Save 50% on Family Day 2018 at Sea To Sky Gondola

Save 50% on Family Day 2018 at Sea To Sky Gondola

From February 10 to February 12, 2018, Sea To Sky Gondola will help families celebrate with their annual Family Day weekend.

Over the holiday weekend, the Sea to Sky Gondola is one of the venues that will host activities all weekend long. Located in Squamish, British Columbia at 36800 Highway 99, Sea to Sky Gondola is just two kilometres south of Squamish and roughly an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver. Attractions include the Gondola ride, hiking trails, free optional guided tours, a suspension bridge and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Squamish Valley.

The Gondola ride takes about 10 minutes and ascends about 850 metres with a spectacular view of the landscape below. A number of family-friendly trails await visitors. The 1.6 kilometre Panorama and Wonderland Lake Loop trail carries you along the most scenic paths and leads to the most breathtaking views over Squamish Valley. If you’re not up for a hike, enjoy the impressive views anyway, from the suspension bridge. Get to know more about the local history and natural environment on a free guided tour that carries visitors along the 400 metre long Spirit Trail.

On Family Day, the Sea to Sky Gondola will be offering additional activities to partake in. In celebration of the holiday, admissions will be half price for the entire weekend! Entry to the Sea to Sky is usually $40 (adults), $38 (seniors), $25 (13-18 years), $14 (6-12 years) and free for children under five. With a 50 percent discount, the whole family can enjoy the Gondola experience twice over, or engage in the #AdventureByNature experience, specially organized for the weekend. Important to note is that the Family Day discount is applicable to individual ticket purchases only, and excludes family tickets.

#AdventureByNature at Sea to Sky Gondola will be buzzing with activities over the weekend. Families can come explore the snowshoe trails on a guided tour. This tour takes visitors through a majestic sub-alpine forest, leading to a lookout platform above the legendary Stawamus Chief, Howe Sound, and the Squamish Valley. If solitude, breathtaking views, crisp mountain air and snow laden forests awaken your senses, try snowshoeing and escape into Sea to Sky’s winter wonderland. The trail is accessible to experienced snowshoers and first-timers.

Another exciting family experience is good old fashioned tubing. About five minutes away from the Summit Lodge, the tube park delivers sliding fun for all ages. They also offer hot beverages, or a winter stew, before returning to the base. After having a memorable time tubing, families can enjoy S’mores and family time around the outdoor bonfire, or refuel with a meal. For the children, Sea to Sky will have face painting and retail discounts on The North Face children’s clothing. Come see an old fashioned Canadian sugar shack and/or relax to live music, plus so much more!

This year’s Family Day, at the Sea to Sky Gondola, will be chock full of things to do and see, from February 10th through 12th. Join in on the celebrations and create memories as a family. Tickets purchased for the #AdventureByNature experienceare valid until day end, February 12, 2018. For more information, call 604-892-2551 or visit

Enjoy BC Family Day at the Britannia Mine Museum This Year

Enjoy BC Family Day at the Britannia Mine Museum This Year

Monday, February 12th, Britannia Mine Museum will be offering 50% off admission, to celebrate BC Family Day. There will be 45-minute guided tours offered throughout the day.

Britannia Mine Museum is a National Historic Site and internationally recognized tourist and educational destination, located on the Sea to Sky Highway, between Vancouver and Whistler. It provides an insight into the  112-year history of the Britannia Beach community, and encourages mining awareness through experiential educational programs, exhibits and entertaining events. You will not only enjoy the exhibits and engaging favourites like the underground mine train, the historic 20-storey concentrator mill and gold panning, but can also learn about Britannia’s history as one of the most productive copper mines in the British Commonwealth in the 1930s.

The underground mine and train ride take you deep inside a mining tunnel, where you can experience what it was like to mine back in 1914. You’ll learn about the drills and machines the miners used and gain an understanding of the mineralization process, and rich colours produced as minerals are exposed to water and air. The historic mill building is one of the last remaining gravity-fed concentrator mills in North America. The 20-storey building has been the symbol of Britannia over the years, perched upon a cliff overlooking Howe Sound, and was restored in 2007. The Beaty-Lundin Visitor Centre houses several theatrical mining displays, a gift shop and mineral gallery.

The 1908 machine shop displays a number of historic machines and pieces of equipment donated by mining companies from across the country. The core sheds are an immense archive of rock core samples, drilled from the mountainside, collected over the mining years in Britannia. And don’t miss the Gold Panning Pavilion, always a big hit with the family; a scenic boardwalk and cedar-post covered area where kids can spend hours panning for real gold, or visit the restored heritage buildings nearby. The Britannia Mine Museum is open sevan days a week from 9:00am to 5pm, with guided tours until 3:00.

Note: If you live in Furry Creek, Britannia Beach, Squamish or Whistler, you can enjoy Britannia Mine Museum’s Sea to Sky special. Show your driver’s license (or other proof of address) and receive 50% off admission Saturday the 10th, Sunday the 11th and Monday the 12th.