Sea to Sky Gondola is located in Squamish, British Colombia, part of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Squamish has a rich history with Canada’s First Nations population. Today Squamish is often referred to as “The outdoor recreation capital of Canada.” The area offers ecotourism, adventure sports and sustainable development.
We booked this tour through Land Sea Tours (we don’t drive) and it also brought us to Shannon Falls and the Britannia Mine Museum. The bus ride along Sea to Sky was spectacular.
There are hiking trails, a suspension bridge, rock climbing and viewing platforms. This is the bridge that weirded me out, it was really high up (918 meters/3011.81 feet). I just stuck to the viewing platforms and bridge. Victor went off a bit to take some pics. As long as there’s a bridge with railings I’m good but I did feel this one a bit. One guy was so scared his girlfriend coaxed him across and he was walking pretty funny. It was so nice seeing him push through it, good for him, so proud of him and I don’t even know the guy. But I am just like him. There was a time I never would have done any of this. Never would have gone hiking to Mystic and Sombrio on Vancouver Island, and never would have hopped in the small boat to whale watch. I’ve spent the last 3 years really working on my fears by taking swim classes (fear of water) and going to the indoor rock climbing gym (fear of heights). I’m not over them and still can’t swim but my goal was to experience more and yay, getting there. By the way, we are the softest people going to the rock climbing gym.
The gondola is about a 10 minute ride with views of Shannon Falls and Howe Sound. You can either ride the gondola or hike/climb up. You have to be in really great shape for that hike. This is one hike I never want to do but it was cool seeing other people work their way around the area.
You can relax at Summit Lodge which has 9000 square feet to roam around and has amazing views to enjoy while eating and drinking.