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Ride to Whistler, BC, on Pacific Coach

Photo courtesy of Pacific Coach

The ride to Whistler, British Columbia, was a comfy and relaxing delight-–a moving canvas of snow-dressed mountains, cityscapes, and big-box stores along the highway. It was dark when we headed out, but the scenery revealed itself in the morning light filling up the Pacific Coach bus.

  • Pacific Coach is what is termed in the transportation industry an “Inter-City Carrier” as opposed to “Urban Transit”, which translates into being more environmentally friendly than a city bus.

We caught the coach departing Burrard SkyTrain Station, at Melville and Burrard, beside The Hyatt Regency in Vancouver at 6 a.m. My colleague, Janel Johnson, and I passed our luggage to the driver and climbed on board. We were quick to utilize the free WiFi and were able to stretch out, in our own seats, freely, in the quiet, with less than a handful people on board on a Tuesday.

  • Book now through April 10 with Pacific Coach and receive $30 special one way fare to Whistler on your 6 a.m. departure from downtown Vancouver.

The bus moved at the perfect speed, no turbulence, a mini retreat in its own right, as we prepared for our first meeting of our business trip in Whistler.

The large cozy chairs and giant action-packed windows lulled us to sleep. Awake at the first ray of light, we simply gazed out the window in awe.

Where the road turned, so did we, twisting, winding......leaving behind the icy roads of Vancouver, as we entered into a different kind of winter wonderland.

We rolled into Whistler refreshed and ready to take on skiing by 8:30 a.m., at the heart of Whistler Village, which resembled a blank page, white against the brilliant sun, ready to be filled with new experiences.

  • Get the "Skiers Special" and your return transportation is included, from downtown Vancouver to and from Whistler Village (disembark coach at Gateway Loop) with one day lift ticket to enjoy a full day of skiing at Whistler/Blackcomb.

Since the early 1920’s Pacific Coach Lines and its’ predecessor companies have made a significant contribution to the development of inter-city passenger and freight services in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia.

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