5 star rating: Highly Recommended 200 Reviews

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  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
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 August 2015

This was a well organised and very enjoyable day trip. Our tour leader Katrina really knew her stuff and provided a very informative and entertaining commentary for the outward journey, quieter on the way back when, as she rightly observed, many of us were a bit sleepy! This was the first time my wife and I have ever done a coach trip, we usually hire a car on holiday and find our own way but this time couldn't be bothered. We're so glad as it meant we got taken straight to all the good bits without wasting time. It was particularly valuable having a tour leader who was local and so obviously proud of the city she comes from. I hope she enjoys her trip to London in the fall! Would highly recommend this trip, it was a great decision to take it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Good when time is of the essence !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour guide Aubyn, who remembered everyone's names and created a superb atmosphere and got everyone chatting. Whistler was nice, but such a shame there was a bike convention during our visit, which created a chaotic environment. The stops were great and the commentary, excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This day was a highlight on our Canada experience. Whistler was beautiful and when the gondola got stuck for about fifteen minutes we were given a drink coupon for the restaurant at the top of the mountain. It wasn't necessary though because while we'd been in the gondola we got to see and take photos of a mother and baby bear. The visit to the cultural centre was well worth doing as was the side trip to the waterfall. Tour guide was excellent. All in all a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great way to get from Vancouver to Whistler. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and narrated on the way to Whistler. Once there, we were given lots of time to explore the village, or engage in other activities. The Peak to Peak gondola was one of the options, and if you are not afraid of heights, this is a must. The views are spectacular.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

excellent tour, the guide is great, we love the gondola ride in between the mountain, very impressive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We liked the tour guide and the ride up to Whistler

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Oh my gosh - this was the best tour ever. This was on my birthday, and all I wanted selfishly!! was to see bears, moose and have some snow...not too much to ask hey.
We went to Porteau Cove, Squamish Cultural Centre - these were lovely places, we visited Alexander Falls - magical with snow falling, saw a black bear beside the road on the way to Alexander Falls. Whistler Village even had some snow - you get to Whistler and are left to do your own thing and then return to the tour bus. We had only a small tour group which was good - I think only 5 or 7 people only in total. We also stopped at Shannon Falls on the way back it was too overcast on the way up so tour guide swapped it over. Tour guide sorry can't remember his name was really good, very knowledgable, and found us a bear!!!! Would highly recommend this tour - you may not get bears and snow but it is still a great tour. Thankyou

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour operators were very experienced. Our driver, Khaled, was local to the area and was able to give us some interesting insights to cultural aspects of the area during the tour.
The drive from Vancouver to Whistler is bout two hours but this is interspersed with stops along the way. Fortunately, our guide had the nouse not to just jabber away, quite unlike many tour guides we've come across..
We were collected and returned to our hotel within minutes of the times stated on the day.

There's not a lot to do in Whistler village as it's designed for snow sports mainly we went during June but there is the large gondola lift and great walking/cycling available.

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