It is not just a place for snow related activities. It was just as busy in the summer, for good reasons. The dirt area is where bicycle riders come down the mountain side.
We found that both Canada and New York deal with huge crowds very well.
Up the hill in this little bus.
We are left with our very personable and not unattractive guide, a tall and well built Asian Canadian.
A wood pecker has been busy.
At times we were a long way off the ground of the valley with very steep sides. The silence was constantly broken by the sound of people zipping on lines across the sky. It was like spider web of zip lines. It looked to be fun and if I was younger.......
This lass just became stuck with something tangled in a tree and had to be rescued by another person out on the zip line. Our guide made a phone call to alert the base.
Steps, platforms, solid and suspended walkways; we did them all. Our guide's commentary was very informative.
This growth on the tree is called Witches Hair. It will only grow where the air is almost completely free of any pollution.
We descended to a lower point, where the Winter Olympic facilities were built. This is the end of the luge. Within the structure the participants come flying down and then make a half a circle to slow them for the finish. Whistler hosted the Winter Olympics in 2010 and the town appears to have been completely rebuilt in the preceding years. There is a lot of accommodation.
You can just see our guide in the blue shirt. Some zip liners stopped to steal our paid for commentary.
I can't find details of when the land slipped into Fitzsimmons Creek below but I heard that the creek was dammed by the slide until it could be cleared and tens of thousands of salmon were trapped and died.
Bears don't always go in the woods.
It's the 1st of July and it is Canada Day. We were back in time for the midday celebration parade.
What I think is a euphonium was booming out the theme to the Australian tv kids' show, Bananas in Pyjamas. What a laugh.
After the parade we lunched with some of our fellow travellers who we came across in the parade. The wine flowed and lips were loosened.
We dined with T & B at an Irish pub. I could hear what I thought was rather good live music. Then the doors were opened and the group played to the outside as well as the inside. It was a very nice evening.
Beware of snow in a snow resort village. Really! Sister was in Whistler several years ago and appeared here in Melbourne on a commercial morning tv programme. Next stop, Victoria, Vancouver Island.