The Sea To Sky Gondola is located in Squamish, British Columbia, which is the heart of the world famous Sea to Sky Corridor.
Due to the uniqueness of this land, Squamish has a complex and rich history with Canada’s First Nations population. This population is referred to today as the “Squamish Nation”, and are descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal Peoples who occupied and governed this region for over 10,000 years.
The word "Squamish" means "Mother of the Wind", and with the strong winds that still blow at the north end of Howe Sound, it is easy to understand how the original Coast Salish inhabitants came up with the name for this territory. The Squamish Nation has long history with art, sports, hunting, and fishing, and they continue to practice these customs and traditions that are deeply connected to the land today.
For more information on the Squamish Nation please visit www.squamish.net .
Modern day Squamish is focused on adventure sports, ecotourism, and sustainable development. It is referred to as "The outdoor recreation capital of Canada".
The spectacular Coastal Mountain scenery, glaciers, huge granite monoliths, and sub-alpine meadows that surround Squamish make it one of the best places on earth to go hiking, rock-climbing, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, and much more. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the area to enjoy these activities, and with the location of the new Sea To Sky Gondola, there will only be more terrain to explore and more activities to enjoy!
The Coastal terrain of Squamish also offers plenty of activities for one to indulge in. The Squamish River is famous for it’s abundance of salmon and Brackendale eagles which brings many fishermen and bird watchers to the area. And the northernmost part of the Howe Sound fjord, commonly referred to as “The Spit”, is a favourite of windsurfers and kiteboarders around the world for its consistent big winds in the summer months.
For more information on what to do in Squamish after visiting the Sea to Sky Gondola, please visit www.tourismsquamish.com.