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Sea to Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Britannia Mine and Gondola Ride

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    Your full-day tour of the Sea-to-Sky corridor begins with morning pickup from select hotels in Vancouver and Richmond. A friendly guide will welcome you aboard the private coach and set off across Lion’s Gate Bridge into the rocky wilderness. Cruise along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, soaking up views of coastal mountains and Howe Sound speckled with unspoiled islands. 
    After a 40-minute drive (approx.), you’ll stop at the coastal community of Horseshoe Bay before continuing to Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Stretch your legs with a 10-minute trail walk through the forest until you reach the falls. From the lookout deck, watch BC’s third tallest waterfall cascade 1,100 feet (335 meters) into a chilly pool. 
    From there, head to the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, where you'll ride up to the vista point perched 2,900 feet (885 meters) above sea level. From this epic viewpoint, you’ll have 360-degree views of Howe Sound, Shannon Falls and the undulating mountain ranges that border the area. Enjoy some free time to take a trail walk, stroll across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, fuel up at the Summit Restaurant (own expense) or get cozy in the lodge.
    When you’ve seen enough at the top of the world, head into some of the earth’s bountiful caverns on a tour of the Britannia Mine Museum. Here, you’ll have the option to tour the mine, pan for gold, view historic exhibits, and enjoy educational displays before the leisurely ride back to your departure point.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I chose this tour because of the positive reviews and it did not disappoint ! The tour included 12 people that day, the driver/tour guide was nice, punctual and funny and provided us with a lot of information. That said, the best part of the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Venture740924
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The operator coordinated prior on when and where they will pick me up as the location I had mentioned was out of their cover zone. Tim our guide kept us entertained through the ride with jokes and historical facts. We were able to access each...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Anju S
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    the drive was nice with ample panorama views of the Fjords, water, and pockets of waterfall along the highway from Downtown Vancouver. the ride in itself is great! water and forest everywhere - mountain climbers in the left and Shannon Falls on the right

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Sightseer51047
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Mikey was a knowledgeable guide who was full of anecdotes and local information. He kept us entertained all the way. It was a lovely day!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Raymond E
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The tour was led by Ed . Ed was very knowledgeable about Vancouver and the local area. We enjoyed all the stops: Horseshoe Bay, Porteau,the gondola and Britannia mine. Ed engaged with all of us, explaining everything very clearly and he was both energetic and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Linda B
    25 May 2019|
    Response from Andrea B | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Linda. I am not sure if the Sea to Sky Gondola is even open during the winter. You may want to contact Landsea Tours directly to inquire about their winter tours. They have a toll free line: 1.877.669.2277.
    28 August 2018|
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    Response from Josie L | Reviewed this property |
    I think it would be better to ring the company - they may have a wheel chair friendly bus- but I don't know.
    Amna W
    10 July 2018|
    Response from Marilyn K |
    Can you pick us up from a rented house
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