We arrived just after 9:30 and greeted by Lauren who would at 10am be our Desert tour guide. For a very reasonable $7 each, Lauren, a Geography Graduate, expertly guided us around Canada's only desert. Lauren's is very knowledgeable and passionate about the area, this being her home too. Her delivery style was excellent, with added humour and relevant stories. Open to further questions, Lauren and her colleague, Skye were on hand to give us advice about local eateries and attractions. The message about human impact is obvious and clear there are pragmatic steps being taken to assist the biodiversity.