Experience British Columbia from sea to sky, through dramatic and ever-changing landscapes. If outdoor adventure feeds your soul, then this journey of discovery, immersive experiences, and plenty of surprises is for you. Start in Vancouver, where time spent in nature is a part of every day. Travel the Sea-to-Sky Highway and beyond, exploring shifting landscapes that take you from sea level to summit, and from canyons to cactus before rising again toward Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Duration 7-10 Days
Location Vancouver to Mount Robson
When to Go Year Round
Traveller Type Authentic Experiencer, Free Spirits

Original Source: Hello BC

Day 1 Vancouver

When you arrive in Vancouver—by car, by plane, or by boat—you’ll be instantly struck by the natural landscape. Sure, the city’s striking glass towers reflect the green of the forest and the blue of the sea. Yes, Vancouver is home to talented chefs whose ingredients come from places just beyond your table. And it’s true that there’s a rich and storied Indigenous culture here that thrives alongside cultures that span the globe. But the real magic of this spectacular city on Canada’s west coast is in the fact that you can immerse yourself in nature within minutes and with little effort.

Day 2 Vancouver to Whistler

The visual feast continues as you travel the Sea-to-Sky Highway, widely considered to be among the world’s most scenic drives. Passengers will be glued to the window, thanks to vistas that include the UNESCO-designated Howe Sound Biosphere Region with its ever-changing views of the islands and islets that rest in this picturesque fjord.

Day 3 Whistler to Cache Creek

The alpine peaks and forests continue north of Whistler as you wind your way past Pemberton through the rugged Coast Mountains, hugging lakes and fast-moving rivers as you go. This section of the highway, known as Duffey Lake Road, features big-mountains views and steep switchbacks, and is a favourite route for motorcyclists.

Day 4 Cache Creek to Kamloops

As you make your way east along Highway 1, the peaks of the Coast Mountains and the sheer canyon walls along the Fraser River give way to a rolling, desert-like landscape of sagebrush and hoodoo rock formations. The rich tones and more muted colour palette offer a different kind of drama as you make your way to where the North and South Thompson rivers meet to form Kamloops Lake.

Day 5 Kamloops to Clearwater

North of Kamloops, Highway 5 (a.k.a. the Yellowhead Highway) follows the twists and turns of the North Thompson River past rolling ranchland scenery toward Wells Gray Provincial Park, one of BC’s biggest and most diverse provincial parks. A stay at a guest ranch along the route is just the thing to help you tap into your inner cowpoke.

Day 6 Clearwater to Mount Robson

Just when you think the landscape can’t hold any more surprises, point your car in the direction of Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The second provincial park to be established in BC, Mount Robson is part of the UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, recognized for their exceptional natural beauty. These parks are true stunners.

This website is the official travel website for the North Thompson Valley, British Columbia, Canada and is sponsored by the North Thompson Valley Marketing Committee; a partnership of Tourism Wells Gray, Thompson-Nicola Regional District and Tourism Valemount.