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Audain Art Museum.  1 August 2020.  Art  Whistler 
Aug 1, 2020
  Whistler, Art  
Hiking Blackcomb.  2 August 2020.  Whistler 
Aug 2, 2020
  Whistler  
Practice makes perfect.  3 August 2020.  Whistler 
Aug 3, 2020
  Whistler  
Tsilxwm.  4 August 2020.  Whistler 
Aug 4, 2020
  Whistler  
Heading home.  5 August 2020.  Georgia Strait  Whistler 
Aug 5, 2020
  Georgia Strait, Whistler  
Fitz Lookout Loop.  6 August 2020.  Whistler 
Aug 6, 2020
  Whistler  
Lunch stop.  7 August 2020.  Whistler 
Aug 7, 2020
  Whistler  
Alpine stream.  8 August 2020.  Whistler 
Aug 8, 2020
  Whistler  
Blackcomb gondola station.  9 August 2020.  Whistler 
Aug 9, 2020
  Whistler  
The easy way down.  11 August 2020.  Whistler 
Aug 11, 2020
  Whistler  
 
 
 
Audain Art Museum
Sat 1 Aug 2020      Art - Whistler 
Audain Art Museum
     Sat 1 Aug 2020      Art - Whistler 
 
 
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Lions Gate bridge      
This morning we left Vancouver and headed north over the Lions Gate bridge.
 
 
Lions Gate bridge      
This morning we left Vancouver and headed north over the Lions Gate bridge.
 
 
Lions Gate bridge      
This morning we left Vancouver and headed north over the Lions Gate bridge.
 
Sea to Sky hwy      
We then headed west and then north on the Sea to Sky highway.
 
 
Sea to Sky hwy      
We then headed west and then north on the Sea to Sky highway.
 
 
Sea to Sky hwy      
We then headed west and then north on the Sea to Sky highway.
 
Glacier fed river      
We finally came to a stop in Whistler. Mind you, much of Whistler doesn't look like this picture, it looks like a shopping mall, but let's go with this image instead.
 
 
Glacier fed river      
We finally came to a stop in Whistler. Mind you, much of Whistler doesn't look like this picture, it looks like a shopping mall, but let's go with this image instead.
 
 
Glacier fed river      
We finally came to a stop in Whistler. Mind you, much of Whistler doesn't look like this picture, it looks like a shopping mall, but let's go with this image instead.
 
Audain Art Museum      
In Whistler we visited the Audain Art Museum which houses the art collection of Michael Audain. It specializes in BC artists though it has more than that. The building is designed to blend into the forest and span a flood plain all the while highlighting the works displayed within.
 
 
Audain Art Museum      
In Whistler we visited the Audain Art Museum which houses the art collection of Michael Audain. It specializes in BC artists though it has more than that. The building is designed to blend into the forest and span a flood plain all the while highlighting the works displayed within.
 
 
Audain Art Museum      
In Whistler we visited the Audain Art Museum which houses the art collection of Michael Audain. It specializes in BC artists though it has more than that. The building is designed to blend into the forest and span a flood plain all the while highlighting the works displayed within.
 
Audain museum      
The path through the museum begins with a tour of its permanent collection such as this massive carving.
 
 
Audain museum      
The path through the museum begins with a tour of its permanent collection such as this massive carving.
 
 
Audain museum      
The path through the museum begins with a tour of its permanent collection such as this massive carving.
 
Oak Wood by Emily Carr      
 
 
Oak Wood by Emily Carr      
 
 
Oak Wood by Emily Carr      
 
Sooke Harbour by Edward Hughes      
 
 
Sooke Harbour by Edward Hughes      
 
 
Sooke Harbour by Edward Hughes      
 
Neurons by Nicolas Baier      
In addition to more traditional work the museum features modern pieces.
 
 
Neurons by Nicolas Baier      
In addition to more traditional work the museum features modern pieces.
 
 
Neurons by Nicolas Baier      
In addition to more traditional work the museum features modern pieces.
 
Dzunukwa Mask by Beau Dick      
The museum also features many masks.
 
 
Dzunukwa Mask by Beau Dick      
The museum also features many masks.
 
 
Dzunukwa Mask by Beau Dick      
The museum also features many masks.
 
Last Light by Kim Dorland      
 
 
Last Light by Kim Dorland      
 
 
Last Light by Kim Dorland      
 
To raise the water level in a fish pond by Zhang Huan      
Currently the museum features an exhibit of photographs, ranging from the very earliest (over 150 years old) to current works.
 
 
To raise the water level in a fish pond by Zhang Huan      
Currently the museum features an exhibit of photographs, ranging from the very earliest (over 150 years old) to current works.
 
 
To raise the water level in a fish pond by Zhang Huan      
Currently the museum features an exhibit of photographs, ranging from the very earliest (over 150 years old) to current works.
 
Raven and Frog by Yeomans      
 
 
Raven and Frog by Yeomans      
 
 
Raven and Frog by Yeomans      
 
 

 
 
 
Hiking Blackcomb
Sun 2 Aug 2020      Whistler 
Hiking Blackcomb
     Sun 2 Aug 2020      Whistler 
 
 
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Cable car to Blackcomb      
We took the cable car from the town of Whistler to Blackcomb.
 
 
Cable car to Blackcomb      
We took the cable car from the town of Whistler to Blackcomb.
 
 
Cable car to Blackcomb      
We took the cable car from the town of Whistler to Blackcomb.
 
How not to wear a mask      
 
 
How not to wear a mask      
 
 
How not to wear a mask      
 
Getting on the Peak 2 Peak      
Once at the top of Blackcomb you can take the Peak 2 Peak cable car to Whistler mountain.
 
