The Sea to Sky Gondola has launched its summer programming: a series of weekly community events which include timed hiking challenges, live concerts at the summit, and a communal longtable dining experience called the Backyard Seafood Boil.
Summer Hiking Programs at the Sea to Sky Gondola
Thursdays & Saturdays until September 8, 2018
The Thursday Hustle timed hiking challenge and Rise + Climb group hike on Saturday mornings will inspire guests to hike harder and take their fitness to new levels. The Sea to Sky Gondola has partnered with Helly Hansen to capture hikers’ ascent times with Squamish-based Spruce Racing timing system. Rise + Climb will run every Saturday from June 30 to September 8, 2018. Timing chips can be purchased from Guest Services for one-time use at $5 or an all-summer pass at $10. The more hikes completed during the Thursday Hustle and Rise + Climb, the more chances hikers will have to win prizes as part of the series.
Mountain Music Series at the Sea to Sky Gondola
Friday Nights until September 21, 2018
Summer wouldn’t be the same without live music and sunset patio sessions and the Sea to Sky Gondola has an incredible line-up of music confirmed for the fifth annual Mountain Music Series taking place every Friday night from now until September 21, 2018. Grab a seat on the deck overlooking Howe Sound to take in live musical performances and panoramic views while tucking into barbeque, paella, and sangria. For a Saturday night excursion take advantage of Sunset Saturdays for 50% off gondola tickets when purchased at the ticket window after 5 p.m. from now until September 21, 2018.
Here are the bands lined up to play this summer:
- July 6: Tim Hewitt (Live-looping, Covers)
- July 13: Bluesberry Jam (Jazz, R+B)
- July 20: Jocelyn Pettit Band (Folk, European)
- July 27: Hairfarmers (Modern, Rock)
- August 3: Ruckus Deluxe (Contemporary + Classic Rock)
- August 10: Bluesberry Jam (Jazz, R+B)
- August 17: Hairfarmers (Modern, Rock)
- August 24: Lovecoast Music (Indie Soul)
- August 31: Mazacote (World Fusion)
- September 7: Hairfarmers (Modern, Rock)
- September 14: Cam Salay (Folk, Soul)
- September 21: Sea to Sky Orchestra
Backyard Seafood Boil at the Sea to Sky Gondola
Thursday Evenings until August 30, 2018
Running on Thursday evenings, the Backyard Seafood Boil at the Sea to Sky Gondola is a backyard dining series for guests to enjoy a seafood boil designed menu all while sharing the experience with friends and neighbours as a long table format. All dishes are sourced with local ingredients and seasonal produce to showcase the best of local flavours for their diners.
To cap it all off, Sea to Sky Gondola passholders can access all the summer fun with a free ride on BC Transit’s new South Parks Route 5 until September 3. BC Transit and the District of Squamish have launched a pilot transit route to take guests from Downtown Squamish to the South Squamish Parks, with stops at Shannon Falls, the Sea to Sky Gondola, and the Stawamus Chief.
Passholders simply must show their pass to the driver at any of the South Parks route stops. Please note, this offer is only valid on the new South Parks Route 5.
Daily service will run throughout the day and will run late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, perfectly timed to enjoy all-new Backyard Seafood Boil on Thursdays or Friday night’s Mountain Music with a safe ride home for Squamish residents.
For more information, visit: seatoskygondola.com.