Looking for a great summer day trip? Head to the Sea to Sky Gondola for amazing views of Howe Sound, snow capped mountains as well as kid friendly hikes, music and dancing, rock climbing and more! We wanted to find out more so we chatted with Katie Tikkanen, Event Programming & Marketing Coordinator at Sea to Sky Gondola.
A Q&A with Sea to Sky Gondola
What you are all about?
The Sea to Sky Gondola is about making it easy to connect to the great outdoors. From young families to the difficult-to-impress teenagers, there is an adventure for everyone here. Especially when it’s only 45 minutes from Vancouver, it’s the perfect spot for some good old-fashioned family bonding in nature.
What are three cool things kids (or families) can do there?
- The Via Ferrata is a truly unique experience. Spanish for “iron way” this vertical adventure is an awesome introduction into the world of rock climbing.
- The Helly Hansen Family Adventure is an awesome alpine adventure interactive scavenger hunt and is ideal for children aged 4-12.
- Mountain Music is the perfect chance to kick your feet up and get your groove on. Weekly concerts above Howe Sound take place at the Summit every Friday night from 6-9 pm. All ages welcome.
How should families prepare for their time there?
Dressing in layers is always a good idea. The mountain climate can change very quickly so it’s important to be prepared for all conditions. Many people think the summit will be cold, but on a clear summer day it can be even hotter than at the base! Come prepared with sunscreen, water bottles and hats. And don’t forget your camera! There is a stunning photo opportunity around every corner.
This post was sponsored by Sea to Sky Gondola
Sea to Sky Gondola makes it easier to connect with the great outdoors. Located between Vancouver and Whistler in beautiful Squamish BC, adventure is at your doorstep. The 10-minute gondola ride to 885m above sea level provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, luscious forest, and the surrounding Coastal Mountains. At the summit, enjoy the thrilling 100-meter Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, easy interpretive walking trails and challenging backcountry hikes. Adventure awaits for nature and outdoor enthusiasts at the Sea to Sky Gondola.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).