Sunday, 26 June 2011

Canada Trip Day 23: Back in Whistler

5 July 2010 - We are back at the Whistler resort. After settling down in our hotel, we set out to the town centre to grab some food. Along the way, I took some random photos. Interestingly, there was a sign stating the river area as a water treatment wetland. Everything nature that has been urbanised we've seen so far along the highway from Banff to Vancouver are all properly taken care of which is impressive.

Huge Inukshuk monument upon entering the holiday village

Huge stone sign to indicate the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

We passed a stream which is a water treatment wetland

Sign saying that it is a stormwater treatment wetland in Whistler

Whistler mountain used as ski facility

Whistler with Olympic logo to mark its venue for its winter games

Photo memorabilia of Olympic winter games

Playground still under construction

Whistler Mountain in the shadow of another mountain

Canada Trip Day 23: Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway

5 July 2010 - After dropping off some passengers in Vancouver, we headed back to Whistler using Highway 99. What I love about this Highway is the beautiful views of the islands and of the Straits of Georgia. We got to visit Shannon Falls for the second time and it was nice because the weather was getting slightly warmer.

Straits of Georgia with islands

Highway along the straits

Islands and mountains

Howe Sound

Nice houses along the shores

Winding Highway 99, also known as the Highway of Death

Beautiful views where the mountains dip into the strait

Snow-capped mountains surrounding Howe Sound, which is a great view from Highway 99.

Approaching Squamish

Fast flowing, clear water from Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls. More of Shannon Falls here.

Snow-capped mountain in Whistler

Arriving at Whistler