A Day in Whistler Area

Last weekend San and I went to Whistler to spend some nice time out of the city. After she prepared a lot of nice food and bought a bottle of excellent Serbian plum brandy and another one of Chilean wine, we said "See you tomorrow!" to Cleo, sat in a car and went further north. A plan was to stop on some interesting sites before Whistler, spend a night in a hotel and then go hiking somewhere in the area on Saturday. Unfortunately, a weather was having a different plans for that weekend so there were slight change of plans.
Anyway, there are a lot of regional parks where you can come by car and then walk to the scenery. First stop was Brandywine falls, just before Whistler.

After finding a hotel and finishing formalities, we left our staff and food in a room and went to a nearby Lost lake, about 15 minutes walk from Whistler Village.

We were hoping to see some wildlife – bears – but except one common merganser and her family, all we could see were small birds. No moose, deer or bear. But there were a lot of proof that we are not alone there :left:

bear poop
Next morning brought us a rain and fog and probably some snow on the higher peaks so we gave up the idea of mountain hiking. But rain was not that severe in the morning so we drove further north, near the town of Pemberton to visit famous Nairn falls on a Green river. Rain stopped for a couple of hours, giving us the opportunity to enjoy the strength of the nature to the full :eyes:
Nairn Falls

But we didn't give up the idea of seeing bears. All along the road to Vancouver you could see signs that warn people that they are in a bear country and that it is strictly forbidden to sop and feed the bears :faint: Righ after one of those signs we saw a big black bear, about 50 meters from a road in a broad daylight, around 1 pm, slowly walking toward Whistler, undisturbed because of cars and probably people watching in houses and barking dogs. Unfortunately, there was no chance of making any photograph for the whole event happened so fast and unexpected, catching me without camera :awww:
We tried our luck in a nearby Callaghan valley but except poop by the road and strong rain and fog we saw nothing. Ok, next time 😀

Alexander falls, Callaghan valley

*** more photos here!

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43 Responses to A Day in Whistler Area

  1. edwardpiercy says:

    I always wondered what bear poop looked like. Evidently it's like dried prunes. :pGlad you had a great trip. Hope you "bag your bear" soon. :up:

  2. qlue says:

    Originally posted by edwardpiercy:

    Evidently it's like dried prunes.

    Which is an excellent reason to avoid dried prunes! :yuck::lol:

  3. edwardpiercy says:


  4. Words says:

    The landscape is fantastic. Congrats on seeing a bear… and that's a very cute shot of the merganser.

  5. sanshan says:

    Originally posted by edwardpiercy:

    I always wondered what bear poop looked like

    It actually depends on what they eat; sometimes it's all frothy if they've gotten into your beer stash or your laundry soap.

  6. Spaggyj says:

    Hahahaha! Love it, beautiful pictures, uncaptioned, then just one, captioned "bear poop" 😆 😆

  7. gdare says:

    Ed, there were piles of it every here and there. Impossible that it all came from only one bear :left:Aadil, 😆 :lol:Words, thank you. That merganser was so cute with all the chicks chasing her and trying to get on her back :PSan, protect a beer at any cost :knight:Kimmie, I supposed people would wonder what was that :whistle:

  8. gdare says:

    Star, BC is province of water and everything that has to do with is is here: ocean, springs, rivers, waterfalls,… 😀

  9. Stardancer says:

    Beautiful waterfalls.:up:

  10. volkuro says:

    Very nice first shot! :up:

  11. sanshan says:

    When people are married for awhile their blogs start to look similar. 🙄

  12. Cois says:

    :p i would've stayed at brandywine falls if it lived up to its name… :cheers:Are you starting a turd photo album? :insane:

  13. sanshan says:

    Head over to my blog if you want the real scoop on scat. 🙄

  14. gdare says:

    Louis, thanks :DSan, that's true :DClint, what she said 😛

  15. SittingFox says:

    Well done for seeing the bear! :yes: I haven't seen any bears this year :awww:BC is definitely the province of water. But I thought that the Brandywine River was in the Shire :whistle:

  16. Cois says:

    😆 you're poo blogging? :yuck:

  17. sanshan says:

    Originally posted by Cois:

    you're poo blogging

    I even had some biologists contact me wanting to use my photos of cougar poo. It's my calling in life. 😆

  18. gdare says:

    Adele, I was just sorry I couldn't make a photo. It was a big bear.Originally posted by SittingFox:

    But I thought that the Brandywine River was in the Shire

    😆 That's what I thought when I saw a table at the entrance 😀

  19. Cois says:

    san can you give me a link to this poo-log of yours :p see what i did there? See it? :p

  20. sanshan says:

    I went to those posts but I can't see any photos right now. Another Opera glitch I suppose.

  21. AnitaMargita says:

    Beautiful place! :up:

  22. sanshan says:

    Poo Log request granted…bear poo…http://my.opera.com/sanshan/blog/show.dml/355482cougar poo…specially proud of that onehttp://my.opera.com/sanshan/blog/show.dml/389352coyote poo…no roadrunners foundhttp://my.opera.com/sanshan/blog/2011/05/25/scat-coyote

  23. gdare says:

    Clint, now you have your wish fulfilled :PAna, entire province is beautiful :up:

  24. Cois says:

    :happy: i went to a park and all i saw was crap… :p ok my wish got fulfilled so i'll stop with the plogging now…. 🙄

  25. Mickeyjoe-Irl says:

    Whistler :yes: Hope you can return when the weather is better. :sst: See if you can talk San into stopping at the mining museum.

  26. gdare says:

    Actually, mining museum is among our plans for some time now. Hopefully next time we will have more time to spend and visit museum as well :up:

  27. sanshan says:

    And I have a coupon for it!

  28. Mickeyjoe-Irl says:

    😎 The brother and I went and really enjoyed it. We got a "private" tour.

  29. studio41 says:

    beautiful excursion (poor Cleo :insane: )the first photo of Brandywine falls looks like our Minnehaha Falls, but I can see it is taller judging by the photos – lovely place!

  30. gdare says:

    Thanks :DYou should post the photos of Minnehaha Falls. Or I can google it 😛

  31. studio41 says:

    you can google it, but here is a photo album of mine from a few years ago: http://my.opera.com/studio41/albums/show.dml?id=542662

  32. MirabelaTM says:

    Beautiful place indeed :up: But I would not like to meet a bear.

  33. gdare says:

    Mira, they are not dangerous as long as you are away from their food :chef:But, usually, their food is everywhere :left:

  34. MirabelaTM says:

    But what if they see me as their food?

  35. sanshan says:

    Do you look like cabbage?

  36. MirabelaTM says:

    You are rude with me.

  37. MirabelaTM says:

    😉 But don't they also eat a meat? I don't know I am just afraid of them. I even dreamed that they attacked me :worried:

  38. sanshan says:

    Bears eat wild cabbage, it's called skunk cabbage. And you said you look like bear food. It's a joke. Laugh a little.

  39. sanshan says:

    They're mostly vegetarians.

  40. gdare says:

    85% of their diet is vegetarian.I don't want to hear about those 15% :insane::P

  41. sanshan says:

    Termites, grubs and garbage.

  42. gdare says:

    Last one is the most disturbing :left:

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