Sea to Sky Highway: Vancouver to Whistler

Nature. Adventure. Great food. The Sea to Sky highway has something for everyone, especially if you love the outdoors as much as we do. From strenuous hikes and rugged mountain biking trails to rope swings and easy access rock climbs. The Sea to Sky highway has it all for the active adventurer. 

Summer 2020 update:
With certain things closed this summer, we wanted to provide a quick update on closures for things included in this blog. Please note this is not official information, we only do our best to pre-search the current status for our readers and rules are always being updated. Please refer to the BC travel restrictions yourself here and you can check specific information on BC Parks status (I.e. facility closures) here.

  • Currently, Granville Island is only one to shopping for locals
  • The Squamish farmers market is still open from 10am to 3pm every day in the summer but some vendors may close early and it’s encouraged to order online.
  • Trails up Stawamus Chief are all currently closed but I would suspect they could potentially open later in the summer (no promises).
  • Squamish climbing is all technically open but Squamish Access Society has guiding principles posted which you can see here.
  • Garibaldi and Blackcomb Glacier Park (this includes Garibaldi Lake) are currently fully closed. See info/current status here.
  • Joffre Lakes is currently closed as of June 17th. 
  • Wedgemount Lake status is unknown to us.
  • Currently, the road to Cheakamus trailhead is closed Monday through Friday, but I believe you can use the riverside trails to access if you’re willing.
  • Capilano Suspension bridge is open beginning June 19th.
  • Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge is closed until further notice.
  • All other hikes and adventures mentioned are open as far as we know. 

Sea to Sky Road Trip: Things to do in Vancouver

Vancouver three times now and it never disappoints. Vancouver is perfect for the city lover. There are many great museums and some of the best restaurants you can find in Canada.

As outdoor enthusiasts, we look forward to how easy it is to be active in Vancouver. Between the miles and miles of waterfront bike paths in the city and the surrounding mountains filled with trails, it’s easy for us to be happy here for a very long time.

1 | Bike or Run Around Stanley Park