Your Guide to the Sea to Sky Highway
Travel along British Columbia's sparkling coastline and journey into the mountain tops along the Sea to Sky Highway. Starting at Vancouver, the road will travel through unforgettable landscapes and offer incredible scenic stops along the way to Whistler.
The team at VroomVroomVroom has put together a guide to the Sea to Sky Highway, so that you can check out all the attractions along the road.
Take a relaxing stroll around Vancouver's Stanley Park
Before you start your journey spend a bit of time in one of Canada's most popular cities. Vancouver offers plenty of things to do no matter what you are interested in. For an adventure, don't miss the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a treetops adventure for the whole family.
For a more relaxing walk offering great views of the Vancouver skyline, take a wander through the city's Stanley Park. Enjoy beautiful gardens, views of the bay and historic landmarks. The large park is a great escape from the busy city and is easily accessible with a rental car.
Sample some delicious local food at Horseshoe Bay
While passing through Vancouver's north shore stop in at the lovely Horseshoe Bay. Grab some fish and chips and enjoy the view of the bay, or dine in at one of the local restaurants. The bay is surrounded by mountains, making for an impressive view.
See British Columbia's third highest waterfall
You can't drive the Sea to Sky Highway without stopping at Shannon Falls. There are various viewing platforms as well as scenic trails to explore the area. Shannon Falls is 335 metres high, and has become a popular spot to enjoy a picnic.
The park is easy to reach, with parking just off Highway 99. The region has interesting cultural history and offers rock-climbing, cycling and hiking trails.
Head toward the clouds on the Sea to Sky Gondola
Just south of the town Squamish you will have the opportunity to take a thrilling ride to the top of the mountain on the Sea to Sky Gondola. In just ten minutes you can enjoy spectacular views of Howe Sound and the surrounding mountains.
Cross the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge for more great views. There are plenty of hiking trails in the area so you can explore. The Summit Lodge offers a great place to enjoy a meal with a great view. During the summer months, you can also take a guided cultural walk.
Visit scenic Brandywine Falls
Just 20 minutes north of Squamish is the beautiful Brandywine Falls. A viewing platform allow you to enjoy the 66-metre-high falls. The trail from the carpark to the falls is an easy, short distance, and the boardwalk offers many great views of the falls. Follow the Brandywine Gorge Trail and explore more of the gorge and creek.
Reach new heights in Whistler
Take some time at the end of your road trip to experience Whistler and explore some of the many scenic hiking trails in the area. You can enjoy ziplining, white-water rafting, horse-back riding and cycling in a beautiful, alpine location.
For a thrilling ride, take the Peak to Peak Gondola from the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain. The journey will provide unforgettable views of the valley below and the surrounding mountain ranges.
Planning to explore other captivating sights in this fantastic country ? Make sure to read our Best Scenic Drives in Canada.