Relatives visiting from out of town this May long weekend? Treat them to a view they will never forget.
On May 16th, the Sea To Sky Gondola will open above Squamish BC. The $25 million dollar project that has been five years in the making is finally operational. Riders will be presented with a panoramic view from 885 metres above sea level – that is 200 metres above the Chief.
Once on top, there are 30 kilometres of trails available, the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, a gift shop, a restaurant and 6,000 square-foot deck for viewing.
For those looking for a workout, akin to the Grouse Grind, there is also a Sea to Summit Trail that takes you from the base of the gondola to the peak station. Trail guides suggest the route takes between three and four hours to complete; A substantial increase from the standard one-hour grind time.
Hikers who make the ascent are offered a reduce rate of $10 for a trip down on the gondola.
Riders who travel both ways will be charged between $34.955 and $22.95, depending on their age. Six-month passes are also available for a price of $99.
Looking for something closer to the city? Take a bicycle tour of beautiful Vancouver with our friends at Vancouver Bike Tours. The newly formed touring company offers two daily bicycle tours that feature the incomparable Stanley Park, the False Creek Seawall, downtown Vancouver and Granville Island. All of their tours include a bike rental, a helmet and a lock.
The tours are great for locals looking to expand their knowledge of Vancouver’s short, but rich history. They are also a completely ‘green’ way to take in the sights.
You can book your tour online at www.biketourvancouver.com. Mention this post for 10% off the tour price.