Although I've had the most hectic week in recent history, I can't help but feel peaceful when looking back at the nature-filled photos I took over the past weekend while in Squamish and Whistler. Over the last few days I've been taking advantage of city life by attending movie premieres, Vancouver Fashion Week, and eating delicious lunches at fancy restaurants. However, there's nothing more relaxing than getting away from the city to enjoy the stunning beauty of our province's natural landscapes.
Although we enjoyed all of the niceties of modern day amenities at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, I was happy that I forced my significant other to explore some other parts of the area that didn't include man-made materials. While he isn't terribly interested in exploring the great outdoors, I am happy to say that he was blown away by the beauty of Brandywine Falls (after I pleaded with him to make a stop at one of the parks before we arrived at Whistler).
In Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, we took a short but lovely walk over to the viewing area of the waterfall and the nearby canyon rim. Both featured gorgeous bodies of clear, bluish-green water that must be seen in person in order to be fully appreciated. The view is topped off by spectacular mountains covered with rich forests; those thick areas of trees are sadly now a rarity in more populated areas. When I'm witnessing beauty like that, I never feel more proud to be living in our beautiful province and country.
Top // Cotton On
Cardigan // Front and Company
Skorts // Lowrys Farm
Shoes // Jeffrey Campbell
Socks // Topshop
Hat // Pull and Bear
Even though I know that weekends can't last forever, I wish my weekend in Whistler could have lasted at least a few more days. I could have been a very happy individual exploring every nook and cranny of the area and taking snapshots of my discoveries-- perhaps I'll find my way back to Whistler and Squamish during the later months of the year to experience the wintertime in that stunning area!