Sunday, November 13, 2022

Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish

It's a thrilling adventure by nature. That's what Sea to Sky Gondola has to offer with its majestic ride high up in the sky. 

This outdoor destination is one of the best places to visit in British Columbia. The breathtaking view of the sea from the sky and on top of the mountain is worth the experience. It's exhilarating and truly breathtaking. 

Let's explore this stunningly beautiful destination in Squamish which is an hour's drive from North of Vancouver passing through the scenic sea-to-sky highway. 

From the base station, The Sea to Sky Gondola is a 10-minute/ 2 km ride to the summit. You'll see the forested mountain and the beautiful turquoise waters of the sea (Howe Sound) as you ascend to a higher elevation until reaching the summit lodge which offers the most spectacular view of the surrounding mountain, the valley, and the sea. 

On the summit lodge, there are restaurants and cafes for refreshments that are extended to the outdoor patio and viewing deck offering a view of the magnificent snow-capped mountains. 

The adventure never stops as you get to experience the surrounding trail network passing through the 100-meter Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. We walked through the easiest trail (Spirit) and the best trail (Panorama) leading to the Chief Overlook Viewing Platform where you can capture the best shots of the snow-capped mountain as a backdrop. 

Other trails take longer time to explore, but you'll never get lost since all trails lead and end at the summit lodge viewing deck. The trails are for beginners and intermediates, so it's a family-friendly hiking experience with viewing areas and platforms for picture-taking to capture memorable moments. 

Sea to Sky Gondola is an all-year-round adventure. It's best in any season whether on a hot dry summer or a snowy and chilly winter. The nature trail and the viewing platforms are alluring and worth revisiting in a different season. 

The land of the Squamish First Nation is home to the Sea to Sky Gondola. They protect and preserve the beauty of their heritage and share it with everyone. It's not just about fun and adventure, but learning about indigenous people's culture; their early beginnings, and evolution as a First Nation. 

Sea to Sky Gondola is one of the greatest adventures of a lifetime in British Columbia. It's a place to go and chill and it's an adventure by nature with a thrill. 

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