Poutine is a dish that got its start in Quebec and has become quite popular and widespread throughout the rest of the country. French fries are topped with a brown gravy and cheese curds. Ever curious, I had a substitute—a poutine dog at Zog’s, a hot dog with gravy and curds. With fries, you can at least dip them in the gravy and maybe spear a curd or two, before putting them in your mouth. With a dog, there’s a challenge since you have to put your mouth to the bun and bite, but with all that gravy slipping through my fingers, I resorted to fork and knife. Personally, the combination of gravy and curds do nothing for me. Canadians love the stuff. Maybe if the gravy were tastier, it would be a little different.
Poutine dog at Zog’s (Whistler Village)
4340 Sundial Crescent
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
View from the gondola connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
An acrophobic attraction at Whistler is the Peak 2 Peak, a gondola ride that connects the tops of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, constructed for the benefit of skiers. It takes 11 minutes to cross. The towers at each end span 4.4km (2.7mi) and, at one point, hovers over 1,400ft above Fitzsimmons Creek below, the greatest distance of any lift on record. It also boasts the longest span between two towers in the world at 3km.
Even though it was July, colder than usual temperatures preserved the snow pack at the higher elevations, enough that the hiking trails up there remained closed.
Colder than usual temperatures kept the snow pack on the ground and trails closed
Outside the Whistler Mountain restaurant, there is a large inukshuk made of stone pieces, mounted on a concrete foundation and otherwise not visible from the gondola station.
Inukshuk on Whistler Mountain
The view of the Fitzsimmons mountain range was spectacular from either venue.