Whistler and the Sea to Sky region is an area the rivals the Canadian Rockies for scenery. It's close to Vancouver and makes for an amazing short trip away from the hustle and bustle.
Start your day with a drive though Stanley Park and onto the Lions Gate bridge. Within a few minutes, you'll be whisked up to the Cypress Mountain viewpoint for the best view of Vancouver (weather permitting). You'll stop at a small shopping plaza so you can grab a coffee and some picnic lunch supplies from the grocery store.
Then visit Shannon Falls, the third-highest waterfall in Canada. At this point, you'll have an option to join a short scenic flight over the area ($49 CAD) or you can proceed with the tour to Alice Lake to relax, swim and enjoy your picnic lunch. After lunch, reconvene with your group and continue up toward Brandywine Falls to check out another unique waterfall.
Soon, you will arrive at the HI-Whistler, a great hostel that was built to serve as athlete's accommodation for the 2010 Olympics. You'll have an included dinner there and have a full 24 hours to enjoy Whistler independently.
Explore the alpine village, where you can walk around, shop and hit the pubs and clubs. During the day, take advantage of a ton of adventure activities, including hiking, swimming, ziplining, bungee jumping, the renowned Peak 2 Peak Gondola and more. Your guide can assist you in planning your activities.
After a day enjoying Whistler, depart at 4pm and head back to Vancouver with a couple scenic stops en route. Arrive back in the city by evening.
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