Destination Specialist, VancouverFinnish
Mirka is Finnish, and she grew up in a beautiful city of Tampere, which is also called the Manchester of the North. Mirka started xc-skiing at the age of 5, and she has loved skiing and other outdoor activities ever since. Mirka spent summers on their over 100-year-old family farmhouse by swimming in the lakes and running through meadows.
At the age of 15 Mirka traveled around Europe in an RV by nannying two boys. During her 2 month stay in Europe, Mirka knew that one day she will move abroad and see the world from wider than only "Tampere" perspective. That happened when Mirka moved to Vancouver, Canada 11 years ago with her husband and 4 boys. Mirka is active member in the Scandinavian centre in Vancouver, and during her free time she loves doing all the activities Vancouver's mountains, land and the sea has to offer.
Mirka has visited all the Nordic countries, and she loves how similar, but different in a good way they all are. No matter which Nordic country Mirka is visiting, she always feels like being home.