Sea to Sky

Sea To Sky

  • On the way to Pemberton/Whistler 074
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  • Whistler Village
  • whistler snowboards
  • Whistler Chair
  • Whistler Mountaineer Tracks

Though Scout is decidedly Vancouver-centric, we often adventure north up the Sea To Sky highway for kicks. Whistler offers so much more than just the slopes its famous for, and both Squamish and Pemberton are magnetic small communities that seduce with incomparable scenery and genuine character. Each town (and the wild spaces in between) is an essential facet of the complete British Columbian experience, and we encourage our readers to get out there and explore each of them.

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Right now we see the red of the Peak 2 Peak gondola; the tri-colour of the Whistler Mountaineer train; the peak of Blackcomb when it catches the last rays of the sunset (five colours); drooping epiphytic moss on the trees surrounding Alice Lake; the freezing Vodka Room at Bearfoot Bistro; the tri-colour of the exterior of Nita Lake Lodge; Australian green and gold; charger plates at Araxi; turquoise meltwater off Squamish; and a turkey vulture’s pink head.

here-you-will-find

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BRIGHTLY COLOURED JACKETS FALLING DOWN MOUNTAINS
AN OPEN AIR OBSERVATION CAR ON THE WHISTLER MOUNTAINEER
THE LONG, DEEP “WUP WUP WUP” ECHO OF RESCUE HELICOPTERS
TOURS OF WHISTLER BREWING COMPANY
GREAT STACKS TO BROWSE AT ARMCHAIR BOOKS
PLAYING “AVOID THE BEAR” ON THE 40KM WHISTLER VALLEY TRAIL
DAWN SKINNY DIPPING AT ALICE LAKE
MASS CAVORTING AT THE CORNUCOPIA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
EXCELLENT FARMER’S MARKETS IN BOTH SQUAMISH & WHISTLER
STELLAR’S JAYS WAKING CAMPERS UP WITH HIGH PITCHED SCREECHES
A LITTLE SNAKE RUN & MELLOW BOWL AT THE WHISTLER SKATEPARK
GLACIAL POWDER BEACH CAMPING ON THE SQUAMISH VALLEY CAMPGROUND
CALM CANOEING ON ALTA LAKE
2,500+ AUSTRALIANS WHO HAVE LEARNED HOW TO TIP
OLYMPIC LEGACY CABINS AT PORTEAU COVE
THE PRETTIEST HOLE IN CANADIAN GOLF (14TH AT FURRY CREEK)
VINYL HUNTING AT KELLY’S ECLECTIBLES

what-to-eat-and-drink

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AL FRESCO SUPPERS AT NORTH ARM FARM IN PEMBERTON
16OZ DELMONICO STEAKS AT SIDECUT
BIG GUNS SUPPERS AT ARAXI
HOT COFFEE & COCONUT BANANA LOAF AT PUREBREAD
FIVE COURSE TASTINGS AT BEARFOOT BISTRO
BREAKFAST BURRITOS AT ZEPHYR CAFE
AUSSIE PIES TOPPED WITH MASHED POTATO, MUSHY PEAS AND GRAVY AT  PEAKED PIES
EINSTEIN SMOOTHIES AND SUPER FOOD SALADS AND GREEN JUICE AT GREEN MUSTACHE CAFE
PRE-SLOPE WARM UP AT LIFT COFFEE
ALMOND SOUP AT BAR OSO
CHAI AT CAMP COFEE + LIFETYLE IN FUNCTION JUNCTION
SMOKED SALMON EGGS BENEDICT AT FERGIE’S CAFE
SCHRAMM ORGANIC GIN FROM PEMBERTON DISTILLERY

cool-things-of-note

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– The great granite monolith known as the Grand Wall of the Stawamus Chief was first climbed in 1961 by Jim Baldwin and Ed Cooper. It took them 40 days to get to the top.

– Pemberton Distillery’s Lorien Schramm was named after the fair forest realm of the Elves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings.

– Bearfoot Bistro chef Melissa Craig won the country’s biggest cooking competition, the Canadian Culinary Championships, in 2008.

– Squamish’s Britannia Mine produced 56 million tons of copper in its 70 years of operation from 1904.

