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Soaring and Flying Through Week Two

Soaring and Flying Through Week Two 1

There was no better way to start our third day in Whistler than the Sasquatch. After taking a gondola up Blackcomb Mountain, we arrived at the longest zipline in the United States and Canada. The dual zipline was the most exhilarating, thrilling 120 seconds of our lives. After touching back on the ground, we enjoyed a nice lunch in Whistler village, before heading to Rainbow Park. From football, soaking up the sun and swimming, we had a fun day relaxing and playing games at the park, accompanied by an amazing view.  

The next day we packed our bags and headed to the beautiful city of Vancouver. We walked across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, toured seven bridges; part of the Treetop Adventures, and walked through the Raptors Ridge to see legendary hawks and owls. For lunch, we explored the wonderful market in Granville Island before gearing up for our tandem bike ride. We biked along the spectacular trail in Stanley Park, overseeing the beautiful water, boats, and city skyline. We began our second day in the city with FlyOver Canada. The state-of-the-art technology allowed each of us to experience a journey across Canada from East to West. As our feet dangled and we were suspended into the air, the 4D experience brought us through wind, mist, and scents as we travelled through mountains, across the water, and into the air. In the afternoon we had free time to eat, shop, and explore on Robson street before our group dinner at the White Spot, a British Colombian classic. For our late night activity, we sat back in our reclining chairs at the movie theater to watch Spiderman Far From Home and Secret Life of Pets Two.

As we continued our journey through British Columbia, we stopped in the beautiful town of Kelowna for lunch on our journey to Penticton. Upon arriving at the amazing Lakeside Resort, we indulged in a delicious group meal filled with steak, chicken and salmon. We concluded the night with free time to walk around the beach, watch the sunset on the water, swim and play some games. Our next day in the Okanagan region was a fan favorite by far. After a yummy breakfast in town, we settled in at Rotary Park and headed out on the water. From wakeboarding to waterskiing, banana boating and tubing, we had the opportunity to try so many exhilarating water activities. Many of us even learned how to waterski and wakeboard for the very first time! Aside from the water activities, we also had a blast playing football, volleyball, and soccer at the park. We walked around the market and got ice cream from Penticton’s famous Peach. For dinner, our group visited the famous restaurant Burger 55, and many of us tried Poutine; a Canadian classic, for the first time! We concluded our night and time in British Columbia with an intense game of five-pin bowling. Although we were sad to say goodbye to the beautiful Okanagan, we were so excited to depart this morning to Banff. That’s all for now…off to the Rockies! 

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