Whistler : Whistler

This weekend was going to be different – no more public transit!  It was my birthday weekend so I went to Whistler and jumped off a bridge.  My friends were so supportive that they decided to drive me there 🙂

Whistler Road Trip
Whistler Road Trip

The road to Whistler consists of the only highway – Sea to Sky, which is a bit dangerous still because the lanes are quite narrow and there are lots of merges, twists and turns. However, it is safer than before where there were even fewer lanes and barring on the cliff.

bungee bridge!
bungee bridge!

I booked with Whistler Bungee (4314 Main St #19, Whistler, BC (604-938-9333) over the phone earlier in the week for a 1:00 PM jump but we feel like we might be late with all the traffic jam so we changed it to 4PM.

Whistler Bungee
Whistler Bungee

It turns out, we were able to make it in time and with quick eyes we found the sign that said “Whistler Bungee” jump.  We went there anyways and asked if we can still jump at 1 PM and the lady said fine, but we had to wait.

the Bungee Bridge from above
the Bungee Bridge from above

I think I waited some 30 minutes before I was allowed to jump.  There were a few walk-in clients so they opened both sides.  There were kids as young as 7 or 8 that was jumping by themselves.  We found that if one weighs more, they get more of a bounce .. as my friend said “it’s like bungee jumping multiple times!”

the walk to the bridge
the walk to the bridge

From afar, the bridge and the jumper …

Whistler Scenic Bungee Jump
Whistler Scenic Bungee Jump

As I “rescheduled”, I was considered a walk-in so I jumped from the other side, which was better for my friend since she can take the photo from this little hut to the right.

the other side
the other side

It was the most expensive 15 seconds of my life, spending $130 on this short jump.  They told me it was an exciting experience but all I felt was being scared .. even when the jump was over and I was waiting for them to pull me back up…

success!
success!

After the jump, I got a free t-shirt that says “Whistler Bungee”.  Next to the area, was also a small hike called Brandywines Falls.  The lady at the Bungee jumping place says it is only about 20 minutes walk …

HIking!
Hiking!

The hike had a few twists and turns and rarely do we see another person on the trail.  We were constantly hounded by mosquitoes and on hindsight, should have brought with us mosquito repellents.

Bradywine Falls Trail
Bradywine Falls Trail

In some instances, there are some nice views that reminds us of how beautiful British Columbia is.  We also failed to bring water because we though it was going to be a short walk.  In the end, it took almost 1 hour.

view!
view!

Hm.. the hike was as it is, I can’t say I was too impressed with the trail.

winding path to the unknown
winding path to the unknown

Finally made it to the entrance!

YEA the entrance
YEA the entrance

The destination was much better than the journey itself: The brandywine fall was a spectacular 70 meter drop.

BrandyWine Falls
BrandyWine Falls
Brandywine Falls
Brandywine Falls

My friend has traveled all 7 continents and even she looked at this and said, there were longer and more difficult walks than the one we took but the end point was sometimes less spectacular than what we had in front of us.  In conclusion, we should have driven to the fall’s parking lot.

Ugly Doll makes her appearance
Ugly Doll makes her appearance

The other side of the viewing deck is Daisy Lake and its surrounding mountains.

the other side of the visitors point
the other side of the visitors point
the hike
the hike
end viewpoint
end viewpoint
The railway track
The railway track
the hike back
the hike back

We got back to the car and drove another 15 minutes or so to Whistler Village.  We learned that the large parking lot is free after 5 PM! However, we got there at 4:20 PM so we had to pay $2.00.

Whistler Village
Whistler Village

We did not eat anything after the breakfast at McDonald’s that morning so we went to possibly the cheapest place we can find – Zogs!

zogs
zogs

Zog’s mainly sells Beavertails, hot dogs and poutine; we ended up buying 2 poutines and shared it among the three of us.  We got the Euro Poutine (with an extra German sausage) and a Zog Original, which its sauce, is just Spaghetti and diced meat balls.

2 poutines
2 poutines

Whistler village has gotten pretty big over the years .. there is another section expanded during the winter Olympics and it included the Olympic rings.

The other side of Whistler Village
The other side of Whistler Village
Olympic Rings
Olympic Rings
small bridge
small bridge
list of winners from the Olympics
list of winners from the Olympics
Winter Olympics
Winter Olympics
Special Olympics
Special Olympics
Whistler Village
Whistler Village
Olympic Rings
Olympic Rings
Whistler Village
Whistler Village

During Winter time, the slopes are covered with snow but during winter, the slopes are transformed into obstacle courses for mountain bikers.

Whistler
Whistler

In the mean time, we went back to Zog’s and had ourselves a dessert – Beavertails!

Beavertail
Beavertail

On the way back on the Sea to Sky Highway, we were surrounded by waters and snow-capped mountains.

Whistler
Whistler

Thanks to Lyds and Norbs for driving me to Whistler for my birthday bungee jump!  Will always be grateful!  It was a pretty good day to be in Whistler.

Whistler Starbucks Cup
Whistler Starbucks Cup

Date of Visit: June 13, 2015

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