Whistler Small-Group Day Trip from Vancouver

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Play in wild and beautiful British Columbia on a small-group trip to the alpine village of Whistler. Enjoy pickup from Vancouver or Richmond and head off on an epic tour through mountainous terrain and past rushing waterfalls on your way to the world-famous ski destination. Enjoy ample time in Whistler to eat, explore the village, and take optional tours of sites like Squamish, Shannon Falls, and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center.
  • Visit Whistler Village, home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games
  • Explore the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center and learn about First Nations culture and heritage
  • See Shannon Falls, the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia
  • Enjoy a wide range of seasonal add-on activities

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Please call to arrange)
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and beverages
  • Optional activities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown
    180 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4P4, Canada

    Please be ready for pick up at the Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown at 8:00am. Hotel pick-up from select Vancouver hotels is available but you must call to schedule this ahead of time. Transportation will not go to hotels without prior scheduling and confirmation.

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your full-day tour of Whistler begins with morning pickup from select hotels in Vancouver and Richmond. Meet your guide and climb aboard the spacious coach, then relax and take in the dramatic British Columbia landscape as you exit the city. Cruise through the Sea-to-Sky corridor, soaking up views of the Tantalus Mountains and the plunging Cheakmus River canyon.

Ascend to a lofty 2,000 feet (609 meters) into Whistler Village, where you stop for the afternoon to participate in a number of optional seasonal activities (fees not included in tour). Take a zipline tour through the alpine forest, explore the mountains by snowmobile or ATV, or take a stroll through Whistler Village.

Take some time to check out the small ski community, buy lunch at a local cafe or restaurant, or visit the Squamish Lil wat Cultural Center (admission included). Afterward, enjoy a relaxing drive back to your departure point in Vancouver, breaking to view the rush of Shannon Falls, British Columbia's third-highest waterfall.

Your excursion concludes back at your departure point in the evening.

Please note: Hotel information required at checkout; you must call tour operator in advance to confirm.

Sea to Sky Highway (Pass By)

Travel along the famous Sea to Sky Highway. In fact, this route has been voted one of the best scenic drives in the world.

Sea to Sky Gondola

Soar to 885m above sea level on this Gondola adventure. At the top, discover a stunning mountain landscape, trails and test your fear on the suspension bridge.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note: Tour does not include pickup from cruise ship terminals
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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 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.

