Maree & Lui Canada Adventure travel blog

Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls Sign

Shannon Falls

Alta Lake

Lui and Bear

Bear Mask

Ceremonial Dress

Black Canoe

Whistler Mountain

Winter Ceremonial Dress

Whistler Village looking towards Mt. Sproatt

We picked up our hire car - not the one Lui ordered, so I've heard about that for the last 2 full days. They upgraded our reservation to a BMW that does everything, except go to the washroom (toilet) for you and its a bloody gas sicking monster (according to Lui), anyway we managed to navigate our way out of Vancouver. Driving on the right side of the road is nerve wracking and feels bloody weird. Once we got on the road - the scenery was breathtaking! Photo's don't do it justice. Our first stop was Shannon Falls were the sign 'caution Bear in the area' was - but we didn't see one as we forgot the 'Bear Spray'. The drive from Vancouver to Whistler only took about 2 hrs so we headed to the village to find some lunch. Served by an Aussie - actually the IGA was full of them. There are loads of Kiwi's and Aussies over here, it's actually hard to find a Canadian. We then found Alta Lake and spent a relaxing time for a few hours just sitting and watching the world go by - along with all the other Aussies and Kiwis! We checked into the Tantalus Resort just after 4pm. Now remember the hotel in Vancouver was 2 star and the room was only big enough for 1 person to be standing at the one time - Lui thought they had stuffed up - this room is a 2 bedroom apartment with full kitchen, a 6 seater dinning table and 2 x 3 seater lounges with a balcony. We got a great deal for it, we didn't win Lotto. It was nice just to have chicken and salad made by me at home and relax in front of the telly and have a drink. This morning we were up and out early at the Squarmish and Lilliwat Cultural Centre - we were invited to join in the morning song / prayer session which was amazing. We then found out there had been bear walking around the area after smelling the BBQ that hadn't been cleaned well enough. We then ventured inside the building. Loved the history, the people working there, the music and of course the GIFT SHOP! I held back!! Had a drive around the housing estate where the average home (pretty flash places) go for a cool 2 - 3 Million (but definately not worth that much). Heading to 100 Mile tomorrow - apparently a bit to see and a mountain range to cross.

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