A couple weeks ago our family packed our bags and had the chance to visit Whistler. Now this would be my second time visiting so everything was brand new and especially for the kids. We thought it be fun to take them on a little tenting expedition and put them to work! Days have gone by and they are still talking about sleeping in the tent.
Planning this trip was all put together with the help of Telus who had sent us all passes to venture to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. From there we tried to do as much as we could in a short time. It all worked out and everyone enjoyed everything we did. Except for the minor panic attack Owen went through before making our way across a valley in the gondola. We talked him through it and in the end he was so happy that he put he’s fear aside and challenged it.
Ella on the other hand was more than ready to go and at the end of this venture from one peak of a mountain to another had said to us “What Next?” as if that wasn’t enough for her! haha
Thanks to the heat wave we hit the closet lake to us and went full body in. The kids literally couldn’t stop playing they loved it so much at Lakeside Park. Defiantly set up nicely for children so if your looking for a cute little park and lake it’s very close to the village.
We grabbed some pizza for dinner and mapped out our next adventure Vallea Luminea. Very thankful for this trip it was one that was so cool to experience. There are a couple different meeting spots in the village were you go and take a shuttle to a destination called Cougar Mountain. There you all get out and the atmosphere is killer. So old time and so relaxing. They had music playing and campfire. Everyone was dressed up! So much fun
When your time slot starts you just follow the path that leads you through the lights and music. It starts with campfire songs and tents. Lights guide you with music playing in the background and every so often a little “station” will come up and you listen to the story it has to tell or just listen to the music. There was a “glitter” guide of lights at one point! It was such an emotional and very cool adventure to this journey. The kids and I will never forget!
If you do plan to take a trip to Vallea Luminea a couple of things… Wear proper footwear it is a bit of a hike, no it’s not stroller friendly. I suggest picking the earliest times for restless kids. Pack some water and a charged camera/phone. Our biggest problem was trying to slow the kids down to enjoy every aspect of it. They just wanted to race to the next light show to see more. But it’s something you want to take all in theres so much to see and hear. It’s fantastic!
Showtimes nightly, at sundown.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour in the forest, 2 hours round trip from Whistler Village.
Tickets Adult $29
Youth 6-15 $15
Child 5 and under Free
Once your finished with the tour the shuttle will take you back to your meeting location and you go home. In our case back to Whistler RV & Camping. It was late and we all passed out super quick from our two day packed weekend in Whistler.
Disclosure ; This trip was gifted to us by the wonderful staff at TELUS, Vallea Luminea & Tourism Whistler. All thoughts and opinions are of my own!
Keisha lynne, xx