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Traveler Tips

The ride up to the peak on a gondola was a great experience - make sure you have warm clothing even when its warm in the village!
If you want to do one of the optional activities while in Whistler, make sure you bring the right clothing.
Taking the gondola ride up to the top of the mountain is a must-do.
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Such a fun day
Denise_M, Oct 2022
Our tour guy Greg was very knowledgeable and guided us through all aspects of our day. Whistler was a beautiful town
Please take this tour, it really will not disappoint
Deborah_H, Oct 2022
Tim was a fantastic driver and a great tour guide! We were the first to be picked up and the last to be dropped off. We enjoyed our entire day we spent with him. He pointed out all the interesting sights along the way, stopped at all the major scenic spots to include Shannon Falls, a visitors center, an overlook at the Tantalus Range with glaciers, Alexander Falls, and Porteau Cove. He even told us the easier way to get to some of these sights! When we arrived at Whistler, he dropped us off at the Blackcomb gondola so that we could take that to the top and enjoy the magnificent sights. The weather was absolutely spectacular. We had plenty of time to enjoy the gondola ride and a hike. We then had plenty of time to come back down and walk around Whistler Village and have lunch at our favorite place, Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub. My son highly recommends the meat pie! And the pretzels were to die for. Like clockwork, and at the appointed time, Tim was at the pickup point in Whistler Village and we were on our way back to Vancouver, with stops along the way. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. And Land Sea Tours as a whole. This was our second tour with them, and everything was smooth and easy and great communication and comfortable vehicles.
Ask for Brent
Brenda_T, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic he went above and beyond to accommodate everyone to make sure we all had the best day possible. Brent was fantastic if you go ask for his tour
Brent was extremely...
Leo_R, Oct 2022
Brent was extremely knowledgeable which made the trip very worthwhile! Had a great time and highly recommend this tour!
Great tour, with a great guide
Cory_P, Oct 2022
Our tour guide was great, he had a great sense of humor and lots of local knowledge. He gave us plenty of time at all the stops and was able to a swer all our questions.
Great for meeting new people
Thomas_K, Sep 2022
Matthew was a great guide. He's really charming and knowledgeable about the area we were in. If you've never seen that part of downtown, he'll show you some nice spots and there's hardly any better way to spend the evening than watch the sunset and have a great conversation whilst enjoying some craft beer!
Great way to spend a day in Whistler!!
Robert_H, Sep 2022
It was a great trip. Tim, our guide, was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed spending the day with him. He was very patient and made stops each way to tell us about things and give us photo opportunities.
Wonder Whistler day trip
Amy_C, Aug 2022
The whole trip was wonderful. Shannon Falls, Brandywine Falls, and Tantalus Mountains were just spectacular. I like the Olympic plaza. It is spacious. The Olympic logo is cool. Tim was a knowledgeable, friendly and an informative tour guide. Tim was an excellent narrator. He could tell you everything about Vancouver and the First Nation Squamish in details. Thank you again, Tim.
Great way to spend a day.
Jules_M, Aug 2022
Easy to organise, pick up at our hotel on time. Friendly, knowledgeable driver/guide. Full day of activities I have no hesitation in recommending.
Good day out
Sue_W, Aug 2022
We booked this trip at short notice and enjoyed it very much. The bus was comfortable and our driver, Gavin, kept us informed about the places we were passing and stopping at. Various stops and opportunities to buy coffee and then 4 hours in Whistler itself to look around. Would definitely recommend, thank you.
Great trip—even for teenagers!
Courtney_L, Aug 2022
I took my husband and three teenagers. Gavin was funny and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the area as we drove up and back, and Whistler itself was beautiful and fun.
Going up to blackcomd...
Josiphie_N, Aug 2022
Going up to blackcomd mountain, peak to peak gondola ride and at whistler mountain. Spectacular views.
Ana_C, Jul 2022
We did not go on our original tour. Was disappointed that it was a big bus But overall the trip was great
Would recommend LandTours for trips to Whistler
Conchita_J, Jul 2022
The peak to peak gondola ride, Olympic village, and the Squamish cultural centre. We also liked Tim, our tour guide and driver who was courteous and nice and a careful driver.
“It was worth the wait”.
Sherry_H, Jul 2022
The most memorable experience of our trip was Shannon Falls & Whistler Village, beautiful landscape and a gorgeous waterfall. We had an amazing tour guide, he was a walking textbook of Vancouver’s history & a great driver! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, we only had one day for a tour. Also the shuttle driver arrived early & waited patiently, he communicated every detail of what to expect. The phone representative was very kind & answered all of our questions. Best of all they provided drop-off service to the airport for a minimum fee.
Great day trip
Christopher_B, Jul 2022
Went to Whistler before boarding Rocky Mountaineer for a trip to Banff. Had a great day. Weather was great, Gondola trip (peak to peak) was incredible.
Excellent guide
Sarah_F, Jul 2022
Alessio gave us an insight into Vancouver life, both the history and the current status. It really enriched our appreciation of the city. Whistler itself was lovely. The mountains are awe inspiring as us much of the scenery to it.
Brent was ontime picking...
Patricia_F, Jun 2022
Brent was ontime picking me up ( couldn't see pickup options as site says so called them ), attentive to requestes & very helpful! Drive up was pleasant & stopped at great site!! His mic didn't work sometimes but I was happy just absorbing the scenery.
The tour guide/driver...
Nomar_B, Jun 2022
The tour guide/driver made the trip fun and informative. Tim was accommodating and hospitable. He made sure everyone had the opportunity to have a best experience during the tour.
Whistler is a must
Mike_W, Jun 2022
Our driver Tim was fantastic knowledgeable great guy even found us bears Highly recommend Worth every penny