Oh Canada

Last week found us on adventures in Whistler BC for our family vacation. We were lucky enough to have the Beckham family with us, so there were extra good times to be had!

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The gang on our hike to the train wreck!

I look forward to our week in Whistler every year, and while the locations we trade to some years have all been awesome, my heart is always wanting to get back to Whistler.

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Graffiti from the train wreck.
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More graffiti…it’s treated like art there, and the artists themselves are pretty respectful of where and how they do it.

One of my favorite things is that there are things like train wrecks, abandon mines, ruins from old towns all to be stumbled upon and explored. No keep out signs, no warning of danger. It’s all explore at your own risk. I don’t know if that’s a general Canada thing or a specific BC thing (there is a difference)…whatever it is I like it.

I also love all the amazing food (I have a post all about our amazing dinner out!), drinks, and chocolate. Oh the chocolate…I don’t even like chocolate, but Canadian chocolate is so much better than U.S. chocolate.

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My two favorite!
Cheers!
Cheers!

It’s an interesting place because no one is from Whistler. Everyone, even “locals” are from somewhere else, mostly overseas, so it’s a true melting pot of cultures. And, so easy going and happy. Just a mountain village enjoying all the adventures the outdoors can bring…totally our kind of place!

One of the coolest parts of the week there…I don’t have a picture of it (it really happened I promise!) we saw a bear! It walked right past the balcony to the condo, up the hill and crossed the road to forage in the ditch on the other side…so cool!

A few more pictures of our adventures up north……

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Best road tripper ever, even if she did color on my car. 😦
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Ready to hit the links.
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When in Whistler…stop at the Amsterdam Cafe…it’s worth it. Just don’t break the rules! 😉
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The only golf we can afford in Whistler! Look at that form…that’s why she needs lessons!
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For real Canada is a magical place of amazing Caesars, I mean that’s a meal right there!
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Sky loved this so much she did it twice and flipped as much as she could!
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Hot tub time with a view of the mountains in the background…not bad.
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Perfect ending to a great trip!
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She was looking up the mountain for bears.

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If you ever have the opportunity to visit Whistler…DO IT! You won’t regret it!

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