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Vancouver to Whistler

sunny 66 °F

We met in the lobby of the hotel at 7:00am this morning for the short bus trip to North Vancouver to board the Rocky Mountaineer. We settled in our assigned seats and the train started forward at 8:00AM. Breakfast is served on board in two shifts and we had the first shift today and will be the second shift tomorrow. The train seats in Gold Leaf service are heated spacious and very comfortable with multiple position buttons to push. Each car has 4 staff members to take care of any need with all beverages, snacks and food included. The train is very accessible for folks with movement disability in that there is an elevator between the lower dining area and the upper viewing and seating area. The trip to Whistler is short and we arrived at the Whistler train station at about Noon and the buses transported us to the Fairmont Chateau in the upper village. Our rooms were ready when we arrived, and we got our keys outside as we stepped off the bus.

Whistler is a town north of Vancouver, British Columbia, that's home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Besides skiing and snowboarding, the area offers snowshoeing, tobogganing and ski jumping at the Olympic Park, a venue for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style pedestrian village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding and, in the summer, mountain biking at Whistler Blackcomb. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards, and Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines since the mid-1990s. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler hosted most of the alpine, Nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events.

I wandered the village after we settled in the room and we are looking forward to dinner in the hotel tonight.


Posted by rpickett 00:32 Archived in Canada Tagged whistler

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