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The Sea to Sky Highway

There’s no other stretch of road that can compare!

Also known as Highway 99, this scenic artery connects the Greater Vancouver area right from the US border, where it joins with the I-5 in Washington State. Heading northward through Vancouver, travellers on this route can go through Sea to Sky Country as far north as Lillooet.

The Sea to Sky Highway is a major north-south route in British Columbia, and is also known as Highway 99. Thousands of residents and tourists from across the globe drive the Sea to Sky Highway to access some of the most scenic areas of the province and take advantage of diverse recreational opportunities, from rock-climbing to skiing to sailing and much, much more.

Also known as Highway 99, the Squamish Highway, Route 99 or Whistler highway, this scenic artery connects the Greater Vancouver area right from the US border, where it joins with the I-5 in Washington State. Heading northward through Vancouver, travellers on this route can go through Sea to Sky Country as far north as Lillooet.

The Highway is home to an abundance of small communities and industry, dramatic scenery and a wide range of outdoor activities. One of the larger communities on the route, Squamish, is considered to be the ‘recreational capital of BC’, and draws outdoor enthusiast year-round for cycling, skiing, climbing, boating, and much, much more.

The 409km stretch of road was started in 1942, and has grown in length and changed routes in its almost 70 year history. Major improvements were completed for the 2010 Winter Olympics bid, including upgrading the highway deck, widening the lanes and adding a concrete divider.

The Sea To Sky Highway we see today is one of the most modern highway constructions in the province, with cantilevered sections that make you feel as though you are truly driving over the sea and through the sky.

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