This morning we were up bright and early to check out. We were making our way to Whistler via the Sea to Sky Highway for a very exciting day!
I had booked for Mum, Dad and myself to go bobsleighing at the Whistler Sliding Centre. This was going to be an ultimate Canadian experience for sure!!
The summer seasons program is known as the ‘Rolling Thunder’, and while the bobsleighs that us as guests go in are modified and go considerably slower, the nerves were still starting to build up as we arrived and had to sign our lives away 😉
The morning started with a tour around the track and some history about the courses and Olympic events that have been held there.
After the walk around and tour we headed to the top where we had a safety briefing and helmets fitted then we watched the first group take off.
From corner 7 down to the end, most of the times avaraged between 50 and 53 seconds. It was seemed like they were going slow from where we were watching as spectators.
It was quite a different story when it was our turn! Haha.
We were strategically loaded into the sleigh with a professional driver to steer as well as break. We were all loaded in together and the driver came around to get some momentum going, knocking on our helmets for good luck before pushing us off for our 50 something second joy ride!
At first, it didn’t feel like we were going too fast, but after going around a couple of corners, the speed really started to pick up! We watched carefully the passenger infront of us to see which way to tilt our heads. Then before we knew it, it was all over!
It was such a great experience though! Woah, what an adrenaline rush! Mum and Dad loved it too 🙂
Once we had regained our legs, we jumped back in the car and drive down to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler to check in, for Dad to go off and play golf (Happy Birthday Dad) and for Mum and I to go to the spa for the afternoon (Happy Birthday Mum)
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is also another propety I can tick off the list 🙂
When Mum and I finished at the spa after a few hours of pampering, we went back up to the room to find a little treat waiting for us ❤
That night when Dad returned from golf, we went down to The Grill Room for dinner.
Oh my god, I am loving Whistler so much. Everywhere I have turned, I am falling even more inlove with this town. The food at The Grill Room was out of this world.
I started off again with a salad, the Young Greens Salad. For my main meal, I had the Pemberton Meadows Dry Aged Rib Eye. The chef even brought it out on a wheeled table to talk to us about the cut before cutting off the piece directly in front of me before wheeling it back into the kitchen to be cooked.