Whistler Journals

Whistler and Journey from Lake Louise by Coach

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A September 2002 trip to Whistler by Drever

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Quote: We were on a tour of western Canada taking in Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Kamloops, Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver. This Journal covers our journey from Lake Louise to Whistler and also our stay in Whistler.

Whistler and Journey from Lake Louise by Coach

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Overview

Whistler Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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The highlights were the majesty of the mountains, gorges, rivers and glaciers. In particular the Spiral Tunnels, Natural Bridge,Fraser and Thomson Rivers, Craigellachie and Lillocet. When the bus was driving along (carefully) with a sheer drop on one side, the expression and colour of our guide's face was also fairly spectacular. Whistler is a purpose built ski-resort built on the Alpine model. Its various little squares make it a pleasant place to stroll through or to have a meal on the many café’s verandas.Quick Tips: There are numerous good photo opportunities. Take plenty of time to do the journey and capture the magnificent views on film - keep good notes. Take a book with y...Read More

Best Western Listel Whistler Hotel

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Hotel | "Best Western Listel Hotel"

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The tour company had booked us into the The Listel Whistler Hotel. It proved to be nicely situated in the Village Square next to the Village shops and restaurants and 100 yds from the ski lifts of the Blackcomb Mountains. Booking in was painless. We were issued with our key, went up to our room and shortly after our luggage was brought up. Our Delux twin room had been upgraded to a Luxury Suite with two bedrooms a sette and two easy chairs. It also had a private bathroom, mini fridge, colour television, digital clock radio and tea and coffee making facilities. My wife was glad to see that there was an iron and ironing board. Rather essential equipment for travellers but not always there. A safe...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 2, 2002

Best Western Listel Whistler Hotel
4121 VILLAGE GREEN
Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B4
1-604-932 1133

Dubh Linn Gate

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Restaurant | "The Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub"

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We had noticed the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub when walking around during our first day in Whistler. Being a bit partial to the taste of Irish we went there for lunch the next day. When we looked in we found two Welsh ladies from the same tour as us already there. We joined them and they whispered gleefully: "its a two for one special offer". Well I was all for that and a pint of Guinness to wash it down. We ordered Irish stew for two a pint of Guinness for me and a soft drink for my wife. While waiting I looked around with fascination at the old bicycle and other artefacts hanging from the walls that "normal" people would have thrown out. I have the theory that Irish pubs originally wer...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 2, 2002

Dubh Linn Gate
170-4320 Sundial Crescent
Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4
800/387-3311

From Lake Louise to Whistler by Coach

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Attraction

From Lake Louise to Whistler by Coach Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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Some of our party had opted for the romance and pampering of traveliing on the Rocky Mountaineer Express. They were up early for the bus trip to Banff to catch the train. We left at a more respectable hour. After traveling for an hour or so, my wife exclaimed, "There's the train!" We had caught up the Rocky Mountaineer Express. Traveling through Kicking Horse Pass, which is not only the Continental Divide but the highway's and the South Thomson River's highest point, we stopped at the viewpoint for the Spiral Tunnels. The Tunnels are unique. They take t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 5, 2003

From Lake Louise to Whistler by Coach
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Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler

Story/Tip

Whistler Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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We stayed for two days in Whistler in September as part of our tour from Calgary to Victoria. It is a purpose-built ski resort built on the Alpine model. Its various little squares make it a pleasant place to stroll through or to have a meal on the many cafés’ verandas. My guidebook has listed things to do such as golf, heli-hiking, heli-rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, tennis, swimming, windsurfing, boating, or kayaking. Now a problem arises immediately, as these are all for the young, the athletic, or the golfing fanatic. So what is there to do for everyone else? Well, going ...Read More