WHISTLER, Canada’s Famous Ski Resort
Today was another terrific day as we traveled the “Sea to Sky” Highway to Whistler, British Columbia. “Sea” represents picturesque, Howe Sound and “Sky” represents the much higher elevation of, Whistler.
The scenery along the 42km fjord was spectacular.
We stopped in Squamish for our break. The locals call this area Squish. Logging is the major industry here. A young guy working at the Visitors Centre had a long chat with me as he wanted to hear about our time in San Diego, which is his home.
Of course the 2010 Olympics put Whistler on the Map. This ski resort is often rated #1 in the World by Conte Nast.
We enjoyed an Italian Luncheon and then had some time to walk around Whistler Village – many eateries and mainly outdoor wear shops.
We lucked out with the weather – it was ideal for almost the entire day, we just hit a little shower on the way back to Vancouver. Was funny seeing a cross section of dress in Whistler – those sitting on outdoor patios for lunch were wearing short sleeve shirts and the ones coming from the mountains were carrying their skis and wearing winter attire.
Our excellent driver/guide pointed out the sites and told us a few more interesting facts including – residence of Vancouver spent 55% of their income on housing – this city has both the richest and poorest postal codes in Canada.
The executive chef at our hotel provided us with an excellent, “Farewell to Vancouver” dinner. The stories about our hotel room’s, “state-of-the-art toilet seats” dominated the conversations – the laughter didn’t stop.
Everyone is turning in early as tomorrow we need to arrive at the train station by 6:45am to board the Rocky Mountaineer for their World Famous, 2 day Train Journey to Banff, Alberta.