Sea to Sky

Sea-to-Sky country is a remarkable mountain landscape. Much of the dramatic beauty is created by the narrow valleys and steep mountain slopes. The region stretches from the North Shore of Vancouver up the east side of Howe Sound to Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and beyond, and is one of the most accessible of BC's magnificent alpine regions. Locals and tourists from all over the world come to explore the region's mountains, forests, and lakes, to partake in year-round world class outdoor activities, or just to be pampered in one of the area's luxurious resorts. The Sea-to-Sky Highway (Highway 99), which gives the region its name, clings to the mountainsides, letting you drive from Vancouver to Whistler, one of North America's top ski resorts, in two hours. The area is rich with archaeological sites and historical lore of the Salish Indians.