Just a short 20minute walk, and I was viewing the beautiful Brandywine Falls. There was a viewing platform, so I had a good view of these falls plunging 70 metres to the canyon at the bottom!
From the second platform I could see Daisy Lake, and what a view it was, with spectacular Mountains surrounding it.
If you are lucky enough to be here in Winter, I was told the Falls become icy, and are very pretty.
Picnic tables & chairs, plus Toilets are in the park.
There is a gate which is locked between the hours of 11:00PM and 7:00AM.
Day-use Area Vehicle Parking Fee: $1.00 per vehicle / hour to a maximum of $3.00 per vehicle per day.
Whistler Village in my view was pretty impressive looking! Units built in all styles of Alpine architectural mixes, and the surrounding Mountains as a backdrop, wow! this was nice!
The Village is a car-free town centre so I really enjoyed walking around here and browsing the shops, even though I didn't buy anything other than a Coffee. Needed that to warm me up, even though it was a sunny day!
There are heaps of shops, over 200 that sell everything. I thought they were fairly expensive. Shops generally open at 9:00 am and close around 9:00 pm, depending on the season.
Plenty of pubs, bars, cafes, outdoor areas for enjoying the great outdoors.
The FREE Village Shuttle runs from Marketplace (Village North) to the Upper Village loop seven days a week from 8:00 am to midnight. The front of the bus always reads "Village Shuttle"
The Peak 2 Peak gondola operates between Blackcomb and Whistler mountains. It's a great way to ski both hills and get a great view of the surrounding area. Gondolas are every 50 seconds or so - we never waited long nor were cramped - even ski-ing during the Easter break. It takes 11 minutes to cover the 2.7 miles from one mountain to the other. For an added thrill, look out for the 2 silver gondolas - they have a glass panel in the floor !
The PEAK TO PEAK Gondola is the latest toy at Whistler/Blackcomb. New for the 2008/2009 winter season and just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics. An 11 minute ride from the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb to the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler. At mid-point the gondola is some 1500 feet above the valley below. Not really that scary and the Gondola can certainly take high winds. Two of the 28 gondolas ( the silver ones) have a glass bottom which is cordoned off so you do not stand on the glass.The PEAK TO PEAK GONDOLA is similar to the Kitzbuhel S3 gondola , but a little higher and longer , so the design has been tested .
I'd never been on a restaurant tour before going out with Whistler Tasting Tours. I was worried it might be just little tasters of food and I would be hungry afterward. But there was plenty of food, and really tasty food at that. This was truly the highlight of our mini vacation to Whistler. It allowed us to sample so many different places and flavours. It was like being on a high end pub crawl. What a hoot!
My recent trip to Whistler was highlighted by a restaurant tour by Whistler Tasting Tours. It gave us the chance to taste the best Whistler restaurants in one night. This was by far our best activity in Whistler over our week long holiday. It is such a different and unique concept but the guys have sorted it out to work quite smooth.
Five restaurants; one course at each with wine pairings. A totally great way to explore the fantastic dining scene and it was really fun. I knew where to go for the rest of my holiday.
An absolute must in my opinion. The food and wines were great and the service was spectacular.
I would absolutely recommend this tour.
These guys take you to 5 amazing Whistler restaurants in one night where you sample food and wine at each place.
It's really a great way to check out the Whistler dining scene. You don't have to decide on the menu, it's all set up for you, and super delicious. My girldfriend is a vegetarian and they were able to do something different for he too. It was also really great trying a bunch of BC wines I hadn't had before. I really liked the NkMip Pinot Noir.
I would highly recommend doing this tour, big thumbs up, as it's a dining experience like nothing else around. And considering what it costs to do any activities in Whistler, this is truly a great deal and a lot of fun.
This is fairy tale town. It offers shops, restaurants, hotels from B&B to 5 star ones, cafes, etc.
It will house the next Winter Olympic games of 2010. Just watch out of bears! they can be in town trying to open a trash can or a car in search of food.
Walking in its streets snowing was like being in a fairy tale. Just awesome!!
I went to Whistler in January and it was SO cold in the Village but that didn't stop me to go up to Blackcomb mountain to have a great view. After paying our lift tickets (of if you want to ski, buy the ski ticket) we did ride the Gondola and after almost 25 minutes we got to the Ski resort. Up there you find a souvenir shop, ski school a cafe, etc. Even we didn't ski, me and my sister had a great time playing with the snow, like if we were 5 years old again.
If you like to snowmobile in the powder snow on a big mountain then look at this thing to do in Whistler. It's called Whistler Heli Sledder. This activity provider will transfer you to the top of the mountain by helicopter where your snowmobiles are waiting. Rip ont eh glacier like nothing else matters in the world. It's truly and incredible thing to do in Whistler.
Operation runs until July 31st! Snowmobiling during summer!! Yes we do that here in Whistler. Then we go get a tan.
Check out a video of what it's like at this link:
Whistler is quite simply a giant ski resort. There are two seprate mountains with three enclosed gondolas which provide access to 38 different lifts. These lifts open up 8,171 acres (3,307 ha) of skiable terrain. The vertical difference from top to bottom is as much as 1,609 m (1 mile) on Blackcomb.
The village is located at 657m (2,214 ft) and the ride to the top of the gondola takes more than 10 minutes. At just over 1,545m (5,069) on Blackcomb and 1,850 m (6,069) on whistler the chair lifts can take you even higher. With all this terrain one may get a little tired, there are 12 lodges for one to refuel at while traveling around the mountain. Other statistics are equally as impressive. This mountain is certainly a World Class ski resort. Oh, and if you want to save money check out this deal.
Resting 1,850 m (6069 ft) above sea level the Roundhouse Lodge has several shops and diners for boarders and skiers to enjoy. The prices may be a little high but the convenience of not having to go all the way back down to the village (about 20 minutes downhill) may make the extra cost worth it.
There are also some attractions nearby like the Iukshuk and the ice carvings behind the building that are ever changing.
On the summit of Whistler Mountain, reached by taking “the peak” chairlift, on a clear day one can look out into Garibaldi Provincial Park and see a peak which stands out in stark contrast to the surrounding ones. The mountain is referred to as the Black Tusk and is certainly understandable why.
The peak of the mountain at 2,319 m (7,608 ft) is a pinnacle of volcanic rock that is the remnant of a stratovolcano. The jagged peak can only be seen from Whistler’s summit on a clear day but it is a real treat when conditions are right.
Home to Canada's only David Leadbetter Golf Academy, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club is a beautiful golf course nestled among the mountains of Blackcombe. If you are a golf enthusiast, a round of golf at Fairmont Chateau is an experience not to be forgotten.
Whistler Village is the heart of Whistler. There are many restaurants, cafes, supermarket and shops selling souvenirs and ski equipment. When I was there in October, some of the restaurants were closed for the season. The gondolas and ski lifts were of course closed for maintenance.