 
Getting on the Peak 2 Peak      
Once at the top of Blackcomb you can take the Peak 2 Peak cable car to Whistler mountain.
 
 
Getting on the Peak 2 Peak      
Once at the top of Blackcomb you can take the Peak 2 Peak cable car to Whistler mountain.
 
Peak 2 Peak      
Great views, though the car's windows generate a fair amount of reflections.
 
 
Peak 2 Peak      
Great views, though the car's windows generate a fair amount of reflections.
 
 
Peak 2 Peak      
Great views, though the car's windows generate a fair amount of reflections.
 
Peak 2 Peak      
 
 
Peak 2 Peak      
 
 
Peak 2 Peak      
 
Physical distancing means the car to yourself      
 
 
Physical distancing means the car to yourself      
 
 
Physical distancing means the car to yourself      
 
Wildflowers      
Back at Blackcomb (by a second trip on the Peak 2 Peak) we hiked a beautiful Alpine trail, surrounded by spring flowers.
 
 
Wildflowers      
Back at Blackcomb (by a second trip on the Peak 2 Peak) we hiked a beautiful Alpine trail, surrounded by spring flowers.
 
 
Wildflowers      
Back at Blackcomb (by a second trip on the Peak 2 Peak) we hiked a beautiful Alpine trail, surrounded by spring flowers.
 
Yours truly at Blackcomb lake      
We stopped for lunch beside a milky turquoise lake.
 
 
Yours truly at Blackcomb lake      
We stopped for lunch beside a milky turquoise lake.
 
 
Yours truly at Blackcomb lake      
We stopped for lunch beside a milky turquoise lake.
 
Yours truly on the trail      
 
 
Yours truly on the trail      
 
 
Yours truly on the trail      
 
Paul hiking on Blackcomb mountain      
 
 
Paul hiking on Blackcomb mountain      
 
 
Paul hiking on Blackcomb mountain      
 
 

 
 
 
Practice makes perfect
Mon 3 Aug 2020      Whistler 
Practice makes perfect
     Mon 3 Aug 2020      Whistler 
 
 
 

While hiking up Blackcomb this morning we encountered a woman practicing ski jumps into a pool of water while her trainer watched. After this jump she studied the trainer's video then she left, presumably she was done for the morning.

Speaking of practicing, I've absolutely none at photographing sports so bear this in mind whilst looking at these shots. I figure they suffer from a too-short lens, a too-slow shutter, and a too-small aperture. But they're better than nothing and, like the skier, I can only get better with practice.

 
 
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Tsilxwm
Tue 4 Aug 2020      Whistler 
Tsilxwm
     Tue 4 Aug 2020      Whistler 
 
 
 
Tantalus lookout      
 
 
Tantalus lookout      
 
 
Tantalus lookout      
 
 

Tsilxwm (Tantalus Range), on the south end of the Coastal Mountain Range, has inspired Squamish people since time immemorial. The jagged and impressive peaks, clad in thick glaciers, tower above the Squamish Valley, home to generations of Squamish people.

The rivers that thread through the region are abundant with several species of Schayilhen (salmon), which literally means to give oneself as food. With some of the best fresh water in the world, the rivers and creeks that flow from these mountains are considered sacred.

These mountains are also home to an abundance of wildlife: elk, deer, cougar, grizzly bears, wolves, eagles, wolverines and mountain goats. These remote, high places are much more than recreational to the Squamish Nation. For us, they were, and still are, places of strength, harmony and beauty. Our language and culture are directly manifested from our connection to these sacred places. Informational sign at Tantalus lookout

 
 
 
Heading home
Wed 5 Aug 2020      Georgia Strait - Whistler 
Heading home
     Wed 5 Aug 2020      Georgia Strait - Whistler 
 
 
 

Today we headed for home though I expect to post more photos from the trip over the coming days.

 
 
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View from Sea to Sky highway      
 
 
View from Sea to Sky highway      
 
 
View from Sea to Sky highway      
 
Horseshoe Bay terminal      
 
 
Horseshoe Bay terminal      
 
 
Horseshoe Bay terminal      
 
Loading the ferry      
 
 
Loading the ferry      
 
 
Loading the ferry      
 
View from ferry      
 
 
View from ferry      
 
 
View from ferry      
 
 
Fitz Lookout Loop
Thu 6 Aug 2020      Whistler 
Fitz Lookout Loop
     Thu 6 Aug 2020      Whistler 
 
 
 

From our hike on Blackcomb earlier in the week.

 
 
 
Fitz Lookout Loop trail      
 
 
Fitz Lookout Loop trail      
 
 
Fitz Lookout Loop trail      
 
 
Lunch stop
Fri 7 Aug 2020      Whistler 
Lunch stop
     Fri 7 Aug 2020      Whistler 
 
 
 
Paul at Blackcomb Lake      
 
 
Paul at Blackcomb Lake      
 
 
Paul at Blackcomb Lake      
 
 

 
 
 
Alpine stream
Sat 8 Aug 2020      Whistler 
Alpine stream
     Sat 8 Aug 2020      Whistler 
 
 
 
Hiking Blackcomb      
 
 
Hiking Blackcomb      
 
 
Hiking Blackcomb      
 
 

 
 
 
Blackcomb gondola station
Sun 9 Aug 2020      Whistler 
Blackcomb gondola station
     Sun 9 Aug 2020      Whistler 
 
 
 
Rendezvous Lodge and Green Lake      
 
 
Rendezvous Lodge and Green Lake      
 
 
Rendezvous Lodge and Green Lake      
 
 

 
 
 
The easy way down
Tue 11 Aug 2020      Whistler 
The easy way down
     Tue 11 Aug 2020      Whistler 
 
 
 
Blackcomb gondola      
 
 
Blackcomb gondola      
 
 
Blackcomb gondola