About Mel C
Lives in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Since Jun. 2013
25-34 year old female
I was born in Mauritius, Africa and grew up in Vancouver, Canada since I was two years old. After 25 years of my life growing up in Canada, I had an irresistible urge to live somewhere else for an experience and because I knew there was so much more of the world to see. In 2013 I quit my full-time jobs to work for an NGO in Cambodia for 7 months. I then went to 5 other countries in Southeast Asia, met hundreds of people and it was the best year of my life. I can't seem to stay away from Cambodia for very long now I'm working for a travel company during my time here and loving it. I've met some of the most generous people I've met in my life in Cambodia. In my spare time I love riding my motorcycle, cycling, hosting dinners and enjoying the company of funny people.
Other Outdoor Activities
Water Sports, Boat Tours, Eco Tours, Equipment Hire
Other Outdoor Activities, Tramways
Game & Entertainment Centres
Biking Trails, Sports Complexes, Mountains
Game & Entertainment Centres, Health/Fitness Clubs & Gyms
Eco Tours, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
The tube park is a fantastic place for kids and adults alike. Many adults have been surprised by how fun it is to glide down the snow-covered lanes. There are over 1,000ft of lanes, and there's a conveyor belt to help you get up the hills.
There are several options for kayaking and canoeing on Whistler's famous River of Golden Dreams during the day, but older children may enjoy the 'wildlife at twilight' tour the most. In the early evening, animals are more likely to be active, and on this tour visitors have spotted bears, eagles, raccoons, beavers, and many others. This is a relaxing and fun family activity among nature and under the beautiful stars.
One of the many benefits of vacationing in Whistler is that you don't have to snowboard or ski to explore the vast beauty of the mountains. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola connects the top of the Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, giving you a 360-degree view of lakes, glaciers, and mountain peaks. The gondola holds two world records for having the longest free span between ropeway towers and the highest point above ground.
Kids can easily be entertained from a few hours to a whole day at the Family Adventure Zone. Located in the upper village, the play area offers plenty of activities, including rides, go carts, bouncy castles, and mini golf. There are also shops and restaurants around the area to break up the playtime.
The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is considered the world's number one lift-accessed downhill bike park. The variety of runs can accommodate all riders and there are fantastic lessons and bike camps with certified coaches for kids and adults. Programs range from drop-ins to week-long sessions for all levels of riders.
If you want to drop the kids off somewhere that will keep them busy, then The Core is the perfect place for the summer and winter seasons. It's right in the center of the village and there are camp programs during both seasons that take kids on a variety of activities, including indoor climbing, tree-top adventures, and tubing at the park. Meanwhile, the adults can take a variety of fitness classes and use the gym.
Operating based on a passion for renewing the spirit of everyone who walks through the door, Creekbread is a fantastic place for families. Creekbread uses local and organic ingredients that are freshly prepared, and the open kitchen makes it fun to watch the staff making these delicious pizza creations. There is also local art displayed around the restaurant.
If you want a quiet and active time with your family away from the tourists in Whistler Village, then Nita Lake Lodge is the perfect location. Your family can use bicycles and water sport equipment, including canoes and kayaks; and meals at the lodge are packed with flavor and locally sourced ingredients.
Ziptrekking is for the very adventurous families who want to experience speed and stunning views! Ziptrek Ecotours not only provides a world-class ziptrekking experience, but also focuses on educating adventurers about the environment and the rainforest they will overlook from a bird's eye view. Over the course of two hours, ziptrekkers will go on nine tree-top bridges and fly 200ft above the Fitzsimmons Creek waters and the valley that divides the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
If you want to keep active after a day on the slopes, or to keep everyone entertained on a rainy day, the Meadow Park Sports Centre is a great place to go. There are many activities for the adults and kids, including a fitness center, swimming pool, squash court, and public skating rink. After a workout, you can relax in the jacuzzi or steam room.