The Hills Are Alive … in British Columbia

Talk about alpine scenery, the Fitzsimmons Range in British Columbia has it in spades. A hike along the high trails will have you singing ‘The Sound of Music’ in spite of yourself. Whistler and Blackcomb, the two most well known mountains, not only have the best skiing in North America but are a major attraction... Continue Reading →

Poutine Dog at Zog’s (Whistler, BC)

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... Continue Reading →

Peak 2 Peak (Whistler, BC)

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... Continue Reading →

Dinner at Mongolie Grill (Whistler, BC)

Dinner was at Mongolie Grill, a variation on the typical Mongolian grill where they charge you by weight ($3.75 CDN per 100 grams). The sauce options were above average. Our total for the grill came out to about $34 CDN, rather pricey compared to what you can get in non-captive areas. Mongolie Grill 201-4295 Blackcomb... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at Pacific Bistro (Whistler, BC)

For breakfast, we went to Wild Wood Pacific Bistro whose specialty is eggs Benedict. One good policy of theirs is that you can get a half order, which let each of us try different ones, rather than split the same one. Mine was a smoked salmon, my wife's, the ham. The hollandaise was a good... Continue Reading →

Dinner at Elements Urban Tapas Parlour (Whistler, BC)

For upscale tapas dining, you can't go wrong by dining at Elements Urban Tapas Parlour in Whistler. On the outskirts of Whistler Village, it features locally produced foods in a menu that changes frequently. We arrived early to beat the expected crowd, which never materialized. Perhaps it was the season. We didn't complain though, because... Continue Reading →

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