Pick up your rental car at Vancouver airport and make your way downtown.
Tucked between mountains and the sea, Vancouver stuns with its superb setting. Between natural beauty and urban thrills, discoveries abound. You can roam among downtown’s modern architecture, lose yourself in Chinatown, or make it to Granville Island, an alluring, revived neighbourhood ideal for all ages. Stanley Park also deserves a visit for a stroll or a bike ride. Truly the city’s green lungs, the view of Vancouver from here is breathtaking. Find the collection of totem poles, a beautiful example of First Nations art in Canada. In the historic neighbourhood of Gastown, don’t miss the steam clock, one of Vancouver’s curiosities.
Excursion to the Capilano Suspension Bridge our Grouse Mountain. Use your free time to explore more of Stanley Park, or try the FlyOver Canada experience in Canada Place!
Vancouver – Whistler (125 km)
Departure for Whistler. Journey to the famous ski resort of Whistler. Take the panoramic Sea-to-Sky Highway between Whistler and the coast, passing by Squamish. Experience the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, offering unforgettable views on Howe Sound, the majestic coastal forest and the surrounding mountains. The trip down is also an exciting adventure for all ages, revealing new views on Shannon Falls and the popular climbing destination, Stawamus Chief. Once at the summit, more adventures await! You’ll have access to a variety of outdoor experiences, including hiking trails with stunning lookout points, the Sky Pilot suspension bridge, climbing, and more.
Arrival in Whistler. At night, a visit to Vallea Lumina is included, where a path of sound and light created by Moment Factory leads the visitor in following the footsteps of two hikers from another era. This trail, stretching 1.5 km across an ancient forest, allows visitors of all ages to enjoy a one-hour, multimedia nocturnal walk looking for hidden gems.
Visit to the Lil'wat Cultural Centre: Discover First Nations culture with the Squamish and Lil’wat, two of British Columbia’s nations.
Explorer Whistler-Blackcomb ($): the two most important ski resorts in North America. Take the gondola to reach the top and enjoy an exceptional view, sip on a cocktail at Umbrella bar, perched 6,000 feet above, atop the summit of Whistler Mountain, and offering a 360-degree view on the surrounding mountains. Hiking and a variety of outdoor activities are also on the agenda. Why not try rafting, zip-lining, ATV tours, or an animal safari?
Whistler – Vancouver
Back in Vancouver. Discover Vancouver and its main attractions, including Chinatown. Shop around Robson Street or in the neighbourhood of Yaletown, known for its trendy, high-end boutiques.
Return your rental car and board your flight home.