Thursday, 29 July 2010

Canada Trip Day 5: Whistler

17 June 2010 - Whistler, located a little north of Vancouver, is resort town famous for sports such as alpine skiing and mountain biking. The Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain are popular areas for winter sports. Click here for skiing trail map.

As we walked into Whistler village, paved walkways surround themed shops, eateries and hotels, each with interesting architectural styles such as those that are cottage-like. It felt a little like Disneyland. Aside from mountain biking, you can play golf, do shopping, go on mountain or glacial hikes, horseback trail rides, bear sighting tours and so forth, many of these activities are run by major ski resort Whistler Blackcomb (Wikipedia - Whistler Blackcomb).

Welcome to Whistler signboard

Whistler Visitor centre

Solar-powered parking ticket machine

Map of Whistler village

Recycling Bins

Anti-Bear Bins

Credit-cards-acceptable public telephone

Shops, hotels and restaurants populate Whistler village

Chair lift to Whistler Mountain over mountain biking tracks

Some activities at the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort, closed by the time we got there

Chair lift and mountain biking area located at one end of Whistler village

Hotels with umbrella-shaded cafe

Environmental announcement with a black crow on it

Mountain biker doing a jump at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park

Some passengers going on chair lift to do mountain biking

Interesting architectural style of a bar with gaudy wood paneling and steeply pitched roof

Lodge-style building facing building with window flower boxes

Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

Red tulips

Flower beds in front of Blackcomb signage

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