The math is simple: two mountains and the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola all add up to one awesome experience
By JILL VON SPRECKEN
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola. (Photo: Mike Crane/Tourism Whistler)
1 The gondola is the first in the world to link the peaks of two mountains, a feat that delivers truly one-of-a-kind views.
3 It’s one for the books: the Peak 2 Peak broke three Guinness World Records, claiming fame as the world’s longest unsupported span, the highest lift of its kind, and the longest continuous lift system.
By LOUISE PHILLIPS
Audain Art Museum
The sheer numbers are impressive. The Audain Art Museum’s seven galleries of Northwest Coast art enshrine 200 works spanning 200 years of art-making in BC. Acquired by Vancouver philanthropists Michael and Yoshiko (Karasawa) Audain, the collection honours 11 indigenous cultures, from the Coast Salish in southern BC to the Tlingit in the north. Traditional ceremonial masks and textile art contrast with modern, genre-bending pieces by Bill Reid, Brian Jungen and Don Yeomans. Galleries celebrate the vivid marinescapes of E.J. Hughes and studies of Native villages by pioneer painter Emily Carr. Contemporary BC artists such as Attila Richard Lukacs and Ken Lum suit the minimalist design of this serene, airy space. It all adds up to a memorable journey through BC art.