– The “Sea To Sky” highway from Horseshoe Bay to Whistler is considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

– Whistler was named after the call of the Hoary Marmot, North America’s largest (and loudest) ground squirrel.

– Porteau Cove is a 20 minutes drive from the city and offers 44 drive-in campsites and 16 walk-in sites on the water.

– Australians make up a third of the workforce at Whistler Blackcomb

things-we've-seen

  • Camping At Alice Lake
    Camping At Alice Lake
  • Porteau Cove
    Porteau Cove
  • Cocktail at  at Sidecut (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
    Cocktail at at Sidecut (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
  • Andrew fishing for trout
    Andrew fishing for trout
  • Beer and Burgers at Sidecut BBQ (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
    Beer and Burgers at Sidecut BBQ (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
  • Chef Artie McGee holding fresh cornbread
    Chef Artie McGee holding fresh cornbread
  • Porteau Cove
    Porteau Cove
  • Whistler
    Whistler
  • Cold Mountain Stream
    Cold Mountain Stream
  • Cornucopia | Whistler
    Cornucopia | Whistler
  • Armchair Books | Whistler
    Armchair Books | Whistler
  • Pemberton Sport Shop
    Pemberton Sport Shop
  • Outstanding in the Field At North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    Outstanding in the Field At North Arm Farm | Pemberton
  • Exploring the forests, lakes, rivers and fields around Whistler
    Exploring the forests, lakes, rivers and fields around Whistler
  • Whistler Beer Festival
    Whistler Beer Festival
  • Dali at the Beaverbrook Exhibition at The Audain Gallery, Whistler
    Dali at the Beaverbrook Exhibition at The Audain Gallery, Whistler
  • Beaverbrook Exhibition at The Audain Gallery, Whistler
    Beaverbrook Exhibition at The Audain Gallery, Whistler
  • Skiing | Whistler
    Skiing | Whistler
  • Cornucopia | Araxi Big Guns
    Cornucopia | Araxi Big Guns
  • Mountain View
    Mountain View
  • Mountain Waterfall
    Mountain Waterfall
  • Trish, Quang, and Pino the Dog at Pemberton's North Arm Farm
    Trish, Quang, and Pino the Dog at Pemberton's North Arm Farm
  • Outstanding in the Field North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    Outstanding in the Field North Arm Farm | Pemberton
  • Whistler village Beer Festival at Olympic Plaza
    Whistler village Beer Festival at Olympic Plaza
  • Audain Gallery, Whistler
    Audain Gallery, Whistler
  • Whistler Cultural Centre
    Whistler Cultural Centre
  • Whistler |  Bearfoot Bistro
    Whistler | Bearfoot Bistro
  • Exploring the forests, lakes, rivers and fields at Whistler
    Exploring the forests, lakes, rivers and fields at Whistler
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  • Backyard BBQ at  at Sidecut (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
    Backyard BBQ at at Sidecut (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
  • Bar Oso, Whistler
    Bar Oso, Whistler
  • Almond Soup, Bar Oso, Whistler
    Almond Soup, Bar Oso, Whistler
  • Bar Oso, Whistler
    Bar Oso, Whistler
  • Simple and perfect, fresh bread with tomato and olive oil - Bar Oso, Whistler
    Simple and perfect, fresh bread with tomato and olive oil - Bar Oso, Whistler
  • BBQ Sauce - sauce by Four Seasons, names by Scout.
    BBQ Sauce - sauce by Four Seasons, names by Scout.
  • Bite sized chicken burgers at Sidecut (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
    Bite sized chicken burgers at Sidecut (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
  • Mussels and sides at Sidecut BBQ (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
    Mussels and sides at Sidecut BBQ (The Four Seasons, Whistler)
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  • Pure Bread
    Pure Bread
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  • Whistler
    Whistler
  • Pemberton
    Pemberton
  • Outstanding in the Field | North Arm Farm | Pemberton 106
    Outstanding in the Field | North Arm Farm | Pemberton 106
  • Looking over to Blackcomb from Whistler mountain. Apparently the sun always shines over there.
    Looking over to Blackcomb from Whistler mountain. Apparently the sun always shines over there.
