuilt. It was a commuter bus of French on the Montreal – New York route. After I had replaced all the stickers, the inscription “wolf” appeared at the back of the bus. We thought it was funny and kept it that way. Since then we have been called “Le loup gris” (the gray wolf), because our converted bus was gray. The most important thing with this kind of rebuilt is not to put yourself under pressure. It’s like kids building a tree house, it does not have to be perfect. Our van is not perfect, a bit like we are actually … The great thing about the camper van: you live every moment much more individual. You do not have to reschedule everything and comply with places and deadlines. We are very lucky to fully enjoy the moment in this way! The four-wheel drive came because we wanted to discover something new. We wanted to go further. We can discover places of whom we did not even know they exist. Look, mini-foxes, very little babies! Wherever we camp, whether on the beach or in the woods, we collect as much garbage as possible. We would like to leave the place cleaner than when we arrived. Okay, we’ll burn that later. I was fortunate enough to experience a lot with my dad as a child. He inspired me, taught me how to make a fire. I try the same with my children now. I want to spend a lot of time with my boys and inspire them. I want them to get along outside, so they can enjoy the beauty of nature. Later, they will protect the nature this way. So they will learn much for their lives. Thank you for visiting our little paradise, maybe we will see yourself in the forest! Hiya!