Day 9 – July 17 // Whistler Village, Peak-to-Peak gondola, Alta Lake // Langdale Heights RV Park & Golf Resort
Day 9 – July 17
Whistler Village, Peak-to-Peak gondola, Alta Lake
Langdale Heights RV Park & Golf Resort (5/5)
As usual, we woke up late, packed up and went to Whistler. We have parked at an RV parking (lot 3) for $8 for the day – surprisingly low, considering that it once cost us $18 to park at Science World the other day when we went to see Cirque De Soleil’s Totem.
The gondola tickets were $230 for 4 adults and 1 youth. First, we made it to the top of Whistler Whitecomb, then took a glass-bottom Peak-to-Peak gondola, which arrives with a 15-minute interval – not really worth the wait, because despite the expectations, the glass opening was fenced, and only about 1 x 1.5 meters.
Apparently, people still skied at the glacier (Camp of Champs), but we didn’t get there as the last bus to the lift was leaving at 2.45 pm, and we only got on the Blackcomb side at 3.05. We took another 2 lifts down, and went for a dinner to Mongolian Grill. This place is dangerous! Even though the waitress has warned us that it’s easy to get involved in hoarding the items, my youngest brother and my mom still managed to get 1+ kg of food on their plate.
After the village, we went for a dip to Alta Lake, where we’ve been the last time my mom visited back in 2012. Not much has changed, and we found the secret-ish location where you can cliff-jump with fair ease. After about 30 minutes we were on the way to the ferry to take us to Gibsons. The fare for 5 adults (since we all are older than
12) + the 32” RV was $213.85, which – attention – is a return fare, e.g. you only pay once to go there and back again.
Since we got on the 8.40 ferry, we didn’t have much time for sightseeing, so we went straight to Langdale Heights RV Park.
Langdale Heights RV Park & Golf Resort Review (5/5):
This RV park is only 5 minutes away ride from the Langdale Ferry terminal. We have arrived at around 9.30 pm, and the friendly manager has placed us in a lower row of spots. What’s cool about this RV park is that they have a 19 hole golf field, which is free to use for all guests. They also have complimentary coffee in the morning.
The facilities are clean and taken care of.
The RV park has a pretty conservative Wi-Fi policy, and we were asked to limit the use for emails only, and refrain from watching movies and playing online games (due to limited bandwidth).
The spots for RV’s are divided by trees, and there is enough privacy. The hot showers were $1 for 7 minutes.
To our surprise, we have seen a few hummingbirds on the territory, which, apparently, are nothing uncommon in that area.