A Visit to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

I was going to be solo for the holiday weekend, so a friend invited me last-minute on a group outing to Whistler, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, and a travel destination for many of my friends during the winter months. I’d never been enticed to make the drive up (it’s about 5-6 hours from Seattle). I’m not one who likes to wake at 5 a.m. to drive for hours then bundle up like the kid from A Christmas Story and then hurl myself down a treacherous mountain. I’m more of an island girl. That said, I had a wonderful time. What beautiful country! The Olympic Village was nestled just so and did not overwhelm the natural surroundings.

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Plaza in Creekside Village
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Plaza in Creekside Village
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Rock face on Whistler Mountain
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Rock face on Whistler Mountain
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View from Whistler Mountain

 

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James Stewart Sculpture
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Potted plant outside the GAP
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Lost Lake from the trail.
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Lost Lake beach and picnic area
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Bridge art along trail by Lost Lake
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Blackcomb Peak and Whistler Mountain from Green Lake trail
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Volcanic view from our hotel room
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Looking down from the Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience
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View of the valley between Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Peak. Taken from the Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience

 

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