November can be a tough month in Canada – it’s definitely not summer anymore, but it’s not quite winter. Choosing your adventure is at the whim of finicky weather – you might be attaching Yak Trax to the bottom of your Sorels (Canadian must-have accessories) or peeling off layers as the sun’s rays squeak out a last blast of heat.
Tired of teeter-totter temperatures? November’s a good time to get out of town. I recently travelled to Whistler to join the TMAC BC chapter on a professional development weekend. Although Whistler Blackcomb is still around two weeks away from opening day, the town was abuzz with activity, including the annual Cornucopia food and wine event, which takes over Whistler for 10 days every November.
In addition to some terrific workshops, there was plenty of time to gaze up at the snowy white peaks, log some time in the eucalyptus steam room, enjoy great BC-sourced food, check out some fine wines at Crush, and log some miles around Lost Lake, all while taking in the spectacular scenery of the Coastal Mountains.
It was inspirational too – Amazing how taking some quiet moments with a change of scenery can lead to so many “a-ha” ideas.
There’s definitely lots of snow up on those peaks – I can’t wait to get back to Whistler and log some time on the mountain!