Blackcomb Mountain & Peak2Peak
Our first hike takes us up Blackcomb Mountain, a moderate hike with great views of the surrounding mountainous landscape. It turns out to be impossible to get a round-trip ticket for the cable car ride we’re interested in. We have no other option than to buy a day pass for the whole region at an exorbitant price. We make a virtue out of necessity and don’t take the cable car back to the village directly after the hike. Instead, we take the vertiginous Peak2Peak gondola to the other side of the valley, to Whistler Mountain. This ride is an unforgettable experience, even for people used to taking the cable car. This cable car is only suspended between two towers on both side of the valley with no supports in between and spans over three kilometers. The maximum height above the valley is over 400 meters.
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Early October on our way back from the Yukon, we stop once again in Whistler for two days and go for another hike in the Whistler area. This time we head to Joffre Lakes, a very famous hike leading to three beautiful mountain lakes, the last of which is overlooked by the impressive Matier Glacier.