Horseshoe Bay

Village in North Shore

This small coastal community marks the end of West Vancouver and the starting point for trips to Whistler, via the Sea to Sky Hwy (Hwy 99). It's a pretty village with views across the bay and up glassy-watered Howe Sound. Cute places to eat and shop line waterfront Bay St, from where you can also take a whale-watching boat trek with Sewell's Marina.

This is also the home of the BC Ferries terminal for aquatic hops to Bowen Island, Vancouver Island and beyond.