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Sea to Sky Highway

Address: Highway 99, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 2,648 things to do in British Columbia
Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A two-lane scenic highway passes both the Pacific Ocean and rugged...
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Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A two-lane scenic highway passes both the Pacific Ocean and rugged mountain peaks.
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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Drove up from North Vancouver and it was absolutely stunning way to get to Whistler. Some beautiful scenery and amazing opportunities for photos. We stopped at Lions Bay for a coffee which is a great place to have a break. Drive took us just under 2 hours including a 40 Min break, there was hardly any traffic there or in... More 

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Karnataka, India
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15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Booked advance tickets on greyhound. It was a rainy, foggy ride from vancouver to whistler in the morning but this had a charm of its own. In the evening, the skies were cloudy but otherwise clear and dry providing a nice view of the sea and the mountains. We could not do much in whistler because of the weather. So... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This highway is great until Whistler, but the highway is a lot longer then that. Once you get past Whistler, the highway becomes a goats trail with huge steep cliffs right off the side of the road. It needs a lot more barriers then it currently have. So if your going to travel the entire thing, be careful and do... More 

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CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I drove the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler and back last July (2014) and had high hopes of taking some photos. However, the highway is a mostly two lane highway with very limited turnouts, generally no shoulder, and numerous no stopping/parking signs. (I can't imagine driving this from Vancouver to go skiing.) If you can find a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This highway winds along the shoreline of Howe Sound north from Vancouver and up into the mountains to the Whistler ski resort. It is a beautiful drive with views of the water, mountains, islands, forests, waterfalls, and small towns. Watch for signs for the Provincial Parks along the way and stop to see some spectacular waterfalls like Shannon Falls and... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Just when you think you haven't seen anything more beautiful you go around another corner. Rent a car and take your time. There are plenty of stop off spots along the way.

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This highway, upgraded for the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Olympics, is a fantastic experience. It is about a 90 minute trip from Vancouver to Whistler, The scenery is breathtaking with lovely ocean, island & mountain vistas. Lots of places to pull over & take photos too. Be sure to stop in Horseshoe Bay on route. It is a lovely ocean side village... More 

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Youngsville, Louisiana
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our ride up the Sea-to-Sky Highway along the coast. Beautiful scenery and some great picture stops. I highly recommend a drive up this road into the mountains.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

In November of 2013 I visited both Whistler and Vancouver, and in between drove the magnificent Sea to Sky Highway. No matter if you’re going north or south, it’s a B.C. must-see. Starting at Howe Sound, black island mountains rise from the sea. Farther north, you slip away from the water, and are met with jagged white peaks high above... More 

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Cambewarra, Nsw
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We drove this on a drizzly day. We were fortunate to find the sea to sky gondola open for business. The scenery on the drive was amazing and memorable. We loved the variety of things to see. Wether road has in recent years undergone significant upgrades and did feel very safe despite the inclement weather. Highly recommended. Whistler is awesome... More 

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