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Whistler + Sea to Sky Gondola

Location: Squamish, Whistler
Duration: 10 Hours
Age Limit: For All Ages
Whistler & Sea to Sky Gondola

Overview

Immerse yourself in Whistler, British Columbia’s unique landscape and city culture with the Whistler and Sea To Sky Gondola Tour. Nestled in the Coast Mountains, Whistler is a world-renowned resort destination that offers tours and activities all year long. Take a ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola and soar over Howe Sound. When you get off, explore some of the stylish and eclectic cafes of Whistler Village to complete your excursion.

Highlights

Absorb the beauty of Whistler, a premier destination nestled in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia.
Walk through Whistler Village, a pedestrian-only zone, and get your fill of shopping and dining in this one-of-a-kind rustic setting.
Experience Whistler throughout the seasons with world-renowned alpine skiing in the winter and downhill mountain biking in the summer.
Inhale the fresh mountain air of the Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains as you glide over Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky Gondola.

Tour Stops

Next stop: adventure! Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing has created an itinerary that gives you the perfect amount of time at each noteworthy tour spot. For something a little off the beaten path, ask our guides. They are always happy to show you a few hidden gems as well!
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Sea To Sky Highway

Go on an awe-inspiring journey via the Sea to Sky Highway. Explore Whistler and Shannon Falls when you take this legendary paved road through immense mountain ranges, past dramatic waterfalls, and into old-growth rainforests. Keep your camera handy on this one-of-a-kind ride — you just might see black bears, eagles, and the many other wildlife species that call the area home.

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Sea To Sky Gondola

Located only a short distance south of Squamish, the Sea to Sky Gondola takes guests on a soaring ride above the coastal rainforest’s canopy. In a mere 10 minutes, you’ll be whisked past Howe Sound and its neighboring mountains to reach the Summit Lodge. Once there, you’ll get the chance to walk over the 100-meter (328 feet) Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, explore a variety of accessible hiking trails, climb on a supported Via Ferrata route, and participate in mountaintop yoga.

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Whistler Village

If you’ve seen pictures of Whistler Village, you’ll know why it’s such a popular tourist destination in the Vancouver area. Tucked into the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler is a world-class resort with unique things to do all year long. Take pictures of the gorgeous Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains while walking through the village itself, a location open only to pedestrians. Lined with art galleries, shops, and restaurants, Whistler Village is a popular international alpine skiing retreat in the winter. If you’re a fan of summer outdoor sports, go mountain biking in the area to run shoulders with some of the best competitors in the world. With its laid-back, distinctly ‘West Coast’ vibe, Whistler is a place you’ll want to return to again and again.

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Shannon Falls Park

Unwind in the truly spectacular forests of Shannon Falls Park, a location defined by its towering rainforest canopy and old-growth tree stumps. Visit the 335-meter (1,105 foot) cascade that is Shannon Falls, a natural landmark that eventually merges with the waters of Howe Sound. Gentle trails and benches pepper the park with plenty of places to go hiking or enjoy a picnic. There’s no doubt that this beautiful natural landscape will evoke a feeling of awe for visitors both new and returning.

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Please Note:

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

It takes about 1.5 hours, but keep in mind that our tours make plenty of stops along the way!

Starting at the U.S. border, the total length of the highway is about 409 kilometers (254 miles).

Explore, of course! Whistler Village is home to many shops, restaurants, museums, and activities. As an example, you could try the exhilarating Spectacular Glacier Tour. When in doubt, ask your Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing guide for recommendations on the best things to experience in Whistler.

Whistler typically sees cool wet winters and dry warm summers. The average daily low temperature in Whistler Village is -5° C during most of the winter months. In the summer, temperatures reach an average daily high of 27° C.

We spend about 30 minutes at Shannon Falls and about 1.5 hours on the Sea to Sky Gondola. You will have approximately three hours of free time in Whistler Village.

From start to finish, the gondola ride takes 10 minutes to get to the top.

The Sea to Sky Gondola climbs 850 meters to reach an elevation of 885 total meters above Howe Sound.

Yes, the gondola cabins are wheelchair and stroller accessible. The Summit Lodge and viewing deck is also accessible (weather conditions permitting).

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