Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Whistler -- Home of the 2010 Winter Olympics?

Somehow I thought that the 2010 Winter Olympics were to be held at Whistler, BC. Oh yes, the skating and hockey venues are in Vancouver it's true. The hockey arena is on the UBC campus, right next to the gym where I go three times a week and I have watched its construction for a couple of years now. But obviously I was mistaken because the official site is called Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and here's the logo on all the T shirts to prove it. An inukshuk of course.

Well of course all the big skiing areas are at Whistler so those things will be held there, the downhill races, the slaloms, ski jumping, etc. I see the WhistlerBlackcomb Ski Resort advertises itself as the Official Alpine Skiing Venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Anyway, I'll be off to Whistler for a few days to check out how the preparations are going there and taking advantage of the wonderful hiking and recreational opportunities that the area has to offer. We'll be staying with friends who have a ski cabin there and I'll be taking lots of photos for it surely is a magnificent place. Here's a teaser for you. Yes it is that beautiful at Whistler.

My Saturday Photo hunt is set up to autopost -gotta love that new feature of Blogger - so I will be playing and I will return all visits sooner or later. How can I survive without the internet for four days? Behave while I'm gone!


Eurodog said...

Your pictures of BC make me want to come back and visit.

Dragonstar said...

Oh wow! Beautiful! Enjoy your time away.

Carver said...

Wow JMB that is a breathtakingly beautiful shot. Have a wonderful time.

CherryPie said...

Have a great time, I am looking forward to your photographs :-)

I promise to be good ;-)

Glenn Palmer said...

Yay, another blogger from the lower mainland. I'm out in Maple Ridge, work at SFU. Nice to have some company in the blogosphere.

Crushed said...

Enjoy your break.

I wonder, Canada seems to host a lot of Winter Olympics.

Has it hosted more than any other country?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Wow! That's a pretty place and I look forward to the photos from your trip.

Janice Thomson said...

It is so beautiful there JMB. I was there last March and that too was a pretty time of year. Look forward to your photos. Have a splendid relaxing time...

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

I think, to the world at large, that Whistler constitutes Van.

jams o donnell said...

Have a great trip. I'm having off on a break too!

jmb said...

I hope you will come back soon Eurodog, I would love to meet you.

Thanks Dragonstar it will be fun.

Carver it's not mine. Thanks I hope it will be nice

Good for you Cherrypie, I need a bit of a break.

Welcome Glen, I'm sure there are lots of local bloggers, I even know some!

Crushed, only two in thirty years. I am sure some of the European countries have hosted that or more.

Thanks Weshcakes, I hope I can take some good one.

Isn't it beautiful Janice, we are lucky it is so close.

Maybe James, but it is not to us locals.

Thanks Jams, I noticed. Have a good trip yourself.

Thanks to everyone for visiting and commenting.


Dr.John said...

You are so lucky. What a wonderful place to visit.

Nunyaa said...

I could see myself enjoying some quiet time at Whistler myself. I wish.

sally in norfolk said...

wow it looks beautiful... can hardly wait to see the photos

Liz said...

Hope you had a wodnerful time, jmb. Oooh, we're going to Whistler in September!!

jmb said...

Thanks for all the good wishes. It was a great weekend and I will be posting photos.

Don said...


May I suggest a link related to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?

Our site:

Title: Beijing Olympics

Please let me know if you want a link back.
Many thanks for your reply.

Best Regards,