Whistler Tours from Vancouver
Written by Viator, August 2010
But you don’t have to wait for the powder to settle to enjoy this scenic wonderland – all year round you can experience the dazzling mountain vistas and clear alpine air of this British Columbia town. Whistler is less than 80 miles (127 kilometers) north of Vancouver, but it’s not a journey you’ll want to rush. Whether you go by rail or road, you’ll see some of the most impressive terrain the left-hand side of the continent has to offer.
Want to let the train take the strain? Step aboard the Whistler Mountaineer for one of Canada’s great train journeys: three-and-a-half hours of unparalleled scenery. Opt for the “Glacier Dome” experience if you really want to pimp your train ride – you’ll enjoy panoramas from a specially constructed viewing carriage. Once you’re there, spend the day exploring Whistler’s Olympic Village, majestic forests of giant cedars and Shannon Falls – with a drop of over 1,000 foot (335 meters) – before returning to Vancouver by road.
Or for a more tailored experience, why not take a private tour via the Sea to Sky Highway, part of Highway 99. This scenic stretch starts at the US border, continues through Vancouver before winding its way through stunning BC landscapes. Vancouver’s dramatic Lions Gate Bridge sets the tone for this journey which also incorporates stretches of sweeping Pacific coastline. Of course you’ll see the natural and man-made highlights of Whistler, as well as Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls before heading back to Vancouver in the golden glow of sunset. That’s when you realize why ski and snowboard enthusiasts flock to Whistler from around the world – Olympics or not.
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 5 days (approx.)
Experience the majestic beauty of British Columbia's coastline and the picturesque city of Whistler on this spectacular combination tour. Board the famous ... Read more
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)