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Sea to Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Britannia Mine and Gondola Ride

  • Day trip from Vancouver to the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Feel the spray of Shannon Falls, British Columbia’s third-tallest waterfall
  • Be wowed by the views of Howe Sound and surrounding mountains during the 10-minute Sea to Sky Gondola ride
Sea to Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Britannia Mine and Gondola Ride
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Sea to Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Britannia Mine and Gondola Ride
Experience the essence of British Columbia on a full-day excursion along the Sea-to-Sky Highway! Leave Vancouver for a 7-hour trip through mountainous terrain and along Howe Sound to visit Shannon Falls — BC’s third largest waterfall — ride the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and pan for gold at the Britannia Mine Museum. You’ll have plenty of time throughout to trek along forest trails, buy lunch and participate in optional activities.
What to Expect
Your full-day tour of the Sea-to-Sky corridor begins with morning pickup from select hotels in Vancouver. A friendly guide will welcome you aboard the private coach and set off across Lion’s Gate Bridge into the rocky wilderness. Cruise along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, soaking up views of coastal mountains and Howe Sound speckled with unspoiled islands. 

After about 36 miles (56 km), you’ll pass through the coastal town of Horseshoe Bay and break at Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Stretch your legs with a 10-minute trail walk through the forest until you reach the falls. From the lookout deck, watch BC’s third tallest waterfall cascade 1,100 feet (335 meters) into a chilly pool. 

From there, head to the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, where you'll ride up to the vista point perched 2,900 feet (885 meters) above sea level. From this epic viewpoint, you’ll have 360-degree views of Howe Sound, Shannon Falls and the undulating mountain ranges that border the area. Enjoy some free time to take a trail walk, stroll across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, fuel up at the Summit Restaurant (own expense) or get cozy in the lodge.

When you’ve seen enough at the top of the world, head into some of the earth’s bountiful caverns on a tour of the Britannia Mine Museum. Back in the coach, you’ll cruise to tranquil town of Britannia Beach, a 19th-century hotspot for copper mining and National Historic Site. Here, you’ll have the option to tour the mine, pan for gold and view historic exhibits before the leisurely ride back to Vancouver. 

Your 7-hour excursion concludes back at your departure point in the evening.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Bring cash for tips- they deserve it

This tour was absolutely great. We chose this specific one because we wanted more time to experience other things because of our short stay here. The gondola was super cool and the views are great - on the drive and at the top of the...More

2  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday, we were so blessed to have KEN as our tour guide who picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel (Delta Hotel by Marriott). He was driving the smaller vehicle of LandSea Tours & Adventures, the MB Sprinter with only 2 other...More

1  Thank TRZPAG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing tour guide called Luke. He was so friendly and funny! Made everyone feel really comfortable. We stopped off a Horseshoe Ba (this is a quick stop), Shannon Falls, the mine and then the sea to sky gondola. I cannot recommed this...More

Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Great day!

The Sea to Sky highway day trip exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide was excellent. A small bus picked us up at our hotel at 10:00. Shannon Falls are beautiful. The Gondola ride up the mountain was scenic. The views from the top of the...More

Thank Jerseytraveler088
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We did couple of trips with Landsea tours. Both Whistler and sea to sky ride our driver was Brent. Very knowledgable, polit, helpful & jolly person. We felt very safe in his bus. Not only he gave us information about two places he also gave...More

2  Thank Bhamini P
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27 June 2018|
Response from Lianne M |
Where is the nearest pick up from 16 E 7th Avenue please