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“The Best Thing About Whistler”
Review of Sea to Sky Highway

Sea to Sky Highway
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US$285.73*
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Full-Day Sea to Sky Private Tour from Vancouver...
Ranked #77 of 3,247 things to do in British Columbia
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Owner description: A two-lane scenic highway passes both the Pacific Ocean and rugged mountain peaks.
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The drive to Whistler is the best thing about it (in the summer). The views of Howe Sound are my favorite. The snow is still visible onthe mountains even in the summer. There are numerous stops along to way to walk to magnificient sights.

2  Thank osgowen
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Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

First thing is don't be the driver, you'll miss a lot of the beautiful scenery! After making this drive it really makes me want to make the PCH drive from southern Cali to Canada. Several places for great photo-ops and really soak in the beauty.

2  Thank TheLoftins
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

The sea to sky highway has improved greatly with it being four lanes north and south with the ability to drive at a decent speed to get to Whistler. Bring a camera as there are many photo ops along the way such as Britannia Mine, Porteau Cove, Alice Lake, and Shannon Falls to name a few. Lots of parks to stop for a picnic or BBQ and to stretch out the legs.

If you're into seeing history on your travels there are pullouts going north and south that have some
Info that was set up for travellers during the Winter Olympics about First Nations heritage and other history of the surrounding land.

3  Thank Jetta_1
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

The highway is very safe and efficient. Great views of the ocean and mountains. Snow tires are recommended in the winter but I think it's generally pretty clear on the roads. Sometimes the regular drivers go pretty fast but there are 2 lanes most of the way.

5  Thank debportmoody
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

The drive from Vancouver north to Whistler on Rt. 99 is gorgeous. You are treated to beautiful lake and mountain views as well as some dense forested areas. Best to enjoy on a clear day so you can see the mountain peaks. There are several good pullovers to take photos.

Be advised that in the winter you may need chains on your tires, or at least 4 wheel drive for certain weather conditions. Squamish is one of the fews towns between Vancouver and Whistler to get snacks and gas. But if you're driving up from Washington state, gas up before you cross the border. Gasoline in this part of Canada is about 1.32 CAD per liter right now.

3  Thank Embrace_Life_Now
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