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PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR

SQUAMISH
+
SEA TO SKY GONDOLA

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Duration

Plan for 10 hrs

Pick-Up

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1 – 5 people $1,920.39
6 – 10 people $2,787.58
11 – 15 people $3,654.78

Returning 2021

About This Tour

Squamish + Sea To Sky Gondola Private Tour

North of Vancouver, Squamish is surrounded by mountains like the Stawamus Chief with views of Howe Sound. Gaze out over ever-changing landscapes as you travel along the breathtaking the Sea to Sky Highway, with a first stop at the Britannia Mine Museum, a dedicated National Historic Site. The museum was established to preserve the material and social history of mining in British Columbia. The mine was in operation from 1904-1974.

Our next stop is the awe-inspiring Shannon Falls and then onto Sea to Sky Gondola. At the gondola, enjoy an exciting 10-minute ride to the top of Habrich Ridge. Your views change dramatically, rising above the towering canopy of a coastal rainforest and upward above Howe Sound and the neighbouring mountains. Spend your free time at the top walking the boardwalks, hiking the local trails, taking amazing photos of the sweeping vistas or grabbing a light snack from the shop.

A short visit to the town of Squamish and a return to Vancouver will conclude the adventure.

EXPLORATION STOPS

Next stop: Adventure! Step off the bus, stretch your legs, and explore at your own pace. We've created our itinerary to give you the perfect amount of time at each unforgettable stop! Not sure where to start? Our guides are always happy to show you their favourite hidden gems!

Sea to Sky Gondola

Located only a short distance south of the town of Squamish is the Sea to Sky Gondola, a soaring ride taking you to the heights of the land and deep into the wild. In a mere 10 minutes your views change dramatically, rising above the towering canopy of a coastal rainforest and upward above Howe Sound and the neighbouring mountains. The gondola ride is only the beginning. Upon reaching the Summit Lodge the options for adventure continue with the 100 metre (328 feet) Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, hiking and walking trails suitable for all abilities, a Via Ferrata, and even activities like guided tours and mountaintop yoga.

Shannon Falls Park

Between the hustle and bustle of Whistler and Vancouver you will have a chance to unwind in the forests of the spectacular Shannon Falls Park. Stroll the scenic boardwalk through the towering rainforest and old growth treestumps to the misty base of Shannon Falls itself, a 335-metre (1,105-foot) cascade roaring along Shannon Creek to merge with the waters of Howe Sound. There are plenty of gentle trails and benches for hiking and picnics, all of which are sure to include the "wow" factor of natural life on the westcoast.
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Britannia Mine Museum

Explore Britannia Mine Museum's interactive exhibits and underground features of the mine to learn about British Columbia's mining history.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Each of our tours shine a spotlight on the region's most iconic landmarks, neighbourhoods, and culture — all with live narration from our expert guides. Don't forget your camera! Our oversized, tinted windows are designed for sightseeing so you won’t miss a thing!

Sea to Sky Highway

Travel along the winding Sea to Sky Highway on the awe-inspiring journey to Whistler + Shannon Falls. This legendary highway is packed with wonders including immense mountain ranges, dramatic waterfalls, and old-growth rainforests. Keep your camera handy – the Sea to Sky is also home to black bears, eagles, and diverse variety of wildlife.
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Prices include attraction admission and taxes. Gratuity is optional and is not included in the price. If you feel our staff have gone above and beyond your expectations, gratuity will be greatly appreciated.

