Next, I thought about the adventures she talked about such as mountain biking, hiking, and white water rafting in the Elaho, Cheakamus, and Squamish Rivers (where you might see extraordinary things like beavers, or bears wading along the shoreline, not to mention the thrill of being in the raft). From the looks of it, the glaciated mountain range is a wonder in and of itself as well.
My sister-in-law LOVES outdoor activities like those, so I could see why Whistler held so much appeal for her. Being outside, especially somewhere close to the water is adventurous for sure, but it is also her peace line. She likes to be in the great outdoors, close to nature. Actually, she loves it. She craves it (and would probably go stir crazy without it).
With all of that outdoor scenery, it's no wonder the pictures from her visit came out so well. You can't go wrong with a nature backdrop, and I always say photographs make the best souvenirs. I like to take some pictures with people in them, me and whoever I am traveling with, and others of just the scenery itself. You can't beat trees, mountains, wildlife and water for pictures that make your day when you look back on them. Just a side note here: I learned a long time ago though, that you want to make sure you have waterproof protections if you're taking your camera near the water (we're not going to talk any more about that... *cough*).
In the winter, Whistler is a ski town!! I can see her spending the day outside mastering the slopes, and then coming back to a cozy cabin in the afternoon to wind down, relax by the fireplace and talk with family and friends. Add a good meal and she might never come home!! So yeah, I can see her appreciating the municipality enough to want to move there.
Now after her endorsement, and my research, I'm thinking it might be a place we might like to go visit too, even though it was previously not even on my radar. Isn't that part of the beauty of adventure... sharing it with others and piquing their interest as well? So there is no doubt that the adventure seeker in me would love to visit Whistler. The question is, would we prefer going during a warm season or a cold one? Both have a certain appeal that is hard to resist and my final decision is going to take a bit of thought and consideration. And that's part of the fun too.
Have you been to Whistler?