The Sea to Sky Highway
Curving along cool waters of the Pacific, the Sea to Summit Highway snakes north from Vancouver for 120 km before reaching the resort town of Whistler in the Coast Mountains and it’s a drive of a lifetime. Leave from Vancouver and drive to Lynn Canyon to walk the 50-metre-high suspension bridge at Lynn Canyon Park. Hop in the car and steer west towards Shannon Falls and see massive falls flowing an impressive 335m down the Howe Sound.
Drive to Stawamus Chief Provincial Park for an invigorating hike to stretch your legs. For a unique vantage point, take the Sea to Sky Gondola 900m up the side of Mount Habrich. Get a bird’s eye view of the coastal mountains boarding a charter flight above Garibaldi Provincial Park. And, relax before continuing your drive with a walk around one of the three lakes at Alice Lake Provincial Park. North of Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park features magnificent falls to ponder from a viewing deck. After your amazing drive, spend the night in the opulent, mountain town of Whistler and hike the Peak to Peak 360 Experience, Garibaldi Lake & Panorama Ridge.
Arriving by air, you’ll likely be flying into Vancouver International Airport (YVR) which is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 12 km from Downtown Vancouver. Located just 25 minutes from downtown, there are numerous international flights in and out of YVR each day from all parts of the world be it England, Massachusetts, New York USA via US Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Emirates naming a few. Major car rental companies have desks at YVR, so leasing a rental car is simple and convenient. The public transit system, SkyTrain’s Canada Line provides rapid rail service from YVR to downtown Vancouver if you choose to lease your car in the city.