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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 July 2015

Started the day of wonderful scenery with a fantastic train trip on the Rocky Mountaineer up to Whistler. Caught the gondola ride up to the top of the mountain where the views just got better. Then we were bussed to the float plane lake and once airborne, the views became spectacular. Doing the train first and the plane last gives you longer at Whistler. Beware of the closing time for the cable car and gondola rides. I am a nervous flyer, but the float plane flight was smooth and I was mesmerised by the views so I forgot my nervousness.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Brilliant views from both plane and train. Collected by coach and delivered back to hotel. Excellent

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