Highway 99, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway, the Squamish Highway,
Route 99, and/or
Whistler Highway, is the major north-south artery running through the Greater
area of British Columbia from the U.S. border, listed as one of the best
road trips in Canada.
The Whistler Highway ( Route 99 ) provides an excellent view, which was
now well improved for the Winter Olympic 2010.
Whistler is located approximately 125 kms north of Vancouver. It has a
of about 10,000, plus a larger but rotating "transient" population
of workers, typically
younger people from beyond BC, notably from Australia and Europe. Two million
visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and mountain biking.
(L) Entering Whistler on Route 99 (R) A small lake along the Route 99
(L) A restaurant/cafe in the center area of Whistler (R) All restaurants,
cafe, bars are smoke-free in Whistler.
(L) Steel Olympic Logo structure (R) The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa and the notice that the entire facilities
(L) Whistler Hotel Crystal Lodge (M) The Listel Hotel Whistler (R) Adara
(L) Mountainside Lodge Whistler (M) Whistler Village Inn (R) Blackcomb
Lodge & Spa
(L) All facilities in Whistler are smoke-free. (M) Pan Pacific Whistler
Village Centre (R) A rent-car used for this trip.
(L) A sign board of Oympic Village Whistler 2010 (R) The temperature on
June 23 was 10$B!n(B
A cafe and a toilet of the Hi Whistler Hotel, at the Olympic Vilage
Smoking Ban in Hotels
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler 419 rooms/all non-smoking
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa 287 rooms/all non-smoking
Whistler Hotel Crystal Lodge 158 rooms/all non-smoking
The Listel Hotel Whistler 100 rooms/all non-smoking
Adara Hotel 40 rooms/all non-smoking
Mountainside Lodge Whistler 76 rooms/all non-smoking
Whistler Village Inn 86 rooms/all non-smoking
Blackcomb Lodge & Spa 70 rooms/all non-smoking
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre 183 rooms/all non-smoking
Hi-Whistler Hotel 188 rooms/all non-smoking
Total guest rooms in the hotel/The numbers of smoking rooms
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on the on-the-spot investigation.
Cheakamus Lake, which is located in the South of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
is the pristine area of Cheakamus Lake resting high up in the mountains
at an elevation of
over 900 m. The mountains towering around the lake stretch another 1600
m into the sky
throwing reflections of snow-capped peaks back onto the lake. The easy
grade, very well
maintained hard earth trail leading to Cheakamus Lake is 3 kms in length.
The trail wanders
over wooden bridges spanning over creeks leading explorers through a swath
cushioned with moss and deadfall.
It was in the summer of 1974. A narrow debouchment of the lake into a river
stream was coved
with a thick white snow, shinning with dazzling by sunlight. It was a very
Thirty-seven years after, the writer did a second trial to this Cheakamus
(L) Cheakamus Lake Trail at the Garibaldi Provincial Park (R) Warning and
suggestion how to cope with a wild bear
This is the entrance to the trail. A shed is a toilet.
A rich greenery and an old rock
A deep forest and deadfall
A primitive nature remains along the trail.
A map of Cheakamus Lake and the place the lake is flowing down to the river.
(L) Snow-capped mountain peaks and the Cheakamus Lake (R) A Steller's Jay
with a dark-blue wing
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. J. miyamoto,
in June-July 2011.