The day started very "green" as we had a brief hiking experience in the pollution-free park called Lynn Canyon where the old Suspension Bridge is located. Not only did we appreciate the fun time walking like a toddler on that wobbly bridge, we were also melted by the great scenic view of the forest filled artistically with foliage and aged trees.
We then enjoyed an excessively large lunch of pizzas and chicken (and my passport was checked when I ordered a drink, ha!) before going to the famous resort, Whistler village. There were shops, restaurants and hotels in the village for tourists. The main attraction was certainly the snow-capped Blackcomb Mountain. The fun thing was, the tour didn't expect us to climb the mountain, but we improvised our way through it and purchased tickets to get to the snowy top by cable car! All teachers became kids again and played with the snow! We had to appreciate this rare opportunity as you don't usually have the chance to throw things at your boss, let alone throwing snowballs! We played for a while and left the slippery snow with half-soaked feet, forgetting the fact that we just easily overpowered the 3 degrees at the mountain!
The last visit of the day was a big shopping mall named "Aberdeen". To our surprise, the interior of the mall resembled so much of those in Hong Kong! Chinese seemed to be a very common language there, reflecting that Hong Kong people have already built up a healthy community in this country for generations. Ms Chan, Ms Ho and I visited some shops and then took their "Skytrain" (their railway system) back to the hotel.
I didn't buy much today, but the experience was priceless!
Dr H C Lee