The official grand opening of the Sea to Sky Gondola takes place today (Friday, May 16th) as British Columbia’s new spectacular attraction that makes the wild of the sea to sky corridor accessible to all who want to view its beauty. Everyone is excited about the opportunities that the gondola has opened up for the region, making Squamish even more of a destination than before – perfect sightseeing before Squamish Valley Music Festival in August.
The Sea to Sky Gondola is located just 45 minutes north of downtown Vancouver in Squamish, BC — the outdoor recreation capital of the world. You’ll find the parking lot turn off just past Shannon Falls, along with the visitor centre, shop, Basecamp Cafe, and your lift up the mountain. The ten minute gondola ride to over 885 metres above sea level provides easy access to incredible coastal mountain terrain, making it accessible to families, hikers, walkers, and strollers and wheelchairs. The crisp new post-and-beam Summit Lodge hosts a cafe, bar, dining area, large patio and outdoor dining area, viewing platform, event space, restrooms, gift shop, and more. It’s also where you can sample Howe Sound Brewing’s latest creation, Sky Pilot Northwest Pale Ale, brewed specifically for the Sea to Sky Gondola. Beer at the top? Yes please!
The gondola will be running from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily until the official opening on May 16th when it will remain open until 9:00pm. Summer hours will follow, from May 17th until October 13th, opening 9:00am to 5:00pm, remaining open with special sunset hours on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday until 9:00pm. Winter hours will be in effect after that time.