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Sea to Sky Gondola Summer Solstice

Friday, June 20th, 2014 — 10:44am PDT
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Welcome summer and sunshine at the Sea to Sky Gondola this Saturday! The province’s newest attraction, with epic panoramic views of Howe Sound and surrounding mountains — including the legendary Stawamus Chief — is hosting a Summer Soltice celebration tomorrow.

Sea to Sky Gondola

Where Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish
When Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:00pm

The first activity will start at 9:30am with the first ever trail-running event on the grounds, the Skyline Ridge Run. Runners can chose between a 10km or 21km distance course. The celebration will continue into the evening with a pre-registered sun salutation and sunset yoga, fireside chats and night summer beats.

Sea to Sky Gondola Summer Solstice

9:20am 21KM Skyline Ridge Run
Location: Lower Plaza

9:45am 10KM Skyline Ridge Run
Location: Lower Plaza

11:00am General Informative Tour
Location: Octagon Deck

11:00am MEC Hiking 101
Location: Lower Plaza

12:00pm Arts + Crafts for Children
Location: Upper Plaza

Squamish River Watershed Society Tours
Location: Upper Plaza

Adventure + Nature Photography Exhibit
Location: Diamond Head Room

12:00pm Music from Cam Salay
Location: Summit View Deck

1:00pm Music from Larson Sisters
Location: Summit View Deck

2:00pm General Informative Tour
Location: Octagon Deck

2:00pm Music from Will Ross
Location: Summit View Deck

3:00pm Music from LOVECoast
Location: Summit View Deck

4:00pm Music from Badgerchild
Location: Summit View Deck

5:00pm Music from River + Road
Location: Summit View Deck

5:00pm 3-Course Dinner Menu
Location: Upper Summit Deck

6:00pm DJ Shelia
Location: Summit View Deck

7:00pm Salutations to the Sun + Moon for Solstice (pre-registered) and Sunset Yoga Flow
Location: Spirit Viewing Deck

10:00pm Last Download Available

Local DJ Sheila will kick off the sunset music series, which will take place at the Gondola summit every Friday night in July and August from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Every Friday and Saturday this summer the Summit Lodge will also host a local three course menu for $19.95 which you can enjoy in the lodge or out on the deck to take in more of the views.

Win Passes for the Summer Solstice

If you would like to check out the Sea to Sky Gondola’s lineup of activities tomorrow, I have a pair of lift passes to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Re-gram this post on Instagram including @SeaToSkyGondola + @Miss604 (1 entry)
RT to enter to win @SeatoSkyGondola #SummerSolstice passes from @Miss604

As the event is tomorrow I will wrap up this contest at 4:00pm today (Friday, June 20, 2014). Prize passes are valid only for June 21, 2014. If the winner drawn today cannot use the passes tomorrow, a new winner will be drawn at random from all entries. Follow the Sea to Sky Gondola on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Update The winner is Vania!

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  1. Radhika Khan says:

    This would be so much fun!

  2. Shuko says:

    I’d love to win!!!

  3. Lisa Walker says:

    Wow, sounds awesome!

  4. David says:

    Cool, would love to win! Fingers crossed.

  5. Lindsey M says:

    This sounds really fun!

  6. Anelise Farias says:

    This would be extremely awesome!

  7. Vania says:

    That would be awesome!!! I have been dying to go there and I have a visitor from out of country this week with me, plus, it’s my birthday month! That would be the cherry on top!

  8. carrie m says:

    This looks so amazing. Drove past while they were constructing it. What a great attraction

  9. Andrea says:

    This looks like it’ll be a great night out, and thst gondola looks fantastic!

  10. Matthew says:


  11. Ken says:

    I would love to take my family up there. We love the drive from Vancouver to Whistler.

  12. Janelle says:

    Oh yes please! 🙂

  13. Dying to go do this-it’s the newest thing on my bucket list!

  14. Sandy says:

    How fun would this be!

  15. Sarah Bermel says:

    This looks like a fantastic prize!

  16. Roberta says:

    I haven’t hiked the Chief in years, this would be a really cool way to enmjoy the view the whole way up!

  17. Mike Robertson says:

    Super Natural Getaway!

  18. Ronnie Boy says:

    I never win anything, this would be great for the family!

  19. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun.

  20. Chelle says:

    Curious to see what the gondola is like!

  21. Pauline says:

    Sounds good!

  22. Joanne D says:

    I’d love this!

  23. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  24. Bev U says:

    Would be so amazing to win this!! Fingers crossed 🙂

  25. Tina Szylowski says:

    Would love this! Fingers crossed!!!!!

  26. Lemon_cupid says:

    Regramed and tweeted, now in here letting you know my fingers are crossed. This would be such a nice day trip! Awesome prize!

  27. Michael says:


  28. matthew m says:

    well that looks fun.

  29. Don M says:

    I have a guest from out of town visiting – this would be a great treat – and it is also on my wish list for the summer.

  30. lemon_cupid says:

    Congratulations Vania – have a very happy birthday and have showing off our beautiful country to your visitor – I can’t imagine a better day-trip!

  31. Linda says:

    Very exciting adventure. Would love to do it.

  32. Vania says:

    Thank you!!! I am just so excited that I won a Miss 604 contest! My first one. And especially THIS one! Hopefully if I post lots of beautiful pictures from up there I can bribe other friends to visit me in Beautiful British Columbia!!!

  33. Mary anne says:

    Would love this

  34. Julian says:

    This looks very cool!

  35. Donna says:

    This would be an amazing experience.

  36. Chris says:

    Great summer prize giveaway.

  37. Susan says:

    What a fabulous view and get away. Happy Summer!

  38. Farah says:

    How exciting!!!!

  39. SARATHI says:

    how exiting! i want to see

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