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Location Tour: Squamish, B.C.


It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, and it also happened to be a gorgeous day. Since Susie believes this will most likely be the LAST gorgeous day before the rainy-season hits, we decided that we should seize the opportunity to drive up to Squamish and Whistler for a nice day trip.

As some of you know, Supernatural S4 episode Wishful Thinking was filmed primarily in Squamish, B.C. So, we decided it would be a nice spot to begin our ongoing Supernatural Location Tour:

The first thing we did was head for Cleaveland St, between Victoria and Winnipeg streets...where the Supernatural crew had changed the Martial Arts and Fitness place into Lucky Chins Chinese Restaurant. It is easy to find, because it is right next to the HotSpot, which can also be seen in the episode.


"Lucky Chins"

During the episode, Sam and Dean stayed in a hotel called "The Chieftan" - this is an actual hotel in Squamish. It is actually RIGHT NEXT TO the location used for "Lucky Chins":



We didn't see it from this angle in the episode though. When Dean exits the hotel, sees Todd for the first time, and then gets an upset stomach, we see the Chieftan from this view:



Next, we went to the Squamish Yacht Club, which stood in for the women's fitness centre in the show:



This is Susie pretending to be Dean reading a newspaper (we did not actually have any props with us though, so you'll have to use your imagination:



And this is yours truely sitting where Jensen Ackles once sat:



(I know that is not a Whippet on my shirt, it's an Octopus, but it is the same COLOURS as Sam's Whippet shirt from S1, so yeah - closest thing I have to a Sam costume. :-P ) And yes...now you guys all know what I look like. The mystery is gone!....ah well.


And finally, this is the boardwalk at the Yacht Club, where Sam and Dean overhear the guy telling the cops about seeing Big Foot:




Comments

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raloria
Oct. 11th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
Great pics! Nice to see what you look like, too! *waves* :D

Hee! You sat where Jensen sat!!!! *squee*

And I had no idea The Chieftan was right there, next to the Lucky Chin's location. Cool! Great. Here I am with all the addresses and maps and I didn't put two and two together? *facepalms*
hells_half_acre
Oct. 11th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Haha, well, in all fairness, I looked up the locations beforehand and didn't put it together either!

*waves back*
auriliawestlake
Oct. 11th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
Sweetness. It's really awesome how you live close enough to go off on all these little day-trips to see stuff like this - and I know I've had to have mentioned it before, but Vancouver has got some seriously beautiful scenery (not as beautiful as my corner of west Texas, though! :-P).

Envy. Yeah, that's the right word for what I'm feeling right now. Sigh.

Well...Maybe when they get around to doing a Supernatural Movie, they'll come down to my neck of the woods - I mean, Kripke always says how this is basically a western, and what's more western than sagebrush, pointy mountains (yes, I said 'pointy', what of it?), and blistering desert sun? Besides, I heard that New Mexico is trying to drum up more interest in filming there - they've cut the entertainment tax to almost nothing (and they've got almost nothing in the way of cigarette taxes - I'm so glad I only live a few miles from the border).

Slaps self.

Dangnabbit - I'm gettin' rambly. Must be gettin' a li'l tired. Glad to see ya had fun! And hope the remainder of your weekend runs as well.
hells_half_acre
Oct. 11th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Ooo, pointy mountains! I bet it IS very beautiful there. It'd be pretty cool if they did a Supernatural movie - and if they do, they should totally film it in the states. I've got this desire to see Dean and Sam in a desert actually - because, well, besides the badlands in Alberta, and the pretty dry Okanagan Valley, we don't have anything that even remotely looks like a desert. (even those two things don't look like a desert, but they are the closest we have).

But yeah, Vancouver is really gorgeous...so is the Sea to Sky hwy that goes between Vancouver and Whistler - hopefully all the international visitors coming for the Olympics in February will enjoy it!

auriliawestlake
Oct. 11th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it really is very pretty in and around El Paso - you can see some pics I took last September (not the one we just had, but the one back in '08) here. The Texas pics are all above the somewhat gray photo of St. Louis (notable by its ginormous arch-thingy).
hells_half_acre
Oct. 12th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
Wow, it IS very gorgeous around you. A different kind of gorgeous than up here, of course, but gorgeous nonetheless.
auriliawestlake
Oct. 12th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Definitely very, very pretty. I posted some more pics I had floating around here, if you're interested.
mara_snh
Oct. 11th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
What fun! And boy, are you cute :-)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 11th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
*blushes*

Thank you. It was a lot of fun and a great day. :-)
mizzykitty
Oct. 12th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Cool photos! It looks like such gorgeous weather, too!

p.s. are you more blonde in your twitter pic?

Edited at 2009-10-12 01:32 am (UTC)
hells_half_acre
Oct. 12th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
It really was gorgeous weather...a nice good-bye from the sun before the rainy season starts.

I possibly look more blond in my twitter pic - the twitter pic was taken in Bermuda - so, more sun reflecting off my hair, than in this pic, where I'm sitting in the shade.
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hells_half_acre
Mar. 24th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Haha, thanks. I've lost a little bit of weight since then, so there is less of me to smish now. ;)

It is NOT the same boardwalk as the first "hell talk" at the end of Wishful Thinking. That board walk is in Coquitlam, and I haven't been to it yet. This one is much smaller and squished in next to a huge mountain. (ETA: which you can see by the picture, of course, what I meant was that where I'm standing taking the picture is practically the road - so there is much less space around this one, then the one they used in the episode.) It IS the same boardwalk as where the sheriffs are talking to the hunter who thought he saw Big Foot.

Edited at 2011-03-24 01:38 am (UTC)
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