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Sea to Sky Highway

Highway 99, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 1,707 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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Durham, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This tops the most scenic drive I have ever taken without the roller coaster death defying feeling of being on the edge of the mountain and the fear of accidentally dropping 500 feet or so to the water below. Too tired and sleepy and time zoned but had to stay awake not to miss the beautiful scenery. The sights are... More

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Newark, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A few drives have really stood out for me. The Pacific Coast Highway in California, the Road to Hana in Maui, the drive to Meteora in Greece, and Sea to Sky Highway in BC. Snow covered mountains cradling glistening lochs created a truly special experience.

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North Vancouver
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Big Sur is a scenic drive? Not even close. Sea to Sky is far superior. The Big Sur gives you views of the open ocean and....the open ocean. Sea to Sky gives you ocean, islands, cliffs, jagged peaks and endless mountains. Take the drive and you'll see!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
41 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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