Visiting the Sea To Sky Gondola During the Holiday Season!


The Sea To Sky Gondola is located in Squamish, British Columbia, a short 45 minute drive from Vancouver. The gondola ride is 10 minutes to the top and it gives you access to all to the amazing natural sights of the Howe Sound and its surrounding mountains.

This weekend my husband and I decided to take the kids to Squamish to enjoy the winter wonderland the Sea to Sky has to offer. There hasn’t been any significant snow in Vancouver this season so we thought it would be fun to take the boys to have some white Christmas holiday fun!

We spent most of the day enjoying snowshoeing as a family, playing with the snow and winter walking. We also had a delicious lunch and hot chocolate to warm up, it was our two-year-old’s first hot chocolate EVER and of course he LOVED it!!

The kids had lots of fun playing outdoors and checking out all of the Christmas decorations and they were both so tired that they ended up falling asleep in the car and sleeping all the way home. Today was a very successful day of outdoor fun and we really enjoyed the crisp winter air!

Below are some fun photos from our visit, it is SO beautiful up there friends!

Ready to board the Gondola!

With my boys in the gondola!

Sea to Sky Gondola Summit!

Snowshoeing for 45 minutes and he loved it!

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So much fun snowshoeing!

Reached the lookout point 🙂

First hot chocolate EVER!!!!

Thinking about visiting the Sea to Sky Gondola soon? During your visit to the Sea to Sky Gondola this winter you can experience winter walking, snowshoeing, a tube park and for the experienced, access to backcountry skiing and snowshoeing. Now is also the perfect time to visit, until January 3, 2016 they have “The Spirit Of Christmas Schedule (2015)”, featuring a magical month of holiday events and activities throughout the month of December.

Below some of their top family experiences:

Opening December 4th, ongoing through the month of December
Join them this holiday season as they celebrate the Spirit of Christmas at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Experience the beauty of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and explore the pristine outdoors by taking a walk or a by snowshoeing on their trails, tubing or, for the experienced, back-country skiing. Indoors, join them in the decorated Summit Lodge for scheduled holiday performances and events throughout the month December. The magic of the season awaits.

Celebrate the arrival of winter at the Sea to Sky Gondola by enjoying a truly “West Coast” nature walk in the forest along their decorated Spirit Trail. Experience the views of the majestic mountains and the mystical holiday decorations as the paths twists and turns through the woods along the Spirit Trail. The family-friendly trail leads guests back to the Summit Lodge where they can warm up with coffee or cocoa and get cozy by the fire.

Monday & Thursdays from December 7th – 24th. 10:30am – 11:00am at the Summit Lodge.
Get warm and cozy  as they share some of their most beloved stories of the season. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served! Special guest storyteller: Squamish Public Library

Ongoing through winter season (snow-permitting)
Explore the beautiful Sea to Sky backcountry by snowshoe or by foot. Enjoy their 1.6km Panorama loop trail as you take in snow-capped mountains, crisp winter air and the pristine beauty of the great outdoors. Snowshoes and winter non-slip boot cover rentals are available in the Summit Lodge.

Ongoing through winter season (snow-permitting)
Enjoy old-fashioned tubing at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Located adjacent to Wonderland Lake Loop, the tube park offers sliding fun for all ages. There will be four lanes of varying sliding levels. Finish your day of winter fun in the Summit Lodge with a cup of hot chocolate or try some of their new winter stews and soups.

Visit the Sea to Sky Gondola website for more details, including hours of operation, tickets and more.

Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish with Kids

Disclosure: We received complementary tickets to facilitate this post. However all views and opinions on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

12 responses to “Visiting the Sea To Sky Gondola During the Holiday Season!”

  1. Loving all the photos and smailes,enjoy and be safe !! Happy Holidays

  2. Winter activities like this are the best.

  3. I can see that you all had a lot of fun visiting the sea to sky gondola and the lookout point. That hot chocolate and fries would have been very welcome afterwards too no doubt 🙂

  4. Look at all that snow! wish we have some for Christmas. Looks like everyone had a blast 🙂

  5. I’ve been on a gondola a couple years ago when my best friend came to visit from Ontario – we spent one very fun day in Whistler and took that gondola ride and had lunch up top. It was so fun and memorable! I’ve driven by the Sea to Sky gondola and always wanted to do it but haven’t had a chance yet. It’s on my bucket list!!!!

  6. We are really wanting to do the tubing and snowshoeing here! I’m sorry that we did not make it for the Spirit of Christmas events though.

  7. We visited in the summer. Will have to put it on our list to try this in the winter.

  8. I ove all the smiling faces….making great memories

  9. I’m so dreading the snow but the gondola looks like a fun activity to do in the winter

  10. Sounds like a great day adventure for everyone and any age, lots to do too!! I would love going in the gondola, fun fun!! Love all your pictures!!

  11. Beautiful pics of you & the family in Whistler, the scenery is spectacular! We don’t have any snow in southern Ontario yet, but hear that it’s on the way.

  12. I would love to ride the Sea to Sky Gondola, what a beautiful place.

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