Whistler Mountains and Adventure

Whistler Mountains and Adventure Tour in Vancouver (Cheakamus River, Shannon Falls)
Price: $135.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration10 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromPick-up from Vancouver and Richmond (airport area) hotels is provided for this tour. Please select your desired pick-up location above.
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend comfortable clothing for the day, including a warm shirt or outer layer. Walking shoes are also recommended. We suggest layers, including a warm under-layer and a rain or snow jacket, during winter months. Don't forget your mittens! Sunglasses and sunscreen in summer are suggested.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, some of which are uneven or on an incline. Fold up wheelchairs can be stored on the transportation with advance knowledge and availability.
Tour Details

Whistler Mountains and Adventure

This exciting, nature filled day begins with you being met in your hotel lobby by your tour guide and escorted to the bus. Once all guests are on board, you will head out of the city via Stanley Park and the Lion's Gate Bridge. Beautiful harbor and bay views abound.

The road winds its way up, perched on the side of the Coastal Mountains, as they rise from the ocean depths and tower to your right. All the while, the northern hemisphere's most southern fjord stretches out to your left, with a backdrop of forested islands and snow-capped peaks. Enjoy a quick coffee and restroom break along the way to stretch your legs, smell the sea air, grab a cup of coffee, and marvel at gorgeous scenery.

From here, you drive through the pastoral growing town of Squamish and begin the "to Sky" portion of your journey. The road follows the Cheakamus river, first cresting high above the river and offering views of glaciers on the peaks of the Tantalus mountains, then plunging low into a river canyon carved by eons of melt water. From here, it is a slow climb to 2000 feet above sea-level and the Whistler Valley.

Skiing, biking, hiking, volcanoes, glaciers, high alpine lakes and forests, world-class restaurants and amenities are what draw people here. Enjoy four hours here on your own to grab a bite to eat and explore this mountain ski village.

A mid-afternoon departure will take you back to Vancouver. Along the way, a stop will be made to see and feel nature's power at Shannon Falls. Shannon Falls is the third highest waterfall in the province at just under 1100 feet. Enjoy a short walk to the base for some great photos of nature's erosive art, or just drink-in the power and beauty of the cascading waters. From here, finish the scenic return trip. The sun lowers below the distant mountains as the bus meanders along highway 99 back to the city and your hotel, but not before one last stunning Vancouver Harbour view on a second crossing of the Lion's Gate Bridge.

Please Note: Luggage can be accommodated on this tour if prior notice is provided. Please indicate if you will have luggage with you by checking the appropriate box above.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
10 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Pick-up from Vancouver and Richmond (airport area) hotels is provided for this tour. Please select your desired pick-up location above.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend comfortable clothing for the day, including a warm shirt or outer layer. Walking shoes are also recommended. We suggest layers, including a warm under-layer and a rain or snow jacket, during winter months. Don't forget your mittens! Sunglasses and sunscreen in summer are suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, some of which are uneven or on an incline. Fold up wheelchairs can be stored on the transportation with advance knowledge and availability.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great Tour
July 13, 2019
This a a very good tour. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to Whistler with sightseeing along the way. There was enough time to spend at Whistler and the arrangements were great. Would recommend this tour if you have to visit Whistler.
Reviewer: Jennifer Ally
5 Stars
Landsea Tours excellent
June 11, 2018
From start to finish our guide Kyle from Landsea Adventure Tours was both excellent and informative. He made our trip excellent and if we are ever that way again would use them again through Shore Excursions
Reviewer: Gordon Collett
5 Stars
Top of the mountain
October 09, 2017
Going to Mount Whistler was a perfect way to end our seven day cruise. The Bus ride was comfortable up to the mountain. Our tour guide was informative and very helpful. He arranged for a small plane ride over the mountain so we could see the glaciers and the beautiful scenery below. We had lots of time to walk around the Olympic Village as well as explore the lakes and trails of the mountain. It left us feeling invigorated and appreciative of what Canada has to offer.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Baxt
5 Stars
Peek to Peek
August 09, 2016
If you like Vail Colorado then you'll like Whistler Ski Resort. Take the gondola ride between Whistler and Bearcomb mountains. Eat your lunch on the mountain top---best hamburger in town. Shops are pricey---just like Vail
Reviewer: John
5 Stars