Sea to Sky Gondola proposes spiraling, mid-air tree walk in new expansion plans

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      The Sea to Sky Gondola wants to bring more visitors to its year-round attraction, and they plan to do it by adding a new experience that will literally bring guests to new heights.

      The Squamish tourist hot spot has announced an expansion proposal that will include an elevated tree walk that spirals 34 meters into the sky, which will offer 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape.

      Guests would be able to start the experience at Summit Lodge before embarking on the 2.5 kilometer trek through trees and wetlands along Panorama Ridge.

      Renderings show the structure will provide cover over the walkway, which will allow it to be accessible throughout the year, regardless of weather conditions.

      Plans for this massive architecture addition is still pending approvals from local and provincial levels of government, and First Nations engagement.

      “The elevated tree walk we have envisioned and proposed will make it easy for our guests of all ages and abilities to better connect to the great outdoors,” said Kirby Brown, Sea to Sky Gondola’s general manager, in a press statement. “This structure would be Canada’s newest iconic landmark, and its location, immersed in nature, will solidify Squamish as a must-see Canadian tourism destination.”

      Sea to Sky Gondola hopes to break ground in fall 2019, and open in spring 2020. The popular attraction first opened in spring 2014, and offers many outdoor activities throughout the year.

      A siteplan of the proposed tree walk.
      Sea to Sky Gondola

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