A year in Whistler

This working holiday year was different from all the others I have done. Instead of moving around, I ended up staying in one place for the full year. I needed this. I needed a place to call home again, for longer than just a few months. Staying here the full year gave me a chance…

Brandywine falls without a car

Instead of taking the Sea to Sky highway, you can consider walking on the Sea to Sky trail. The trail heads up north from Squamish for 180km! If you don’t feel up to tackling the whole thing, you can always try a part of it. Since I don’t have any camping equipment, I explored the…

From fall into winter

Fall has arrived. I don’t know how I missed it. We’ve definitely had some fall weather, but the last week was a little reminder os summer, with temperatures into the twenties. Today was the end of that. The clouds had moved in, although the rain waited until later in the day. I suddenly noticed the…

Harmony lake

Suddenly it’s the end of August and I find myself wondering where the month has gone. I feel like time goes faster than ever. In another month the mountain closes for its winter preparations, so I need to make sure I go up there as much as I can. It’s still pretty hot and what…

High up, high down

The High Note trail is probably my favourite hike on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. It’s meant to take 3 to 4 hours and takes you all the way to the back of Whistler mountain, with gorgeous views over Cheakamus lake. It takes a while to get to the start, going up Whistler gondola first and…

Found the duck

Don’t ask me how we got there, because I don’t know. If I had to go the same way again, I’m not sure if I would find it. I had the great idea to walk to One duck lake in Whistler. Normally you walk from the Emerald area, but my friend said it was blocked…