Between Vancouver’s North Shore and the ski resort of Whistler lies the Sea to Sky Highway which is one of the most beautiful drives in the region.
On a sunny day the views are comparable to some of the best in the world.
The Sea to Sky Region
- Alice Lake – a popular provincial park for camping, canoeing and just walking around
- Britannia Mine – a great copper mine museum and historic site
- Porteau Cove – a provincial park for camping, picnics and admiring the views from
- Shannon Falls – a park with a waterfall and walking trails
- Stawamus Chief – a fairly serious place for hiking and mountain climbing
- Sea to Sky Gondola – an attraction for mountain sightseeing
- West Coast Railway Heritage Park – a train museum in Squamish
The main community in the Sea to Sky region is Squamish – the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada”.
If you like golf, two of the Lower Mainland’s best golf courses include Furry Creek Golf and Country Club (at 150 Country Club Road in Furry Creek up the Sea-to-Sky Highway) and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Resort (at 4612 Blackcomb Way in Whistler).
TIP #1: Take the drive on a sunny day if you can. On a day with bright blue skies, the scenery is absolutely stunning. On a cloudy day though, when the mountains and far off islands are hidden, it’s just a big windy highway.
TIP #2: Drive carefully – it’s a curvy highway and can be slippery when wet or below freezing. If heading to Whistler in the winter, make sure you have good winter tires.