• First stop, is the outdoor-lovers paradise, Squamish \u2013 Flickr User: Kyle Pearce

    First stop, is the outdoor-lovers paradise, Squamish – Flickr User: Kyle Pearce

  • Start your journey in Vancouver \u2013 Flickr User: tdlucas5000

    Start your journey in Vancouver – Flickr User: tdlucas5000

  • The landscape of Whistler is beautiful at any time of the year \u2013 Flickr User: Marina

    The landscape of Whistler is beautiful at any time of the year – Flickr User: Marina

Canada, home to Mounties, poutine and unspoilt natural beauty. This is one of the best countries in the world to visit for a road trip that is like no other.

There isn’t much point in a road trip that doesn’t offer you exceptional views. The ideal backdrop to a road trip is one that adds hours onto your journey, as you just have to stop every couple of miles to get a picture. One of the best roads in the world for this is Highway 99 in British Columbia, Canada. Also known as the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, as it cuts through Pemberton, Whistler and Squamish.

Driving from Vancouver, one of the major cities in British Columbia to Whistler takes you through the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, and at just over two hours, can be easily done in one day. Although, with so many spots that demand your attention, the drive can be longer.

Where to Stop on the Sea-to-Sky Corridor

As the corridor takes you through three main centres of British Columbia, you really should stop off and get exploring.

Squamish

50 minutes from Vancouver (39 miles)

The first stop is Squamish, with mountains that stand right next to the water, for fans of adventure activities, this is the perfect place to stop. On land, there is mountain biking, rock climbing and hiking. On water, you can get wild with white water rafting and wind and kite surfing.

But, one of the most spectacular things you can do in Squamish is the Sea to Sky Gondola. The cable cars take you 885m up into the sky to three viewing platforms that offer magnificent views.

Whistler

One and a half hours from Vancouver (75 miles)

After visiting Squamish, it’s just a short drive to Whistler, nestled in the mountains of British Columbia. Like Squamish, this is the place for those who love the outdoors.

Brave souls can see the forests at high speeds, on the zipline. During both summer and winter you can take the zipline, and see the forest in a truly unique way.

If you’re planning a Canadian winter break, you won’t be short on activities in Whistler. Why not race through the snowy landscape on a dog sled? This is a great opportunity to learn about the environment and the wildlife that makes this area so special.

Pemberton

Two hours, five minutes from Vancouver (95 miles)

The last stop on the Sea-to-Sky Corridor is Pemberton, the mountainous region that is one of the most astonishing places to visit in British Columbia. Take in the sights from the sky, from either a helicopter tour or a skydiving experience.

If heights aren’t your cup of tea, there are still plenty of ways you can immerse yourself in Pemberton. In the summer, explore the area on a guided horseback tour. Fun fact: did you know that Pemberton has more horses per capita than any other area in British Columbia?

So, which Sky-to-Sea Corridor activity will you book first? Whichever one you want, your journey will be easier with Alamo.