“You're the perfect guide, adaptable, gregarious and generous."
- R and C, Can
“It's impossible to go into the woods with Vern and not have a good time!"
- D.L., Can
“Your patience, good humour and flexibility made for a terrific week."
- M and M, Can
I'm Veronica, the founder of Bootprints but everyone calls me Vern. I grew up in the country in a small Cape Breton town where I spent my summers exploring in the forest, swimming in the salt water and making mud pies. I am someone who loves being outside and it shows. You will feed off my enthusiasm. You will feel my love of nature. And it can't help but enhance your trip. I am the person you want to guide you in Nova Scotia!
I've always recognized my passion for the outdoors and my need to stay active. I like to spend my spare time hiking, camping and exploring. I've participated in adventure races and orienteering events and completed personal challenges such as navigating and backpacking the Long Range Traverse in Newfoundland. Some of my most fulfilling life experiences have been outdoors.
I have been an active volunteer with Halifax Search and Rescue for more than 10 years which has enriched my life and taught me valuable outdoor skills. I place a high priority on keeping everyone safe in the woods.
How did I get here? Well, it took some time. For close to twenty years I was in information technology before I decided to follow my heart. My life changed for the better when I started working as a hiking guide. And after years of guiding I decided to launch Bootprints and here I am!
Veronica ("Vern") Landry (she/her),
Owner of Bootprints Hiking Tours