  • Whistler Mountaineer Tracks
    Whistler Mountaineer Tracks
  • Brittania Beach
    Brittania Beach
  • Mountain Trees
    Mountain Trees
  • Whistler
    Whistler
  • Camping | Alice Lake
    Camping | Alice Lake
  • Grange at Araxi
    Grange at Araxi
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  • On the way to Pemberton/Whistler 074
    On the way to Pemberton/Whistler 074
  • Pemberton Distillery
    Pemberton Distillery
  • Thrifting in Squamish
    Thrifting in Squamish
  • In the cellar at Bearfoot
    In the cellar at Bearfoot
  • Whistler skatepark
    Whistler skatepark
  • Whistler Brewing Co.
    Whistler Brewing Co.
  • James Walt's gazpacho - Outstanding in the Field  2009 Pemberton
    James Walt's gazpacho - Outstanding in the Field 2009 Pemberton
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  • Chieftain Pub, Squamish
    Chieftain Pub, Squamish
  • Pemberton Distillery
    Pemberton Distillery
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  • Big Guns Dinner At Araxi
    Big Guns Dinner At Araxi
  • Outstanding in the Field | North Arm Farm | Pemberton 106
    Outstanding in the Field | North Arm Farm | Pemberton 106
  • North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    North Arm Farm | Pemberton
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  • Alice Lake Campground
    Alice Lake Campground
  • Araxi Long Table Series | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    Araxi Long Table Series | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
  • Whistler Farmer's Market
    Whistler Farmer's Market
  • Tacos | Whistler Village
    Tacos | Whistler Village
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  • Whistler Museum
    Whistler Museum
  • Jordan Sturdy | North Arm Farm
    Jordan Sturdy | North Arm Farm
  • Alice Lake Camping
    Alice Lake Camping
  • Araxi
    Araxi
  • View of Whistler
    View of Whistler
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    whistler
  • DJ and David at Araxi
    DJ and David at Araxi
  • arugula and nasturtium crusted Free Spirit halibut at Pemberton's North Arm Farm
    arugula and nasturtium crusted Free Spirit halibut at Pemberton's North Arm Farm
  • The Whistler Mountaineer slipping past (probably scaring the fish)
    The Whistler Mountaineer slipping past (probably scaring the fish)
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  • In The Kitchen At Araxi
    In The Kitchen At Araxi
  • Pure Bread | Whistler
    Pure Bread | Whistler
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  • Pemberton Distillery
    Pemberton Distillery
  • Whistler
    Whistler
  • Araxi Longtable at North Arm Farm
    Araxi Longtable at North Arm Farm
  • After A Long Day of Skiing
    After A Long Day of Skiing
  • North Arm Farm | Outstanding In The Field Dinner
    North Arm Farm | Outstanding In The Field Dinner
  • A long way down | Whistler
    A long way down | Whistler
  • Camping at Alice Lake
    Camping at Alice Lake
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  • Whistler Frog
    Whistler Frog
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  • Whistler Museum
    Whistler Museum
  • Alice Lake
    Alice Lake
  • Venison TV dinner at Bearfoot
    Venison TV dinner at Bearfoot
  • North Arm Farm  |  Breathtaking scenery really never does get tired...
    North Arm Farm | Breathtaking scenery really never does get tired...
  • Alice Lake
    Alice Lake
  • Whistler Farmer's Market
    Whistler Farmer's Market
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  • Araxi Long Table Series | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    Araxi Long Table Series | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
  • Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef crispy slow cooked beef cheek fritter pepper and rosemary roasted sirloin North Arm rainbow chard and baby carrots Mission Hill Oculus, 2004 (magnum format)
    Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef crispy slow cooked beef cheek fritter pepper and rosemary roasted sirloin North Arm rainbow chard and baby carrots Mission Hill Oculus, 2004 (magnum format)
  • The table is set | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    The table is set | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
