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Day trip to whistler

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Day trip to whistler

Will be in vancouver next week and looking at taking a day trip to Whistler and just wanting to know if people recommend the sea to sky gondola or the whistler one? We will be going to grouse mountain as well and just wondering if spending all this money on 4 of us going up in gondolas is the best use of money. We arent big hikers or anything but just want to get out and see some of the canada countryside and blue lakes while enjoying wandering the shops of whistler etc.

Just dont want to miss them and wish we had done them and vice versa.

Any must stops on the way to whistler would be much appreciated? we plan to maybe take some lunch from Whistler to green lake is this good?

Thank you

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1. Re: Day trip to whistler

Rather than take lunch to Green Lake, I'd head for Lost Lake. Free shuttle to get up there. No parking there at all, except for 5 minutes to drop off stuff. And take your swim suits too! Wow, was it HOT up there the last few days!

I'd take the Sea to Sky gondola before the Peak 2 Peak, only because you aren't staying overnight. It takes a long time to get up to the top of Whistler to take the Peak 2 Peak. And then you need to repeat the trip again, to get down. Sea to Sky is much quicker, and there are some nice shorter trails up the top. And a great cafe as well, offering amazing views.

Just before the Sea to Sky gondola is Shannon Falls. A nice stop, and it doesn't take too long to see them. It may take you longer to find a parking spot, depending on when you do the trip up there.

Do check out the top questions to the right of this page. The first one is an article about what to see on the drive up there. Easier to see if you aren't on a mobile device.

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