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.
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.
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.
Perched right on one of the many curves of the Sea to Sky Highway, the Tantalus Lookout pullover offers panoramic views of Mount Tantalus.
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!
A small lake nestled right in Whistler, Alpha Lake offers a quiet morning on the docks, perfectly paired with coffee.
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.
*Including photos by Sarah & Sam