Sea to Sky Highlights

Adult

from C$169

Child

from C$85

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About This Tour

Sea to Sky Highlights

Spend the day exploring some of British Columbia’s most rugged coastline.  From Vancouver, start the day with a stop in Horseshoe Bay and take a breath of fresh ocean air at this seaside village.  Horseshoe Bay marks the start of the Sea to Sky Highway that links Vancouver and Whistler.

The journey continues north following Howe Sound to the awe-inspiring Sea to Sky Gondola.  After an exciting 10-minute ride to the top of Habrich Ridge,  views change dramatically, rising above the towering canopy of a coastal rainforest and upward above Howe Sound and the neighbouring mountains.  Just a few minutes’ walk from the base of the gondola, is the spectacular Shannon Falls.  Towering at 335 metres, Shannon Falls is the 3rd highest waterfall in British Columbia.

After a journey on top of a mountain, it is now to explore below.  Continue travelling back south along the scenic roadway with a stop at the Britannia Mine Museum.  The museum is a National Historic Site that offers guided mine tours, gold panning and an expanse of exhibits all exploring British Columbia’s mining history.

Season

01 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 (Everyday)

Departure Time

10:00am

Pick-Up

Full list of locations →

Season

01 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 (Everyday)

Departure Time

10:00am

Pick-Up

Full list of locations →

Season

01 Apr 2022 - 31 Oct 2022 (Everyday)

Departure Time

10:00am

Pick-Up

Full list of locations →

EXPLORATION STOPS

Next stop: Adventure! Step off the bus, stretch your legs, and explore at your own pace. We've created our itinerary to give you the perfect amount of time at each unforgettable stop! Not sure where to start? Our guides are always happy to show you their favourite hidden gems!

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Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay Park, located in West Vancouver, is full of views, restaurants and coffee shops. From picnicking to beachcombing to ferry watching, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With tree-lined mountains rising from the depths of Howe Sound, the views from Horseshoe Bay Park will captivate onlookers of every age.

Sea to Sky Gondola

Located only a short distance south of the town of Squamish is the Sea to Sky Gondola, a soaring ride taking you to the heights of the land and deep into the wild. In a mere 10 minutes your views change dramatically, rising above the towering canopy of a coastal rainforest and upward above Howe Sound and the neighbouring mountains. The gondola ride is only the beginning. Upon reaching the Summit Lodge the options for adventure continue with the 100 metre (328 feet) Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, hiking and walking trails suitable for all abilities, a Via Ferrata, and even activities like guided tours and mountaintop yoga.

Shannon Falls Park

Between the hustle and bustle of Whistler and Vancouver you will have a chance to unwind in the forests of the spectacular Shannon Falls Park. Stroll the scenic boardwalk through the towering rainforest and old growth treestumps to the misty base of Shannon Falls itself, a 335-metre (1,105-foot) cascade roaring along Shannon Creek to merge with the waters of Howe Sound. There are plenty of gentle trails and benches for hiking and picnics, all of which are sure to include the "wow" factor of natural life on the westcoast.
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Britannia Mine Museum

Explore Britannia Mine Museum's interactive exhibits and underground features of the mine to learn about British Columbia's mining history.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Each of our tours shine a spotlight on the region's most iconic landmarks, neighbourhoods, and culture — all with live narration from our expert guides. Don't forget your camera! Our oversized, tinted windows are designed for sightseeing so you won’t miss a thing!

Sea to Sky Highway

Travel along the winding Sea to Sky Highway on the awe-inspiring journey to Whistler + Shannon Falls. This legendary highway is packed with wonders including immense mountain ranges, dramatic waterfalls, and old-growth rainforests. Keep your camera handy – the Sea to Sky is also home to black bears, eagles, and diverse variety of wildlife.

Squamish Adventure Centre

At the Squamish Adventure Centre you will have a chance to stretch your legs and crane your neck as you look up toward the massive granite wall of the Stawamus Chief. The "Chief" - as it is known locally - is one of the many reasons the town of Squamish is known as the adventure capital of Canada, providing endless opportunities for rock climbing, BASE jumping, and other ariel sports. And of course it makes the idea backdrop for selfies and portraits. The Squamish Adventure Centre itself is a sight to behold, with its curved roof structure and locally sourced Douglas Fir timber, the building is designed to mimic the iconic Bald Eagle while in flight during migration, an annual event for which the Squamish River is world-renowned. Inside the centre you will find the Visitor Information Centre, the Chamber of Commerce, as well as gift stores, a coffee shop and tour company, providing you information and fuel as you continue your journey along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
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Prices include attraction admission and taxes. Gratuity is optional and is not included in the price. If you feel our staff have gone above and beyond your expectations, gratuity will be greatly appreciated.

ADULT

From

C$169

CHILD

From

C$85

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Sea to Sky Highway?
The total length from the U.S. border is about 409 kilometres (254 miles).
How long is the gondola ride?
The gondola ride is 10 minutes to the top.
What is the elevation of the Summit Lodge?
The gondola climbs 850m to reach an elevation of 885m above Howe Sound.
How big is the mine at Britannia Beach?
The mine has approximately 210 kilometres (130 miles) of tunnels and 1750 metres (5741 feet) of vertical height.
Is the museum suitable for the whole family?
Yes!  The museum is fun for the whole family, however please take note of the following in regards to children:
  • There must be one adult for every child aged 3 and under when participating in the underground portion of the tour
  • Children may notice the dark, cold, damp and noisy conditions of the tunnel more than an adult. Please judge accordingly your decision to take young children underground. The Admissions Staff can give you helpful suggestions and options.
  • All children must wear a hard hat
  • Parent/Guardians will be provided with earplugs for themselves so that they can cover a child’s ears during the short but loud demonstrations.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Due to the nature of the original buildings, the museum or underground tour is not wheelchair accessible.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable shoes and consider bringing a sweater or light jacket for the underground tour