The upper Tantalus Viewpoint is shaded by trees and has rock formations making viewing easier for people who stop along the Sea to Sky Highway.
The Sea to Sky Highway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful roadways in British Columbia, weaving through the mountains, lakes and rivers with a variety of interesting stops along the way. With its start point at Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver and continuing on past Pemberton, the Sea to Sky offers beautiful views but due to road constrictions few stops are allowed along the roadways.
One of the few stops along the Sea to Sky Highway is its most remarkable. 12 kilometres past Squamish (travelling northward - travelling south it is approximately 25 minutes outside Whistler's district limits) is Tantalus View Point. This lookout is found on both directions of the roadway, a lower lookout just off the highway and an upper lookout above the highway with a road turnoff (which can be quite easy to miss - look for the green lookout turn off sign).
The upper lookout is for northbound cars only with a turn off onto a hill with a parking lot above. Its high vantage point over the Sea to Sky Highway shows a magnificent panorama of the Tantalus mountain range, forests and valleys with rivers below. The area also has an ornately carved wooden bench and large trees providing shade for visitors.
The lower lookout for southbound cars is a turn off on the main Sea to Sky highway and encompasses a concrete divider and sign detailing the meters above sea level looking onto the spectacular view.
Available for all travellers, the lookout offers stunning views of the beautiful mountains and is a must see on the journey between Squamish and Whistler. Be sure to keep a lookout for the view point signs or the turnoff will be missed.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Tantalus ViewpointAlong Sea to Sky Highway, 20 minutes past Squamish, follow the signs. There are two viewpoints, one for cars going south on the main road and another for northbound cars on a hill.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region