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Sea to Sky Highway

Highway 99, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 1,678 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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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The drive along the Sea-to-Sky highway offers some unique and impressive vistas. The road can be challenging at times; so, two or more drivers are highly recommended. One drives, the other(s) look. There are more opportunities to make stops on the way South from Squamish; left turns on the way North to get closer to the water are illegal, and... More

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Rehovot, Israel
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I love driving down winding roads that are not boring and this road has lots of that. The view, is amazing, such a scenic drive, lots of areas to stop and hike and just enjoy from waterfalls, to forests to shoreline. Worth the detour from driving straight on Highway 1 to Vancouver

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Richmond, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I love going on the Sea to Sky HIghway when ever I get the chance. Since they've improved it for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the highway feels better. You encounter a lot of beautiful scenery. Only thing that I dislike are the crazy drivers who go way over the speed limit. 10 to 15 km/h above the speed llimit is... More

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Powell River
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was the first time we have travelled this highway since it was upgraded for the 2010 Olympics. It has been improved greatly and the views and scenery are wonderful. The highway makes a visit to Whistler or beyond a good experience.

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