That section of our trip held several highlights. For one, seeing black bears in the wild was phenomenal and breathtaking as you can imagine. Another, although I did not expect to see it nor how impressive it would actually be, witnessing salmon jumping upstream at Bailey’s Chute in Wells Gray Provincial Park. One by one, they tried to jump the chutes despite the crushing power of water making its way down with pure force. Again. And Again. We stood there for at least 20 minutes with not a single salmon making it through and up the falls. What is more, as we continued to walk along the water upstream, there was an even more powerful chute not 500 meters up. That made me wonder how many of those thunderous waterfalls they would have to face and conquer in order to spawn and be at peace.
Whistler. What can I say? Drop dead gorgeous.
We were lucky with the weather as it was a beautiful late September day - blue skies and 25 degrees. The famous Whistler and Blackcomb peaks more than lived up to my expectations and simply made me gawk at the views. Escaping the throng of people on Whistler mountain, we took the peak to peak gondola to the Blackcomb side and went on the Decker Loop Trail where the landscape made my heart sing!