Getting to Whistler is half the fun! The trip from Vancouver by car, bus or air offers some of British Columbia's most breathtaking coastal and mountain scenery.
Along the way, you can stop at the stunning Shannon Falls near Squamish, the Britannia Mine Museum in Britannia Beach, or the bald eagle nesting grounds in Brackendale.
See the following options for traveling to Whistler:
Follow Georgia Street heading west (Hwy 99) through Stanley Park (the Causeway) across the Lions Gate Bridge. As the city splits into North and West Vancouver you want to follow the signs to enter West Vancouver; you will now be on Marine Drive. The 1st intersection you come to will be Marine Drive and Taylor Way. Stay in the right lane and turn right up Taylor Way towards the mountains. You will pass 2 sets of lights on Taylor Way-at the 3rd set of lights turn left to connect to Highway 99 to Whistler.
There are a number of car rental agencies and options in the Vancouver area, click here to learn more
Relax and let someone else do the driving up the gorgeous Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler.
Greyhound Coach Lines
Pick-up location is at the Central Station bus terminal and various stops along Georgia Street. To get to Central Station, take the SkyTrain to the Main Street stop. You can see the Central Station from the SkyTrain platform. There are 6 buses per day. Reservations not required. Contact 604.482.8747 or visit www.greyhound.ca
International Stage Lines
We provide private transportation services to Whistler for groups from 7 to 700. Our driver's are well versed, you will receive an outline of sights and activities that may be of interest. For more information on our Whistler Day Trip & Transfer services please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific Coach Lines
Direct bus service between YVR Airport (Vancouver International Airport), Downtown Vancouver and Whistler Village, year round service. Contact 1.800.661.1725 or visit www.pacificcoach.com
With SnowBus you may find your favorite run is the one that takes you to the mountain. More than just getting you there, we get you there in style. Luxury. Ease. Adventure. Contact: 604-331-7850 Toll Free 1-866-792-8687 (Sightline) or www.snowbus.com
Scheduled service (May-Sept) soars over Garibaldi Provincial Park to show you all the splendours of our spectacular glacier tour, and more. South of the park, you'll enjoy a bird's eye view of Shannon Falls, the fjords of Howe Sound, and an unforgettable view of Vancouver and the surrounding communities.Everyone gets a window seat and stereo headset for the fully narrated fligh Contact: 604.932.6615 Toll Free 1.888.806.2299 or www.whistlerair.ca
Whistler Direct Shuttle
Whistler Direct Shuttle offers deluxe, inter-hotel bus service between Vancouver and Whistler Village. Contact 1.888.405.2410 or visit www.whistlerdirectshuttle.com
Looking to learn more about the area, stop along the way for pictures and have a hassle free guided experience? Try one of the following excellent guided tour options. Most day trips take approximately 10 hours from Vancouver to Whistler.
Gray Line / West Coast Sightseeing
Focusing on the beauty and scenery of the Howe Sound, Squamish and Whistler area, this tour offers stops at Britannia Beach, Shannon Falls and weather permitting Brandywine Falls, and during winter months, a bald eagle watch. Once you arrive in Whistler, there's time to relax and wander, or take one of the additional options for a trip up the Whistler Gondola, or flying tours via Floatplane or helicopter.
Key West Travel & Tours
For a fully narrated, quality guided tour to Whistler, try Key West tours. Tours include the Brackendale Eagle Reserve, home to over 2,000 eagles during winter months, as well as photo opportunities at both Brandywine Falls and Shannon Falls. An additional thrilling river rafting option is also available.
Your Landsea tour guide will point out the sights of the breathtaking drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, with a stop at Shannon Falls, and offer advice for the best places to shop, eat and people-watch once you arrive at Whistler Village. A naturalist will also guide you through a walk through old-growth forests. Additional option available for flying tour over mountain ranges and lakes of Whistler area. Year round daily tours available.
Rocky Mountaineer - Sea to Sky Climb
Join the Rocky Mountaineer on a breathtaking three-hour rail excursion between North Vancouver and Whistler, with daily service in both directions and world-class Western Canadian hospitality onboard. The route delivers the unique blend of contrasts the Sea-to-Sky region is famous for; cities and old-growth forests, bustling action and natural serenity, deep valleys and snow-capped peaks, seascapes and mountain views.
There are a number of companies offering air travel between Vancouver and Whistler. Please call one of the following for schedules and reservations: