Also known as the Squamish Highway/Highway 99, this scenic highway runs from Howe Sound, winding steeply north through glacier-carved peaks and mountain communities. Many historical and recreational attractions can be found, such as golfing, hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving and windsurfing. You can visit Indian archeological sites, copper mines and ghost towns. Some of Canada's most challenging rock climbing and river rafting can be found along this route. First settled centuries ago by the Salish people, the Sea to Sky region was later inhabited by Europeans arriving during the Fraser River gold rush. Their settlements now include the vibrant towns of Britannia Beach, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and Lillooet.
The highway passes west of one of British Columbia's most popular provincial parks, Garibaldi Provincial Park.