The dreamy Sea to Sky Highway in British Columbia is a soaring palette of blues and greens. Snaking north from Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver to Whistler, the 75-mile route makes its way along the Pacific, winding through about an hour and a half’s worth of some of the province’s most spectacular coastal views.
“It felt like Canada’s version of Big Sur” but less crowded, says photographer Jessica Sample, who documented her trip along the Sea to Sky in this series. “In the U.S., it just feels like there’s already so many people everywhere, and on Sea to Sky, there was more of a sense of discovery.”
Photo: Established in 1993 as Canada’s first marine protected area, the ocean around Whytecliff Park on Howe Sound is home to nearly 200 marine animal species and an underwater playground for divers. Landlubbers can explore the gravelly beach and three main hiking trails and cross the iconic land bridge to a granite outcropping before heading north to Whistler.