FREE GUIDED TOURS
In the summer season (May - Nov), tours run daily. See times on our Daily Conditions page. In the winter season (December - April), tours are by request. Please email us at info [at] seatoskygondola [dot] com. Not sure where to start your day at the Sea to Sky Gondola? Let one of our guides introduce you to our trails, activities and history. For the kids, try our new interactive family tour with The North Face on Alpine Alley. Tours meet at the Summit Trail Map in the Plaza at the top of the gondola. See more details.
Front Country Trails
Two easily accessible walking trails start right from the top of the Gondola. Both are graded trails and are relatively level with no steep climbs or descents.
The Panorama Trail
This 1.6 km long loop trail takes you through coastal forest, Alaskan Blueberry bushes and granite outcroppings. Viewpoints with handcrafted cedar benches dot the trail for rests with a view. The Panorama trail has an easy elevation grade of approximately 8-10% allowing people of all ages and fitness levels to complete it in under an hour.
Halfway through the trail is the Chief Overlook Platform: a cantilevered deck that juts out over a sheer drop and offers majestic views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. The Panorama Trail is open year-round. During the winter months you will need snowshoes to access the trail.
The Spirit Trail
The Spirit Trail is an interpretive trail that takes guests on a cultural journey through the history of the land. The Squamish First Nation has a close relationship to that land and they enjoy a rich and proud history that stretches back thousands of years. This trail is a 400 metre long loop and begins at the Skypilot Suspension Bridge. After crossing the bridge you enter the 800 square foot Spirit viewing deck that offers breathtaking views of Howe Sound, Skypilot and Goat Ridge. Enjoy the views from two separate viewpoints as you sip a morning coffee. The Spirit Trail is open year round.
The Lookback Trail
This is a short, single track loop that begins off the Panorama Trail and goes out to a granite cliff that overlooks Goat Ridge and the upper reaches of the gondola. The Lookback Trail is of intermediate difficulty and is a roughly 15-20min loop. The view here is from below the Summit Lodge and really puts into perspective the beauty and magnitude of the surrounding area.