As the days grow longer and the Whistler Valley warms up, it’s time to immerse your senses in summer. Take deep breaths of pine-scented air on an alpine hike. Listen high-pitched whistle of the hoary marmot, for which Whistler is named. Dive off a dock into the fresh, cool waters of one of Whistler’s immaculate lakes. Sip a locally brewed beer on a sun-baked patio. Taste the bounty of produce from local farms. Take in the sights of the craggy peaks, lush valleys, rushing rivers and clear lakes.
Where extreme athleticism and natural beauty converge, you find the Sea to Sky Corridor. Located against the backdrop of southwest British Columbia, the region is dotted with crystal-clear lakes and punctuated by the soaring Coast Mountains. “The Corridor,” as it is often called, includes the picturesque communities of Squamish and Whistler before culminating in the fertile Pemberton Valley.
Located halfway between Vancouver and Whistler along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, Squamish used to be known as a sleepy forest-industry town and rest stop between the two better-known destinations. But with its strategic location at the head of the spectacular fjord known as Howe Sound, its place as a rock-climbing mecca punctuated by the signature granite monolith the Stawamus Chief and the opening of the Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish has earned wide acclaim as a tourist destination.
The cosmopolitan port city of Vancouver has a lot going for it as a tourist destination: spectacular scenery, a bustling downtown core and public market, the world-renowned Stanley Park, celebrated galleries and museums, family-friendly attractions, North America’s third largest Chinatown, and unique commercial areas for browsing and café hopping.
Nestled in the heart of the Coast Mountains, Pemberton is a small, unassuming town. But despite its deceptively sleepy ambiance, it is home to community of outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it’s skiing steep chutes on the on the surrounding mountains, jumping off cliffs on snowmobiles or hiking from cabin to cabin through the backcountry, Pemberton's people make a lifestyle out of enjoying their natural playground.