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Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola is Officially Open (Photos)

Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola

If you’re looking for fun, adventure, and beautiful views, the brand new Sea to Sky Gondola is for you! The gondola officially opened for business on Friday May 16th, and is anticipated to be wildly popular this summer.

The gondola is located about two kilometers south of Squamish on the Sea to Sky Highway. During the eight-minute ride, passengers will be able to enjoy the views from about 2700 feet above sea level. The gondola travels through Stawamus Chief Provincial Park to the top of Howe Sound.

At the top of the lift, customers have access to a suspension bridge, hiking and biking trails, a climbing area, and a restaurant and gift shop. There is also a small lodge and viewing platforms. From these platforms, visitors are able to take in the beautiful views of Mount Garibaldi, Black Tusk, Sky Pilot, and Cloudburst.

Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola

Although the idea was faced with a little controversy when first proposed, the local residents in the area are now on board with the project.

General manager Jayson Falkner says, “We think it’s unique in that it’s purpose built for people to go up and find their own adventure in a really unique setting.”

The $22 million project took 14 months to complete, and the results are spectacular. An adult season pass costs $99, and a season pass for a family of four costs $249. A single adult ticket costs about $34.95, with discounts for children and seniors. There are around 300 employees, with most of them being residents of Squamish.

Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola

The Sea to Sky Gondola is a perfect place to show off our beautiful landscapes to your out of town relatives, or the perfect place for some peaceful walks by yourself. This gondola is a perfect day trip activity for a sunny summer day, and the beautiful views will be awe-inspiring for both locals and tourists.

 

 

Written by: Anna Ward
Images via huffingtonpost,  Rich Duncan/ seatoskygondola

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