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The weather in Vancouver has been relatively mild this winter, comparing to the rest of the country. With the exception of a few cold winter days, the temperature has been warm enough to float between the freezing mark to the low tens.
Enjoy your weather, wherever you might be, because any weather is beautiful, and having a positive attitude with nice weather only makes one happier.
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I took some photos which might not have been possible otherwise travelled by car.
This is The Chief, a famous local attraction and lots of people hike/climb, admiring its beauty and presence.
Here is the Cheakamus Canyon
As mentioned, three hours later, we arrived at Whistler. It was raining too.
Beautiful raindrops sitting on the leaves, and the rain cleaning the air leaving a refreshing scent.
We didn’t really have a plan once we arrived in Whistler, until we saw this
Yes, free shuttle service, a rare sight for most BC residents. We checked with the bus driver, who was very kind, outgoing, and yes, it was a free service. He also jokingly said that he might not be able to find the way, as he might be “lost.” It was about a five minute ride, and then we arrived at Lost Lake.
It was breezy and warm, add family, and you have a memorable trip.
Soon it was time to say goodbye and make our way back home.
On the way home (on the train), these sceneries were captured:
This concluded our little one-day trip to Whistler by train. Unforgettable experience, and we were all very fortunate enough to be able to see things from a different angle. Special thanks to our conductor David, who provided excellent service and detailed storytelling during the trip.
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.
The train started rolling at approximately 8:00am and we were all very excited about this adventure.
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.
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.
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