• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Your camera just might run out of memory space on this trip. Discover one dramatic landscape after another on this 11.5-hour coach tour between Vancouver and Whistler: the Sea-to-Sky highway, the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Squamish, Whistler Village, and Brandywine Falls. From the gondola, admire Howe Sound, the Squamish River, and the coastal mountain range. Enjoy plenty of free time to wander about Squamish and partake in Whistler Village activities on your own. Round-trip transport from select locations included.

Highlights

  • 11.5-hour trip to Whistler from Vancouver
  • Soak up amazing views along the Sea-to-Sky corridor and from the gondola
  • Snap photos of coastal peaks, forests, the Squamish River, and Howe Sound
  • Visit the Brandywine Falls
  • Enjoy free time to explore Squamish and Whistler Village
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included (select hotels only)

What You Can Expect

Sea to Sky and Whistler Village Tour

Pacific Coach

After hotel pickup in Vancouver, travel north with your guide aboard a luxury coach toward Whistler. The route along Highway 99, the Sea-to-Sky corridor, offers plenty of gorgeous scenery that makes for a memorable journey.
 
Your route begins at sea level and tracks the shore along Howe Sound. Stop in Squamish and ride the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, a 90-minute aerial experience offering spectacular views of Howe Sound, coastal forests, and the Squamish River. At the Summit Lodge, 2,900 feet (885 meters) above sea level, relax and enjoy the views, perhaps with a beer or snack (own expense). Or, embark on one of the nearby trails, one of which includes a suspension bridge.

Your next stop along the Sea-to-Sky corridor is Brandywine Falls, situated between Garibaldi Heights and Whistler. Spend an hour here to watch the falls’ 230-foot (70-meter) drop, as well as Daisy Lake, from the large viewing platform.
 
Once you reach Whistler Village, enjoy four hours to explore this bustling village on your own. Choose from an array of activities and attractions, and feel free to ask your guide for recommendations. Your trip concludes with return transport to your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

jg2829

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

An incredible day. the weather was perfect not a cloud in the sky and of course that just made it all very special.
We enjoyed amazing views of mountains, waterfalls, local life and the sea and even spotted a black bear.
Picked up on time at our city centre hotel at 8.30 am by our driver and guide, John. He was brilliant. Provided us with insights, his local knowledge and lots of tips, Large comfortable coach with a wc.
Great journey along Howe Sound then the Sea to Sky route to Squamish and Whistler. Provided with gondola tickets at Squamish that took us to the mountain tops overlooking the sea inlet and mountains. Here we had two hours and so walked an easy 2 km Panoramic route, well signed, through the forest to more incredible views. Highly recommend. Lots of opportunities to eat on top or at the base.
From here we drove to Whistler via a short stop at a beautiful waterfall. We had 4 hours free time in Whistler. The coach dropped us off right in the village centre where its a short walk to the gondola that takes you up Whistler mountain to the Peak to Peak. We had ordered tickets online first so avoided the fairly long lines but its worth checking the weather forecasts first.
The ride up is spectacular but once on top the views were just incredible. Plenty to do. Take the Peak to Peak gondola to Blackcomb mountain, walking routes, places to eat, or a short walk to a chairlift that takes you even higher up the mountain where there is a bridge built across a deep gully. Incredible views, a little chilly and lots of fresh air, but well worth it.
We spent three hours getting up the mountain, exploring and then the return ride down. Enjoyed every minute, even spotted a black bear.
Our remaining time was spent in the village, all very pleasant with bars, restaurants and shops.
The return journey to Vancouver took 90 minutes with great views again of the sea and mountains.
What an amazing day. Great excursion, a long day but so many wows !
Our driver John was excellent, so professional. Thank you.

Brooke H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Really great day out. Driver had a good sense of humour and we got to see and learn lots. I would recommend purchasing a ticket on the Peak 2 Peak gondola in Whistler - I had plenty of time for a sit down lunch, sightseeing on top of both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and to wander through the village. Try cows icecream - you won't regret it!

garyleightonjones

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great experience the sea planes were amazing and we were lucky to see a humpbacked whale

Errol P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Awesome sights and a great driver/guide! He was the perfect mix of information and personality, and was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Great stops along the way. We spent a little more time in Whistler than my group needed, but none of us are big on shopping, and probably should have planned a hike. I'd definitely recommend this trip to anyone! Just do a little research and have a game plan for filling your time at Whistler.

stepmarkwell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is an excellent tour with easy pick up and return to hotel. Our driver Gordon was fantastic, full of information and tips on how to make the most of the time in Whistler. I would recommend the trip with out hesitation.

bmiklavcic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour was awesome. Our tour guide Nick was really friendly and very knowledgeable. Perfect way to see Whistler and the Sea to Sky Gondola ride.

Cindy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Awesome guide/bus driver Gord - lots of great information and lots of 'unscheduled' stops. Whistler is well worth every minute and spend the extra for the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola. Stunning, breath-taking, beautiful - not enough adjectives to describe it. Would suggest actually staying overnight in Whistler - so much to do it is not possible in the 4 hours you get there. Make sure to wear good running shoes - there is a 2 hour stop at the Sea to Sky gondola with numerous short hiking trails but loafers and flip flops will not cut it.

Marilyn I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Highly recommend this tour. Not to be missed. Michael? Sorry been on so many tours, the names are running together. He made the day with providing us with so much history and information. We suggest you include the peak to peak gondola ride from Whistler- the views were amazing with still a lot of snow around.

Tania M Canada

4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

Great experience overall. I really loved the Sea to Sky part. The only thing I would change would be the amount of time spent at Whistler Village - we had 4-5 hours by ourselves there. The shops were a giant maze, so most people were worried about getting lost if they wondered around too far. I would recommend trying to plan a few activities at Whistler in advance so you're not stuck walking in circles for over 4 hours. I had originally planned on doing the peak-to-peak tour, but it was closed for the season, so I ended up just sitting around for waiting pickup along with several other tourists. Beautiful place, just needs to be less time there or more structured activities offered.

Allison V

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

The trip was very good
We didn't do our homework enough in advance and didn't make enough of our time in Whistler. We would recommend anyone booking this trip to investigate what things can be done in Whistler in advance.

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