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Public transport to see mountains from Vancouver

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Public transport to see mountains from Vancouver

I am visiting Canada for the first time in October and I have 11 days. I am starting out in Vancouver and I want to go to a town in the mountains where I can enjoy good mountain views. I want to travel by public transport. Can anyone recommend where would be a good place to go for 4 days or that is accessible by train? Or bus? I would prefer to travel by train.

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1. Re: Public transport to see mountains from Vancouver

The Rocky Mountains are in a different time zone. I don't think you're heading there.

Most logical destination would be Whistler. Lots of transport options and only 2 hours from Vancouver.

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2. Re: Public transport to see mountains from Vancouver

Welcome to the forum, LondoneerEmily ~

First, the potentially bad news. From Oct 14 to the end of November, all rides up Whistler and Blackcomb, and the Peak to Peak gondola will be closed. Being able to get up the mountains is potentially a big part of going to Whistler.

There is no public transportation (as we call city wide transit here) but there are a couple of commercial coach optiins. Greyhound is the cheapest and is a functional coach for a 2.5 hour ride. Pacific Coach is more expensive butperhaps a more quality ride, again for 2.5 hours. Students and those on lower incomes are typically who take the Greyhound. For PCL to Whistler, I believe you have to go to a downtown pickup point. For Greyhound you would go to Pacific Central Station.

www.greyhound.ca

www.pacificcoach.com

No train here in the winter to Whistler. Without a car, you would probably be happy with 3 nights, 2 full days in Whistler. There is some public transit in Whistler.

www.bctransit.com

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