This full day, 300-kilometer (186 mile) round trip experience operates year-round. Your day starts with pickup at your Vancouver accommodation before heading north out of the city in one of our fully licenced spacious 4-wheel drive SUV’s, up the famous Sea-to-Sky Highway, renowned for its breathtaking beauty and views.
You will explore three of our favorite waterfalls (Shannon, Brandywine and Alexander) along the way, each with short, easy walking trails and their own distinct style and charm. In the months that snow is present, you will snowshoe to the waterfalls (snowshoes provided). Once in Whistler you will have three to four hours (dependent on time of year) of free time to explore the village at your leisure before heading back to Vancouver.
If you want to see an amazing fourth waterfall instead of Whistler Village, please check out our All about the Waterfalls tour.
Because the sun sets later in the evening in the warmer months, you will visit one or two waterfalls on the way to Whistler and explore the remaining waterfalls on the return trip to Vancouver.
Summer suggestions for free time in Whistler include but are not limited to:
In the summer months, there is so much to see and do in Whistler. Taking in the Peak-to-Peak Gondola and/or the peak Suspension bridge, trail walks or bike rentals etc. (ask for more details).
Because the sun sets early in the evening in the colder months, you will see Shannon Falls and Alexander Falls on the way to Whistler. Making an arrival time in the Village between 12:30pm-1pm. A snack and hot cocoa are provided but you are welcome to pack along food to nibble on along the way.
Winter suggestions for free time in Whistler include but are not limited to:
Check out the very popular gondolas (check for seasonal closures). Or explore a gallery, the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre, Audain Art Gallery and Whistler museum are personal favorites of ours. Cozying up by a fire at a local pub is also highly recommended (ask for more details).
*Activities in Whistler are at your cost