Whistler View

Whistler, BC is known for it’s ski hills but we visited in the summer, when the snow is replaced with green and a smattering of wild flowers as well as hikers, exploring the steep trails. We purchased some tickets and rode the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the world’s longest unsupported span at 3.024km (1.88miles), and enjoyed the view.

The Peak 2 Peak is also world’s highest lift at 436m (1,427ft) above the valley floor.
View of Blackcomb Mountain from Roundhouse Lodge.
Beginning our decent down the Whistler Village Gondola.

Stanley Park

My family rented two tandem bicycles and rode them around Stanley Park in Vancouver. Having locked up our bikes, we also ventured inland on foot to walk around Beaver Lake where I took these pictures.

Water lily growing on Beaver Lake.
“Stanley” the slug whom we met along the path.

If you’re asking, I rode on the back of the bike and just held on for my life. But when I stopped being afraid of crashing, I found I had a great view riding the seawall bike path.

This one is taken on English Bay and was a favorite of mine.
The sunset on Second Beach was beautiful and hard not to stop and appreciate.

Banff National Park

I have so many pictures from our trip that we made this summer and want to share some of the highlights with you. We drove through Banff National Park, driving our Jeep and glad we invested in new tires before we made the trip.

Driving through Banff National Park.

We stopped by the Columbia Icefield Skywalk and saw the Columbia glacier. I’d definitely recommend driving through this area and even taking a few days or weeks to see all the sights and hike the trails, which we didn’t do for lack of time.

View of Mount Athabasca from the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

We then traveled south down BC highway 97, through the mountains, stopping several times to take in the view.

Red roofed hotel reflection across a picturesque lake.
A train entering a mountain tunnel along highway 97.