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2 June, Day 11, SUN PEAKS - WHISTLER

Today we travelled past some of the most beautiful and rugged lakes and mountains in British Columbia

Last night we decided to go out of the hotel for dinner. We found a lovely little restaurant a short walk through the mall àrea of this charming village. Streets are largely for pedestrian traffic. We dined with Greg and Deb from Newcastle.
Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort

Sun Peaks Resort


Delta Sun Peaks Resort

Delta Sun Peaks Resort

We entered the hotel via the Lower Lobby and took No 2 Lift. This turned out to be a bad choice as we were stuck in the lift for a half hour. After the door closed it gave a heavy lurch and a loud banging noise before shuddering to a halt. The four of us were stuck there till the fire brigade came to release the doors. The night ended fairly well with a few stiff drinks at the bar.
Lift No 2 Delta Sunset Hotel - four of us spent half an hour stuck in this lift

Lift No 2 Delta Sunset Hotel - four of us spent half an hour stuck in this lift

This morning we left Sun Peaks and travelled through beautiful and rugged country in British Columbia. There is such a variety of scenery with large ranches close to Sun Peaks and then we drove through arid country around Kamloops Dam and on to our morning break at Hat Creek Ranch.
Deer

Deer


Deer leaving Sun Peaks

Deer leaving Sun Peaks


Savona - Kamloops Lake

Savona - Kamloops Lake

Panorama - Savona - Kamloops Lake

Panorama - Savona - Kamloops Lake

Heading towards  Lillooet

Heading towards Lillooet

Arid valley with Fraser River

Arid valley with Fraser River

Arid valley with Fraser River

Arid valley with Fraser River

Arid valley with Fraser River

Arid valley with Fraser River

Deb in the saddle at  Hat Creek Ranch 1861

Deb in the saddle at Hat Creek Ranch 1861

We travelled through Highway 99 to Lillooet for our lunch stop. This town is in Indian reserve and has a fine museum which, unfortunately, was closed.
Lillooet Museum

Lillooet Museum

Lillooet to Pemberton - Coastal Mountains

Lillooet to Pemberton - Coastal Mountains

Lillooet to Pemberton - Coastal Mountains

Lillooet to Pemberton - Coastal Mountains


Duffy Lake

Duffy Lake

Duffy Lake

Duffy Lake

Coastal Mountains

Coastal Mountains

Late in the afternoon, we arrived at Whistler - one of Canada's newest and most exciting mountain resorts and host of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Sign into  Whistler

Sign into Whistler

Our accommodation tonight is the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Here is a shot from the Window of our room. We are off to look around the Lower Village and find a nice restaurant. I will post more pictures tomorrow.
View from Hotel window

View from Hotel window

Posted by Kangatraveller 21:52

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