written and photographed by Mary L. Peachin
Jan 1997, Vol. 1 No. 4
The gateway to Whistler begins in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver where floatplanes use the waters of the Burrard Inlet for their final approach. Pilots carefully avoid yachts, boats and rowers in the Straits of Georgia, known to many as the Inland Passage. Three floating gas stations moor in the center of the inlet to refuel floatplanes and boats heading north from Seattle to Alaska.