Travelers that want to explore Whistler on a day trip from Vancouver typically need to rent a car and drive, which means focusing on the road rather than the landscape. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the views on this sightseeing tour to Whistler, complete with a guide to whisk you there. Along the way you can see Downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park, enjoy views of Howe Sound, and take a few hours to explore Whistler independently.
Travel from Vancouver to Whistler on a daylong, small-group sightseeing tour
Visit Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls, then explore Whistler independently
Spend time in Whistler however you like—just book your preferred activities
Hassle-free pickup—from your Vancouver hotel or cruise port—is included
An entertaining guided tour from Vancouver to Whistler
Pick up from anywhere in Downtown Vancouver
Gondola admission fee
Pick up from outside of Vancouver (no airport or Richmond pickup)
Activities such as the gondola may experience closures. Please check before booking if important
Meeting And Pickup
You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.
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This activity ends back at the meeting point.
We pick up from any downtown Vancouver hotel or Air Bnb
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Wearing a facial mask is mandatory while on the bus during the Covid 19 pandemic
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great tour guide
Brian_Y, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Charles was amazing! He was kind, engaging, knowledgeable, personable, and a great photographer as well.
Charles was very...
Summer_K, Mar 2023
Charles was very enthusiastic and was a great driver like everyone said! I wish we were able to see more sights on the way to Whistler as opposed to on the way back, since most of us were tired when we went to the other places. I still recommend this trip if you want to go to Whistler but don't wanna empty your wallet while doing so.
Whistler day trip
Julie_H, Mar 2023
Whistler day tour was beautiful. Charles was a very good guide, kind and very nice. We got to see a lot more beautiful sites that we didn’t know about if it wasn’t for Charles.
Good trip in good weather.
John_G, Feb 2023
Friendly guide, very timely. Really lousy weather. Could be a really nice day but spoiled by miserable weather.
Our Guide was awesome!
Ricardo_H, Feb 2023
We had a great time! Our guide Charles was awesome, on time , courteous, knowledgeable, funny & a very good driver we felt safe, our trip around Vancouver BC was fun, then our trip to Whistler was exciting, we hit snow and although a bit cold we were prepared, took the gondola to the top AWESOME VIEWS ! Overall we had a great time , thank you Charles for going the extra mile.
Ric & Frances ( California, San Joaquin Valley Fresno )
Stephanie_L, Jan 2023
Excellent well organized tour. The driver was knowledgeable about all the sights and attractions. The van was beautiful and nice. The tour guide also added an attraction and enhanced my knowledge about Whistler. Greatly recommend this tour company to others. Excellent.
World's safest driver!
crissyo, Jan 2023
My husband and I were excited to leave rainy Vancouver to head to Whistler. But the thought of driving in the snow concerned me. That was not a problem for our driver Charles. He made the trip without a hitch. So professional! Beautiful scenery, waterfalls galore! The conversation interesting. Thanks to Charles we had a marvelous time in the snow, without a care.
Wonderful time @ Whistler
amy_h, Jan 2023
Charles, our driver, was absolutely wonderful. He’s funny and very kind. The bus ride is really nice and comfortable, small group and the itinerary was really nice. We arrived at Whistler around noon, spend a nice 3.5 hours there, and we got to do a snowmobile scenic tour. Very lovely day.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for the review Amy. We are happy you had a great time in Whistler.
Great tour and guide!
Michelle_P, Jan 2023
Charles was an amazing guide! He provided a lot of information about the area as we passed various landmarks. The vehicle was clean and spacious and you had great views along the drive.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks for the review Michelle. We are happy you enjoyed your tour to Whistler.
Rimsha_Q, Dec 2022
The trip was great. Charles, our driver, had so much information and was very friendly too. We went during peak winter and it was super fun!
Had a wonderful time. ...
James_F, Dec 2022
Had a wonderful time. Driver/guide was friendly and entertaining and an extremely good driver. It all was run very smoothly. We both really enjoyed it.
Thank you Charles, great trip!
Arianneousley, Nov 2022
Charles knowledgeable, funny and kind. Great trip, just wish we had more time in Whistler. Can wait to visit again.
It was a wonderful trip. Well organized. Visited all beautiful places and had a great time. Tour guide Charles was great
Geetha_R, Nov 2022
Tour guide Charles was so energetic and active . He showed and explained everything, enthusiasm was contagious.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoyed the tour with Charles!
-Christina, Customer Service
Selvadurai_E, Nov 2022
Charles was an excellent driver/guide ,we enjoyed the tour very much, everything went well as planned and loved this tour.
Prince Charles, a wonderful guide!
josh, Nov 2022
Charles was a wonderful and thoughtful and fun driver/guide. The gondola ride was much more expensive than we thought… Meaning about $63 per person up and down… But when we passed on it he took us to a beautiful eagle viewing site that certainly was beyond the call of duty and we were rewarded with excellent views of amazing bald eagles. Kudos to him and Viator. This was not our first trip with them and will certainly not be our last!
Excellent tour for whistler.
Virginia_T, Nov 2022
I recommend this tour to anyone who wants a private/small group tour. We had a lovely time and didnt feel rushed on time. Charles was our tour guide. He made sure we got to see all we wanted to see. 👍🏻👍🏻
Jerrin_T, Nov 2022
Amazing trip with an amazing guide! Christina was amazing and made us feel at home. I highly recommend this trip to anybody looking for a comfortable tour of Whistler from Vancouver.
Book with Charles!
Bechet_P, Nov 2022
Charles was the best! He never rushed us even when we were behind schedule and made sure we all had a blast. I even left something on the bus and he dropped it off at my hotel the next day. Such an awesome trip and would definitely book with him again!
Best Vancouver day trip
Sheetal_S, Nov 2022
Charles was the best host. So knowledgeable about the area and very friendly! Had a fabulous time. We had a sunny day which made for beautiful sightseeing. It’s windy this time of the year, so all the Gondola rides were closed.
Majestic Whistler and surrounds!
Greg_E, Nov 2022
Great tour guide! So informative. The scenery was magnificent. Thoroughly enjoyed the drive and all the stops along the way.