This morning started off pretty leisurely, and the only bad thing that happened was that I lost my favorite hairbrush. 😦 First world problems, I know. Anyway, we also had a bit of a tough time finding where we were supposed to go for our TreeTrek, which was put on by ZipTrek EcoTours. Side note: they don’t have a building in the main Whistler area. It’s just an outdoor tent setup. So that was a bit confusing, as we were searching for a store. Finding a place to park was a bit tricky as well, but we worked it out.
Once we got everything all sorted out, we got in the van and headed for the TreeTrek. (Side note – this was the first and I think possibly only time I wore close-toed shoes the entire trip, and it’s only because I had to. Hahahaha. #ChacoNation for the win.)
The TreeTrek was AMAZING. We had an awesome guide, and we learned a lot (mostly about how Canada is basically the coolest). It was really cool to be up high in the trees. Next time I’m definitely setting aside the time and the money for a zipline tour though!
Whistler is mountain biking HEAVEN. Seriously. I’ve never seen so many in one place in my life!
After the tour, we had lunch (and Brady and I visited the big Salomon store in the heart of Whistler, that was cool), and headed to Shannon Falls. What I didn’t know is that August 3rd is Civic Holiday in Canada… which meant it was insanely packed EVERYWHERE. (Fun fact- winters are so long and cold and dark in Canada that the government has federally mandated three-day weekends once a month for the whole summer. Coolest thing ever, right? Canada is a pretty amazing country.) Trying to find a place to park at Shannon Falls was a complete joke. So we rotated through people sitting with the cars while others went to go look at the falls. I won’t lie, I’m pretty bummed that it didn’t work out very well.
Our next stop, Porteau Cove Provincial Park, was much the same. We just ended up parking illegally to enjoy a bit of time there, hahaha. Just a little bonus of road tripping in a car instead of a huge RV, I suppose! We weren’t the first, and we certainly weren’t the last.
After that, we headed off to cross the border and head to North Cascades.
We checked into our site at Newhalem Campground, which ended up being my favorite campground of the whole trip. It was so dreamy and foresty and wonderful. Our campsite in particular was A++. I want to go back just to stay in that campground again!