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!
**Sunset Fridays & Saturdays special event tickets are DATE SPECIFIC and must be purchased online in advance.
CAN I MAKE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS FOR THE SKY PILOT RESTAURANT?
Please note that our food outlets are currently operating at reduced capacity. The Sky Pilot Restaurant is currently closed. The Co-Pilot Cafe, Backyard Bites, and Sky Pilot Bar will remain open during this time with seating available both inside and outside on the patio. As per Provincial Health Orders, proof of vaccination is required to access the Co-Pilot Café and Sky Pilot Bar. Proof of vaccination is not required to access Backyard Bites.
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?
No. At this time, all transactions in our food & beverage outlets and Sea to Sky Gondola Gift Shop are cashless. If you are unable to pay by debit or credit card, please visit Guest Services to purchase a Sea to Sky Gondola Gift Card, which can be loaded with an exact-change cash payment.*
*Please note that due to our cashless policy, we are unable to distribute change for any transactions, but Guest Services will accept cash for your convenience.
WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?
Hours vary. Please review our Hours & Prices for more information.
ARE MASKS/FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED?
Masks are mandatory in public indoor settings for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. For details visit BC's Restart Plan.
IS PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED?
As per the current Provincial Health Order, proof of vaccination is required alongside one piece of government-issued photo ID for people 19+ to enter the upper floor of the Summit Lodge. Individuals 12 - 18 years do not need to show government-issued photo ID. Washrooms can be accessed from the outside lower floor entrance without proof of vaccination.
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?
Yes, we have gone paperless and offer a trail map via our free Trail Map App. Printed maps are available for purchase at Guest Services.
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. For overnight backcountry trips, please see Guest Services upon arrival.
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?
Yes, the Sea to Sky Gondola is open year-round, except for periods of seasonal maintenance.
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?
For 2021 the Tourism Challenge has been replaced with the Bring Back Tourism program - please check with your employer for more details on taking part. We are no longer accepting 2019 Tourism Challenge passes.
DO I NEED A BC PARKS PASS TO ACCESS THE SEA TO SUMMIT TRAIL?
Yes, beginning June 23, guests will require a BC Parks Pass for the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park. This applies to anyone hiking the Chief, Sea to Summit, and
Upper Shannon Falls trails.
Passes are available online as early as 7 am the day before.
Passes will be checked from 7 am - 6 pm. Anyone coming outside of these times should NOT get a pass. Instead leave the passes available for peak time users.
For information, click here: https://bcparks.ca/reserve/day-use/