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  • Big Bro Takes on Mountain Biking!

    Big Bro Takes on Mountain Biking!

    Route: Tin Pants then Gypsy Drum, in WhistlerDistance: 5.5kmElevation Gain: 82mMoving Time: 44mDifficulty: green This is a momentous occasion, as both Big Bro and I unlocked a new sport at the same time: Mountain Biking! I was somewhat hesitant at first, seeing even I’ve never done a proper mountain biking ride myself. Big Bro and…

  • 2022-2023 Ski Season Wrap Up

    2022-2023 Ski Season Wrap Up

    We just wrapped up a fantastic ski season. Big Bro was the MVP, skiing and progressing the most. But Middle Bro had amazing improvements too, and was doing significantly better than how Big Bro did at age 3. Our first skiing session of season was Dec 28, 2022. It was a big mistake to come…

  • Best Winter Activities for Kids in Whistler Besides Skiing

    Best Winter Activities for Kids in Whistler Besides Skiing

    Whistler Village is still full of fun for a young kid even if skiing isn’t an option. Here are some of our favorite hangout places in Whistler Village.

  • First Time Skiing Whistler: Big Bro Takes on Big Mountains

    First Time Skiing Whistler: Big Bro Takes on Big Mountains

    This is Big Bro’s 3rd season skiing. We spent the first two seasons on our local mountains, and we saw some dramatic improvements from not willing to take more than a few steps to linking turns. With him turning 5 and starting kindergarten this year, we took advantage of the free Epic Schoolkids pass. This…

  • Train Wreck Hike

    Train Wreck Hike

    Quick Facts: The Whistler Train Wreck trail is known as one of the most kid friendly hikes around the area, with an exciting wreckage site at the end. There’s a sizable parking lot at the trailhead near Bayly Park, but surprisingly no washroom facilities nearby. Given the increasing popularity of the trail, this seems like…

  • Camping at Cal Cheak Recreation Site

    Camping at Cal Cheak Recreation Site

    Quick facts: With the addition of Baby Bro, we thought camping in 2022 was mostly off the menu for us. With Grandpa’s help, I did manage to sneak in two trips to Rolley Lake in the spring with the two bigger boys, but Baby Bro was much too young at the time. As we entered…

  • River of Golden Dreams

    River of Golden Dreams

    Quick Facts River of Golden Dreams in Whistler BC is a fun river to paddle on. The river flows northward starting from the northern end of Alta Lake, meanders through dense bushes, under some bridges, over many beaver dams which creates fun little rapids and obstacles, and eventually arrives at Green Lake. The best place…

  • Alta Lake Paddles

    Alta Lake Paddles

    Difficulty – very easy in the morning, windy in the afternoon Boat traffic – I haven’t seen motor boats on Alta Lake. I think they prefer the larger Green Lake. View – great mountain views dotted with big expensive lakeside houses Facilities – Lakeside Park and Rainbow Park have flush toilets, grass fields, and hiking…

  • Lost Lake Nature Trail

    Lost Lake Nature Trail

    Lost Lake Trail is one of our favourite spots in Whistler. We snowshoed there this past winter when I was pregnant with my second, and the experience was so memorable that we had to revisit again. The snow covered trail in the winter is absolutely gorgeous and immediately took our breath away! Since we have…

  • Brandywine Falls Trails (Brandywine Trail and Sea to Sky Trail)

    Brandywine Falls Trails (Brandywine Trail and Sea to Sky Trail)

    To continue our hikes along the Sea to Sky highway, we decided to explore the scenic Brandywine Trail, which is a 5.8km out and back trail with 164m elevation gain. Trail Condition The first leg of the trail leading up to the falls (the Brandywine Falls Lookout Trail on Google Maps) is fairly short and…