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  • Let the pouring begin (all the wines were from Mission Hill)
    Let the pouring begin (all the wines were from Mission Hill)
  • Outstanding In The Field Dinner | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    Outstanding In The Field Dinner | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
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  • Squamish on a Saturday Afternoon
    Squamish on a Saturday Afternoon
  • James Walt
    James Walt
  • Lake View
    Lake View
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  • Alice Lake Campground
    Alice Lake Campground
  • Squamish Farmers Market
    Squamish Farmers Market
  • On the way to Whistler
    On the way to Whistler
  • Alice Lake Campground
    Alice Lake Campground
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  • Ram Tumuluri, owner of Nita Lake Lodge
    Ram Tumuluri, owner of Nita Lake Lodge
  • Outstanding In The Field Dinner | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    Outstanding In The Field Dinner | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
  • '98 Grange at Araxi
    '98 Grange at Araxi
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  • On the way to Whistler
    On the way to Whistler
  • Sid Cross boards the bus
    Sid Cross boards the bus
  • TDM getting served
    TDM getting served
  • Enjoying tea in the Ashram Spa
    Enjoying tea in the Ashram Spa
  • Heading to Squamish
    Heading to Squamish
  • La Stella, bottled sunlight
    La Stella, bottled sunlight
  • Alice Lake Campground
    Alice Lake Campground
  • Outstanding In The Field Dinner | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    Outstanding In The Field Dinner | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
  • Whistler
    Whistler
  • Patti, Ingo and Andrew
    Patti, Ingo and Andrew
  • Smokey Robinson
    Smokey Robinson
  • North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    North Arm Farm | Pemberton
  • Serving at Outstanding In The Field Dinner | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
    Serving at Outstanding In The Field Dinner | North Arm Farm | Pemberton
  • We can't honestly recall what this was save for it being a palate cleanser. I think it may have been watercress sorbet with powdered duck fat, but that's just a guess. Good though!
    We can't honestly recall what this was save for it being a palate cleanser. I think it may have been watercress sorbet with powdered duck fat, but that's just a guess. Good though!
  • Forest at Alice Lake, Beautiful Light
    Forest at Alice Lake, Beautiful Light
  • At the Adara
    At the Adara
  • Whistler
    Whistler
  • Squamish
    Squamish
  • Michelle readying her rod
    Michelle readying her rod
  • Alice Lake Campground
    Alice Lake Campground
  • Whistler Farmer's Market
    Whistler Farmer's Market
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  • Whistler Farmers Market Whistler 140
    Whistler Farmers Market Whistler 140
  • Our room
    Our room
  • In The Kitchen At Araxi | Cornucopia
    In The Kitchen At Araxi | Cornucopia
  • Ingo Grady (Mission Hill) chats with Araxi Wine Director, Samantha Rahn
    Ingo Grady (Mission Hill) chats with Araxi Wine Director, Samantha Rahn
  • Pemberton Meadows at Araxi
    Pemberton Meadows at Araxi
  • Forest Walk
    Forest Walk
  • Whistler \ Blackcomb covered bridge
    Whistler \ Blackcomb covered bridge
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  • Alice Lake Campground
    Alice Lake Campground
  • The table was longer than the frame in this shot. It took a while to do a single lap of it...
    The table was longer than the frame in this shot. It took a while to do a single lap of it...
  • whistler snowboards
    whistler snowboards
  • Whistler Village
    Whistler Village
  • The bale-filled entrance to the farm from its cafe makes for some awesome drama upon arrival
    The bale-filled entrance to the farm from its cafe makes for some awesome drama upon arrival
  • crispy slow cooked beef cheek fritter
    crispy slow cooked beef cheek fritter
  • Wow...
    Wow...
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  • From reader O.L. Paradise Valley Squamish 1024am
