On The QT

Stepping out of our comfort zone in Vancouver…

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

Sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone and experience a thrill and something completely different. While exploring Vancouver a few months ago, that is exactly what we did!! We took a leap of faith and went on a ATV up the Backcomb mountain in Whistler. We got up early to make the most of the amazing drive from Vancouver to Whistler. It is just breathtaking. A drive of a lifetime along the Sea to Sky Highway. It’s a short 120 km drive (75 mile) from Vancouver, and one of the most scenic routes in the world. Be prepared for a experience driving on a mountain highway – spectacular. Whistler is north of Vancouver and home to the world of ski enthusiasts.  With more than 8,000 acres over 2 mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb, it’s the largest ski area in North America. It co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.

We arrived in Whistler and it was time to go on a big adventure up the Backcomb mountain. We went on ATVs up the mountain with a great company called Canadian Wilderness Adventures. We got on all the gear, listened to the instructions from our instructor and we then went to do some practice sessions before hitting the mountain.

It was time to head up Blackcomb Mountain and experience it the ‘Canadian’ way on this adventure. As the adrenaline set in, we went up the mountain and enjoyed breathtaking views of the Whistler Valley and snowcapped peaks of the Coast Mountain Range. We explored wide mountain trails ascending to the Backcomb’s beautiful alpine and we even saw a bear or two in the wild. Enchanting forested trails and flowering meadows were all around us as we climbed up into the alpine on Blackcomb Mountain.

It was an experience of a lifetime. The adrenaline, the thrill and the views made me glad I stepped out of my comfort zone. I entered a new world of adventure. If you can’t try a new adventure in Whistler… I don’t know where you would!! It is the adventure capital of the world after all.

Sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone… you may have one of the best adventures of your life. 

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