Whistler is definitely the most popular day trip from Vancouver, as it’s less than two hours away. One of the trip’s best aspects is the drive along the picturesque Sea to Sky Highway. When you reach Whistler, explore Whistler Village first and check out its many excellent pubs, restaurants, and retail stores. Then head to the top of the mountain via the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, visit the local lakes, or go hiking. For another excellent view, stop by the Sea to Sky Gondola on the way back to Vancouver.