So you made it to Whistler, after coming along beautiful Highway 99 and seeing the wonderful landscape that is displayed before you: rugged mountains, enormous trees, pristine waters in Lions Bay, and depending when you are travelling, an unbelievable sunset over Garibladi peak, or sunrise on the calm, shiny waters of Porteau Cove... Well, this was just the beginning!
Nestled against famous Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Whistler Village offers so many different sceneries that you won’t have enough memory space on your camera to take it all in! One of the best activities to try, if you are avid of discovering landscapes, is the Peak 2 Peak® gondola. This one-of-a-kind experience will take you from the bottom of Whistler Mountain, in the Whistler Village Gondola up to the top of the mountain. During this trip, you will see the trails that so many people come to ski during the winter, and if you are lucky, you might even have a spot a mamma bear with her cubs, playing below in the tall grass. At the top of the mountain, you can choose from many options: going for a mellow hike along one of the many trails, from beginner to intermediate (maps are provided for free), taking photos of the spectacular view of the valley and Blackcomb mountain, located on the other side of Fitzsimmons creek, or rest for a while on the sunny patio of the Roundhouse Lodge. Or you can also decide to continue right away with your journey by hoping in the Peak 2 Peak® gondola, which will take you across the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains on a smooth, and panoramic trip. From the gondola, you can admire the views from 436 meters high above the valley. You can take photos of the sinuous creek, and soak in the sights of all the surrounding mountains in Whistler – as there are a lot, most of them still wearing their white blanket all summer long! If one way is not enough, well you can cross the gap between the two mountains as many times as you want. Feeling a hungry pinch? When you come back on Whistler, you can sit on the patio and enjoy their renowned "BBQ on the mountains" – while viewing all the gorgeous pictures you have taken so far! The Peak 2 Peak® gondola is a great experience for the whole family, as it doesn’t require any preparation or special gear, and all the conveniences are easily accessible on both mountains. I personally love to go during sunny days for quick hike, some days when there is a thick fog mid-mountain, as when you emerge from the clouds, you feel like you have just opened the door to a completely different world: blue skies, warm weather. This also makes for amazing pictures, where the Peak 2 Peak® gondola is suspended in thin air above the clouds! Book your whistler accommodation and inquire about our Peak 2 Peak® Package – you will have so much fun, you will not want to leave!
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