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A New Adventure: British Columbia

Whistler

One place I have always wanted to travel to is Canada. But,  there are a ton of other place I rather go than Canada. Kind of contradicting, huh?

Well, Brady and I have  found out that on June 3-7, we will be flying up to Whistler, BC, Canada for an insurance company board of director’s meeting. Whistler/Blackcomb is located 83 miles north of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99). It is about a 2 hour drive from Vancouver depending on the road and traffic conditions.

Anyone that has ever gone to Whistler will tell you that the Sea To Sky Highway is magnificent. Along the way, you will discover scenic ocean vistas, mountains, waterfalls, and wildlife. I have read a lot of things saying “don’t drive or you’ll miss out on a lot.” Well, good thing we have a camera and there will be 2 of us in the car! You can bet I’m not driving, although I’m pretty sure they drive on the right side of the road too!

Once we get to Whistler, we will be checking in at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and off to insurance meetings for the next few days. While we are there, we will have lots of downtime and are scheduled to do the Peak-To-Peak Gondola signtseeing tour between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. I’m sure Brady will also be playing a round of golf at the Nickalus North Golf Course. This course was designed by Jack Nickalus himself and is a par 71, 18-hole course. Oh yes, I’m sure Brady will be eating this up. He gets a group discount on his green fee (regularly $155 from June to September) and can reserve a tee time without fail. I have the feeling we will be dragging his clubs along on this trip.

As most of you know, the 2010 Winter Olympics were in Vancouver, but what a lot of people don’t know is that a lot of the events took place in Whistler/Blackcomb. They offer tours of the facilities and you can even take a ride down the actual bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton course that was used during the Olympic Games at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

There are also a ton of dining and shopping options that are available here.

The more I read up on Whistler, the more I am looking forward to this trip and cannot wait for June to get here. I never thought I would get to go on 2 vacations out of the United States in 1 year. 🙂

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