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Vancouver to Whistler Transfers

The Sea-to-Sky Highway is our most popular route, and we offer a variety of transfer options, depending on the size of your group:

1. Whistler Shuttle ($62.00/person/transfer): This is a shared service which includes an airport meet and greet service. Your group will ride on a bus or shuttle van depending on which is leaving the airport first.  This is highly preferred over our scheduled bus service as you spend far less time waiting in the airport. We don’t guarantee exactly when you will leave the airport but we do guarantee you’ll leave within 1 hour of meeting our staff. The total return charge is $138.88/person. For more information see Whistler Shuttle

2. Luxury Sedan ($339.00/group/transfer). Includes pickup/drop-off door to door. Our sedans are all late model and equipped for high mountain driving.  This service is your typical dark car service and is a great way to get to Whistler quickly.  The maximum number of travelers that we can take in a Luxury Sedan is three people.  The total return cost for you group (including taxes and airport fees) will be $770.56.  For more details see Vancouver to Whistler Luxury Sedan

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3. Luxury SUV ($379.00/group/transfer): This service also includes pickup/drop-off door to door. These vehicles are safe, comfortable and are incredibly well equipped for winter driving.  The Luxury SUV is our number one seller on the Vancouver/Whistler route.  These SUVs very comfortably fit five people but can accommodate up to six people.  The total return cost for you group (including taxes and airport fees) will be $860.16.  For more details see Vancouver to Whistler Luxury SUV

4. Passenger Van ($379.00/group/transfer): This service also includes pickup/drop-off door.  If you are traveling in a larger group or would just like to spread out this is a great option.  Our vans carry up to 10 people with luggage.  If you’d like to add a trailer it costs an extra $50 (only necessary for group with an unusual amount of luggage).  The total return cost for you group (including taxes and airport fees) will be $860.16.  For more details see Vancouver to Whistler Passenger Van

5. Minibus ($549.00/group/transfer): Includes pickup/drop-off door to door. This is a great option for a big group (up to 22 passengers).  We find the Minibus is far more popular than our Limobus because all the seats are facing forward which provides for a better view of the scenery and less travel sickness. The total return cost for your group (including taxes and airport fees) will be $1257.76.  For more details see Vancouver to Whistler Minibus

If you decide that you’d like to book these transfers please click the orange “BOOK NOW!” button on the right hand side of any page listed above and go through the online booking process.  We look forward to showing you Whistler and the beautiful Sea to Sky Corridor!

Whistler Shuttle

Our most popular transfer is the trip between Vancouver and Whistler. The most cost-effective option for traveling the Sea-to-Sky is the Whistler Shuttle.

The Shuttle costs $62.00/person/transfer plus 12% HST (sales tax) making the total $69.44 each way. We guarantee that you will leave the Vancouver airport in less than 1 hour from clearing security or you ride for free. This is highly preferred over our scheduled service as it means far less waiting in the airport. The Whistler Shuttle is a shared service which includes an airport meet and greet service. We use the scheduled service as our baseline and we supplement it with various “unscheduled” transfers that maximize our efficiency. Your group will ride on a bus or shuttle van depending on which is leaving the airport first. We do offer a service to your residential doorstep for an additional $13.00 making the total service cost $84.00/person.

For the return leg of the journey we do have a very extensive schedule. That schedule from Whistler to Vancouver follows: 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 16:00, 18:30

For more information please see Whistler Shuttle

If you decide that you’d like to book this transfer please click the orange “BOOK NOW!” button on the right hand side of the page listed above and go through the online booking process. If you have any further questions feel free to reply directly to this email. We look forward to showing you Whistler and the beautiful Sea to Sky Corridor!

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10 Things to Know About Traveling the Sea to Sky Corridor with Kids

No matter how you do it, travelling to Whistler with children is a process. If you plan ahead, get informed and use companies that are equipped to carry children you can make it an enjoyable process. My wife Carolyn and I drive the Sea to Sky Highway with our three kids 3 or 4 times a month. Here are our top ten suggestions for traveling with children follow:

1. Private transport over shared transport: Private SUV and Car Services to Whistler leave as soon as you clear customs at YVR. Our Luxury 4X4’s offer DVD players to occupy the kids, car seats upon request and are much more comfortable.

2. Develop realistic expectations: Whatever kind of transportation you’ve chosen (private or shared) prepare yourself for the following: 3 hour travel time, possibility of weather/road delays and potential Vancouver International Airport waits.

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Whistler Winter Driving: Do I Need Snow Tires?

We are constantly  asked whether snow tires are required when driving the Sea to Sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler during the Winter.  We have *many* years of winter driving experience on highway 99 and have driven it in many different vehicles, with many different types of tires.

We feel very strongly that you *should* have dedicated winter tires when driving the highway in winter conditions.
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Driving to Whistler? Better have Snow Tires and/or Chains…

Whistler is having an EPIC snow year (606 cm / 19 feet to date!) and that has caused a fair amount of chaos on the Sea to Sky highway due to cars (and drivers) that aren’t prepared for the road conditions.

BC law states that you must have winter tires once you pass the warning signs on the highway just north of Squamish. If you get pulled over then you may face a $109 fine and will likely get turned back. Not a cool way to start your vacation! Unfortunately, almost all rental cars (except some large SUVs) don’t have the appropriate tires to pass this requirement. Even if they did, most all season tires are TERRIBLE in snow. This is especially true of the wet snow that typically falls on the highway to Whistler.

The moral of the story? Unless your car is equipped with winter tires, think twice about driving to Whistler between November and April! It may sound self-serving, but you are probably further ahead to book a whistler airport shuttle or a private transfer.