Wells Gray Provincial Park & Whistler

by Julia Laporte October. 10, 2018 635 views

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.

Mud Lake, British Columbia

Mud Lake, British Columbia

A small female black bear

A small female black bear

The black bear posing perfectly in the Mud Lake Delta Provincial Park

The black bear posing perfectly in the Mud Lake Delta Provincial Park

Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park

Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park

Salmon trying to leap over Bailey’s Chute

Salmon trying to leap over Bailey’s Chute

More falls to conquer upstream (one of many)

More falls to conquer upstream (one of many)

Rainforest

Rainforest

On our way to Whistler

On our way to Whistler

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!

Julia

Westward view from Whistler Peak

Westward view from Whistler Peak

Marmot

Marmot

Beautiful colours on the Decker Loop Trail

Beautiful colours on the Decker Loop Trail

Views from the Decker Loop Trail

Views from the Decker Loop Trail

Stunning glaciers tucked away behind Blackcomb mountain

Stunning glaciers tucked away behind Blackcomb mountain

A spectacular day.

A spectacular day.

Impressions of the Decker Loop.

Impressions of the Decker Loop.

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Adam Nowek 2 years, 6 months ago

Looks like someone's getting a little furry in the facial region.

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
Julia Laporte Replied to Adam Nowek 2 years, 5 months ago

You gotta live a little... smile

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