CAN I MAKE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS FOR THE GONDOLA?
No, we do not accept reservations for gondola rides. Standard Day Tickets are valid for ANY DAY until the printed expiration date.
CAN I MAKE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS FOR SUMMIT EATERIES?
The Sky Pilot Eatery and The Co-Pilot Cafe are open daily with seating available both inside and outside on the patio (as weather permits). Both are grab and go restaurants and reservations are not required. Backyard Bites will be open in peak season.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?
Hours vary. Please review our Hours & Prices for more information.
IS THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE?
YES! The suspension bridge is simply part of our network of trails at the summit.
WILL THE GONDOLA ACCEPT CASH AS PAYMENT?
At this time, we do not accept cash as payment at any of our food outlets or retail gift shops. If you are unable to pay by debit or credit card, you may purchase a Sea to Sky Gondola Gift Card from Guest Services with an exact-change cash payment.
*Please note that due to our cashless policy, we are unable to distribute change for any transactions.
CAN I UPGRADE MY DAY TICKET TO AN ANNUAL PASS?
Yes! Please visit Guest Services within 7 days of your original purchase, with a copy of your receipt and/or Day Ticket. The cost of your Day Ticket will be credited towards the balance of your Annual Pass. For Annual Pass rates and membership perks, please refer to our annual passes.
DO YOU HAVE A TRAIL MAP FOR SEA TO SKY GONDOLA TRAILS?
We have gone paperless and offer a trail map via our free Trail Map App. Printed maps are not available at this time.
HOW MUCH IS PARKING?
Parking at the Sea to Sky Gondola is free during your visit! Our guest parking is open daily from 8 am until 1 hour after closing. During high visitation months there is no overnight parking.
IS THE SEA TO SKY GONDOLA WHEELCHAIR AND STROLLER ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, the gondola cabins are wheelchair and stroller-accessible. The Summit Lodge and viewing deck are also accessible (weather conditions permitting).
For visitors with babies and young children, the Panorama Trail and Spirit Trail are stroller accessible.
Learn more about our commitment to Accessibility at the Sea to Sky Gondola.
ARE PETS ALLOWED ON THE GONDOLA AND SEA TO SKY GONDOLA TRAILS?
For more information on dogs or other pets at the Sea to Sky Gondola please review our Pet Policy.
ARE DRONES ALLOWED ON THE GONDOLA AND SEA TO SKY GONDOLA TRAILS?
For safety reasons, drones are not allowed on the Sea to Sky Gondola property or Summit tenure area.
CAN YOU BRING SKI/SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT ON THE GONDOLA WITH YOU?
Yes, during the winter months (conditions permitting), you are able to bring your ski/snowboard equipment up with you if you have the appropriate backcountry gear with you. Please be aware of the avalanche danger and always check current avalanche conditions.
WHAT IS YOUR SMOKING POLICY?
The Sea to Sky Gondola and the Summit Lodge are entirely smoke and vape-free. We want a smoke-free experience so all guests can enjoy the fresh air. No smoking or vaping is permitted on the grounds by any guest or team member. Especially in the summer months, we are on high alert for forest fires and smoking is strictly prohibited.
IS THE SEA TO SKY GONDOLA OPEN YEAR-ROUND?
Sea to Sky Gondola is open daily, year-round but will be closed for annual maintenance on October 23 and reopening on November 10.
Guest Services & Basecamp Gift Shop will remain open daily.
HOW LONG IS THE GONDOLA RIDE?
The gondola ride is approximately 10 minutes from our base to the summit.
WHAT IS THE ELEVATION OF THE SUMMIT LODGE?
Our Summit Lodge is located at 885m above Howe Sound.
HOW MANY GONDOLAS ARE THERE?
There are 39 gondolas that hold 640kg/1,140lbs or a maximum of 8 people.
DO YOU ACCEPT TOURISM CHALLENGE PRIVILEGE PASSES?
2023 Tourism Challenge guests are welcome to visit any day with the exception of Friday, Saturday or Sunday June 16th to September 10th, long weekends and BC Statutory holidays throughout the year. One visit per day. Please bring government issued ID. Statutory holidays - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
DO YOU PAUSE ANNUAL PASSES DURING ANNUAL MAINTENANCE CLOSURE?
No, we do not put annual passes on hold during our annual maintenance closure.
Do Annual Passholders receive reciprocal perks or discounts at other tourism attractions or businesses?
Yes! Please click here for the list of businesses and other tourism attractions offering perks to our annual passholders.
Are there extra discounts or perks for annual passholders?
Yes! Passholder Benefits are as follows:
- 20% off Food & Beverage Does not include alcohol, pre-packaged foods/beverages, catering, and ticketed events.
- 20% discount on round trip Day Tickets for friends when you show your Adult/Senior Annual Pass (up to 4 friends per day)*
- 20% off regular priced items at our retail stores
- 25% off a regular priced, Full Day lift ticket at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Present your annual pass at time of purchase.
- Discounts at select Vancouver Attractions
- Free access to events such as the Spirit of Christmas, Halloween Trick or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, and more