Sea to Sky Gondola a Spectacular Sightseeing Lift for All
Cover photo by Paul Bride
With soaring peaks, turquoise waters, gleaming glaciers and shrouded in mysterious coastal forests, British Columbia’s dramatic Sea to Sky corridor beckons travellers from all over the world.
Welcoming visitors to experience Adventure by Nature, the marvellous Sea to Sky Gondola has become the focal point for tourism and outdoor recreation in and around the town of Squamish. Safely transporting sightseers and visitors and adventurers 850 vertical metres (1,900 feet) skyward from the architecturally impressive Highway 99 Base Camp, the Sea to Sky Gondola operates year-round and provides aerial views of Howe Sound Fjord, the Stawamus Chief, and the spectacular Diamond Head region of Garibaldi Park. It’s rare, indeed, to find such a stunning meeting place of mountain and ocean, anywhere in the world.
Located just a 45 minute drive from Vancouver, the Sea to Sky Gondola opens up new horizons to anyone adventurous in mind, body, or spirit. “Access the Inaccessible” and discover perspectives you never thought you’d see via the network of newly graded/constructed walking and hiking trails suitable for all ages and fitness levels, including wheelchair access.
Photo by Paul Bride
Access to the Inaccessible!
The Sea to Sky Gondola summit was once only accessible to those who committed to hours or days of hard work to reach the top or the backcountry. It is our intention to provide "access to the inaccessible" wherever possible with the Sea to Sky Gondola. All of our Basecamp facilities are wheelchair and stroller accessible. The gondola cabins are designed to accommodate both wheelchairs and strollers. Once at the top, the Summit Lodge walkways and ramps create easy wheelchair and stroller access throughout the facility. In addition to the Summit Lodge, the patio and viewing deck are wheelchair accessible (snow conditions permitting).
Photo by Paul Bride
For visitors with babies and young children, the Summit Lodge is stroller friendly and the Panorama Trail, the Spirit Trail, and the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge are stroller friendly when there is no snow at the Summit. In the winter, check the conditions prior to planning your visit.
The following amenities are available to make the Sea to Sky Gondola as accessible as possible:
- Wheelchair accessible parking spaces directly adjacent to the Basecamp facilities
- Accessibility window for ticket purchases at Basecamp
- Wheelchair accessible gender neutral washrooms available at the base and in the Summit Lodge (ask retail at Summit for directions)
- Wheelchair accessible tables are available at the Basecamp Cafe and in the Summit Lodge
- Baby changing tables are available