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.
We loved the wooded view from the balcony of our cozy unit, with a glimpse of the ski run in the distance.
It was fun to take the walking trail back down to Creekside…
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 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.
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.)
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!
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…
and across to Blackcomb on the Peak-to-Peak.
Truly spectacular views.
It took our breath away.
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.
We really did feel on top of the world.