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Travel Time: approximately 2.5 - 3 hours
Distance: approx. 176 kilometres or 110 miles
Start out going Southwest on MADISON ST towards 5TH AVE by turning left. Turn RIGHT onto 4TH AVE. Turn RIGHT onto UNIVERSITY ST. UNIVERSITY ST becomes a ramp. Merge onto I-5 North. Travel along I-5 North to the US/Canada Border. In British Columbia, Canada, the I-5 N becomes HIGHWAY 99 N. Drive along HIGHWAY 99 N until you reach Vancouver.
Travel Time: approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Distance: approx. 115 kilometres or 72 miles
Directions: Follow Hwy. 99 South, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway into North Vancouver. Follow the signs to your destination or travel east to the rest of Canada on the TransCanada, highway 1.
It is recommended that your car be equipped with proper snow/winter tires for the drive from Horseshoe Bay to Whistler. If you have all-season tires, please carry chains and know how to put them on. In case of heavy snowfall, a shovel and road salt are advisable.
Use of seat belts in BC by drivers and passengers is mandatory. Use of headlights during daylight on all vehicles is highly recommended. The maximum speed limit on Highway 99 is 80 km per hour with many slower areas along the way.
All highway signs are posted in metric (kilometres per hour).
30 mph = 50 km/h, 50 mph = 80 km/h.
Gasoline is sold in litres: 1 US gallon = 3.78 litres
1 kilometre = 5/8 or .621 miles; 1 mile = 1 2/3 or 1.6 kilometres.
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