Monday, November 15, 2010

Canada is cool now!

As we start to complain about the weather heating up as we are edging closer to Christmas in Australia - spare a thought for the cold climate folk. I spent a few days in Canada just before Christmas a couple of years ago. And as the city of Vancouver was lighting up the shop windows and streets it was out of town where the brrrr buzz was. We headed to Whistler and stayed at the divine Fairmont Hotel where I had a room that looked out to the mountains and the the ski slopes – this is a winter wonderland exemplified.
I love snow, lots of it piled up against walls, weighing down the branches on large trees, crunching underfoot.
So, for the future if you would like a change of scenery for the festive season why not try Canada and enjoy the traditions of a cheery winter Christmas.
Air Canada flies directly to Vancouver from Sydney.
(Couple of signs around the village of Whistler, the terrace at the cafe on top of the mountain - where are all the customers? And a very nice dog I met along the way - a good dog who didn't complain about the cold and we shared a hot chocolate later in the day.)


  1. When I visited Whistler, I found that almost all the staff in the bars and restaurants were Aussies. Young people working and following the ski season around - what a great life for them.

  2. Fairmont Chateau Whistler has a bunch of Christmas activities this year. On Christmas Eve they have ornament decorating, a traditional North American chrissy dinner, caroling and even sleigh rides and fondue with Santa! Santa also visits on Christmas day and there’s a Christmas dinner and dancing… and of course more caroling! I can’t wait to go with my family this year :)

  3. Skiing in Canada is the perfect place to escape the Sydney heat! I haven't yet experienced a white Christmas but it is definitely on my to do list. The Aussies living in Whistler all seem to be having a ball. Lucky them!