Post-Cruise Land Adventure: Whistler & Sea to Sky Gondola
Escape for a day from the lively city of Vancouver. Experience the many natural wonders outside Vancouver and at nearby Whistler, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
“Meet & Greet” at your hotel in Vancouver and start your full day tour to the beautiful mountain resort village of Whistler.
Travel from the scenic coastline of Howe Sound fjord to the lush forested peaks of the Coast Mountains. Stop at British Columbia’s highest waterfall, Shannon Falls, and enjoy riding on the Sea to Sky Gondola. Once inside the gondola (8 person capacity) with floor to ceiling glass windows, you glide to 2,900 ft above sea level, enjoying incredible bird's-eye views of nearby Howe Sound and majestic Shannon Falls. At the top, there are many accessible viewing platforms to take in vistas of coastal fjords, as well as various walking/hiking trails, and Summit Lodge, complete with a restaurant, bar and retail area.
See Stawamanus Chief, the second-largest standing piece of granite in the world and a popular rock climbing area. Upon arrival in Whistler Village, enjoy visiting the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, the first site dedicated to the history and culture of the local First Nations. This is where the mountains, rivers and people meet. Built to preserve and share their culture, the building is designed to evoke the longhouses of the Squamish people and the traditional “Istken” earthen pit house of the Lil’wat people, with modern architectural interpretations. Afterwards enjoy leisure time shopping and sightseeing in the village before returning to Vancouver. The tour ends at your hotel in Vancouver in the evening.
Please note: The order of sights may vary.