Best Day trips from Whistler

Best Day trips from Whistler

Best Day trips from Whistler

Whistler, one of the must-visit towns of British Columbia, stands with its own glow with snow-capped mountains and plethora of adventurous options. The walk through the aisles of the town makes you forget your destination and still, you would love to take the next turn.

Whistler is also a prime location to get connected with other beautiful destinations of British Columbia. Then, why stay in one place when you can get a different experience every day. Here is the list of some amazing day trips while goofing around Whistler:

1. Pemberton

Counted as one of the scenic stops at highway99, Pemberton is a small welcoming town which can be your an-amazing-day-out trip from Whistler. There are a hell lot of activities which come as a combo pack with all the scenic views here. In summer you can enjoy golfing or mountain biking, and, in winters, enjoy the heli-skiing or snowmobiling. The whole canvas of Pemberton settlement is covered with glacier lakes, lovely mountains, and vast valleys and is not much populated. While on the trip to Pemberton you can stop at Nairn Falls Provincial Park to watch how the Green river cascade into a series of serene waterfalls. The view is peaceful and is worth a stop! The journey to Pemberton is only 30 minutes away from Whistler and you can take the bus or drive yourself or just sit back in a taxi.

2. Squamish

If looking to open your body with some activities then you can't miss the stop of old quaint town- Squamish. Located on the sea-to-sky highway, Squamish is full of adventurous activities like- hiking, and rock climbing. For some adrenaline rush you can take up the challenging trail of Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and definitely the view will be worth dying for! The sea-to-sky gondola and Sky pilot suspension bridge are top places to get the surrounding view. For perfect Instagram stories or for travel journal the places are best known for their breath-taking views. Also, visit the British Columbian 3rd highest waterfall named Shannon Falls for some forest trails and picnic site. Squamish has many reasons to become one of the best day trips from Whistler! This 45 minutes away destination from whistler can be reached by bus or a taxi as per your budget and time requirements.

3. Joffre Lake

Don't miss the hiking opportunity at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park for its aesthetic views and refreshing vibes. The place is full of camping sites and serene glacier lakes and waterfalls. The hiking trail goes from Lower Joffre Lake to Upper Joffre Lake via Middle Joffre Lake and the trek is a little difficult with steep declines and ascents. It would take around 5 hours to cover the round trip of the whole park. So wear your shoes and get your water bottle ready to start the most adventurous part in British Columbia! The Joffre lake provincial park is an hour away from Whistler via taxi or drive. You can catch a bus until Portage road and then hire a taxi for the rest of the journey.

4. Lillooet

The drive on highway99 will lead you to the small town of Lillooet which has spectacular views, rich wildlife, and fascinating history. The community here exists from 1858 due to Cariboo Gold Rush. It was the center for gold hunters to exchange their boat with ox-carts and go further along the road to Cariboo Gold Rush. The town is painted with historic colors and has the must-see museum for some amazing facts and stories. The town of Lillooet is only 2 hours 20 minutes journey from whistler which can easily be covered via taxi or drive.

5. Vancouver

Easily accessible neighborhoods, fiesta and siesta delights, recreational outdoors, cultural boom, dramatic setting- there are plenty of reasons to select Vancouver as your next day trip destination from Whistler. The city of Vancouver boasts warm-hearted people who will be happy to talk about their town with you. The culinary taste of the town is worth tasting and creative culture is worth exploring. Plus, you can go skiing any of the nearby snow-dusted mountains for some outdoor adventure! The destination is 1 hour 45 minutes away from Whistler via bus, rideshare or drive. The cars are easily available for rentals so you can just take one and head start the tour.

Explore the gems of Canada while staying at the most convenient city, Whistler. So get your bag packs and bucket list ready!

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