For Christmas our family received
a family pass for the
Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish, BC.
We decided to save it for the summer,
when the weather would be optimal for hiking and sightseeing.
We went on a beautiful, sunny weekend
to enjoy a weekend respite.
Our goal for the weekend
was to have no agenda.
We wanted to relax and take a break.
It was a success.
We played in the pool,
which had a water slide,
for a long time.
Then when we were hungry, we went for dinner.
After dinner we went for a walk through Squamish
and found a park to play in.
We ended the evening cuddling in bed watching TV.
The next day we were lazy.
Spencer took the girls to the pool
while I slept in.
(Best husband ever.)
Then we had breakfast and headed
to the gondola.
It was a busy, hot day.
The mountain was full of hikers,
both novice and experienced.
We saw rock climbers on the face of the Chief.
We saw women attempting a hike in heels.
We chose a family friendly trail
with some lookouts that were amazing.
The trail was easy; the views were incredible!
One lookout point was suspended over a cliff to give a full panorama.
We ended our time in Squamish at Shannon Falls.
We had intended to just walk around and admire the falls,
but it was so hot we ended up playing in the creek for quite a while.
It felt cool and refreshing.
Claire scaled rocks in the creek and was so brave.
Then we had a family dinner at White Spot,
another part of our Christmas gift.
The girls traveled and slept well,
which makes a weekend go from good to great.
The drive was beautiful.
I hadn't been on the Sea to Sky for years.
The view of the water and the islands was amazing.
The Sound is a beautiful green-blue.
I highly recommend a day trip, or even an over night,
to do the gondola, the hike and to do some sightseeing.
A wonderful addition to our summer of fun!