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From Vancouver: Full-Day Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour

1. From Vancouver: Full-Day Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour

This 10.5-hour tour is the best way to explore the road to the 2010 Winter Olympics and the resort town of Whistler. You will begin the tour from Vancouver and travel to Whistler through the "Sea-to-Sky Highway." On the way you will pass 7,000-foot high mountains, the third highest waterfall in British Columbia, and the second largest granite monolith in the world. The award-winning tour guide will bring your tour to life with fascinating stories about the history of the area and current events. On this full-day tour you will stop at Shannon Falls and have free time in Whistler. Explore the majestic Whistler Village and browse through the quaint village shops. You can also hike at the base of the beautiful Shannon Falls, walk along forest trails, or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery.

Whistler: Guided Wilderness Hike

2. Whistler: Guided Wilderness Hike

Experience the wonder and tranquility of the wilderness surrounding Whistler on a guided walking tour. Follow your guide to admire snow-capped mountains and densely wooded hiking trails. Protect your feet with the provided hiking boots. Choose a hiking options that meets your needs with group and private, and full-day and half-day tour options. Meet your guide at the conveniently-located meeting point in Whistler and begin your hiking adventure in the great outdoors. Uncover the secrets of the backcountry as you make your way through a network of hiking trails which feature iconic viewpoints where you can marvel at surreal turquoise lakes, majestic waterfalls, tapestries of wildflowers, meandering meadows, lush forests, and fascinating ecosystems. Escape into the wilderness with a guide that will help you to navigate smoothly to pristine lakes, hidden beaches, babbling creeks, cascading waterfalls, and geologically interesting landscapes. Capture stunning pictures to share. Return to your meeting point at the end of your hike.

Whistler: Whistler Mountain Via Ferrata Climbing Experience

3. Whistler: Whistler Mountain Via Ferrata Climbing Experience

Experience the heights of Vancouver's Whistler Mountain on a shared group or private tour. Arrive at base camp and ride up in a gondola to the alpine shop to start your climb via ferrata. Use rungs built into the rocks to reach the peak and take in stunning views. Make your way to the village base camp and climb into a gondola, watching the world below becoming smaller and smaller as you ascend towards the starting point of your climb. Step off the gondola and enter the local partner's alpine shop to learn about the special lanyard system that will allow you to climb Whistler with ease. Look up in awe at the peak and clip yourself onto the cable that leads up the rocks. Take it rung by rung until you reach the top of the mountain and reward yourself with unforgettable views of Garibaldi Provincial Park. On the way back, choose to follow a 3-kilometer hiking path or take a chairlift.

Vancouver: Full-Day Whistler Private Tour

4. Vancouver: Full-Day Whistler Private Tour

Start your tour at 9:00 AM with pick-up at your hotel or cruise terminal. Drive through the Stanley Park Causeway, enjoy the majestic view of the Lions Gate Bridge, Burrard Inlet, and Straights of Georgia. Further up the cut, see the Sea to Sky Highway. Experience the thrill of driving through the beautiful coastline of Howe Sound. Next, drive by the Britannia Beach community. Visit the historical Britannia Mine Museum, at one time the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Further up the highway see Shannon Fall Provincial Park and its waterfall. Head for Squamish, well known for outdoor activities like river rafting, and snowmobiling during the winter, and bald eagle watching in nearby Brackendale. The Sea-To-Sky gondola takes you to its peak for magnificent views of Howe Sound at 885 meters above sea level. At the Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, stop to trek up the mountain path and look for the spectacular 70-meter horseshoe-shaped Brandywine Fall. Finally, at Whistler, enjoy 4 hours of free time at the village, or to take part in some outdoor activities before leaving for Vancouver at 5:00 PM.