    From reader O.L. Paradise Valley Squamish 1024am
  • Shelley, Araxi Longtable at North Arm Farm
    Shelley, Araxi Longtable at North Arm Farm
  • Fishing, Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler
    Fishing, Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler
  • Aura | Seared Scallops with Kaffir Lime, Black Garlic & Cabbage, White Carrot, Bok Choy, Jalapeño, Kewpie Mayo
    Aura | Seared Scallops with Kaffir Lime, Black Garlic & Cabbage, White Carrot, Bok Choy, Jalapeño, Kewpie Mayo
  • Hand Rolled Sage Gnocchi & Field Tomato Jam
    Hand Rolled Sage Gnocchi & Field Tomato Jam
  • Aura | Seared Fresh Pacific Halibut with Green Cerignola Olives English Peas, Gem Tomatoes, Basil Oil, Pinenuts
    Aura | Seared Fresh Pacific Halibut with Green Cerignola Olives English Peas, Gem Tomatoes, Basil Oil, Pinenuts
  • Smokey Robinson cocktail (tasted like a BBQ) | Jack Daniels, Caramelized Orange, Tomato, Chipotle, Brown Sugar, Smoked Salt and Horseradish Rim | Paired with Grilled Pineapple and House Cured Pork
    Smokey Robinson cocktail (tasted like a BBQ) | Jack Daniels, Caramelized Orange, Tomato, Chipotle, Brown Sugar, Smoked Salt and Horseradish Rim | Paired with Grilled Pineapple and House Cured Pork
  • Boy, do the folks from Araxi ever know how to set a table!
    Boy, do the folks from Araxi ever know how to set a table!
  • Dock detail
    Dock detail
  • Hailey Pasemko working the bar at Nita Lake Lodge
    Hailey Pasemko working the bar at Nita Lake Lodge
  • Whistler Carving
    Whistler Carving
  • Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler
    Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler
  • Seriously...wow...
    Seriously...wow...
  • Squamish Farmers Market
    Squamish Farmers Market
  • Whistler Farmers Market
    Whistler Farmers Market
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  • At The Top Of The Mountain
    At The Top Of The Mountain
  • Squamish River
    Squamish River
  • Arrival at North Arm Farm
    Arrival at North Arm Farm
  • Araxi Longtable at North Arm Farm
    Araxi Longtable at North Arm Farm
  • Table detail
    Table detail
  • Up to the top...
    Up to the top...
  • At the Pemberton Distillery
    At the Pemberton Distillery
  • Aura |  Nita Lake
    Aura | Nita Lake
  • Armchair Books, Whistler
    Armchair Books, Whistler
  • The person in yellow at the head of the table looks deceptively close, but that's quite a distance
    The person in yellow at the head of the table looks deceptively close, but that's quite a distance
  • Arrival at North Arm Farm
    Arrival at North Arm Farm
  • Whistler Farmer's Market
    Whistler Farmer's Market
  • Araxi Big Guns Dinner
    Araxi Big Guns Dinner
  • Whistler Farmers Market
    Whistler Farmers Market
  • Fresh Bread
    Fresh Bread
  • Cherry Wood Hot Smoked Barkley Sound Sockeye Salmon roasted North Arm beets, english pea and green tomato salsa, arugula flowers with beet caviar Mission Hill Quatrain, 2007
    Cherry Wood Hot Smoked Barkley Sound Sockeye Salmon roasted North Arm beets, english pea and green tomato salsa, arugula flowers with beet caviar Mission Hill Quatrain, 2007
  • Whistler Farmer's Market
    Whistler Farmer's Market
  • Reader J.I. | Nita Lake | Whistler, BC | 5:45pm
    Reader J.I. | Nita Lake | Whistler, BC | 5:45pm
  • Blue Skies Breaking Through….
    Blue Skies Breaking Through….
  • North Arm Strawberry Ice Cream Bar strawberry ice cream dipped in dark chocolate with chocolate crust, Agassiz hazelnut financier, Okanagan apricots Mission Hill Late Harvest Riesling, 2005
    North Arm Strawberry Ice Cream Bar strawberry ice cream dipped in dark chocolate with chocolate crust, Agassiz hazelnut financier, Okanagan apricots Mission Hill Late Harvest Riesling, 2005
  • Whistler Farmer's Market (those aren't cherries, btw)
    Whistler Farmer's Market (those aren't cherries, btw)
  • Staff setting up...
    Staff setting up...
  • A quiet run...
    A quiet run...
  • Whistler Chair Lift
    Whistler Chair Lift
  • Whistler
    Whistler
  • whistler with the girls
    whistler with the girls
  • Whistler Fairmont
    Whistler Fairmont

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