This is a beautiful place. Very happening town. Very touristic but they deserved it. Well planned. The scenery is wonderful. We did Paddle & Peddle on 22nd. Real fun but oh my poor shoulders hate me after paddling for 1 1/2 hours, followed by 30 mins of cycling back to hotel. The water is pretty high, so very exciting with the strong currents flowing in the lake and streams. And since the water is high, we had to portage the canoes over the more dangerous areas. Heavy canoe.
I find that I like mountain biking - in the cool temperatures here. Maybe will consider getting a bike back in Mal?
The scenery up the Whistler Peak is amazing. Went on the gondola (cable car ride) - saw a mama bear with 2 cubs. Cool.
On the day we went up = there was a mountain biking contest, like AXN - got some real cool pics of the bike warriors - no joke, they have body armour, protective pads all over and covered with mud. Their bikes have front, body and back suspensions.
On the peak, we met some Canadian Amazing Race contestants (family). Real interesting - watching them scampering around looking for clues. Too bad, didn't see any camera crews.
Teach ya'll a new word - Inukshuk - it's the name of the stacked rock statue that is the symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.