Overview

You may be familiar with British Columbia’s Sea to Sky because it played a starring role when Vancouver was host to the 2010 Olympic Games. Known for its breathtaking views and Vancouver’s greatest backyard and playground, escape the city and explore the Coast Mountain Range in the towns of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton.
Duration
7 DAYS
Distance
153km / 95mi
Region
British Columbia

Route - 153 km / 95 mi

Day Location Distance Duration
01 Vancouver to Squamish 64 km / 40 mi Approx. 1 hour
02 --
03 Squamish to Whistler 59 km / 37 mi Approx. 45 minutes
04 --
05 Whistler to Pemberton 33 km / 21 mi Approx. 30 minutes
06 --
07 Pemberton to Vancouver 153 km / 95 mi Approx. 2 hours

Trip Details

Your epic adventure, where the sea meets the sky, begins in Vancouver. Make your way to the northern tip of island-dotted Howe Sound, where you’ll arrive in the town of Squamish.

You’ll be greeted by the Stawamus Chief, a huge granite monolith mountain known as, The Chief, to locals. It’s a classic hike in Squamish, boasting views of Howe Sound and the town below. If hiking isn’t your thing, the Sea to Sky Gondola is a great way to capture the surrounding beauty without breaking a sweat. Check out our CanaDream app to take advantage of a deal on your entrance to the Sea to Sky Gondola.


Your opportunity for adventure and getting outside is only limited by your level of thrill-seeking. The Sea to Sky is known for hiking, biking, adventuring and all-things mountaineering.

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Leaving Squamish you’ll drive by Garibaldi Provincial Park. With Whistler being less than an hour's drive away, consider stopping and checking out the various trailheads in this park that take you on hikes to breathtaking pristine lakes and mountain vistas.

Whistler is the ultimate destination for the leisure traveller and the adventure seeker. Cruise the pedestrian-only village, go on a mountain adventure or pamper yourself at one of the many luxurious spas. Insider secret – the breakfast at Riverside Resort Park is delicious!

Whistler Village is home to Whistler Blackcomb, one of North America’s largest ski resorts and a world-class downhill mountain-biking destination in the summer. If adventure isn’t your thing, you can still take in the mountain views on a visitor pass on the famous Peak-2-Peak Gondola that connects Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

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While it might be hard to leave the gorgeous village of Whistler, Pemberton is just a 25-minute drive beyond,  within the Coast Mountains and home to world-class athletes, family farms and stunning vistas.

For those desiring to explore a little further, consider taking a day trip to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. These glacier-fed lakes are a local favourite and are accessible by an intermediate hike. This magical oasis is just a 30-minute drive beyond Pemberton.

There are several campground options including provincial parks and private venues in and around Pemberton. It’s strongly advised you scope these out and book before heading on your trip.  

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Embarking on your return to Vancouver, take in the Sea to Sky Highway from a new perspective. Make sure you spot the incredible Black Tusk peak, one of the most well-known mountains in the Garibaldi Ranges of the Coast Mountains. You’ll see it just south of Whistler on your left-hand side.

Pack a picnic and consider stopping at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, Shannon Falls or explore the pebble beach of Porteau Cove before arriving back in Vancouver.

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