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sea to sky gondola (for those who have been there)

Old Jun 7, 17, 2:12 pm
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sea to sky gondola (for those who have been there)

Looking to do a day trip to sea to sky gondola. How long does it take to get from the entrance of the park up to the suspension bridge? Is it easy to make the trip in half a day or should I go early in the morning? Also, it seems their is no public transportation so it looks like i have to rent a car

The photos of there look amazing.
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Old Jun 7, 17, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by fay637 View Post
Looking to do a day trip to sea to sky gondola. How long does it take to get from the entrance of the park up to the suspension bridge?
The ride up is 12 minutes. Once you're at the top, it's a couple of minutes stroll to the suspension bridge.


Originally Posted by fay637 View Post
Is it easy to make the trip in half a day or should I go early in the morning?
Both

Also be sure to stop at Shannon Falls on the way up.

Originally Posted by fay637 View Post
Also, it seems their is no public transportation so it looks like i have to rent a car
Yes and no. If you don't want to rent a car, Landsea tours has an excellent tour that includes the gondola.

https://vancouvertours.com/tour/sea-to-sky-tour/

If you don't want to do a tour, there is also a daily shuttle from Vancouver to the Gondola -

https://www.seatoskygondola.com/visit/shuttle
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Old Jun 7, 17, 8:42 pm
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The hike up is 2 to 4 hrs on a well marked hiking trail. 3 spots have rope & chain assists to make it easier to ascend the semi smooth rock face. There is no real exposure, it's not like rock climbing.

The gondola doesn't begin operations til 10 or so, but you can start the hike at any time. Download tickets (I think they're $15 this year) can be purchased at the top, you don't have to wait for the base ticket office to open.The views are awesome, have a great time.
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Old Jun 8, 17, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by surreycrv View Post
The hike up is 2 to 4 hrs on a well marked hiking trail. 3 spots have rope & chain assists to make it easier to ascend the semi smooth rock face. There is no real exposure, it's not like rock climbing.
Good point.

fay637 - Just to be clear - What surreycrv is saying is that hiking up is another option instead of riding up in the gondola.

There is a lot of vertical though and you'll need to be fairly fit.
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