Summer and road trips go together hand in hand and travelling on the Sea To Sky Highway to the final destination of Whistler is the perfect scenic adventure. As you drive north, you pass along the ocean, waterfalls and into the coastal mountains; It’s no wonder this drive is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. We’ve included the can’t-miss stops along the Sea to Sky Highway that are perfect for stretching your legs and planning a road trip around!
This provincial park is located between between the village of Lions Bay and Squamish. It features views of the Howe Sound and 44 camp sites! It is also a popular spot for divers, with two sunken vessels and a series of man-made reefs.
Location: 38 kilometres north of Vancouver and 20 kilometres south of Squamish.
Britannia Mine was an important source of copper ore for almost 70 years and during the 1920s and 1930s, it constituted one of the largest mining operations in Canada. Fast forward to present day and it is now a historic site and museum that preserves and presents to the public information and artifacts related to British Columbia’s mining industry.
Location: 55 km kilometres north of Vancouver.
This waterfall is British Columbia’s 3rd highest waterfall, plunging a whole 335 m over cliffs. There are numerous hiking trails to view the falls and a picnic area at the bottom.
Location: 58 kilometres north of Vancouver and 2 kilometres south of Squamish.
The Stawamus Chief
This massive granite dome towers 700m above the city of Squamish. It has a number of hikes that allow you to access its peaks. There is also the Sea to Sky Gondola that provides access to several of the hiking trails, viewing platforms, a lodge offering food and beverage services, and a 100-metre long suspension bridge!
Location: 62 kilometres from Vancouver.
The Tantalus Range Lookout
The Tantalus Range is a subrange of the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains. Its massive craggy peaks and glaciers can be viewed from the Sea to Sky Highway and it is a spectacular sight.
Location: Approximately 80 kilometres from Vancouver.
Brandywine Falls is a provincial park built around a 70 waterfall that was created from volcanic lava flows and erosion. It cascades down in one giant stream of water from vertical walls and makes a stunning display. There is a short walk into the viewing area and a number of hikes that run through the park.
Location: 104 kilometres from Vancouver.
Travelling to Whistler is just as exciting as actually arriving. There are a number of spectacular scenic spots and fun activities along the way making it worth planning a road trip around. When you get to Whistler, your going to need accommodation- be sure to check out Whistler Reservations last minute deals for the best price guaranteed!