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Conquering Canada: The view from above Whistler and an old trainwreck

I returned from my morning stroll through Joffre Lakes Provincial Park to find Chris and Cody lounging in the TV room at our hostel, waiting for their clothes to clean.

After quickly getting our things together, we headed to Whistler Village and, after a short while in line, hopped on the Peak2Peak Gondola which sent us up to the top of Whistler Blackcomb ski resort.

The views from the top? Stunning. Literal 360-degree views of snowy peaks and alpine lakes.

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We got some food and drinks (sensing a theme?) before heading up even higher on the mountain. Here we walked around and even went on their newest attraction – a suspension bridge that was slightly terrifying.

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We then headed back down and hopped onto the gondola again towards the other peak where we chowed down and enjoyed the views. We even got a surprise when a marmot-like animal got into the food court and caused a stir. This might’ve been Cody’s favorite part of the trip as he tried to track him down.

Whistler Blackcomb

You can see the suspension bridge in the above photo stretching across the top o the mountain above.

That evening, we kept going and headed to an old trainwreck spot that had been turned into a local graffiti spot.

Then Cody and Chris debuted their cover to their new upcoming album.

Then, we broke the internet with this photo.

We then, brace yourself, headed to another brewery for some drinks before going back to the hostel. For me, I was utterly exhausted. I had been up since 3:30 am and knew the next day would be pretty grueling as we headed into the wilderness and Garibaldi Lake.


Until next time adventurers, take care and be safe.

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If you’ve just started following, here’s how the trip started: Day 1 and 2 in Vancouver,  Day 3 on the water, Day 4 at Wedgemount Lake, Day 5 at Joffre Lakes