Canadian flag flying over the backdrop of the Rockies at Whistler.

Vancouver Road Trip: Driving to Whistler, BC

The Sea-to-Sky Highway, one of western Canada’s most stunning roadways, connects Vancouver to the year-round outdoor mecca of Whistler. Just a two-hour drive, it’s perfect for a day trip or as part of a longer exploration. Local author, Carolyn B. Heller, shares directions and tips for driving to Whistler.

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Plan a Trip to Whistler, BC

Magnificent snowcapped peaks, dense green forests, transparent lakes, sparkling rivers, and an upmarket, cosmopolitan village right in the middle of it all: Welcome to Whistler, one of the world’s great resort towns.

The Rainbow Lake Trail near Whistler.

Summer Recreation in Whistler

During the few months that they aren’t covered in snow, the slopes of the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort come alive with locals and tourists alike enjoying hiking, guided naturalist walks, mountain biking, and horseback riding, or just marveling at the mountainscape from the comfort of the lifts.

Victoria's Inner Harbour. Photo © Jonghyun Kim/123rf.

The 10-Day Best of Vancouver and Victoria

This flexible and customizable itinerary includes all of the highlights, from urban pleasures in Vancouver and Victoria to natural wonders on Vancouver Island, and even an optional excursion to Whistler. Also included are suggestions for where to dine along the way.

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Moon British Columbia

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead gives you his unique perspective on British Columbia, from dining at the best of Vancouver’s 3,000 restaurants and cafés to skiing and snowboarding on the world-class slopes of Whistler/Blackcomb. Hempstead offers unique trip ideas that utilize the region’s amazing outdoor options, such as Winter Fun and B.C. Road […]

Cyclists sit resting on the shore beneath a tree with fall foliage.

Vancouver & Victoria: Where and When to Go

Get an idea of what awaits in Vancouver and Victoria so you can plan your trip to British Columbia. This helpful article features a quick area overview, transportation essentials, tips for the best times of year to visit, and information on passports and visas.

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Moon Vancouver & Victoria

Canada resident and experienced outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead knows the best way to experience Vancouver and Victoria, from drinking coffee at fabulous cafés to spotting gray whales and orcas near Victoria. In Moon Vancouver & Victoria, he offers unique trip ideas for a variety of interests, including From Snowboards to Surfboards. Whether you want to spend […]