A little Heaven on Earth

There is something magical about standing on a mountain top, witnessing nothing but blue sky & snow-covered peaks, for as far as the eye can see.

A little taste of heaven here on earth.

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If you have ever been to Whistler B.C. & made the trek to 7th Heaven, you will know what I am talking about.  Exiting the 7th Heaven Express chairlift,  you are greeted by a large Inuksuk, standing proudly atop the mountain, welcoming visitors to this beautiful place.

Welcome to 7th Heaven!

Welcome to 7th Heaven!

The view on Blackcomb at 7th Heaven, looking across to Whistler side.

The view on Blackcomb at 7th Heaven, looking across to Whistler side.

Whistler consists of 2 mountains, Whistler & Blackcomb, sitting sit side by side, enticing skiers & boarders of all abilities to enjoy the over 8171 acres of terrain they offer.

They are linked by a variety of lifts, including the Peak to Peak gondola.  The gondola crosses over 4km, a beautiful ride & a few moments to rest your weary legs!

View from Peak to Peak gondola.

View from Peak to Peak gondola.

Host to the 2010 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing Venue, Whistler is a place brimming with friendly people & countless activities to participate in.

Whether it is winter or summer, the primary focus seems to be to get outside, enjoy the fresh air & take in the majestic landscape that is this place.

Adults being kids!

Adults being kids!

If you are visiting as a skier/boarder for the first time, I would highly recommend seeking out the mountain host program, a free service offered to visitors.  Mountain hosts are a wonderful group of volunteers who will take you out, based on your level of skiing/boarding, & introduce you to the mountain, as well as provide you with a wealth of information.  You can find more information about this service here.

We have made two subsequent trips since that 1st one.  Two years ago, our son & daughter-in-law were married in Whistler.  A Beautiful Day to Remember.

Last week marked our 3rd visit, this one, just because.  It is such a beautiful part of Canada to explore & one we are happy to return to again & again!

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Wishing you a blue sky day, along with a dash of a little heaven on earth.

Hugs,

L

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17 Responses to A little Heaven on Earth

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    You have shown the beauty of Whistler beautifully Lynn. I especially like the view on Blackcomb looking to the Whistler side. Between the two of us we will be having them come in droves to Canada! 🙂

    • Lynn says:

      How lucky are we Sue? To have so many gorgeous destinations to explore & enjoy, in this country we call home.

      Perhaps you & I should form a Canadian travel business ! Imagine the fun we would have & the adventures we could write about?

      Travelling across our native land, checking out all that Canada has to offer. We could be the duo female version of Rick Mercer…hmmmmm…..

      • Sue Slaght says:

        Oooooo that sounds like fun. Perhaps our husbands could carry our luggage and do the photography? And bring us food, and wave fans over us and feed us grapes…..OK I was getting a little carried away. 🙂
        Seriously we are so fortunate to have this wonderful country to explore. One astounding scene after another.

  2. Carolyn says:

    Thanks Lynn for your latest blog entry! It pretty well sums up our wonderful trip to beautiful British Columbia late January 2015! A privilege to be together once again!

    • Lynn says:

      As you & I discussed a number of times on the mountain, we are truly blessed to experience the beauty of these mountains & be with the ones we love. JUST AWESOME are the two words we found ourselves repeating over & over, I believe! Always a pleasure to spend time with you, Glen & the gang!

  3. I have always wanted to go to Whistler, it does look like heaven on earth. Loved this post.

  4. joannesisco says:

    I’ve never been to Whistler, but I love mountains! Absolutely gorgeous photos 🙂

    • Lynn says:

      Thanks joanne! The mountains are so spectacular! Have you had the chance to head west in your travels at all?

      • joannesisco says:

        I’ve been lucky to have been out west numerous times. Both Gilles and I competed in Penticton at Ironman Canada several times (me – 3, Gilles – 8) and we took the opportunity to travel around BC a bit after our races – Kelowna, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Golden.
        One of my favourite trips was to Golden where Kicking Horse Resort is located. The view from there was spectacular!

        Ironman Canada has now been relocated to Whistler, but we have no plans (yet!) to go there.

  5. 60while60 says:

    Love your pics. Just got back and despite the rain and poor visibility we still had a blast!

    • Lynn says:

      Unfortunately, Whistler has not had the greatest season to date for skiing. Friends of ours that live out there sent me a video this week of skiers enjoying the puddles!

      Regardless of the conditions, it is always a great part of Canada to visit! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Cheers!

  6. pieterk515 says:

    Looks amazing. And frigging cold…

    • Lynn says:

      It is an amazing part of our beautiful country Pieter. I suppose compared to South Africa, it is cold. Temperatures were springlike when we were there, +10 Celsius, we were sweating in our layers.

      At home, this past week, we have been experience -28 or -44 Celsius with the windchill factor…now that’s friggin cold!

  7. restlessjo says:

    Winter sports don’t appeal to me at all, Lynn, but I would be happy to see it for some Summer hiking. 🙂

    • Lynn says:

      My understanding is that it is as busy, if not busier, in the summer season. I am certain the hiking must be fabulous! A stunning part of Canada!

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