Meet The Sea to Sky Gondola

One of Canada’s most anticipated attractions – the Sea to Sky Gondola – opens on May 16, 2014. Perched 885 metres above the Howe Sound Fjord on a bluff between Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, the Gondola has just launched an Annual Pass.

A limited number of passes will be available over a limited time period. The Pass will give individuals and families unlimited access to the sightseeing lift and the diversity of seasonal activities it will enable.

For $99, individuals will be able to access the Sea to Sky Gondola as often as they want. Families of four can purchase the Sea to Sky Gondola Annual Pass for $249.

Visitors of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy this fantastic new facility. The 10 minute Gondola ride will transport visitors to adventures starting at the Summit Lodge, a 9,000 square foot Douglas Fir building housing the Summit Restaurant, Ledge Bar, Summit Tea House and Summit retail shop. It will become the ultimate destination to rendezvous for a meal or coffee overlooking Howe Sound fiord and coastal alpine vistas.

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Rendering of Summit Lodge courtesy www.seatoskygondola.com
Rendering of Summit Lodge courtesy www.seatoskygondola.com

Explorers of all kinds will be able to walk two interpretative trails, the Spirit Trail (400 meters) and the Panorama Trail (1.6 km), and hike or run six designated hiking trails, including the “grind style” Sea to Summit Trail (6 km one way). A ‘must do’ will be the walk across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge (100 meters) to take in views from The Summit Lodge viewing deck, The Chief Overlook and The Spirit viewing platform. Furthermore, visitors will be able to access world-class rock climbing, ski touring, snowshoeing and mountaineering terrain.

The Chief viewing platform. Photo courtesy www.seatoskygondola.com
The Chief viewing platform. Photo courtesy www.seatoskygondola.com

Every gondola cabin will have a maximum capacity of eight passengers and a level entrance/exit point, making them wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Photo courtesy www.seatoskygondola.com
Photo courtesy www.seatoskygondola.com

 

Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. Photo courtesy www.seatoskygondola.com
Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. Photo courtesy www.seatoskygondola.com

The Bridge is approximately 100 metres long and has a backdrop that falls away thousands of metres below, giving you a greater feeling of exposure and height over land. It offers amazing 360 degree views of the area, both up to the high alpine of the mountains above and down to the fjord below. This feature is a thrilling adventure that all ages and abilities can enjoy.

The bridge will be open year-round and is just one of the many adventures that await.

Photo by Paul Bride.
Photo by Paul Bride.

 

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