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Sea to Sky Highway

Highway 99, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 1,586 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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Sydney Australia
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354 reviews 354 reviews
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

As previous reviewers have said it's a great drive and easy on the eye. Since this trip we have now done the PCH from Whistler to San Fran and this section holds it's own ! There are many turn outs to catch another view . We came across a reflecting lake , Shannon Falls and numerous views of the Sound... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Sea to Sky highway is a very scenic drive between Vancouver and Whistler. There are many stops along the way that will make for amazing photos. There are also numerous parks and lakes along the way. If you are interested Brandywine Falls is a great place to stop and see a 70 metre waterfall. Take a drive on a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Whether your heading all to the way to Whistler, or partway to Squamish, this is a beautiful drive. Its not often that you can drive so far right next to a fjord and see snow capped mountains on either side. One entertaining thing to visit on the highway about 45 minutes from Vancouver is Britannia Mine Museum (I'm sure its... More

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St. Petersburg, FL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The drive to Whistler is the best thing about it (in the summer). The views of Howe Sound are my favorite. The snow is still visible onthe mountains even in the summer. There are numerous stops along to way to walk to magnificient sights.

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

First thing is don't be the driver, you'll miss a lot of the beautiful scenery! After making this drive it really makes me want to make the PCH drive from southern Cali to Canada. Several places for great photo-ops and really soak in the beauty.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The sea to sky highway has improved greatly with it being four lanes north and south with the ability to drive at a decent speed to get to Whistler. Bring a camera as there are many photo ops along the way such as Britannia Mine, Porteau Cove, Alice Lake, and Shannon Falls to name a few. Lots of parks to... More

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Port Moody
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The highway is very safe and efficient. Great views of the ocean and mountains. Snow tires are recommended in the winter but I think it's generally pretty clear on the roads. Sometimes the regular drivers go pretty fast but there are 2 lanes most of the way.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

The drive from Vancouver north to Whistler on Rt. 99 is gorgeous. You are treated to beautiful lake and mountain views as well as some dense forested areas. Best to enjoy on a clear day so you can see the mountain peaks. There are several good pullovers to take photos. Be advised that in the winter you may need chains... More

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La Herradura, Spain
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160 reviews 160 reviews
94 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We drove from Vancouver along Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway to spend a few days in Whistler. On one side there is the water and on the other side there are tree lined mountainsides with spectacular views all around. As we drove we could see snow capped mountains in the distance, even in August. We stopped several times... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The Sea to Sky is one of the most cost and time efficient ways to get to Whistler, especially in winter when the float plane stops flying there. It is certainly preferable to the train (irregular service) or walking (can be uncomfortable in the rain). I cant wait for them to widen it to 6 lanes and impose a summer... More

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