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Getting to Whistler is easy. The 127-kilometre (79-mile) trip from Vancouver along the aptly named Sea to Sky Highway is so beautiful that visitors consider travelling the road as being a vital part of their vacation. The memorable route to Whistler hugs the dramatic Pacific coastline past rushing waterfalls and mountainous islands, then winds through lush, forested canyons on a gradual climb into the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia.

The Sea to Sky Highway completed a $600 million upgrade in fall 2009 increasing the road's safety, reliability and capacity, and shortened travel times.

The majority of visitors to Whistler arrive by private vehicle or rental car, although many other transport options exist. A direct daily bus service is available from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and downtown Vancouver, and several companies provide chauffeured limousine or SUV transfers. In addition, a floatplane (summer only) or helicopter flight from Vancouver to Whistler provides a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the Sea to Sky corridor.

Launched in the spring of 2006, the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb train provides a unique three-hour rail journey with front-row seats to incomparable views. This train service is a Whistler vacation highlight for many, with tens of thousands of visitors choosing to experience the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb every summer.

Download Whistler maps here.

Distances and approximate travel times by car:

  • Whistler to downtown Vancouver: 127 km (79 miles), 2 hours
  • Whistler to Vancouver International Airport: 140 km (85 miles), 2.5 hours
  • Whistler to Seattle: 354 km (218 miles), 5 hours

Bus/Coach

Pacific Coach Lines
1.800.661.1725 - www.pacificcoach.com 

Greyhound
1.800.661.8747 - www.greyhound.ca


Train

Whistler Sea to Sky Climb 
1.604.606.8460 - www.rockymountaineer.com  


Air

Blackcomb Helicopters
1.604.273.5311 - www.blackcombhelicopters.com

Glacier Air
1.800.265.0088 - www.glacierair.com 

Harbour Air Services
1.800.665.0212 - www.harbourair.com 


Private Transfers

Avis Rental Car
1.800.879.2847 - www.avis.ca

Luxury Limobus Charters
1.604.932.8481 - www.luxbus.com

VIP Whistler
1.866.335.2299 - www.vipwhistler.com

Whistler Glacier Group/ Whistler Limousine
1.866.905.7779 - www.whistlerglaciergroup.com 

Whistler Connection
1.604.938.9711 - www.whistlerconnectiontravel.com 


Download Whistler Maps

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