$22-million Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola Set to Open outside Vancouver

Photo sourced from seatoskygondola.com

Photo sourced from seatoskygondola.com

Ready for a faster way up the Chief?

Construction is officially underway on a brand new gondola that will carry passengers from the Vancouver suburb of Squamish to a summit 850 metres above scenic Howe Sound.

The Sea to Sky Gondola will take passengers on an eight-minute ride from sea level to a strip of alpine land between Shannon Falls and the famous Stawamus Chief, a 700-metre granite dome popular among rock climbers and hikers.

Work began earlier this winter on the $22 million initiative, which will be completed by the summer of 2014 and serve an estimated 200,000 riders in its first year of operation. The special Swiss-made gondola cars hold eight passengers each. Continue reading:
$22-million Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola Set to Open outside Vancouver