sea to sky highway roadtrip

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Easily one of the most beautiful roads in the world, I think everyone should get the chance to make the drive from Vancouver up to Whistler and beyond on the gorgeous coast-hugging highway adorned with views of mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ocean. 

The first instagram-worthy stop is at the gorgeous Porteau Cove Provincial Park. A no-longer-used ferry terminal graces the coastline, nestled comfortably next to a campground offering pristine Howe Sound views from your tent.

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Not a well-known stop, this one requires a little bit of walking down the Furry Creek Beach Path, signaled only by a small sign post so low down to the ground it is easily missed. The secrecy makes this gem a peaceful rest stop.

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The awe-inspiring Shannon Falls is reachable within a few minutes from the parking lot and can be combined with a hike up any of the nearby trails.

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Perched right on one of the many curves of the Sea to Sky Highway, the Tantalus Lookout pullover offers panoramic views of Mount Tantalus.

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The view over the Falls from above is a mere ten minute walk from the parking lot. For those wishing to wander off-trail and find the secret access to the base of the falls, click here!

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A small lake nestled right in Whistler, Alpha Lake offers a quiet morning on the docks, perfectly paired with coffee.

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One of my favourite places in Whistler, Alta Lake is popular with watersports, is the site of many luxury homes, and has a number of view spots dotted around the perimeter, each equally lovely for viewing the gorgeous back drops.

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*Including photos by Sarah & Sam

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