Canadian Rockies 7–Day National Parks Group Tour

5. Canadian Rockies 7–Day National Parks Group Tour

Day 1: Seattle to Kamloops Kamloops British Columbia is abundant with stunning scenery and great wildlife . Cougars, bears, elk, and more inhabit the Thomson River Valley. Stop for a short walk and picnic at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.  Day 2: Yoho National Park Explore trails around the magnificent Emerald Lake or simply relax in the lakeshore cafe and enjoy the views. Drive along the Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into Alberta. Enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada's Glacier National Park en route to Banff, your night stop. Day 3:  Banff National Park - Lake Louise Lake Louise is an alpine lake known for its stunning turquoise glacier-fed waters, surrounded by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Multiple hiking trails lead to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird's-eye views of the lake. Take a hike to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers, take it easy exploring the lakeshore or choose to canoe on these pristine waters. Visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet, for some epic photos. Day 4: Icefields Parkway Spend the day driving and exploring the Icefields Parkway. This drive offers endless vistas, jagged mountains, glaciers and wildlife viewing opportunities. Enjoy short walks, views of Bow Glacier and Peyto lake, take an optional helicopter flight over the Columbia Icefield, or strap on some crampons and step out onto the Athabasca glacier. Day 5: Jasper National Park Enjoy Canada's largest National Park, Jasper. Marvel at the snowcapped summits and beautiful lakes in this true wild mountain wilderness. Jasper offers an abundance of wildlife sightings, jagged mountain peaks, alpine lakes and numerous hiking and biking opportunities. Choose to visit Miette hot springs, or hike/bike the famous trails around stunning lakeshores. After a full day of activities, follow the Yellowhead Highway, hugging the mighty North Thompson River to your night stop of Cleawater BC. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) and maybe catch a glimpse of the infamous peak en route. Day 6: Whistler and Vancouver On to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Today is yours to explore all that Whistler has to offer. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you explore this ski town, home of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Drive the spectacular Sea to Sky highway for your evening in Vancouver. Day 7: Vancouver and Seattle This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Gas lamp district, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. Head to Seattle for a your evening downtown or drop off at the departure hotel.

From Vancouver: Whistler Day Trip by Floatplane

6. From Vancouver: Whistler Day Trip by Floatplane

After being collected from your accommodation, at around 8:00 AM, you'll be taken to your plane, leaving from the grand Canada Place. Enjoy panoramic views of Howe Sound, as well as sea-to-sky scenery as you fly beyond the valley to explore rugged peaks, majestic mountains and the lush alpine meadows of the Coast Mountain Range. Marvel at the turquoise glacial waters of the mile-high Garibaldi Lake before landing on the Green Lake, where a shuttle will take you to Whistler Village. Decide your own itinerary in Whistler, with free time to walk around the village, shops, and galleries. Take a short trip to the Lost Lake, ride the peak-to-peak gondola, or have a glass of wine in a local bar. Following your time in Whistler, a shuttle will be waiting for you at your designated pickup point, and fly you back to Vancouver. Enjoy the sights of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands as you fly. Soak up the sights of the Strait of Georgia, before you land in Downtown Vancouver.

Whistler: Sky-Walk Mountain Climbing Tour

7. Whistler: Sky-Walk Mountain Climbing Tour

Take a walk on the snow and ice atop Whistler Mountain and immerse yourself in a unique, natural landscape sculpted by ancient ice. Follow your experienced guide on this 1.5-hour adventure as you travel via cable along a cliffside pathway to reach amazing viewpoints. Start your adventure by receiving your helmet and harness, provided by the local operator. Depending on the option you choose, you will depart from the meeting point up the mountainside by Gondola or a pleasant hike. The hike is designed for beginners and pros alike Set off and follow the instructions of your experienced guide. Your guide will offer commentary, support, and help you clip into a cable to pass along cliff tops and suspension bridges. Along the way, travel back 10,000 years to learn about the formation of the Coast Mountains glaciers.

From Vancouver: Full Day Whistler Trail and Village Tour

8. From Vancouver: Full Day Whistler Trail and Village Tour

Whistler is Canada's favorite year-round mountain town destination. Whether you are a hardcore mountain biker, skier, snowboarder, or just a nature lover, you will always find an activity that will meet your wishes and preferences. This tour will give you the opportunity to discover the best of Whistler and find activities that you will love to share with your family and friends. Join the tour and enjoy a bike ride or a relaxing walk to see Whistler from a new perspective. This car-free, family-friendly, easy multi-use experience will take you on paved trails and boardwalks passing through Whistler's neighborhoods. Reach the lakes and marvel at the picturesque views. Stop to have a lovely snack at one of the gorgeous lake picnic areas, taking in the splendid mountain vistas. After the break, let your guide accompany you to Whistler Village to enjoy a relaxing afternoon walk or go to one of the many special events that Whistler has to offer. And do not forget to bring your camera! Stunning pics are waiting for you!

