Hiking Panorama Ridge
Panorama Ridge is hands down one of the coolest hikes in Southwestern BC. It's been a favorite of mine for a long time, and it still takes my breath away every time I go there.
You can reach Panorama from either the Rubble Creek parking area south of Whistler, or from the Cheakamus Lake trailhead and Helm Lake access trail. Sitting directly opposite the Black Tusk, this hike gives you stunning views of Garibaldi Lake, Mt Garibaldi, the Tusk and some strangely geometric mountains like Table Mtn and Deception Peak.
Standing on the summit (above), the mountain drops off straight down into the unreal turquoise of Garibaldi Lake. If you continue on further there is some fantastic ridge walking and a thousand great places to stop and take in the view.
If this isn't mountain heaven, I don't know what is. Looks like we might be in for a long fall so you've still got time to go check this one out before the snow flies!