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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Whistler

Brandywine Falls

Popular for picnics, the main attraction of Brandywine Falls National Park can be reached via a short trail from the car park—the Falls plunge 230 feet into a sculpted bowl.

7 miles south of Whistler, www.hellobc.com
Tags: family | outdoors | day trip

Callaghan Lake

Pristine wilderness is the main attraction of Callaghan Valley. Back-country adventures are offered around the remote, deep, emerald lake. Best accessed by truck or 4WD.

22 miles south of Whistler, www.tourismwhistler.com
Tags: family | hiking | outdoors | tour | day trip

Garibaldi Provincial Park

Almost half a million acres of wilderness await; alpine meadows, lakes, rivers, mountain glaciers, and volcanic terrain. Glacier-fed Garibaldi Lake is worth the trek.

2 miles east of Whistler, www.hellobc.com
Tags: family | hiking | outdoors | day trip

Nairn Falls Provincial Park

Long a sacred spot for the Lil’wat Nation, the park offers spectacular scenery, including the Green River, Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir, and the thundering 196-feet waterfall.

18 miles north of Whistler, www.hellobc.com
Tags: family | hiking | outdoors | culture | day trip


A hub of activity during the 1860’s gold rush, Pemberton offers a bounty of summer and winter adventures, from hiking, fishing, and golfing to ski mountaineering, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.

23 miles north of Whistler, www.hellobc.com
Tags: family | golf | hiking | skiing | outdoors | day trip

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