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Whistler Daytrip by Rocky Mountaineer – Part 1

28 Aug

The day started cloudy and damp, and it was raining the night before.  Nonetheless, we booked this one-day, round trip to Whistler on board the famous Rocky Mountaineer.  The route we travelled on is named the Sea to Sky Climb.  More on the name later.

So we gathered at the North Vancouver train station at 7:30 in the morning.  The sun was poking through, and people started to gather, waiting to be boarded.

Rocky Mountaineer North Vancouver Train Station

Rocky Mountaineer North Vancouver Train Station

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The train started rolling at approximately 8:00am and we were all very excited about this adventure.

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Due to the protocol (speed limit), the train could only travel at 40 km/h (25 mi/h), and as a result, a normal 90-min trip by car from North Van to Whistler took an amazing three hours.  Talking about getting my money worth on the train.

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Now, the Sea to Sky Climb.

It is named because from approx Squamish to Whistler, the elevation increases by 700 meters, roughly the same height as The Chief (Stawamus Chief to be more official).  That is quite a climb.

(TO BE CONTINUED…)

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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in life, local, nature, travel, weather, 旅行

 

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