As spring rolls into summer, we’ve been out discovering some of the best and most exciting things to do in the Sea-To-Sky Corridor. Whether you’re a Vancouverite looking to escape the city, or a visitor to BC looking to maximise your trip, we have something for everyone. Here’s our Top 5 Sea-To-Sky Spring Excursions:
Conquer The Chief
Perhaps one of the most famous natural landmarks on the Sea-To-Sky highway is The Chief. Looming 702m over Squamish, it claims to be the second largest granite monolith in the world. The hike commences with what may seem a daunting number of stairs. However, don’t let this put you off. The Chief remains one of the more popular hikes in the area – and rightly so! As well as sweeping views of Howe Sound, hikers are treated to stunning vistas right across the Sea-To-Sky Corridor and the Tantalus Range beyond.
Take To The Skies
One not to miss, the Sea-to-Sky Gondola climbs an impressive 885m above sea level. Floor to ceiling windows allow for maximum views of the surrounding mountains as you float above majestic coastal forest. Once at the summit, there’s a number of exciting features. These include the spectacular Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, interpretive trails and cantilevered viewing platforms. In addition to family-friendly trails, the Gondola also provides access to a number of backcountry routes too.
A Walk In The Park
Located in West Vancouver, Lighthouse Park is easily one of the most scenic and accessible parks on the West Coast. The landscape is diverse at Lighthouse Park. Trails can lead through first-growth douglas firs one minute and then snake along beautiful coastline the next. Its close proximity to Vancouver makes it relatively easy to get to. Also, the varied terrain means there’s a trail suited to people of all abilities. In conclusion, Lighthouse Park is a great day out for Vancouverites and visitors alike.
Long Spring Evenings
Warmer days and brighter evenings are best enjoyed in the mountains. Better still, they’re enjoyed lakeside. Treat yourself to a staycation this spring/summer and discover a getaway to Whistler. Residents of British Columbia can take advantage of specially discounted rates at Nita Lake Lodge. The hotel is located on the Valley Trail and can even provide complimentary bicycles for guest to explore the local area. When you live somewhere as beautiful as British Columbia, sometimes a staycation is all you need!
From Planks To Wheels
As May rolls around we bid adieu to the ski season and welcome bike season! Whistler Blackcomb is one of the premier mountain biking destinations in the world. Lift access covers four zones spread across both mountains. What’s more, the 2018 Creekside expansion introduces a further 5 trails to explore. Want to ramp up the ante? Discover Five Whistler Mountain Biking Must-Dos for the ultimate adrenaline-fueled day on the mountain. If you’re more of a spectator, don’t miss Crankworx! This world-famous festival attracts the best riders and the biggest bike fans to enjoy a week of bike demos, riding and unmissable competitions.