Ride The Sea to Sky Gondola In Squamish British Columbia
One of British Columbias 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 also Whistler BC, situated just to the north.
There’s world class rock climbing on the famous ⛰ Stawamus Chief Monolith, hiking, mountain biking, kite surfing, fishing and even snow skiing in the winter in this region.
Now, this area has the 🚠 Sea to Sky Gondola attraction 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, which is right next door to the 🚡 Gondola entrance.
Open year round to enjoy the ever changing climate and scenery, you simply must make this a part of your travel plans.
Once you reach the top of the gondola summit, you will experience the most incredible views of Howe Sound.
Along with the densely 🌲 forested hills surrounding the valley from 850 meters or 2790 feet above sea level, it’s a absolutely stunning view!
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. This will lead 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, at various times of the year.
Sea to Sky Summit & Network of Hiking Trails
We enjoyed a leisurely 1.6 km peaceful 🚶 walk on the Panorama Trail, which led to The Chief Viewing Platform.
This was a well – groomed easy level trail to walk!
Panorama Easy Level Hiking Trail
The views were spectacular!
From the platform you have a view of the famous 🏔 Stawamus Chief.
This is one of the largest 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 main lodge up top, houses the Summit Restaurant, Teahouse and Edge Bar. A great place to for something to eat and/or enjoy a favorite beverage.
Theres a lovely deck outside complete with fireplace for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the view while dining.
Theres also a souvenir shop at the summit in the lodge to browse through.
As well, you’ll find another down below at the base of the gondola, along with the Base Camp Caf.
So as you see, theres 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. You can access much more detailed information, ticket prices, hours of operation and so much more.
For those visiting Vancouver and wishing not to drive, there is a convenient all inclusive shuttle service running as well.
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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