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

What is your cancellation policy?
Changes or cancellations can be made anytime before 8:00 pm the night before your scheduled tour, unless otherwise specified. After that time, all bookings will be considered non-refundable. Please note that no shows or missed departures will not be refunded. No refunds or exchanges will be allowed on any unused tier products  and attraction packages (Classic, Classic +, Premium Pass)
Do you offer tours in my language?
Currently, our Guided and Hop-On, Hop-Off Tours are conducted entirely in English.
What should I bring on the tour?
Camera or video camera Water bottle Comfortable walking shoes Comfortable clothing for the weather Umbrella for rain or shade
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather depending on the season. Check the weather prior to arrival into Vancouver. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket just in case of inclement weather.
Are the tours canceled if it rains?
Absolutely not! Vancouver is well-known for its rainy weather and our tours run rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring along an umbrella!
Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate motorized scooters/wheelchairs or folding wheelchairs, walkers or strollers on our Hop-On, Hop-Off buses due to limited storage capacity and provincial laws prohibiting luggage and other items which are not securely or properly stored onboard.

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing can offer folding wheelchair, walker and stroller accessible buses on our Guided Tours.  We cannot accommodate motorized scooters/wheelchairs on any of our buses. Please check with our Contact Centre for the availability of a wheelchair accessible bus before confirming your tour by calling 604-451-1600 or at info@westcoastsightseeing.com.

For guests who were looking forward to our Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing experience, we are happy to offer a special rate of $69 per person to our City + Lookout tour guided tour for the entire group. Please contact our Contact Centre to check availability.

We are not able to accept any type of motorized scooters/wheelchairs on our buses.

Do you allow pets on the bus?
With the exception of registered service dogs, no pets are allowed on board.
Are children allowed to travel by themselves?

No, at least 1 adult must book and travel with any children under the age of 12.

How do we pay for tours and attractions?

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing accepts payment with VISA, Mastercard and American Express. Direct Debit is currently not available.

Tickets purchased through WeChat or Alipay will not be accepted.

After the tour, can I be dropped Vancouver International Airport?
Yes!  Gray Line WestCoast Sightseeing offers a complimentary drop off at the Vancouver International Airport.  Please advise our team in advance of an airport drop off by calling us as 1-877-451-1777 by 8 pm the evening prior to the tour departure.
Can I travel with my luggage on the bus?
  • Guided Tour One-Way Trips:  We will accept luggage for guests traveling one way to Victoria or Whistler.
  • Vancouver Airport Drop-Off:  We can accept limited luggage on coaches only if guests are being dropped off at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) after the tour.
  • Gray Line WestCoast Sightseeing must be advised 24 hours prior to tour departure that guests will be bringing luggage with them.
Are GST and gratuities included?
The price includes 5% GST & Driver Gratuity
What is the cost for groups over 16 people?
For groups larger than 16 people, please contact our office directly for a quote.
How long is the gondola ride?
The gondola ride is 10 minutes to the top.
Is the Sea to Sky Gondola wheelchair and stroller accessible?
Yes, the gondola cabins are wheelchair and stroller accessible. The Summit Lodge and viewing deck is also accessible (weather conditions permitting).
What is the elevation of the Summit Lodge?
The gondola climbs 850m to reach an elevation of 885m above Howe Sound.
How big is the mine at Britannia Beach?
The mine has approximately 210 kilometres (130 miles) of tunnels and 1750 metres (5741 feet) of vertical height.
Is the museum suitable for the whole family?
Yes!  The museum is fun for the whole family, however please take note of the following in regards to children:
  • There must be one adult for every child aged 3 and under when participating in the underground portion of the tour
  • Children may notice the dark, cold, damp and noisy conditions of the tunnel more than an adult. Please judge accordingly your decision to take young children underground. The Admissions Staff can give you helpful suggestions and options.
  • All children must wear a hard hat
  • Parent/Guardians will be provided with earplugs for themselves so that they can cover a child’s ears during the short but loud demonstrations.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Due to the nature of the original buildings, the museum or underground tour is not wheelchair accessible.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable shoes and consider bringing a sweater or light jacket for the underground tour
How big is the Shannon Falls Park?
The park is approximately 87 hectares (210 acres) and the falls are 335 metres (1,105 feet).
Is the park wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the lower lookout is wheelchair accessible and the park offers wheelchair accessible bathrooms.