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WhistlerMtlerOct13
Travel
and cruising
From Peak 2 Peak to zip lining,
Whistler has much to offer
The classic elegance of Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort defines mountain luxury
Less than a two hour drive from Vancouver, Whistler
is an amazing spot to visit year-round. Start off at the
Village, take a stroll, indulge yourself at one of many
places to eat and browse the unique shops. The VilMiKE Cohen
lage is located at the base of the lifts, making access
to Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains convenient for
WHISTLER – I have travelled
skiing, snowboarding and sightseeing. The ski season
to Vancouver countless times over
in Whistler typically begins around the third weekend
the years, often resisting opporin November, coinciding with American Thanksgiving.
tunities to take a side trip to Whistler (www.tour- From there, both mountains are open daily for winter
ismwhistler.com). Last summer this “mistake” was operations until late April. Blackcomb Mountain stays
finally corrected.
open for spring skiing and snowboarding until midMay. Summer glacier skiing and riding on Blackcomb Mountain starts the
third week of June.
In summer Whistler
Mountain Bike Park opens
as a haven for riders of all
levels and the Village Gondola, Peak 2 Peak Gondola
and Peak Chair are open
for sightseeing. There is
no better experience than
the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
You first take the Whistler
The Cohen family
Express Gondola from the
Breathtaking views of The Rocky Mountains
experienced the
Ziptrek Bear Tour over aboard the Peak 2 Peak gondola from Whistler to Village, which takes 25
minutes. You’ll arrive at
Blackcomb
Fitzsimmons Creek
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the Roundhouse, a lodge where you can have lunch or
a snack, and take in the spectacular view of the mountains on the opposite side of the valley. From here, hop
on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for a thrilling 11-minute
ride over to Blackcomb Mountain.
Prior to this trip members of my family and I had
never gone zip lining. However, upon discovering
Ziptrek Ecotours (www.ziptrek.com) we felt secure
enough to give it a try. On the Ziptrek Bear Tour, one
gets to experience stunning aerial vistas over Fitzsimmons Creek. This tour is perfect for families, groups
and those who have never ziplined before. There are
five incredible ziplines, joined by a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and trails.
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How would
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to spend
your winter?
Whistler continued from page 20
We had a great experience at The
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Hotel (www.fairmont.com/whistler),
which does indeed define mountain
luxury. With mountainside ski out the
door convenience and an on-site Whistler golf course, the classic elegance of
this award-winning hotel offers a modern alpine setting featuring exceptional
dining, full resort amenities, a Vida Spa
and Fairmont Gold – Fairmont’s exclusive lifestyle hotel experience. There
are an incredible 550 rooms here (15
of which are fully handicapped accessible), an in-house reservation centre
for all Whistler activities and a rental
station for bikes and ski gear. A small
and pretty shopping plaza is part of the
facility as well, featuring an art gallery
and some boutiques.
We just loved the two outdoor pools,
one for lap swimming and the other which connects to an indoor one.
There are three whirlpools, sauna and
steam rooms and two outdoor plexipave surface tennis courts. For dinner,
the Wildflower and the Grill Room are
particularly popular. At the former, their
culinary team invites diners to enjoy a
tantalizing showcase of locally inspired
dishes and innovative classics in a warm
and relaxed setting. The latter is Whistler’s newest destination for exceptional
chops, steak and seafood.
We heard some very good things
about the Brewhouse Restaurant (http://
www.markjamesgroup.com/brewhouse.
html) and our party of five was not disappointed. This is one of the busiest
spots in the Whistler Village all year
round. The pub has a cozy two-sided
fireplace and lots of TVs, making it the
perfect place to watch the game when
you’re tired from playing all day. The
restaurant is warm and family friendly
with a great kids’ menu and a huge patio
for Whistler’s long, hot summers. The
cuisine is an inspired and appetizing
mix of barbeque and rotisserie classics,
with exceptional pizza and pasta options. These flavours are complemented
by their range of handcrafted ales and
lagers, brewed onsite.
Mike Cohen’s email address is [email protected]
mikecohen.ca. Follow his travels at
www.sandboxworld.com/travel and on
Twitter @mikecohencsl.
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Treat yourself to
life at Symphonie
and trade in
your snow shovel
for dinner with
friends!
Join Symphonie resident Monique
Laferriere and enjoy good company, a
busy schedule and first-rate services.
Forget the snow shoveling, icy walkways
and lonely nights!
This fall, before the days
shorten, the temperature
drops and the snow flies,
make your move to
Symphonie Île des Soeurs
and West Island.
Île des Soeurs
325 Chemin de la Pointe-Sud
Île des Soeurs
(514) 767-6792
West Island
15 Place de la Triade
Pointe-Claire
(514) 695-6695
symphonyseniorliving.com
Take advantage of the Île des Soeurs $999/month rent
special* available until Nov 30, 2013. *conditions apply
Want a taste of life at Symphonie? Join us any
Wednesday for a complimentary lunch and tour of our
amazing building. Reservations required.
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Fairmont Whistler has an on-site golf course

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