On top of the world

Owning a week of timeshare is one way we keep our travel costs down and we were thrilled to secure a week at Whiski Jack, Whistler, Canada, in April.

We took a coach transfer from Vancouver up to Whistler where we had to check in at their office in Creekside, which was no problem when they organised a taxi at their expense to take us (plus our luggage and a few groceries) straight to our mountain-side unit.

Whiski Jack Resorts checkin

We loved the wooded view from the balcony of our cozy unit, with a glimpse of the ski run in the distance.

View from our unit

It was fun to take the walking trail back down to Creekside…

Trail to Creekside ski lift

although we weren’t entirely sure if we went the right way, we eventually found our way across a bridge and down by the ski slope. We were surprised at how much snow there still was at what we thought would be the end of the season.

Creekside ski run

Creekside was rather sleepy (and no sightseers allowed on that ski lift) but there were shops and eateries, handy to have close by, and we enjoyed a fabulous meal at Dusty’s.

Creekside

It was just a short ride on the Number 1 bus to the pretty Whistler Village – the main hub of activity – especially with the World Ski and Snowboard festival on, and lots of special events happening daily. (We bought a batch of bus tickets at the Tourist information centre for a small saving and for the convenience of not having to have the exact fare each ride.)

Whistler Village

There’s a funny story as to why we wanted to be in Whistler at that particular time of year… Tony’s daughter was working in Whistler (like many Aussies – 75% of the casual workforce we heard!), and as she was turning 21 it seemed like a good idea to centre our trip around her special day… except that, by the time we booked our tickets, she had flown the coop back to warmer climates!

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Nevermind, we weren’t complaining – we probably would never have made the trip to Whistler otherwise, and we are so glad we did!

The absolute highlight of the trip was our sightseeing gondola ride up Whistler mountain…

Gondola ride up Whistler Mountain

and across to Blackcomb on the Peak-to-Peak.

Peak to Peak from Whstler to Blackcomb

Truly spectacular views.

On top of the world

It took our breath away.

On Blackcomb

We enjoyed some time on each peak, on this glorious day, stopping for some sustenance at the lodge, before taking the return journey, still in awe of the views.

Peak to Peak

Spectacular!

Whistler mountain views

We really did feel on top of the world.

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About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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