Tuesday, August 7, 2012

whistler ~ what did we do there?

Some come to golf.
Not us.

Some come to bike.
If you are talking about biking at Whistler...
it likely means riding down those steep mountains.
Not us.

We ride bikes along the valley trail...
40 kms of paved scenic paths that connect all the lakes and neighbourhoods of Whistler.
It is even possible to get lost while biking.
We know!

And should our bikes have needed repair...
why, we could have done it ourselves right in the village.
Though I am not so sure I would have known what to do with all those tools.
But I could have added a little air to the tires!

Some came to hang out at the Olympic Plaza...
and watch the Olympics 2012 on the big screen.
We did some of  that.

Some came to row.
Some just stood on the bridge and took photos.
Some declared they did not want their photo taken.
I deleted that one!
But I had to wonder what they had to hide as they paddled down the creek.

And right next to the RV park...
is a Scandinavian spa with pools and baths and steam rooms and saunas.
We hung out there for awhile.

And at the end of the day...
we had cheese fondue at our campsite.
With Swiss cheese...
and Italian bread made with butter from New Zealand (???)...
while chatting with the German tourists next to us.
It was international fare at its finest!

Some bring their hiking shoes.
We were glad we did!

Joffre Lakes...
a beautiful place to hike.

Next stop...


  1. Oh I do love that yellow canoe on the river... You're a very active crew. We'd be lying about on the lawn watching the Olympics on the big screen. ☺

  2. WOW again..you .just keep putting up these beautiful photos...we thank you!

  3. Off to Lillooet - more adventure! I'll be paying attention, as this is a dream of mine - a summer week or two of wandering.

  4. Wonderful. That's funny that someone didn't want their photo taken from afar. Wonder what that story is? This really is a beautiful part of the country to enjoy...

  5. You saw a whole different part of Whistler than we did with the gondolas and chairs. There is so much to do and see ... a lot of tun!So, was that last lake behind you Upper Joffre Lake?

    1. We decided not to do the gondolas this time...since we did that last summer. Though I never tire of the view from up there! The lake behind us was the Lower Joffre Lake...which is just a short walk from the parking lot.

  6. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Brought back great memories from a May visit we had to Whistler (including several hours at the Scandinavia Spa}.

  7. So much to do in Whistler! You made the best of your time there. I love the fondue idea for camping.

  8. I'm all for biking, hiking, laying in the grass and watching the Olympics and and eating cheese fondue, Judy! It is so beautiful there --a photographer's dream!

  9. Sounds like a lot of fun in a beautiful place...my kind of trip!

  10. This looks like a wonderful place to visit and travel. Beautiful photos of everything! I like the idea of the big screen showing the olympics in the square. Enjoy your trip!

  11. Looks like a great place to visit...I particularly like the idea of paddling down the river!

  12. What a beautiful post!! I love your every photo.....wonder WHO did not want their pic taken? That could be a real mystery!

    Your camp supper looked delicious. And your white camper looks like the best way to travel......with your home!

    It is still HOT in Texas and while we plan to be camping at a RV Resort....trust me! It will NOT be as scenic as YOURS!!!

  13. Beautiful post cards once again!!! Safe travels my friend and keep sending us pictures - they're wonderful! Love the fondue idea - what a great treat while camping.

  14. We were just up in Whistler a month ago and did the Lillooet loop as well. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  15. Joffre lakes bring back memories for me over the last two years..hiking way up and beyond...cycling those trails bring back renewed memories...
    Whistler is just one of those places that keep calling my name. I'd go there anytime.

  16. My bucket list is growing with each post. I can't thank you enough for sharing it all. The picture of you and your husband is so good! What a peaceful, relaxing place to spend time. The cheese fondue adds to it all.

  17. Looks like fun... what beautiful places you've been visiting. I've been to BC many times, but never to Whistler. A lovely spot.

  18. One of these days...we're going to follow you when you leave the valley. You see new things...no matter where you go.


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