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Sea to Sky Gondola | ©Lisanne Smeele

Discover Whistler & Sea to Sky Gondola

Experience Whistler's spectacular sights and rugged wilderness just out of reach of downtown Vancouver

DISCOVER WHISTLER & SEA TO SKY GONDOLA

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Whistler Olympic Village | ©Tourism Whistler
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Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge | ©Lisanne Smeele
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Sea to Sky Highway
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©Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
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Overview

Escape the city and emerge in the wilderness just outside downtown Vancouver. Journey the famed Sea to Sky Highway to the Olympic Village of Whistler on this full-day tour filled with thrilling experiences.

Enjoy the views along the rugged Coast Mountain Range and Howe Sound, the most southern glacial fjord in North America, and feel the spray from British Columbia’s third-highest waterfall, the Shannon Falls. Next, it is on to ride the Sea to Sky Gondola to the Summit Lodge viewing deck, before arriving in Whistler Village, where you can join a guided walking tour (optional). Enjoy plenty of free time in the village to explore the pedestrian-only walkways, shops and restaurants. Whistler is renowned as an outdoor mecca, so feel free to ask about additional activities you can take part in. This tour is recommended for -and not limited to- solo adventurers, families, and young adults.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and it is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather or road closures.

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Vancouver to Whistler (Roundtrip)

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Shannon Falls
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Sea to Sky Gondola*
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Whistler Olympic Village
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E-Bike rental*
  • Travel the Sea-to-Sky Highway, tracing a route along the shore of Howe Sound. The route weaves deep into the Coast Mountains and then climbs through old-growth rainforests before reaching Whistler
  • Stop for a photo at Shannon Falls and capture the first impressive shot of your adventure!
  • Step aboard the Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish to reach the peak for stunning views. Gain a new perspective if you dare cross the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge
  • Arrive in Whistler Village, and join a guided walking tour through the village (optional participation).
  • Enjoy free time to explore the village or participate in a variety of optional activities (additional cost), such as ziplining, e-biking, and more
  • Relax and recap on an amazing Whistler experience as we drive back to Vancouver for about 90 minutes. Return to Vancouver at approximately 8pm

*Photos courtesy of Sea to Sky Gondola – Tara O’Grady and ©Canadian Wilderness Adventures

Scenic
Sea to Sky Highway
Waterfall
Shannon Falls
Gondola
Admission to the Sea to Sky Gondola
Add-on
Optional activities

Shannon Falls

Take in some of the most scenic views in British Columbia as you ride along the edges of the Howe Sound towards your first stop, Shannon Falls. At 335m (366 yards) high, Shannon Falls is the third highest waterfall in British Columbia, offering the perfect location for hiking enthusiasts, family picnics and access to other well-known trails around Stawamus Chief Park.

Sea to Sky Gondola

Journey up the Sea to Sky Gondola and ascend 850 metres (930 yards) to the top. Soak up the panoramic views of Howe Sound cradled by the Coast Mountains. Here, you can cross the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and walk along forest trails to the observation platforms.

Whistler Olympic Village

Arriving at Whistler, you will have the option to join our complimentary walking tour of the chalet-style pedestrian village, the beating heart of this resort town. For those who prefer to explore on their own, you will have plenty of time to visit the shops, stop in an art gallery, or do as the locals do and find the perfect patio for a moment to relax with stunning views. You can also ask us about additional activities that we offer at special rates, such as e-biking, ziplining, or visiting the First Nations’ Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

Walking
Optional walking tour

Sea to Sky Highway back to Vancouver

The journey to and from Whistler itself is a thing of pure beauty. Taking you along the world’s most southern glacial fjord, it is easy to see why this drive is ranked as one of the top 5 in the world. Don’t forget to look out for the old copper mine at Britannia Beach, once the largest copper mine in the British Empire, and to gaze up as we pass the world’s 2nd largest granite monolith, the Stawamus Chief, at 700 metres (2297 feet). Those little colourful dots you may see are the brave climbers hanging from the rock face!

FAQs

What weather should I prepare for on this tour?

We always recommend checking the weather forecast in Whistler before you embark on your tour. During summer, Whistler is known to range anywhere from 15 to 27 °C (60 to 80 °F). Please note that mountain climates can change at higher elevation, so always consider wearing warm and comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for hiking, as well as light waterproof layers just in case. Don’t forget to bring a hat and sunscreen!

What is there to do in Whistler in summer?

There are countless activities available during the summer season in Whistler. We selected our top optional activities that will be available to you at special rates. These include: e-bike rentals, ziplining or visiting the Lil-wat Cultural Centre. Save even more when you reserve your spot at the time of booking this tour, or by contacting us prior to your departure (subject to availability).

Where can I store extra luggage?

Each guest is allowed to bring one (1) small backpack or handbag on all of our day tours. If you require storage for any excess baggage in Vancouver, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us if you don’t see any availability that fits your schedule. We will try our best to accommodate you when possible.

duration

Duration

11 hours (Full day)
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Size

GUIDED (Max. pax: 24)
duration

Adult / Youth (13+)

From* CA$204/pp

Senior (65+)

From* CA$199/pp

Child (3-12)

From* CA$139/pp
*Prices are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes. Fuel surcharge and booking fee are excluded.
Daily April 20 - October 14, 2024 (except September 9)

Pick Up Times

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8:00am
Library Square
2
8:10am
Sheraton Wall Centre
3
8:20am
Hyatt Hotel
4
8:25am
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
5
8:30am
Canada Place
All of the available pick-up locations are located in downtown Vanvouver. Please refer to your confirmation email for final schedule, and arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your departure. Missed departures will not be refunded.
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Highlights

  • Stop at the Shannon Falls, an impressive waterfall cascading 335 m (388 yards) to the viewing platform
  • Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola bringing you to a suspension bridge and stunning scenery
  • Take a sightseeing roadtrip along the beautiful Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • Have the option to join a guided walking tour of Whistler Village
  • Explore the vibrant pedestrian-only Whistler Olympic Village and engage in thrilling activities at your leisure

Inclusions

  • BusDeluxe mini-coach transportation with air conditioning and large windows
  • GuideExperienced, fun and friendly tour guide
  • NarrationOn board commentary provided by your driver/guide
  • GondolaAdmission to the Sea to Sky Gondola & Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge
  • WalkingOptional walking tour of Whistler Olympic Village
  • ScenicScenic sightseeing stops along the way of the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Add-onExtra discounts on optional activities if you book in advance

What to Bring:

  • Sweater or jacket and gloves and hat (recommended), as the temperature may drop significantly at higher elevations, even in the summer
  • Light, waterproof layers
  • Good, comfortable & warm walking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Small backpack
  • Water bottle
  • 2 pieces of ID
  • Camera (recommended)
  • Phone charger (recommended)

Book your escape today and spend a day in the naturally thrilling town of Whistler

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