Private Tour to Whistler

9. Private Tour to Whistler

Starting from your hotel, you will take a trip first to the beautiful 1000 acres Stanley Park and the Totem Poles and a skyline view over the highrises from the coal harbor area. Afterwards, continue the drive for 90min on the beautiful scenic Sea to Sky Highway – Stop at Shannon Falls in Squamish –  and take the newest Cable Gondola Sea to Sky and explore nature from a suspended bridge and three viewing decks (admission not included). In Whistler Village you will have 3 hours of free time to explore. You can visit Squamish Lil’wat Cutural Museum (admission not included). For a true experience you will have an opportunity to ride on thePeak 2 Peak Gondola (admission not included). On the way back you’ll make a couple more scenic views at Tantalus Point of view and Porteau Cove Park. Return to Vancouver at around 6 pm. 

Canada 7–Day National Parks Camping Tour from Seattle

10. Canada 7–Day National Parks Camping Tour from Seattle

Day 1: Seattle to Kamloops Kamloops British Columbia is abundant with stunning scenery and great wildlife . Cougars, bears, elk, and more inhabit the Thomson River Valley. Stop for a short walk and picnic at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. Spend your evening under the stars with your provided camping equipment. Day 2: Yoho National Park Explore trails around the magnificent Emerald Lake or simply relax in the lakeshore cafe and enjoy the views. Drive along the Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into Alberta. Enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada's Glacier National Park en route to Banff, where you will spend your night camping. Day 3:  Banff National Park - Lake Louise Lake Louise is an alpine lake known for its stunning turquoise glacier-fed waters, surrounded by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Multiple hiking trails lead to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird's-eye views of the lake. Take a hike to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers, take it easy exploring the lakeshore or choose to canoe on these pristine waters. Visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet, for some epic photos, before setting up camp. Day 4: Icefields Parkway Spend the day driving and exploring the Icefields Parkway. This drive offers endless vistas, jagged mountains, glaciers and wildlife viewing opportunities. Enjoy short walks, views of Bow Glacier and Peyto lake, take an optional helicopter flight over the Columbia Icefield, or strap on some crampons and step out onto the Athabasca glacier. Spend you evening camping under the night sky. Day 5: Jasper National Park Enjoy Canada's largest National Park, Jasper. Marvel at the snowcapped summits and beautiful lakes in this true wild mountain wilderness. Jasper offers an abundance of wildlife sightings, jagged mountain peaks, alpine lakes and numerous hiking and biking opportunities. Choose to visit Miette hot springs, or hike/bike the famous trails around stunning lakeshores. After a full day of activities, follow the Yellowhead Highway, hugging the mighty North Thompson River to your night stop of Cleawater BC. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) and maybe catch a glimpse of the infamous peak en route to your camping location. Day 6: Whistler and Vancouver On to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Today is yours to explore all that Whistler has to offer. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you explore this ski town, home of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Drive the spectacular Sea to Sky highway for your evening at a hostel in Vancouver. Day 7: Vancouver and Seattle This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Gas lamp district, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. Head to Seattle for a your evening downtown or drop off at the departure hotel. Please note: there is a mandatory food kitty payment of $100 USD to cover camp meals as follows — 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 evening camp meals. Please advise the local supplier of any dietary requirements.

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based on 5 reviews

Mike was a fantastic guide, I had a memorable experience and he was a major part of that! 10/10 will recommend this tour to everyone I know who is coming out here. Honestly, such a fun time and Mike was always there to make sure everything went smooth! Thanks very much I had an awesome experience!

Great travel support before and during the trip. Very good tips received for Whistler and Vancouver. little adventure 100% to recommend. A must for anyone visiting Vancouver.

We had the best day. Everything was perfect. From transportation to scenery and our tour guide Vinnie was just “gorgeous” I would highly recommend this tour!

Tim was a phenomenal guide. We did many more stops given the timing and opportunities . Was well worth it.

Brent tour guide is very well informed Very helpful Definitely worth taking this trip