Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sky Highway Captures Tips

British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Highway runs from Vancouver to Whistler and is brimming with scenic ocean views, gushing waterfalls, lofty mountains, and photogenic suspension bridges. During the month of July, I took five days to explore this area of British Columbia and I’ve put together this guide for roadtrippers looking to do the same.

BRITISH COLUMBIA SEA TO SKY HIGHWAY ROAD TRIP TIPS

As someone who hates driving long distances alone, I couldn’t help but love that the entire route is only about 2 hours each way without any stops. The best part about road trips — in my opinion — is stopping along the way for hikes, photo shoots, and leisurely meals. And believe me, the views from this route will be begging you to pull over for a photo.

BRANDYWINE FALLS

Brandywine is a stunning 230-foot waterfall located in Whistler. It’s an easy 10 to 20 minute walk from the parking lot to viewing platform. The parking lot is easy to miss right off the highway, so make sure to watch for signs.

LYNN CANYON PARK & SUSPENSION BRIDGE

After a quick weekend on North Vancouver Island to kayak with whales, I began my solo road trip at the Vancouver Airport, where I picked up my rental car. From there, I headed to North Vancouver to see the Instagram famous Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. I was prepared for a hike to the bridge, but found it sits right near the entrance to the park. If you visit during the summer months, you may have a tough time getting the bridge all to yourself for that perfect shot.

SHANNON FALLS

Shannon Falls in Squamish is the third tallest waterfall in British Columbia. My time here was a little comical. In a dress and flip flops, I was determined to get up close to this waterfall. Mind you, there is a spot that overlooks the falls that does not require much of a hike, but I decided to go rock climbing up the creek bed to the base of the falls so I could take this photo. Was it worth it? Definitely!

SEA TO SKY GONDOLA IN SQUAMISH

The Sea to Sky Gondola opened in May of 2014 and instantly became a popular stop along this route. At the top of the gondola, you’ll find the 100-meter Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge which connects the Spirit trail and Spirit Viewing Platform. Eight different hiking trails can be accessed from the top, so make sure to give yourself enough time at this stop!