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Sea to Sky Highway

Highway 99, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 1,699 attractions in British Columbia
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A two-lane scenic highway passes both the Pacific Ocean and rugged mountain peaks.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This a beautiful scenic highway that takes you from Vancouver to Whistler. There are many places to stop and check out like Shannon and Brandywine Falls ( short walks from parking to large falls) and peaceful Alice Lake ( nice stop for lunch) We visited Horseshoe Bay at the start of the trip which was pretty but nothing special. The... More

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southern california
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well worth the visit. If your visiting Vancouver, this is a definite. All age levels, can participate. It is a brand new attraction, and they have worked very hard making it first class. The scenery is outstanding. I've hiked in the area, prior to the gondola going in. This is the way to get up the mountain, you are above... More

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San Diego, CA, USA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You really must do the Sea to Sky Highway on a visit to Vancouver. There are so many places to stop, with such beautiful views. We really would have missed out on a lot if we skipped this. We spent so much time exploring several of the stops that we only made it up to Squamish! Hiked Cypress Provincial Park,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were visiting Vancouver and decided to take a drive through the Sea to Sky Highway. We travelled from Vancouver to Whistler. The highway was ok. Some beautiful views but no look out points to stop and take a picture. The ones that do exists are on the other side of the road and it's dangerous to cross. We did... More

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is the most gorgeous drive I have ever experienced. Absolutely nothing compares! During our last trip to Vancouver, we decided at the last minute to drive up to Whistler and see this route. So very glad we did!! We haven't stopped talking about it. And we're now planning our return trip directly to Vancouver and up to Whistler. This... More

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New Zealand
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41 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We are from NZ but lived in Alberta for 4 years and when we recently visited Vancouver again we did this drive as it was the closest we could get to feeling we were back in the Rockies again. It is a lovely lovely drive and make sure to stop at Galileo for a coffee and a great scone on... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Driving from Richmond to Whistler was not as difficult as expected because the highway roads were clean and wide. We started at 7am and reached Whislter at around 2 pm. We stopped at Horseshoe Bay, Shannon Falls, Alice Lake and finally beautiful Brandywine Falls. The stunning and breathtaking scenic views were unforgettable and enjoyable. An unexpected travel before reaching the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We've made this drive on daylight and at sunset. Both times it was breathtaking, but driving this highway as the sun is going down is unlike anything else I've seen from the car before, and that includes two cross country trips. An absolute must, and make it at sunset if you can!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not an easy drive , but worth it. The views are awesome and if you drive down to Lilliooet it's even better. We enjoyed the descend better, because there was hardly any traffic. Well worth the slow drive.

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Denver, CO
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is one of the most gorgeous drives I've taken. It was amazing to see both mountains and shoreline simultaneously. Also, it seemed like each turn had a different, scenic view. There are also provincial parks along the highway that you can stop (and hike) at. Definitely a must-do if you are in the Vancouver area!

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