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Experience the essence of British Columbia on a full-day excursion along the Sea-to-Sky Highway! Leave Vancouver for a 7-hour trip through mountainous terrain and along Howe Sound to visit Shannon Falls — BC’s third largest waterfall — ride the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and pan for gold at the Britannia Mine Museum. You’ll have plenty of time throughout to trek along forest trails, buy lunch and participate in optional activities.


  • Day trip from Vancouver to the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Feel the spray of Shannon Falls, British Columbia’s third-tallest waterfall
  • Be wowed by the views of Howe Sound and surrounding mountains during the 10-minute Sea to Sky Gondola ride
  • Take a panoramic nature walk at the top of the gondola, or walk across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge
  • Learn about BC’s mining history at the Britannia Mine Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Sea-to-Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Britannia Mine and Gondola Ride

Take in the Breathtaking Views

Your full-day tour of the Sea-to-Sky corridor begins with morning pickup from select hotels in Vancouver. A friendly guide will welcome you aboard the private coach and set off across Lion’s Gate Bridge into the rocky wilderness. Cruise along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, soaking up views of coastal mountains and Howe Sound speckled with unspoiled islands. 

After about 36 miles (56 km), you’ll pass through the coastal town of Horseshoe Bay and break at Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Stretch your legs with a 10-minute trail walk through the forest until you reach the falls. From the lookout deck, watch BC’s third tallest waterfall cascade 1,100 feet (335 meters) into a chilly pool. 

From there, head to the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, where you'll ride up to the vista point perched 2,900 feet (885 meters) above sea level. From this epic viewpoint, you’ll have 360-degree views of Howe Sound, Shannon Falls and the undulating mountain ranges that border the area. Enjoy some free time to take a trail walk, stroll across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, fuel up at the Summit Restaurant (own expense) or get cozy in the lodge.

When you’ve seen enough at the top of the world, head into some of the earth’s bountiful caverns on a tour of the Britannia Mine Museum. Back in the coach, you’ll cruise to tranquil town of Britannia Beach, a 19th-century hotspot for copper mining and National Historic Site. Here, you’ll have the option to tour the mine, pan for gold and view historic exhibits before the leisurely ride back to Vancouver. 

Your 7-hour excursion concludes back at your departure point in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Bruce S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was outstanding and a definite must visiting Vancouver. Seeing the falls, going through the Mine and the Gondola ride was a blast. We had an excellent tour guide that was very knowledgeable and took time to explain things to us along the trip.

Glen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fabulous breathtaking scenery!!!! If you only have one day to spend in Vancouver, do this!!!

eric c United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

gondola ride is awesome. tour should give more time at Shannon falls instead of 30 minutes.
Britannia mine is very interesting place too. well organize tour bus.

Abraham L W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really great!

Lucy United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The sea to sky highway is a must. Absolutely beautiful scenery. Our tour guide was lovely and friendly to chat to.

Barbara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was a fabulous way to spend the day. The variety of events kept our interest. That gondola ride was intense, so beautiful. Our guide Matt was very informative and friendly. The transportation was comfortable.

Emily R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a great tour- better than we had thought it was going to be. Our tour guide was friendly And personable. We stopped in a small town along the way to Shannon falls, super cute! Shannon falls was unbelievable. Great meal at the top of the gondola ride. Mine was unexpectedly awesome!

Cheryl D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a wonderful tour, it delivered everything we expected. Our tour guide Matt was great very helpful and well informed. The weather was perfect and the tour group was not too big. We would definitely recommend this tour.

Kitty United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was excellent and our guide Dervla was very informative. I enjoyed our stop at Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls. The Sea-to-Sky gondola provided great views and walking across the suspension bridge gave me a taster of what to expect on the Capilano Suspension Bridge the following day. The visit to Britannia Mine was very interesting. As a bonus I saw a black bear crossing the road on our way back to the City.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Amazing day brilliant

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