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Sea to Sky Gondola Hiking

HikingA whole new world to discover

Squamish and the Sea to Sky Corridor are fortunate to have some of the best hiking in the world, and the Sea to Sky Gondola is right in the thick of it. For years the alpine vistas were only available to the hardiest of souls willing to make the strenuous hike on foot. Now, you can take a breathtaking ride to access extensive hiking terrain for all levels. The trails are listed below in the order of difficulty.

If you plan to hike more than three hours, we ask that you park at Darrell Bay on a sunny day in summer (May to the first week of September). The Darrell Bay lot is a short walk to the base of the gondola and the entrance to the Sea to Summit Trail. For more information on staying safe during your visit, please go to our Trail Safety page and/or the AdventureSmart website.

Make sure you know the last gondola download time and plan to be back WELL BEFORE. Backcountry hikers must also understand that severe weather can change our download time and, thus, you should always be prepared to hike out on your own.

Tips for Hiking

  1. Never hike alone

    Wildlife is a real risk in this area and if you happen to slip and hurt yourself, you need someone else there who can help you.
  2. Tell someone where you are going

    Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back at home.
  3. Be prepared for changes in weather

    Mountain weather changes suddenly, so carry extra layers.
  4. Observe all trail closures

    Stay on marked trails to avoid damage to the alpine ecosystem.
  5. Watch your footing

    Remember that steep slopes, snow and ice fields are very dangerous. Try to stay away from these if you can. In the backcountry, you are likely to encounter hazards such as cliffs, glaciers, crevasses, rock falls, avalanches and unstable surfaces.

In Bound Trails

Backcountry Trails