BCB MayJune 2022_LR

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Round trip: 14 kilometres Elevation gain: 625 metres Location: Stawamus Chief Provincial Park (Squamish) Climb the three peaks of the Stawamus Chief for classic clifftop views of Howe Sound and the Squamish River valley. From the day-use parking area, stroll through the campground to the trailhead. The steep Chief Peaks Trail kicks off with lots of stairs, soon merging with the Sea to Summit Trail. After the Sea to Summit exits right, take a left fork, signed for the First and Second Peaks. Before long, the trail splits again. Go left and ascend to the bare rock of First Peak. Back at the fork, proceed north to the top of the South Gully. Ascend a ledge with the help of a fixed chain, traverse a cleft covered by logs and climb a short ladder to Second Peak. Follow the markers northeast to North Gully. Stay left at the junction with the third backside trail to visit Third Peak. Return to the last junction and plunge down the rough North Gully Trail. Turn right and head back to the trailhead. —Stephen Hui We're allergic to hyperbole so when we say this Whistler dinner might be the greatest event in the West this summer, please don't snicker. Bear with us as we convince you. On the one hand, we have Eric Griffith and Nicholas Cassettari of Alta Bistro, the reigning champ of Vanmag's Best Whistler category in the Restaurant Awards. On the other hand, you have architects John and Patricia Patkau, Western Canada's greatest living architects (or, really, Canada's, because Frank Gehry is more or less a Californian these days) and the designers of the stunning Audain Art Museum. And on the third hand (the last one, we promise), you have the magnificent collection inside the museum itself. Here's how it all comes together. 1. You buy a ticket for one of the upcoming Friday events— which, at $99, is a screaming bargain for Whistler (plus it's $10 off if you're a museum member)—and show up at the appointed time. Before you're seated, you get an intimate docent-guided tour through the museum's permanent collection, hitting the highlights (like this jaw- dropper of a piece by James Hart), and giving you a just a taste of what one of the best small museums in North America has to offer. 3. You sit in the open air, sipping a Nichol Syrah, wondering how you got so freaking lucky. 2. Next, you're led to your en plein air table facing the museum's lawn and interior courtyard. Now, the Alta Bistro team shifts into gear with an art-inspired (and not in a hokey way) four-course menu. Expect a few showstoppers— like the tomato panzanella salad with gazpacho dressing hidden under a Warhol-inspired soup can that blew up Instagram last summer. 4. Over the next two days, use your dinner ticket for free entry into the museum as often as you like, allowing you to peruse the collection at your leisure—perhaps dropping a few of the docent's observations and passing them off as your own to impress the other onlookers.—N.M. You want to be rugged, not ragged. To cut the swath of Indiana Jones, not the Jones family from Indiana. That means you want this duffel from the purveyors of the original Klondike Gold Rush: Seattle's Filson. Equally at home in a Gulfstream V or a 1952 Beaver— we love this bag. filson.com VANCOUVER COAST MOUNTAINS Iconic Hike STAWAMUS CHIEF THE 'IT' GEAR Audain x Alta (AU DA IN X A LTA) M IR A E CA M PB EL L 42 BCBUSINESS MAY/JUNE 2022

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