Shannon Falls National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Day Trip

1. Vancouver: Sea to Sky Gondola and Whistler Day Trip

Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola, explore Whistler Village and admire the natural wonders in between on this day trip from Vancouver. Feel in awe of the ever-changing landscapes along the Sea to Sky Highway. There will be a pit stop to marvel at the 335-meter-high Shannon Falls. Ride the famous Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, an outdoor paradise for climbers and backcountry adventurers. The gondola takes you to Habrich Ridge, where you will have 90 minutes to take in breathtaking views of the mountains, coastal rainforest, and network of inlets of Howe Sound. Pass the quaint town of Squamish and the Tantalus Glacier while continuing the journey to Whistler. Once there, enjoy free time to explore the downtown shops, cafes, the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort, or the surrounding hiking trails.

From Vancouver: Whistler and Shannon Falls Private Day Trip

2. From Vancouver: Whistler and Shannon Falls Private Day Trip

Discover the rugged landscapes of Whistler and Squamish with a private tour from Vancouver. Zip along the meandering Sea to Sky Highway and marvel at the towering mountains and lush forests. Feast your eyes on Shannon Falls, visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and savor a warm lunch in Whistler. Begin your tour with a private pick-up at your Vancouver hotel. With your guide leading the way, drive along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway and watch for local wildlife like elk, deer, and bears. Stop at Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls Park for a series of spectacular cliffs and waterfalls. Then it's time to visit Whistler, an alpine village known for its towering skyscrapers, diverse art, and eclectic restaurants. Savor a warm lunch, wander nearby trails, explore local shops, or go for a bike ride. Continue to Squamish to learn about the town's rich history of mountain biking and climbing. Walk along the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, a 100-meter-long bridge hanging 1,000 feet in the sky, offering 360-degree mountain views. During the summer months, feel your heart race as you ride the Sea to Sky gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain, before driving back to Vancouver.

From Vancouver: Sea To Sky Highway Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. From Vancouver: Sea To Sky Highway Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will serve as your personal navigator, storyteller, and digital map throughout the drive from Vancouver to Whistler (or Whistler to Vancouver!). Purchase one tour per car, not per person. This 75-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Sea To Sky Highway in 2 - 3 Hours. Once activated, you may choose whether you want to begin your tour in Vancouver or in Whistler. The journey from Vancouver begins in Stanley Park and crosses the iconic Lions Gate Bridge. Next, the majestic Sea to Sky Highway beckons. More than just asphalt, this route is a chronicle etched across landscapes, unfolding tales of geological marvels, ancient histories, and pristine beauty. With every mile, you'll be treated to amazing mountain views, sparkling waters of the Howe Sound, and insights into how this stunning region first formed. Take a detour through old growth forests to Cypress Provincial Park and Saint Mark's Summit, where you’ll uncover the secrets of the "Wood Wide Web" beneath. Cruise beneath the shadow of the Stawamus Chief and discover the history of the First Nations, George Vancouver, and much more. The tranquil Horseshoe Bay Village emerges next, boasting unbeatable views of the Howe Sound and a unique glimpse into how glaciers shaped and reshaped this landscape. Pay a visit to the Sea to Sky Gondola along the way for an elevated journey like no other. Then hear wide-ranging tales, from a dramatic train derailment to ancient First Nations legends about the sea. Witness wonders like the Crystal Falls or the mysteries of the Glass Sponge Reefs, and even hike through the wilderness to find an abandoned, overgrown train wreck! Plus, get to know the region’s local fauna, from bears and moose to elk and beyond. Finally, you’ll arrive in Whistler, hear about the daring antics of the Peak Bros, and arrive safely at the Whistler Visitor Centre, ready for your next adventure. Your tour concludes here. If you begin your tour in Whistler, you’ll see all the same attractions, just in reverse!

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4.7 / 5

based on 159 reviews

Absolutely brilliant trip. Lesley our tour guide was funny and told us lots of useful information and history of Vancouver as we were travelling. The coach was comfortable and we had a few coffee breaks on the way which all had toilet facilities. We would definitely recommend

Leslie was an amazing guide, we had the best day ever with him. We definitely recommend the tour to see some more of BC!

Very cool experience! I wish I could have a bit more time at Whistler village!

Informative, good use of time & fantastic destinations. Tour guide was fab

It was a great day out , the tour guide was amazing too.