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Fitzsimmons Creek is a large creek in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, having its origins at the Fitzsimmons Glacier. For half its length of approximately 10 kilometres, the creek courses a u-shaped glacial valley which separates two ski mountains of the Whistler Blackcomb resort, Blackcomb to the north and Whistler to the south.

Issuing onto the relative lowland of the Whistler Valley just adjacent to Whistler Village, the creek turns more northwest, flowing past the White Gold residential area and entering Green Lake just east of Mons.

Adjacent to the creek on the lowermost slopes of Blackcomb is the Whistler Sliding Centre, built for the 2010 Winter Olympics, which was co-hosted by Whistler and Vancouver. There is also a REALLY fun activity to be done over the creek on Whistler mountain. It's ziplining : http://www.ziptrek.com/whistler-canada . You fly over the creek at about 90km/h during 2100 feet...exhilarating!!!!

The creek, and Fitzsimmons Glacier and Mount Fitzsimmons, are named for Bob Fitzsimmons, who operated a small mine near the head of the creek.

This photo was taken lower than the skeleton/luge/bobsleigh track. Actually, it was shot just east of the whistler village.

have a good day!!

Marc

(Tomorrow, I celebrate my 4th year here, with my 100th post :P )

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