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The Sea to Sky Highway

A fancy name for Hwy-99 between North Vancouver and Whistler, the Sea to Sky Highway scores in its coastal stretches, where the road clings perilously to an almost sheer cliff and mountains come dramatically into view on both sides of Howe Sound.

If you’ve a car you’re better off driving only as far as Garibaldi Provincial Park, as the section between Pemberton and Lillooet, the Duffy Lake Road, is nail-biting and often impassable in winter, though the drive is a stunner, with wonderful views of lakes and glaciers. Regular buses (see BC, Calgary and the Canadian Rockies) connect Vancouver and Whistler (Greyhound continues on to Pemberton), which you can easily manage as a day-trip (it’s 2hr 30min one way to Whistler from Vancouver by bus).