Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler Mountain

5 July 2019

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The Sea-to-Sky Highway from West Vancouver to Whistler has the potential to be the highlight of a trip to Victoria and Vancouver. Unfortunately for us, the weather did not cooperate. The drive up and back was about 2 hours each way. We walked around Whistler and made several stops along the route on the way back hoping if we waited long enough there might be a break in the weather, no such luck.

Pic 2019-0705 03 Sea to Sky Highway (8) e2

Whistler is a world famous ski resort area, similar to some of ones we’ve visited in Colorado, and the site of many of the events for Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics. We also stopped at Shannon Falls, which is an easy walk to the viewing platform.

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Shannon Falls

We were unable to do a bear viewing tour we planned on Whistler Mountain but we did stumble upon one black bear grazing near the Olympic Village. We also had to skip the Sea-to-Sky Gondola in Squamish and the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver.

Pic 2019-0705 02 Whistler Olympic Park Road (4) e2

Despite how our day turned out, we’d highly recommend making this drive as any part of a visit to Vancouver. It might be the best part of your trip.

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