Motorcycling to Whistler via Rented Motorcycles
Are you looking for a new and exciting way to travel up to Whistler, BC from Vancouver, BC? Why not skip the shuttle and rent a motorcycle. Enjoy the scenic drive and indulge in the crisp mountain air on this 270 kilometer journey. The sea to sky highway is a favorite for motorcycle enthusiasts and Cycle BC is pleased to provide rentals to travelers and locals alike, looking to ride highway 99. As you ride along the Pacific Ocean and through the Coastal Mountains this will surely be an unforgettable experience.
Whistler Creekside, BC is also a fantastic location to host motorcycle rallies, shows are simply a perfect foundation to use as an overnight for motorcycle clubs. For more information regarding our accommodation, please use the links to our three properties Legends, Evolution and First Tracks Lodge. If you have a group of 20 people or more, please feel free to contact our group sales department directly for special group rates at 604-935-7003.
Cycle BC Rentals offers Canada's largest selection of rental motorcycles. They feature a large variety of different machines, including classic cruisers, refined sport tourers and adventure bikes, they are sure to have a bike that suits your needs. They also feature a number of different sized bikes to accommodate beginners right through to the most seasoned of riders.
Stops of Interest
The Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler is often rated as one of the most beautiful stretches of road to drive in the world. Not only do you get to hug the coastline all the way to the top of Howe Sound, you also get to enjoy the spectacular mountain views and many scenic view points along the way. Here are a few of the most notorious stops for motorcycle enthusiasts.
Lions Bay is situated about 10 kilometers north of Horseshoe Bay. This small coastal community full of artists, writers and musicians is set between the coastal mountains and Howe Sound. Featuring picturesque views and a marina, it make a pleasant place for a short stop.
The next stop along your way to Whistler is Porteau Cove. Although it does not have a great deal to offer in terms of attractions, it is still an ideal place to stop and take in your surroundings. Porteau Cove is a Provincial Park featuring a number of facilities and activities to appeal to the outdoor enthusiast. Including; camping, a boat launch, a picnic area, wind surfing and scuba diving to name a few. Visit the BC Parks website for more information.
Britannia Beach is famously known as a mining community that was established to support a copper mine. The mine was shut down in 1974, however, in it's place is the BC Museum of Mining. Stop in and take an underground tour and pan for gold at this historic landmark. While in Britannia Beach, be sure to enjoy one of the best cups of coffee BC has to offer at Galileo Coffee just off of highway 99, you won't be disappointed! Murrin Provincial Park is also located just 2 kilometers past Britannia Beach, featuring camping facilities and climbing walls.
Just before you reach Squamish you will pass through Shannon Falls, at 335 meters above the Sea to Sky Highway, they are the third highest falls in British Columbia. Shannon Falls is also a Provincial Park and it's easy access off of Highway 99 makes it a perfect location to stop for a picnic. You can also enjoy cycling, hiking trails, climbing and wildlife viewing.
Squamish is the largest community along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. Located at the end of Howe Sound, it is known as the outdoor recreation capital of Canada. Squamish is famous for mountain biking and is one of the top rock climbing destinations in North America. Featuring water, mountains, valleys and so much more it is the perfect place to stop for any outdoor enthusiast.
The final point of interest on your journey to Whistler, Brandywine Falls, is located just 11 kilometers south of Whistler. This spectacular 70 metre waterfall is not to be missed. The viewpoint also provides you with stunning views of Daisy Lake and the surrounding mountains. This Provincial Park is also a great place to enjoy mountain biking, hiking and a picnic.
For more information of Motorcycle Rentals and touring the Sea to Sky Highway visit the Cycle BC website or contact them via telephone at 1.866.380.2453.
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane