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A 3 Day Sea To Sky, BC Mountain Bike Adventure

A 3 Day Sea To Sky, BC Mountain Bike Adventure

If you own a mountain bike, chances are you’ve heard of the riding in British Columbia. It’s legendary for good reason. But the fact that there’s a lifetime’s worth of riding in such a small area makes it hard to plan a shorter trip there. So what’s the ultimate three-day crash course, the riding that you just can’t miss? We’ve “sacrificed” a bunch of our own precious personal time testing and riding BC’s best trails,…

The Pangea Pod Hotel In Whistler

A Tiny Room & Big Value at Whistler’s Pangea Pod Hotel

Whistler's Pangea Pod Hotel is the first pod hotel in Canada to open. Its tiny pods are chic, well designed and big on value. The Pangea Pod Hotel is about half the price of a conventional hotel in Whistler and a giant step up from what you'd get in a hostel. With its prime location in Whistler Village just minutes away from the gondola, it's likely that the pod hotel will cause some commotion in the hotel…

Driving Vancouver to Calgary? 10 Adventures Worth Doing Along the Way

It's a 10 - 11 hour, 1,000 kilometre drive  from Vancouver to Calgary if you stick to the Trans-Canada Highway. You could easily spend a week stopping at small towns along the way and taking advantage of all the hiking and biking opportunities. If you're not in a rush and you want to maximize the scenic factor then consider driving to Whistler from Vancouver via the Sea to Sky Highway and continuing east from Kamloops. On…

What’s the Better Place to Visit – Whistler or Banff?

I've been asked the question numerous times. What's the better place to visit - Whistler or Banff? It depends on what you're looking for is my answer as they are very different despite both being mountain towns. I've read on forums that if you've been to one you don't need to visit the other as they're so similar. I disagree. Both towns have their own unique personalities. And as someone who has lived within 75 minutes…

Whistler Half Day Trip: Canoe the River of Golden Dreams

A few months ago I had the pleasure of canoeing the River of Golden Dreams for a few hours while in Whistler. It's an easy paddle - even for the novice - and the perfect summertime activity. Put your canoe (or kayak) in at Alta Lake - and check out the cottages as you paddle for the river opening across the lake. You pass the original site of Myrtle and Alex Phillip's summer fishing lodge…

Hiking to Garibaldi Lake, British Columbia

Hiking to Garibaldi Lake close to Whistler, BC is a very popular weekend activity. It's one of the classic hikes in the area. All told it's 18 km round trip with a 890 metre elevation gain. Many people backpack in to use the campsite at Garibaldi Lake. It's a great staging area for further hikes of the Black Tusk and Panorama Ridge. Camping at Garibaldi Lake If you are considering backpacking then avoid Saturday nights…

36 Hours in Whistler – in the Summer

What's the first thing you think of when you hear about Whistler? The 2010 Winter Olympics? Skiing on one of the biggest mountains in North America? Snowboarding? Have you heard ANYTHING about what a great place Whistler is to visit in summer? Well its time you did. It's a spectacular place and there really is something for everyone. Here's my recommendation on how to spend 36 hours in the summer in Whistler. Getting to Whistler First…

Bike or Drive BC’s Gorgeous Sea to Sky Highway

The Sea to Sky Highway, aka Highway 99, is an incredibly scenic, cliff hugging road that takes you from West Vancouver's Horseshoe Bay to Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. After three plus years of highway improvements including the addition of lanes and wider shoulders, bikers can now cycle this road with some degree of safety all the way through to Whistler. Before the improvements it was unthinkable - in fact it was a death defying feat. You…

Sightseeing in Vancouver: 30 Great Things To Do

If you're planning on visiting Vancouver then these 30 great things to do will keep you busy for days. How often have you had visitors and wondered what in the world you were going to do with them short of sitting staring at each other across the living room?? Fortunately in Vancouver there's a great deal to do to keep even the most jaded visitor and host happy, especially in the summer. Impressing Your Visitor…

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