Glacial Stream

Whistler Canada Tourist Information

One of the best memories that visitors have of Whistler is its broad spectrum of natural colour.  The deep blue skies, the emerald coloured forests and autumn leaves are stunning.

One of the most unique features in Whistler is the colour of the glacial stream that flows through the park in Village North.

Glacial Stream in Whistler BC
Glacial Stream in Village Park, Whistler

The turquoise colour is caused by glacial silt that is suspended in the water. It results from massive glaciers grinding away at the earth's surface over millions of years.

Glacial Stream, Whistler BC Canada
Glacial Stream, North Village, Whistler

One of the most relaxing things to do in Whistler, is to find a quiet bench by a mountain stream and simply enjoy the sights, sounds and moment in time.

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