Every place I visit usually has a defining sound. Here in Vancouver, B.C. seaplanes and the Gastown Steam Clock are top contenders. I discovered both while working on a piece for NPR's Only a Game last week. In Whistler, the gondolas and the shredding of snowboarders definitely characterize this ski town. Every place has a unique sound. Sometimes you have to close your eyes and listen. You'll find it. In the meantime, you can hear the sounds of Vancouver and Whistler just days before the Winter Olympics by clicking here.