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  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Best Whistler Small Group Day Trip from Vancouver

Leave the city of Vancouver behind and enjoy a full-day small-group tour to the famous resort town of Whistler! You'll journey past huge mountains, see the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia, and have ample free time to sample the exciting year-round activities offered in Whistler Village. Scheduled tour stops include Squamish, Whistler Village, Shannon Falls and the new Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum.

With a maximum group size of 24 passengers led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide, you are ensured of a personal and intimate experience on this memorable day trip from Vancouver.


  • Vancouver to Whistler full-day tour
  • Small group ensure personal experience
  • Visit Whistler Village, home of the 2010 Olympic Games
  • Keen to travel to Whistler in style? Check out the Vancouver to Whistler by Train tour!
  • See Shannon Falls, the third-tallest waterfall in Canada
  • Enjoy a wide range of possible add-on activities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Best Whistler Small Group Day Trip from Vancouver

Shannon Falls, Canada

Following pickup from Vancouver (select hotels only), you'll travel by mini-coach to Whistler through the scenic Sea-to-Sky corridor. Along the way, you'll enjoy spectacular views from the peaks of the Tantalus mountains to the depths of the canyon of the Cheakmus River.

Next, drive up to 2,000 feet (609 meters) above sea level to reach stunning Whistler Valley. Here there are a number of activities to add to your itinerary available at an additional cost, including the record-breaking Peak 2 Peak gondola, zip-line adventure, snowmobile tour, ATV 4-wheeler tour, bear viewing and more.

Those feeling less adventurous can experience the charm of Whistler Village, the hosted venue of the 2010 Winter Olympics. You may browse quaint shops, walk along forest trails or simply enjoy the mountain scenery. Or why not take advantage of your free admission ticket to the new Aboriginal Cultural Center and Museum?

On your journey home you will have the opportunity to stop at Shannon Falls, the third-highest waterfall in Canada. Take a walk to the base for some great photos of this natural wonder or step back and admire the power and beauty of the cascading waters before continuing your scenic journey back to Vancouver.

Please note: You must include hotel information at checkout and call tour operator ahead to confirm

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Gordon was our tour guide and he made our tour very enjoyable. Very knowledgable and personable. We had a good time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour was fabulous! Staff and fellow travellers were all really lovely. After traveling from Australia the day before it was a long day however well worth it. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My trip to Whistler was wonderful. The weather wasn't the best it rained most of the day, but it was a great day. Our tour guide Steve was wonderful. He was from the area and knew a lot. It was great. Shannon falls was gorgeous. Everything was gorgeous! Whistler is such a cute little village with a ton of shops and places to eat. It was really fun to see all of the things left over from the Olympics. My one disappointment was the peak to peak gondola was not running. I wish I would have known that ahead of time, but that is the only thing that I have to complain about. It was nice wandering Whistler for a few hours. The drive alone is worth the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Really amazing trip, Whistler is fantastic even without the snow in September. Our guide was great as he went the extra mile to make our tour special.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

An excellent trip to Whistler. Steve the driver and tour guide did a 10/10 commentary and nothing was too much trouble. He had a wealth of knowledge of the area. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Vancouver.
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

this was my first time with via tour and what an experience and the driver was just so informative and made the day a wonderful experience.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Taylor was simply amazing. Went out of his way to make our day a truly memorable one and on the way home also got to see a live bear in his natural environment.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent tour. Beautiful scenic views, very nice and helpful tour guide, Galvin, and we have experienced seeing snow when we took the peak 2 peak gondola tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

With limited time in Vancouver, the trip provided a good look at Whistler's attractions - the Peak to Peak gondola ride was a real highlight, enjoyed a nice lunch in the mountain top open air restaurant, and the variety of shops in the township.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Brent was a great tour guide! He was very good about providing information and providing help to customers that needed something. The bus was comfortable for the ride.

The trip was wonderful! It was a very pretty drive from Vancouver to Whistler. We did not take any side trips in Whistler as we just wanted to have time to wander through the area and went to museum there included in tour price. It was a great way to spend the day and would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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