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  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)
Experience the majestic beauty of British Columbia's coastline and the picturesque city of Whistler on this spectacular combination tour. Board the famous Rocky Mountaineer railway for a train journey to Whistler and spend the afternoon discovering downtown. Then, take a scenic floatplane flight at sunset back to Vancouver. You may also choose to do this itinerary in reverse.


  • Day trip to Whistler by train and floatplane from Vancouver
  • Soar over glaciers, volcanic formations and Vancouver Harbor on a floatplane flight
  • Experience a scenic ride on the famous Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Enjoy ample free time to explore Whistler Village at your leisure
  • Choose to take the train to Whistler and the plane back to Vancouver, or vice versa

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What You Can Expect

Whistler Day Trip by Train and Floatplane from Vancouver

Rocky Mountaineer Train

Whistler is one of British Columbia's gems and any visit to Vancouver should also include time for a trip to this four-season resort town. Visit Whistler in style with this amazing combination tour including a scenic floatplane tour, a journey on the famous Rocky Mountaineer train and plenty of free time to discover downtown Whistler.

Start the day with a 3.5-hour train excursion aboard the Rocky Mountaineer railway. Travel along the picturesque Howe Sound, through the mighty Cheakamus Canyon, across a trestle bridge and past an extinct volcano. The train boasts extra legroom, large windows and a light breakfast (northbound) or appetizers (southbound) served at your seat.

Once you arrive in Whistler, spend the afternoon exploring Whistler Village. Sitting at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler Village and has a variety of shops and restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining, and is lovely to stroll through. If you want to explore Blackcomb Mountain itself, you don't have to be on skis! Take a gondola ride, right from Whistler Village, up the mountain and then the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the world's longest unsupported gondola, between both mountain peaks.

After an afternoon in Whistler Village, travel back to Vancouver by comfortable floatplane for a 45-minute sunset flight offering incredible views of the awe-inspiring area. Soar over glaciers, the world-renowned volcanoes of Garibaldi Park and spectacular Vancouver Harbor.
You can also choose to enjoy this itinerary in reverse, with the flight first and a beautiful sunset train trip back to Vancouver. A complimentary shuttle between the train depot in Whistler, Whistler Village and the seaplane airport is included.


Board Rocky Mountaineer Train at 7:30am
Arrive in Whistler at 11:30am
Fly back to Vancouver at 5:30pm
Return to Vancouver at 6:15pm


Fly to Whistler at 9:30am
Arrive in Vancouver at 10:15am
Board Rocky Mountaineer Train at 3pm
Return to Vancouver at 7pm

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great day,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best day ever! The train trip was extraordinary with magical scenery and excellent service. We spent much of it in the 100 year old restored car so we could enjoy the scenery better. The float plane back was exhilarating as we flew beside the snow capped mountains. What a spectacular day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the highlight of my 5 day Seattle Vancouver trip. Would love to do it again with family.

Viator did a great job!!! Loved every part.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to see this region within a day. Thoroughly enjoyed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic trip from when we were picked up from a hotel in downtown Vancouver with an informative host to the trip on the Rocky Mountaineer.
Return trip via floatplane was fantastic with great views of glaciers and landing into harbour in Vancouver. My son was extremely lucky to be up front beside the pilot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic! Beautiful pictures! Unfortunately I could not travel back to Vancouver by floatplane, because of too much smoking in the sky!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is a MUST! If you go to beautiful Vancouver...you HAVE to take this trip. This is a LIFETIME BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE! Checked off ours...what a ride...I do recommend taking the Seaplane up in the morning to Whistler...train ride return Orientation of the Sun. The professional staffs are great...all you need is your camera, memory space, and battery life! My motto that I tell my wife the camera nut click away, you can always delete!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic views and excellent service by both Harbour Planes and Rocky Mountainer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The flight and train tour were amazing! Beautiful scenery! The train ride back was relaxing and the staff awesome! We would do this again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Incredible experience and could not recommend highly enough.
The scenic trip through the mountains of Vancouver, leading up to Whistler was incredible, sights that take your breath away and followed up by a great ride back from Whistler by floatplane. I was lucky enough to get a seat in the plane next to the Pilot, Max, who talked through explaining how the mountains got the way they are and showed us sights that you would've identify just by plane alone.
For anyone that would like to go to Whistler, definitely suggest trying to book this, you'll definitely remember it.

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