Saturday, November 12, 2011

Whistler, B.C.

Thanks to Serena's godparents, we spent this past week vacationing in Whistler!

Apart from lounging around in our beautiful cabin and hot-tubbing in the snow, we also spent time playing in the tree house in the village, reading at the fancy new Whistler library, and swimming at Meadow Park Sports Centre.

The Whistler Museum in the village is a treasure trove.  We learned about the pioneer history of Alta Lake, the prominence of Rainbow Lodge as a fishing resort before the development of Whistler into a ski resort in the 1960s, the natural history and habitat of Whistler, and of course, Whistler's journey to the Olympic Games. There're lots of fun trivia to discover throughout the museum - you may already know that Whistler is named after the hoary marmot, but do you know what animal Blackcomb is named after?

[Answer: the black rooster]

2 comments:

  1. I am so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time playing at Whistler Serena and mum:) I am sure you enjoyed some sunshine too from the looks of the photies. Blessings Mrs D

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  2. Looks like a good time was had by all
    we did learn something new.Thank You.
    Nanny & Papa

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