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Summer Fun in Whistler

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An August 2002 trip to Whistler by Barber E. Lane

Whistler Wilderness Photo, Whistler, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: For a Yee-Ha good time in the great outdoors, a Hummer Tour in Whistler is just the ticket. Whistler is a great destination for summer time fun too.

Summer Fun in Whistler

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Overview

Whistler, B.C. Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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Getting to Whistler is half the fun. The BC Rail's Caribou Prospector has an early morning train from Vancouver to Whistler at 7:00 a.m. and returns at 7:05 p.m. The trip is relaxing and beautiful and costs Canadain (about U.S.). A 3 hour Hummer tour of the back country up to Cougar Mountain is a great adventure for young and old alike. The Cougar Mountain at Whistler tour company is located within Whistler village and a 3 hour wilderness tour costs Canadian (about U.S.). There are 4 seats outside on the back of the Hummer and 3 inside which participants alternate in. The driver is knowledgeable, competent, and willing to structure your tour to meet your desires of "let's see what ...Read More

Ingrid's Delicatessen

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Restaurant

Ingrid's Delicatessen Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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We rolled into town on the morning train from Vancouver arriving about 30 minutes later than we'd planned and wanted to catch a quick bite, not too large, before heading out for our Hummer Adventure. We found out that in Whistler, most restaurants do not open before 5:00. In inquiring at several restaurants and an information desk, we were repeatedly given surly answers that nothing much was open yet. It was about 10:30 a.m. We finally managed to find Ingrid's Deli on our own after being seated at a cafe next to it that was open and then again being treated like we were bothering them when we asked if we might be able to get something to eat in about 45 minutes time. When a disbelieving...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on August 15, 2002

Ingrid's Delicatessen
Whistler Village
Whistler, British Columbia

Zeuski's Taverna

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Restaurant

Zeuski's Taverna Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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We happened upon Zeuski's Taverna meerly by accident. It was about 5:00 p.m. on an overcast August day. We had had a light early lunch and were looking for a quick meal before boarding the train for the return trip back to Vancouver. There are not many restaurants open before dinner time and Zeuski's seemed to be one of the few that we found. It is located on an inside corner of Deer Lodge in the heart of Whistler Town Plaza. They had just opened and were preparing for dinner diners and we appeared to be one of their first customers of the day. We were immediately seated, sans a reservation, in their cozy heated outside dining area with views of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 30, 2002

Zeuski's Taverna
40-4314 Main Street
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 932-6009

Whistler Wilderness

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Attraction | "Hummer Adventure at Cougar Mountain at Whistler"

Whistler Wilderness Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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What fun this was! I was a bit hesitant to book the 3 hour Hummer tour of the back country up Cougar Mountain from Whistler, worried that we'd get bored by the end of 3 hours. Boy, was I wrong. We were all begging for more. The Hummer is billed as the "world's most serious 4 X 4" Its 16 inches of ground clearance and low center of gravity makes it possible to navigate any terrain and that's what you get to do on this tour. Making reservations ahead of your visit is a good plan to assure a seat at the time you wish. There are 9:00 and 6:30, 2 hour tours, and 11:30 and 3:00, 3 hour tours, each holding only 7 people, 3 inside with the driver and 4 outside. They will ask you to arrive abou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2002

Whistler Wilderness
4314 Main Street RR 4
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 932-4086

Cariboo Prospector - Ride the Rails

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Story/Tip

Vancouver to Whistler Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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Just the name, Cariboo Prospector, fills one's mind with romance, with the clicking of the train over the tracks. While staying in Vancouver, choices to get to Whistler, about 2 hours away, were either to drive, take a tour on a bus, or ride the train. We were warned away from driving the winding narrow road, especially if the driver wanted to enjoy to trip as well. We opted for the BC Rail train, the Cariboo Prospector which makes a daily run, leaving Vancouver at 7:00 a.m. and winding its way along the coast of British Columbia before it heads inland to Whistler. There are no reserved seats, so arriving early, about 45 minutes before is advisable to secure your place in line. Tickets, howeve...Read More