Vancouver - Squamish - Whistler - Vancouver (188 km)
Today, we will drive along the Sea to Sky Highway, passing beautiful coastal areas like Horseshoe Bay and Sqaumish. We will visit Shannon Falls, Stawamus Chief and the Whistler Ski Resort, where we will be able to take a cable car to the top of the mountain and ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.
Shannon Falls is the third highest waterfall in British Columbia. Water falls from a height of 335 meters. The falls are named after a William Shannon who first settled the property in 1889 and made bricks in the area.
The Stawamus Chief (often referred to as simply The Chief, or erroneously as the Squamish Chief) is a granite dome located adjacent to the town of Squamish, British Columbia. It towers over 700 m (2,297 ft) above the waters of nearby Howe Sound. It is often claimed to be the "second largest granite monolith in the world."
Whistler is a Canadian resort town in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Over two million visitors come to Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding and in summer, mountain biking at Whistler Blackcomb.
Sea to Sky Highway
The "Sea to Sky Highway" is the name given to the section of Highway 99 from Horseshoe Bay to Pemberton. From Horseshoe Bay, the highway travels along the coastline.
Whistler Ski Resort
The largest ski resort in North America is located about 75 miles north of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. Whistler Blackcomb sees more than two million visitors every year. In the summer, parts of it become a bike park.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is a cable car that connects Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains at the Whister-Blackcomb Ski Resort in British Columbia, Canada. It hold the world record for longest span between towers for a cable car.
Admission (Optional): Adult C$58; Child (7-12 yrs) C$31
Standard Hotel: Accent Inn or equivalent (3*)
Vancouver - Victoria - Vancouver (193 km)
In the morning, we will take a ferry to Victoria. Once we arrive, we will visit the Butchart Gardens, Victoria Harbour, the Parliament Buildings, the Royal Museum and Mile Zero. Later, we will return to Vancouver.
This city on Vancouver Island in the central Pacific Ocean is the capital of British Columbia. It is home to many popular attractions, such as Beacon Hill Park, Butchart Gardens, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and more.
These world-famous floral gardens are located on a 55-acre estate on Vancouver Island's southeastern point in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. People from around the world have been coming to see the gardens for more than 100 years.
This seaport in the city of Victoria is the local cruise ship and tourist entry and exit point for the city, covering 620 acres of water. It separates downtown from the Victoria West neighborhood.
BC Parliament Buildings
The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are where the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia meet. They are located in Victoria, British Columbia, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Visitors can marvel at the Baroque architecture and sprawling lawns.
Royal British Columbia Museum
Founded in 1886, the Royal British Columbia Museum consists of The Province of British Columbia's natural and human history museum as well as the British Columbia Provincial Archives.
An area of southwestern Beacon Hill Park at Douglas Street in Victoria, British Columbia is the beginning of Canada's Number 1 Highway, which stretches the entire length of the country. A monument marks "mile zero" to visitors.
Standard Hotel: Accent Inns or equivalent (3*)