Upon landing at Vancouver International Airport, we wasted no time in heading for the mountains. Whistler, British Columbia is a located on the North Western edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park, about an hour and a half away by car. Rather than take a train or bus which would keep us confined to Whistler village, we opted for a rental which would allow us more freedom to explore.
About halfway between Vancouver and Whistler is Squamish, BC- an incredibly scenic town of just under 20,000. Seeing as we rented a car to give us more flexibility, we decided to stop and check out the area. It was a good thing we did. Our brief layover in Squamish provided some of the most epic scenery of the entire trip. Between the rainbow we saw erupting from the mountains on the Sea to Sky Gondola and the incredible waterfalls at Shannon Falls, we knew we were in for a photogenic vacation.