Vancouver and Whistler
23.10.2011 - 25.10.2011 9 °C
For such a big city, it's surprising how quickly you can get out of the city and into the beatiful natural surroundings. I suppose it shouldn't be a shock considering how much Canadians seem to value outdoor activities.
On our first day here, we made use of the car that we have for 2 more days and took off to North Vancouver. While the Capilano Suspension Bridge is well known, less well known is the Lynn Canyon area. It, too, has a suspension bridge over a 50 metre drop into a canyon and waterfall area (it also doesn't cost anything!). The Robbos successfully negotiated the swinging, swaying bridge then went for a bit of a walk through a nice rainforest trail. Giaan and Angus then helped a petrified Japanese lady walk across the bridge with laughs all round. We then went for a drive through the very well-off West Vancouver area that fronts the harbour. Just like Uplands in Victoria.
Yesterday, the weather gods were smiling on us again and we drove a couple of hours to the famous ski town of Whistler. Some locals told us it was the nicest day they'd had up there for ages. There was snow in the mountains surrounding the village, the sky was blue and the sun was shining - gorgeous!
Lesley and Angus went on a zipline and ecotour (I'll leave these exciting details to Angus) while Giaan and Robbo wandered the town. Giaan's ankle has been giving her grief, so Robbo considered it physiotherapy. When the adventurers returned, we showed them our discoveries andhad a picnic in the Olympic Plaza. The scenery on the driveis beautiful, especially around Howe Sound. A few photoswill be uploaded soon.
Love to all