Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of snow-capped mountains, towering in glory as they reach out to embrace the sparkling expanse of the sea. Transport yourself to a place where the silence of the forest is broken by crunching snow and the occasional cry of a bald eagle.
1248km / 775mi
Start / End
Vancouver / Vancouver
British Columbia
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Route - 1248 km / 775 mi

Day Location Distance Duration
01 Vancouver to Squamish 64 km / 40 mi Approx. 52 minutes
02 Squamish to Whistler 60 km / 37 mi Approx. 45 minutes
03 Whistler
04 --
05 Whistler to Sun Peaks 356 km / 221 mi Approx. 4 hours 33 minutes
06 Sun Peaks Resort
07 Sun Peaks Resort to Silver Star Mountain Resort 192 km / 119 mi Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes
08 Silver Star Mountain Resort
09 --
10 Silver Star to Big White Ski Resort 124 km / 77 mi Approx. 1 hour 52 minutes
11 Big White Mountain
12 Big White to Vancouver 452 km / 281 mi Approx. 5 hours 20 minutes

Trip Details

Your first day will take you from our Vancouver location to Squamish, travelling along Highway 99 - the Sea to Sky Highway.

Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, you’ll find Grouse Mountain, offering 26 runs of skiing and snowboarding, along with snowshoeing and skating. A multitude of summer activities are also popular here.

As you head north on Highway 99 to Britannia Beach, stop at the Britannia Mine Museum where you can travel back through time in a unique British Columbia copper mine. Continuing to Shannon Falls, which is 6 times higher than Niagara Falls. Short trails lead to several excellent views of the Falls from the parking lot in Shannon Falls Provincial Park.

After visiting Shannon Falls, be sure to stop at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Glide above the town of Squamish as you enjoy incredible views of Howe Sound, Squamish Chief Mountain and Shannon Falls.

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Stop this morning in Brackendale before continuing north for some awe-inspiring moments watching eagles. Between mid-November and mid-February, thousands of bald eagles gather on the banks of rivers throughout the region to feed on the large numbers of spawning salmon. 
Continue north on Highway 99 and just before arriving in Whistler, look out for the turn-off to Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. The spectacular 70-metre waterfall for which the park is named is best seen from the viewpoint which also presents some marvelous views of Daisy Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Arrive in Whistler, a genuine winter wonderland offering endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors.  From recognized winter activities to zip-lining and bungee jumping – it’s all right here.

CanaDream Club partner campground, Whistler RV Park and Campground  is only 18km south of Whistler - you may like to stay there. Riverside Resort in Whistler is another option and spreads over 40 acres of lawns, forest and green-space offering year-round camping. They also have a café with incredible breakfast.

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The gondola links Whistler Mountain’s Roundhouse Lodge with Blackcomb Mountain's Rendezvous Restaurant and holds the world record for the longest free span between two towers at just over 3km.
If zip-lining is something you've always wanted to try, Ziptrek Ecotours are open year-round and offer four different zip-lining tours close to the Whistler downtown area. Download the CanaDream app for information about discounts.
Consider taking a 3-hour Dogsled trip into the magnificent old growth forest of the Callaghan Valley with  Canadian Wilderness Adventures.  For an exhilarating and breathtaking adventure, let Blackcomb Helicopters take you over the peaks of Whistler/Blackcomb to view the spectacular scenery from above.

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Today you’ll head to the Okanagan where the famous " Okanagan Champagne Powder" awaits you.
On your way, you’ll drive through the Pemberton Valley, threaded with rivers and steep walled alpine valleys punctuated with glacier-fed lakes. Hidden in the hills are many natural hot springs, some popular and some kept secret. Be sure to ask locals for the best place to go and soak. While in Pemberton, check to see if the Pemberton Distillery is offering Tasting and Tours that day. These offer a fascinating insight into the handcrafted production of artisan spirits.
From Pemberton, the highway becomes the Duffy Lake Road (Highway 99), winding through the most spectacular of the Coast Mountain peaks.
Your first Okanagan ski resort stop will be Sun Peaks, near Kamloops.

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Deep steeps, long cruisers, glade zones, powder stashes, and corduroy groomers can all be found within 4,270 acres of skiable terrain at Sun Peaks Resort.

Three mountains surround a European-style, ski-through village filled with quaint shops, cafés and eateries. Sun Peaks has an abundance of activities and events for both on and off the slopes.

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The short drive from Sun Peaks to Silver Star Mountain Resort, near Vernon will give you enough time to ski in the afternoon.
Silver Star Mountain's picturesque Victorian-style resort has over 3,282 acres of ski and snowboard terrain spreading across 4 mountain faces. It’s a brilliant hill for families and has a terrain park. Overnight RV Parking is available without services.
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Spend two glorious days skiing at one of the best ski resorts in BC's Okanagan region.
100 km of Cross Country trails and excellent conditions draw the world's elite to train here. An average snowfall of 700cm of champagne dry powder produces reliable fine conditions from late November to mid April.
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You can choose to either ski another day at Silver Star or make the drive to Big White and spend the day on the slopes there.
Big White Ski Resort is a great destination for all types of skiers and snowboarders, offering wide expansive terrain, light dry powder, short lift lines and modern facilities. The Big White Village is home to the most ski-in/ski-out accommodations in Canada.
Overnight on the designated RV Parking Lot at the base of the mountain.
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Today you’ll head to the Okanagan where the famous " Okanagan Champagne Powder" awaits you. Located in scenic British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Big White is about 56 kilometres or 35 miles outside the town of Kelowna.

The ski area is situated on the side of Big White Mountain and offers terrain suited to span the whole spectrum of ability levels. The resort is an excellent family destination offering a wide array of family-friendly activities, including snowshoeing, tubing, skating, snowmobiling, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and Nordic skiing.

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Enjoy a drive on Highway 97C through the Cascade Range over the Coquihalla Summit (1,244 m) to Hope where you head east to Vancouver along either Highway 1 or Highway 7.
Travel through the fields and dairy farms of the lower Fraser Valley. Overnight in the greater Vancouver area as your tour comes to an end. We have partner campgrounds here to choose from so be sure to download our CanaDream app to take advantage of available discounts.
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