I have to say that the stunning natural sights of British Columbia is never lost on me. I have to give my husband A LOT of credit that he lives in grey Ontario when he could have stayed in Vancouver. That is easier said then done these days as our children have dug deep roots here. They have their friends, their schools and of course my family.
That being said, it is nice to return to B.C. and see some of the beautiful sights that is Beautiful British Columbia. In the spring he and my daughter had the opportunity to go to the new Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. Located off the sea to sky highway between Vancouver and Whistler. The Gondola is able to give you a bird’s eye view of the Squamish Valley. Howe Sound and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. I am hoping to visit myself sometime this spring but until then, I will be happy to share my husband’s breathtaking pictures.
Our beautiful daughter contemplating how she can convince us to let her attend UBC.
In the Sea to Sky Gondola is open year round. It is a ten minute ascent. You can also hike to the top and then take a gondola ride down (That is a reasonable $10 – however, you will have to climb up ). There are climbing and hiking trail networks or you can walk across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge to the Spirit Viewing Platform. During the winter you can go to the summit for tubing, snowshoeing, winter walking, festive drinks by the fire and more. There is a full service restaurant at the top and you can also rent the facilities if you want.
Need to Know from their website:
Tickets include 1 round-trip ride to the summit where you can access the interpretive loop trails, take an informative trail tour, grab a snack at the Summit Lodge while enjoying beautiful views, access vast climbing and hiking trail networks, or walk across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge to the Spirit Viewing Platform. Day tickets purchased online are valid for one round-trip on the Sea to Sky Gondola from December 4th, 2015 till April 30, 2016. The gondola is open daily. For a current list of operating times, please visit our Hours of Operation Page. Day tickets purchased online must be purchased more than 24 hours in advance.
Buy Online Ticket Window Adult 19+ $33.95 $37.95 Seniors 65+ $31.95 $35.95 Youth 13 – 18 $21.95 $23.95 Child 6 – 12 $11.95 $13.95 Children under 5 free free Family (2A,2C/Y) n/a $95.95 Ride Down Only n/a $10.00
* Online tickets must be purchased more than 24 hours in advance. We accept Visa and Mastercard ONLY.
* Day tickets are valid for one round-trip ride on the Sea to Sky Gondola
* All prices shown in Canadian Dollars
* Taxes not included in price