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Best/Quickest Route from Seattle to Whistler

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Best/Quickest Route from Seattle to Whistler

We are coming up for Winter Break via flight into Seattle. Looking for suggestions on the best way up to Whistler via car on Friday am.

Thank you.

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1. Re: Best/Quickest Route from Seattle to Whistler

It is about a 5 hour drive...here is the mapquest from the border to Whistler...

http://www.mapquest.ca/

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2. Re: Best/Quickest Route from Seattle to Whistler

Hi IrisUI ~

The I-5 from Seattle Airport north will likely be congested, especially with morning rush hour traffic. And as far north as Edmonds, probably.

Arrive at the border.

1) Have a look at US 543, from south of Blaine, onto the Pacific Highway 15 (176th St) north to Hwy 1.

2) Also from Bellingham there is the US 539 (Guide Meridian) and then BC 13 along 264th St.

3) The usual Hwy 1 Peace Arch crossing that would take you through downtown Vancouver to Hwy 1 on the North Shore of Vancouver.

There are overhead information signs south of the border that tell you the wait time for each border crossing. Have your plan ready. Either of those two alternatives will avoid any potential waits at Peace Arch border crossing.

Pac Highway may be your best bet up to Hwy 1. Stay on Hwy 1 west until you reach Horseshoe Bay, then head north on Hwy 99. You would avoid the downtown traffic of Vancouver that way.

Open this map: http://goo.gl/maps/vUOrh ..... and zoom in to see the detail between the border and balloon B. Click on satellite view to see the lay of the land. Drag the map around if necessary.

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3. Re: Best/Quickest Route from Seattle to Whistler

We had a poster on here last year who lives in Seattle and has a place in Whistler. He strongly recommended taking the Guide Meridian north from Bellingham and used the Aldergrove-Lyndon crossing, then up 264 to highway 1 which you follow through to Whistler. The advantage of this is you bypass the city altogether. Vancouver has no freeways through it, so it can be a very slow grind through city traffic if you come up the 99.

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4. Re: Best/Quickest Route from Seattle to Whistler

Hey,

The easiest way would be for you to use RideBooker at ridebooker.com/transfers/…bus-scheduled

Cheers.

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