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A July 2003 trip to Whistler by tcguide

Nice Ski House Photo, Whistler, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Whistler is most famous as a ski resort. I like Whistler in the summer because the weather is warm, the sun sets at 9:30 PM, and you can explore the mountains, rivers, and lakes in the area.

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Nice Ski House Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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The best things to do in Whistler for the summer include mountain biking along the dozens of trails, hiking, golfing, and fishing. All of these activities are at the village or within a 20 minute drive. Basically everywhere you go and whatever you do, you'll be surrounded by snow-capped mountains and fresh mountain air.Quick Tips: If you are looking to enjoy Whistler, but don't feel like paying the relatively high prices for lodging, you may want to consider staying north of Whistler in Pemberton or south of Whistler in Squamish, where there are many cheap bed and breakfasts. Pemberton is a 30 minute drive along route 99. Pemberton is set in a valley, far below the mountain elevations of Whis...Read More

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Hotel | "The Residence Inn by Marriot"

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The Whistler Residence Inn is a quite reasonable place to stay and a good deal for families. It is cheaper than staying directly in the village, as this hotel is located about 1-2 miles away from the village on top of a steep hill that is near the famous Chateau Whistler resort. This Residence Inn follows the approach of other Residence Inns that have spacious one or two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and dining area. This Residence Inn looks like a ski lodge and most rooms have nice balconies. There is a heated pool and two hot tubs. During my stay here, there were many families enjoying the free breakfast of fruit, yogurt, juice, and cereal! There are no restaurants on ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 14, 2003

Residence Inn Whistler
4899 PAINTED CLIFF ROAD
Whistler, British Columbia V0N1B4
604-905-3400

Cheakamus Lake Fly Fishing

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Cheakamus Lake Fly Fishing Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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The Whistler area has many scenic mountain lakes and I was excited to spend a day fishing on Cheakamus Lake. It is beautiful, yet one of more accessible alpine lakes nestled in the mountains and fed by the cold waters of nearby glaciers. These glacial lakes are truly magnificent because they are clear and cold, and the glacial sediments give them an almost glowing emerald green quality to them. It's like fishing in a postcard or in a setting you might find in the mountain wilderness scenes of Lord of the Rings! I booked this trip with Trout Country Fishing Guides because fishing with a guide is a good idea if you are serious a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 13, 2003

Cheakamus Lake Fly Fishing
Access Road
Whistler, British Columbia

Big Sky Golf & Country Club

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Attraction | "Big Sky Golf and Country Club"

Big Sky Golf & Country Club Photo, Whistler, British Columbia
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The Big Sky Golf and Country Club is only 25 minutes north of Whistler, and it was one of the best golf courses I have ever played because of its incredible views of snow-capped Mount Currie. It was quite a thrill to be playing there. Pemberton is a valley town and the temperatures are much warmer than in Whistler, which is in the mountains. This course was designed by Robert Cupp who also designed the famous Pumpkin Ridge. When I started my round at 4:30pm on a Wednesday, I did not have any playing partners because the bookings were wide open. That was nice because I got to work on my game a bit and hit some extra shots. The service was very friendly and helpful, as you'd expect from Canadians...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 13, 2003

Big Sky Golf & Country Club
1690 Airport Road RR 3
Whistler, British Columbia
(604) 894-6106