Gondola Village Townhouse
Travel Blogs from Whistler
... he weekend with a special dinner organised by Mindy at Hy's Steakhouse. Absolutely top class dining and it delivers all things steak. We all took advantage of the special menu. It offers recommended selections for entrees, mains and deserts and includes a warmup of cheese toast. I am sorry @Aunty Gail but there is a chance (according to Mindy) that your monopoly at number #1 may be challenged. We washed the dinner sown with a bottle of SavBlanc for Mindy ...
... to do our baggage and board the bus. A 5 hour drive to Vancouver and another 2 hour bus drive to Whistler.
We made it to Vancouver but every bus to Whistler was full. We hung around the bus station for while then eventually got in touch with the boys at Whistler, luckily, they drove down and picked us up and took us all the way to Whis. 4 hour drive for them late in the night, god bless em, they must love us!! We picked up a stray bloke from the bus ...
... so was going 70kph instead of 110kph. I didn't see the massive black bear until it was at the passenger side light as it ran across the road. At first I didn't see it because it was dark outside, this bear is black and it took me a while to recognise what is was and to actually see it. I didn't have to brake luckily enough as it just whisked away to the shoulder of the road just as I realised what it was. Gave me a surprise that's for sure! Didn't help that it was the biggest ...
Who would believe we have ended up today on the longest and highest lift in the world today. Taking the 30 min Gondola from Whistler Village up to the top of Whistler Mountain and then managing to catch virtually the last ride on the Peak to Peak Gondola across to Blackcomb Mountain another 4.5 kms and well above the valley.
Left Sun peaks at 8am and travelled 7 hrs to Whistler.
The scenery changed a lot from dry arid looking country to spectacular ...
... degrees so we had full wetsuits, boots and jackets. It was so much fun! We had lunch and a fire after about 5kms then we did the other 15 kms. We got some crazy waves! Definitely happy with the raft! It's just surprising I'm doing things that I'd usually hate. I guess I can see why people do it then... As Brooke and Kyla were leaving on the weekend, we decided to get out of town one last time and go camping! We packed up and left late afternoon and got to Cat Lake just in time ...
Other places to stay in Whistler
4050 Whistler Way, Whistler | 4 star hotelfrom $126
- We loved the Hilton Whistler!
- Good Experience
- Nicely renovated hotel in good location
4005 Whistler Way, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $93
4154 Village Green, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $92
- Stayed 4th Jan for fortnight
- Spot on!
- Great location, good service
4899 Painted Cliff Road, Whistler | Hotelfrom $98
- Comfortable and homey
- Don't Stay Here
- Good for a family vacation
2036 London Lane, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $120
- FANTASTIC accommodation and location
- A GREAT deal for families! We LOVED it!
- Turn DOWN the music!
4121 Village Green, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $92
- Great location, nice and quiet and good value.
- Good for the budget traveller
- Disapointing place
4429 Sundial Place, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $91
2202 Gondola Way, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $146
- Great spot for a quiet, luxury ski trip!
- Awesome location at a great price!
2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler | 4 star hotelfrom $162
4359 Main Street, Whistler | 4 star hotelfrom $99
- Surpassed my expectations.
- Dog Friendly & Fantastic Spa
- Great stay in an expensive place
4417 Sundial Place, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $90
- Everyone else is wrong...
- Awesome Stay
- Great hotel/Great Powder
4220 Gateway Drive, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $85
4319 Main Street, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $97
- Great Value!
- Very pleased
- Good value for money
4325 Northlands Blvd., Whistler | Hotelfrom $97
4340 Sundial Crescent, Whistler | 4 star hotelfrom $129
- What an experience
- Great Hotel!
2020 LONDON LANE, Whistler | 3 star hotelfrom $143
4211 Village Square, Whistler | 4 star hotelfrom $296
4122 Village Green, Whistler | 4 star hotelfrom $91
- Funky, hip, designer hotel with great service
- Trendy? Chic?
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4800 Spearhead Drive, Whistler | Hotelfrom $118
4365 Northlands Blvd, Whistler | Hotelfrom $162
4293 Mountain Square, Whistler | Hotelfrom $245
4340 Sundial Crescent, Whistler | 4 star hotelfrom $82