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“Very nice scenic drive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sea to Sky Highway

Sea to Sky Highway
Highway 99, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver to Whistler by Train Rail Tour
Ranked #13 of 2,567 things to do in British Columbia
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Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A two-lane scenic highway passes both the Pacific Ocean and rugged mountain peaks.
Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very nice scenic drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I love going on the Sea to Sky HIghway when ever I get the chance. Since they've improved it for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the highway feels better. You encounter a lot of beautiful scenery. Only thing that I dislike are the crazy drivers who go way over the speed limit. 10 to 15 km/h above the speed llimit is okay but there are some that go way pass that and it can be a bit dangerous when it's raining or snowing. Otherwise, it's a beautiful highway to go on.

Visited May 2014
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Powell River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great improvement on this highway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was the first time we have travelled this highway since it was upgraded for the 2010 Olympics. It has been improved greatly and the views and scenery are wonderful. The highway makes a visit to Whistler or beyond a good experience.

Visited May 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Spectacular Views, Modest Driving Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are looking to replicate the driving thrill of the Stelvio or Furka passes in the Alps or Angel's Crest in CA, the Sea to Sky Highway will disappoint you. The wide, sweeping roads give the distinct impression that exceeding the speed limit to add a level of driving excitement would attract unwanted attention from the local constabulary.
However, there is no denying that this route represents one of the greatest compact North American scenic powerhouses that you can enjoy from a car. Sweeping vistas greet you at every corner -- it's a beautiful drive. Just note that it's a paradise-like drive, not a driver's paradise.

Visited May 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“one of the great drives in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Once you reach the section that heads north along Howe Sound, you're in for a visual treat at every turn. Do as we did and trade of driving up and back from Whistler - that way the driver can rubberneck for half of the drive. Just tremendous scenery, excellent roadway, and some breathtaking overlooks built into the side of the highway. A must see.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Sea to Sky Highway 99”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

While many define the Sea To Sky Highway as that section of Highway 99 from Vancouver to Whistler, and while that section of roadway is indeed a very scenic drive, it is not until after continuing to travel beyond Whistler northward towards Kamloops on Highway 99 that the trip gets really dramatic. If you haven't driven the entire highway 99, you haven't really experienced one of the world's top drives.

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