Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Whistler Day Trip by Train and Floatplane from Vancouver. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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!
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.
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.
Fantastic! Beautiful pictures! Unfortunately I could not travel back to Vancouver by floatplane, because of too much smoking in the sky!
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!
Fantastic views and excellent service by both Harbour Planes and Rocky Mountainer
The flight and train tour were amazing! Beautiful scenery! The train ride back was relaxing and the staff awesome! We would do this again.
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.
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.
Brilliant views from both plane and train. Collected by coach and delivered back to hotel. Excellent
Train was wonderful--scenery was spectacular floatplane was incredible--loved it!
This tour was the highlight of our trip. The views from the train were spectacular, try and get a seat on the left side better views. The service on the train was excellent and a pleasant light breakfast was served. The floatplane was fantastic - I sat with the pilot so got the best views ever! Highly recommend and was worth the money. Better to go by train first as you get a bit longer at Whistler, which is touristy but you must go on the Peak to Peak gondola - amazing.
Wonderful day but feel that we should have been warned of the tremendous queues for the
Peak to Peak as it was the last skiing day when we bought the tickets from the RM hostess on the train.
A fantastic day. The train was spectacular staff great views stunning. The flight back over the snow capped mountains was wonderful.
An amazing experience, with the definite wow factor. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and the organisation was fantastic. A trip to give you lifetime memories with some of the most amazing sights your eyes will ever see.
Absolutely fantastic trip would not have missed it for the world. Everything was well organised. So glad we did it. Awesome
A brilliant day out, worth every penny.
Some advice - be aware that the weather can effect the ability of the sea planes to fly, we were postponed by one day and ended up flying to and from whistler.
Also, do the gondola ride first and then hire bikes to follow some of the trails
This was the highlight of our trip. Saw mother and cub bears from the train and the float plane was awesome. Only snag was that the shuttle bus driver from the train told us that if the weather came in the flight may be cancelled and that he finished at 3pm. He omitted to tell us that if the flight was cancelled there would be someone there to meet us at 5.10pm to bus us back to Vancouver. This gave us a few anxious moments, but the information booth in Whistler gave us the facts.
120% RECOMMENDED!!! The SPECTACULAR veiws are not to be missed!
We travelled a long way from Australia and our group of 4 had the most wonderful day. The float plane from Vancouver to Whistler was a fantastic experience (magnificent views) and landing in the heart of Whistler on its main lake was breathtaking. The train trip back to Vancouver was also fantastic - very informative and great service by all of the staff. Highly recommend this trip.