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Address: Highway 99, British Columbia, Canada
Activities: Driving
Description: A two-lane scenic highway passes both the Pacific Ocean and rugged...
A two-lane scenic highway passes both the Pacific Ocean and rugged mountain peaks.
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Beautiful drive along the water and up into the mountains

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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167 reviews 167 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 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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74 helpful votes 74 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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42 helpful votes 42 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The views are spectacular!! Especially from Vancouver to Squamish, overlooking looking Howe Sound and the Islands!! Great for a day trip to Squamish or Whistler. Excellent road!

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Los Angeles, California
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We drove from Vancouver to Whistler and back last week. Howe Sound was a spectacular combination of bay with giant and smaller islands and on the other side of the sound, huge snow capped mountains. Halfway through the ride which takes about 2 hours, the road goes up into the higher mountains passing rivers,waterfalls, streams and forest. As we went... More 

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Hurst, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Do not miss this drive, it is awesome and well worth your time. Plan your route to take in this drive, you will not be disappointed. Plenty of views with places to stop. Some excellent attractions along the way also. If not driving take the Rocky Mountaineer Train to Whistler from Vancouver day return trip, or do both as we... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Driving from Vancouver to Whistler must be one of the most beautiful drives in the world. At the top of best drives with the Iceberg Highway in Canadian Rockies and the Amalfi Coast, each very special in their own way. Blue seas, islands of all sizes, blue skies, waterfalls just off the highway, try Brandywine falls, huge mountains at the... More 

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