The Sea to Sky Highway is one of the most beautiful and pictureque stretches of pavement in the entire world. For those of us who live here sometimes we forget that this is literally in our back-yard and extends all the way to Whistler (actually it is Pemberton).
Given the highway is not what is was (thank goodness), it can be a wonderful spur of the moment thing to simply take off and drive to Whistler for a coffee, and drive home to take in a magical sunset. Sounds simple, and it is, but winding thru mountains and over the waters edge can really recharge your batteries for the week ahead.
For the more adventurous (and those in great shape), hopping on your road bike and riding to Whistler is a fantastic work-out and the views are unbeatable.
Depending on how your drive (watch out for Police!) the drive to Whistler from West Vancouver is 1 to 1 1/2 hours each way. Stop in for a bite at the Village, a swim at Rainbow beach or simply grab a coffee and head back home!