Sea to Sky Highway : Hwy 99
Whistler : Squamish : Pemberton Villages
British Columbia, Canada
Sea to Sky Highway
The main transportation route connecting all vehicle traffic between Vancouver and the communities of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton is the Sea to Sky Highway (Hwy 99). The highway is a series of twists and turns following a ridge high up on the mountainside with Howe Sound below.
Highway 99 is a very scenic route climbing mountains, crossing rivers and driving through forests. The Sea to Sky Highway (Hwy 99) has many opportunities along the way to view some spectacular wilderness areas and communities.
The Tantalus Provincial Park, Cypress Provincial Park and Garibaldi Provincial Park are along the route. The Sea to Sky Highway navigates through five distinct biogeoclimatic zones traveling through Squamish, Garibaldi Provincial Park and the Resort of Whistler.
From the Horseshoe Bay BC Ferry terminal visitors arrive coming from Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island and from the Sunshine Coast. Horseshoe Bay in North Vancouver is the southern terminus of the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99). Lillooet, about 190 miles (310 km) north, is its northern entrance.
The southern portion of the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) connects to the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) at Horseshoe Bay. The northern terminus lies at the junction with Highway 97, about 7 miles (11 km) north of Cache Creek.
Always drive cautiously but not at a snails pace as to frustrate those who are more familiar with the Sea to Sky. There are pull-out areas along the way to pull over your vehicle so to let other vehicles pass.