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Sea-to-Sky Highway

Although Highway 99 technically runs from the US border through Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler to the Highway 97 Junction just north of Cache Creek, it’s the 77 miles (124 km) from Vancouver to Whistler that is commonly referred to as the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

While it’s easy to whiz up the highway from Vancouver to Whistler in less than two hours, it’s also possible to spend days exploring all the see-it-to-believe-it landscapes along the route. Just after passing the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, the road begins to traverse a series of stunning landscapes: Porteau Cove and its beachfront campground on Howe Sound, the Britannia Mine Museum, the 1,100-foot (335-m) Shannon Falls, a towering granite dome known simply as the Chief, the outdoor-minded town of Squamish and a pinnacle of volcanic rock known as Black Tusk.

For many, the fun truly begins when the Sea-to-Sky Highway reaches Whistler Village. As the basecamp for Whistler Blackcomb, it is home to North America’s best-known ski and snowboard resort, possibly the world’s most famous mountain bike park and enough entertainment, shopping and nightlife to suit any traveler. 

The highway does continue north to both Pemberton and Lillooet, two industry-led towns renowned for their nearby access to the Coastal and Chilcotin mountains, but after Pemberton the road is known as the Duffy Lakes Road rather than the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

Practical Info

The Sea-to-Sky Highway stretches 77 miles (124 km) from Vancouver to Whistler. It was recently rebuilt for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, so the majority of the highway is now a divided four-lane road.

Tours & Tickets

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Vancouver Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Whistler Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Combine a Vancouver sightseeing tour and a day trip to Whistler with this Vancouver Super Saver. See top Vancouver attractions such as Stanley Park and Gastown ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $174.74

Vancouver to Whistler by Train Rail Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 220 Reviews

Ride the rails from Vancouver to Whistler on the spectacular Whistler Mountaineer train, passing through some of the world's most rugged fjords and mountains. ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 11.5-hours

From USD $251.71

Private Tour: Whistler Day Trip from Vancouver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

Enjoy Whistler at anytime of year on this private and personalized tour from Vancouver. Although well known for being a great North American ski destination, ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.79

British Columbia Super Saver: 5-Day Tour of Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Combine four tours over five days with this Vancouver Super Saver to experience the best of British Columbia. See top Vancouver attractions such as Stanley ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $337.79

Sea-to-Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Britannia Mine and Gondola Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Immerse yourself in British Columbia’s rugged mountainous beauty on this tour from Vancouver to the natural and historical attractions along the Sea to Sky ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.33

Private Tour: Britannia Mine Museum, Shannon Falls and Eagle Habitat from Vancouver

Take a private tour from Vancouver to some of its surrounding natural and historical highlights! Traveling by private vehicle with a guide, you’ll visit the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.82

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