The Chinese Legacies Exhibit: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway at Hell’s Gate Airtram

Hell's Gate Airtram | Photo: Feathrinn/Flickr

Hell’s Gate Airtram | Photo: Feathrinn/Flickr

Drive the Scenic Fraser Canyon with its’ 7 mountain tunnels into the historic heart of British Columbia and visit the biggest ‘rush’ on the Gold Rush Trail. You can see this place for yourself as you exchange mountain ranges aboard one of the only descending gondolas in North America at the Hell’s Gate Airtram. These aerial trams will give you a birds’ eye view of this historic landmark where 200 million gallons of water per minute thunder through this 33 metre wide passage. “We had to travel where no human being should venture for surely we have encountered the gates of hell”. – Simon Fraser, 1808. You will witness firsthand what these words really meant to this early explorer.

Facilities include: Simon’s Cafe, Gold Panner Gift Shop, Education Centre, Fudge Factory, Gold Panning, Simon’s Wall, Observation Decks & Suspension Bridge.

New for 2013! The Chinese Legacies Exhibit: They came to build the CP Rail. For every mile of track laid, 4 lives were lost. This is their story.

This exhibit depicts the life of the Chinese labourers during the construction of the CPR’s transcontinental line in the 1880s, the lasting impact it had on their lives, as well as their contribution to Canadian national development.

2013 Dates and Rates:

OPENING DAY: April 26 (Friday)
CLOSING DAY: October 14 (Mon – Thanksgiving Day – Pumpkin Drop)

CANYON APPRECIATION DAY: May 12 (Sunday)
Everyone rides for free. Season passes available for Canyon Appreciation Day guests.

HOURS:
April 26 – May 16 10:00 – 4:00
May 17 – Sept. 2 10:00 – 5:00
Sept. 3 – Oct. 14 10:00 – 4:00

ADMISSION PRICES: (including tax):
Adult (19+) – $21 Youth (6 – 18) – $15
Senior (65+) / Student – $19 Child (0 – 5) – Free
Devil of a Deal (2 adults plus maximum 6 youths) – $57

Season passes available at no extra charge!

For more information on the Hell’s Gate Airtram, please visit their website.

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