Helicopter Trip to Whistler

There are lots of ways to get to a Whistler – I had the opportunity to go on one of the best ways: a charter helicopter from London Drugs for the Tech Trade Show at Whistler Conference Centre. There were 12 journalists, media personalities, and bloggers including yours truly. The Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, News 1130, Vancity Buzz, and more all had representatives so it was quite humbling to be on the trip.

Since I have a young daughter, I am passionate about learning about the latest tech gadgets so I was glad to see all of our favourite brands all in one room from Sony, to Panasonic, to Canon, to Microsoft, to GoPro, to so much more. Some of my favourite gadgets included the waterproof tablet by Sony which can be submerged up to 2 meters under water. They even had it displayed in a small aquarium. In addition, Nikon and Canon had their 2014 cameras on display. Microsoft had one of the largest booths right at the entrance with Windows 8 and the new Surface tablets.

The helicopter trip was breathtaking – even though it was a foggy autumn day, when we got above the clouds it was super sunny and hot – quite a few of the others were even wearing sunglasses. We got to within a few meters of Black Tusk and had an incredible bird’s eye view of Squamish, The Chief, Howe Sound Whistler Village, Garibaldi Lake, and Vancouver as we retuned. We got rerouted to the South Terminal at Richmond YVR Airport since it was too foggy to land at the Helijet Pad near Canada Place.

If you want to arrive in Whistler in style, I highly recommend taking a Helicopter Trip with London Air Services!!

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