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Ride The Sea to Sky Gondola In Squamish British Columbia
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One of British Columbia’s newest and most exciting attractions is the amazing Sea to Sky Gondola Ride in the City of Squamish. Located just 45 minutes up the Sea to Sky Highway which runs along picturesque Howe Sound, you will make your way to the West Coasts Premier Outdoor Recreation Area.
In fact, Squamish was recently named one of fifty two places to visit in 2015 by the New York Times.
People come from all over the world to experience Squamish and Whistler BC situated just to the north. From world class rock climbing on the famous Stawamus Chief Monolith, hiking, mountain biking, kite surfing to snow skiing in the winter, now this area has the Sea to Sky Gondola to add to its incredible list of adventures!
Sea to Sky Adventure By Nature
Just before entering the city from the south, you will reach spectacular Shannon Falls Provincial Park and right next door is the entrance to the Gondola. Open year round to enjoy the ever changing climate and scenery, you simply must make this a part of your travel plans.
The Gondola officially opened on May 16, 2014 and has been a tremendous success and major attraction for all to enjoy!
At the top of the gondola summit you will experience the most incredible views of Howe Sound and the densely forested surrounding valley from 850 meters or 2790 feet above sea level.
Sea to Sky Gondola Attractions
After your comfortable and peaceful 10 minute ride to the summit, you will enter the Summit Lodge and main plaza area. Here you can enjoy the surrounding valley views as well as stroll across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, taking you to the Spirit Trail Viewing Platform.
The Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge
For those wishing to hike, there are numerous easy walking to advanced level summer hiking trails for you to enjoy. There are scheduled interpretive guided walking tours as well to take part in.
Sea to Sky Summit & Network of Hiking Trails
We enjoyed a leisurely 1.6 km peaceful walk on the Panorama Trail to The Chief Viewing Platform on a well – groomed easy level trail.
Panorama Easy Level Hiking Trail
The views were spectacular!
From the platform you have a view of the famous Stawamus Chief, one of the biggest granite monoliths to be found anywhere in the world and attracts mountain climbers from around the globe.
The flat rock face of the Chief is stunning along with the panorama view of Howe Sound!
Spectacular Views of Howe Sound
Dine And Shopping At The Gondola Summit
After enjoying the views and hiking or strolling about, the Lodge houses the Summit Restaurant, Teahouse and Edge Bar for satisfy your appetite and enjoy a favorite beverage at the top.
There’s a lovely deck outside complete with fireplace for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the view while dining.
There’s a souvenir shop at the summit as well as down at the base of the gondola along with the Base Camp Café. So as you see, there’s plenty to see and do during your visit to this wonderful attraction in Squamish.
Be sure to make this a part of your travel plans, you will be glad you did as we were.
Gondola Base Gift Shop
Below, I have included the official website to the Sea to Sky Gondola for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information, ticket prices, hours and so much more.
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For those visiting Vancouver and wishing not to drive, there is a convenient all inclusive shuttle service running as well.
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Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂
Although our visit was in collaboration with The Sea to Sky Gondola, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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