Please put this on your absolutely, must-do list for your time in BC. I am usually on the hunt for bike trails be it the Shore, Squamish, Whistler or Pemby and regularly pass some really cool stuff with the tunnel vision - including this - never again. There are two ways you can do this: Hike up or take the gondola up. I have done both.

The Hike: The hike is definitely a mission. Full on stair-stepper and it actually does take a couple of hours. I feel like the hiking time ratings are usually grossly over exaggerated and I was kinda thinking it would be the same for this but it was actually pretty long. We had a big crew and that slowed us down a bit but still. If you have the time (and fitness), this is a great way to do it. The hike is really pretty and you always feel good with some endorphins. You can walk down if you reallllly want to but I would say it is well worth the $10 to download in the gondola.

The Gondola: The gondola is quick! In a matter of minutes you can be at the top enjoying a beer on one of the best patios I have ever been to.  If you feel like moving there are some smaller hike options as well as some mega missions you can get to. At $40, it is a little pricey but so worth it.

At the top there is a restaurant, bar and food truck. A lot of people will pack their own food and buy a drink at the bar which is a great option. In the summer time they have live music and farmers markets so check the schedule. It seems like most people in Squamish have a seasons pass ($150ish) so they can just pop up after work with their picnic dinner and listen to music, hang out with friends.

Check out the hours and events to best plan your trip.




Katie Holdenslider