Overview

Escape from a busy city and indulge in the wilderness of British Columbia for a couple of days. The Lillooet Mountain loop is a 2-day tour to the rugged mountains of British Columbia where you’ll see the significant historical icons of the Gold Rush era in Canada.

The road of the Lillooet Mountain Loop leads you to the stunning mountainous area of British Columbia where Mother Nature and great history meets. You will have a ride along the highway that crosses the whole country from East to West. During the journey, you’ll learn more about First Nations, the indigenous people of Canada and about the times going back to several hundred years ago. Get acquainted with Canadian history and natural wonders in two days.

  • The tour is 2 days/1 night. If you want to change the number of days, let us know. The itinerary is flexible and
  • This tour starts in Vancouver. If you want to commence the trip in Edmonton, Calgary or Seattle, contact us. Other cities are also possible to start with.
  • All our tourist vehicles are safe, insured, licenced and equipped with free Wi-Fi access.
  • You will be accompanied by a licenced local guide who will make you feel comfortable during the whole trip.
  • All the parts of the itinerary can be switched or skipped. We will be happy to design a tour perfect for you and your family.
  • You will also have some spare time to relax and explore the sights and cities by yourself.

Itinerary

Vancouver | Harrison Hot Springs | Othello Tunnels | Hells’s Gate | Lillooet

Depart from your hotel with a morning pick up by a car with a professional local guide. Relax during the scenic journey by an air-conditioned and luxurious vehicle with a complimentary Wi-Fi.

Our first stop is going to be at the Harrison hot springs, whether you're looking for an adventure with the kids, a romantic getaway or a fun-filled trip with friends, Harrison Hot Springs has what you are after. You can explore some of the area's towering trees, old-growth stumps and Harrison Lake that extends 60km North towards a backdrop of snow-capped coastal mountains. Enjoy a leisure lunch at one of the restaurants facing gorgeous views of Coast Mountains.

Continue to the Othello tunnels, series of old train tunnels and bridges that cut through the solid granite walls and pass over the wild Coquihalla River. The tunnels are located just East of the town of Hope, BC, in the Coquihalla Provincial Park and the trail is a short, flat 3.5km return route. First, but not least fact about this place is that almost 30 years ago, Hope was used as the film location for "First Blood", the first Rambo movie.

On your way to the longest stop of the trip, you will be followed by breathtaking views of Tulameen Mountain. You will spend our time out in Lillooet for the rest of the day and have a night in one of the cozy and comfortable hotels. In Lillooet, you can find stunning mountain vistas, incredible lakes and rivers and the hottest summers in Canada. In addition to a rich native culture, Lillooet is forever linked to the Gold Rush era and oddly enough, to camels that have been immortalized in the bridge that crosses the Fraser River. Overnight: hotel in Lillooet.

Lillooet | Whistler | Peak2Peak Gondola | Brandywine and Shannon Waterfalls | Vancouver

After having a rest and fuel up with breakfast the next day we can move to the city of Whistler.

Before that, we will have a quick stop at the stunning Brandywine Waterfalls (70m) and will have a walk along a wooden bridge across a mountain river.

The main destination of the day is the world-famous 2010 Winter Olympic Games village and the biggest ski resort in North America. Whistler is internationally known as one of the world's leading ski resorts and is consistently named one of the top ski destinations by travel magazines and snow sports associations annually. Upon arrival in Whistler, you will find yourself in the cozy streets of a beautiful town among a lot of tourists from all over the world. Enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants. Whistler offers a number of different activities for all ages and interests. Our tour includes a fascinating ride by the world’s record-breaking gondola that connects two mountains. From Peak2Peak gondola you will see the gorgeous views of rugged mountains and nearest lakes and forests.

And on our way back to Vancouver we will visit Shannon Falls Park, a towering display of Mother Nature's force standing at 335 meters. You can explore some of the area's towering trees, old-growth stumps and the ever-present mist from the roaring falls above.


Attractions

  • Vancouver - one of the biggest cities in Canada, the pearl of West Canada.
  • Harrison Hot Springs - is the right destination to learn more about Gold Rush era in Canada.
  • Othello Tunnels - will be a significant part of the tour with a romantic story of the Tunnels construction and even a movie scene location!
  • Hells’s Gate - is a wonderful means of transport to see the mountains from the bird’s eye view.
  • Lillooet – a beautiful small town where to stop for an overnight before the rest of the adventure.
  • Whistler - is a famous ski resort which offers various activities throughout the whole year for everybody.
  • Peak2Peak Gondola – is an essential ride to get even more fascinated with the beauty of British Columbia nature
  • Brandywine Falls Park - has a funny story of its name and a beautiful view of the water falling from the top of the mountain.
  • Shannon Waterfalls - will be truly enjoyed after a short walk in the rainforest.