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Sea to Sky Gondola Suspension Bridge

FAQ

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 THE SKY PILOT RESTAURANT?

Please note that all our food outlets are currently operating on a first-come-first-served basis. The Sky Pilot Restaurant and The Co-Pilot Cafe are open daily with seating available both inside and outside on the patio (as weather permits). Backyard Bites will be open as needed. As per Provincial Health Orders, proof of vaccination is required to access the upper floor of the Summit Lodge. Proof of vaccination is not required to access Backyard Bites.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION?

Hours vary. Please review our Hours & Prices for more information.

ARE YOU DOING PHOTOS WITH SANTA THIS YEAR?

Unfortunately, we will not be doing Santa pictures this year. Covid guidelines in the Summit Lodge where Santa photos have taken place in the past require everyone to be wearing masks. The health and safety of everyone including Santa is our number one priority. We hope to return to this tradition in 2022.

We have lots of other seasonal activities planned including bringing Santa around to the Squamish neighbourhoods again this year. Please visit our Spirit of the Season page on our website 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?

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.

ARE MASKS/FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED?

Masks are mandatory in public indoor settings for all people 12 and older. 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?

Sea to Sky Gondola is closed for annual maintenance between November 1-18, 2021.

Guest Services & the Gift Shop will remain open daily, except for Remembrance Day, Thursday November 11, 2021.

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 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: