Today you will be driving up one of the most scenic highways in North America – the famous Sea-to-Sky Hwy. Crossing the Lions Gate Bridge, drive north up the Sea to Sky Hwy (Hwy 99) to Whistler. With the Howe Sound on the left and the mountains on the right, this is one of the most scenic drives in North America.
The first stop on your way north would be the village of Horseshoe Bay with is cozy coffee shops and laid-back life. You may want to break here for a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. At Horseshoe Bay village, you can also catch a sea safari or rental self piloted motorised boat and sail across the Howe Sound to Bowen Island, an idyllic village in the middle of Howe Sound, just a 20-minute across the bay. Pre-booking is highly recommended. Check with us for rates and availability.
From Horseshoe Bay, driving north, we recommend a stop at Whytecliff Park, beautiful park nestled into a pocket cove surrounded by fancy West Vancouver mansions. Other stops recommended on the Sea-to-Sky Highway include Porteau Cove, and Britannia Mine Museum. Make sure to visit Shannon Falls which at 1,099 feet tall is the 3rd highest waterfall in BC. While at Shannon Falls, you may also consider visiting the Stawamus Chief, a huge granite dome that towers over the town of Squamish or take a ride up the Sea-to-Sky Gondola to get spectacular views of the Howe Sound and surroundings.
Departing Shannon falls, you will drive through forested valleys and through spectacular rocky river canyons as the highway climbs up to reach the alpine resort of Whistler.
Overnight in Whistler, BC.