B.C. Bucket List: Explore Sea to Sky’s Winter Activities

From must-see attractions to outdoor adventures and more, discover and explore the best B.C. has to offer

From must-see attractions to outdoor adventures and more, discover and explore the best B.C. has to offer

Whether you grew up on the West Coast, have recently moved here, or are just planning to visit, there’s no doubt you’ve got a bunch of adventures you can’t wait to cross off your bucket list. To help you prioritize, we’re sharing some of our must-do B.C. experiences so you don’t miss out.

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Experience: Sea to Sky Gondola’s Spirit of the Season

Cost: Prices vary

Location: Sea to Sky Gondola, 36800 Highway 99, Squamish

Bucket list factor: Experience the ultimate winter wonderland and enjoy outdoor adventures at the Sea to Sky Gondola. With a lineup of exhilarating activities running throughout the month of December, Spirit of the Season offers guests everything from forest walks to Santa visits to outdoor story time and holiday lunches with family and friends. Activities include:

  • A decorated forest walk, where you’re invited to explore the popular family-friendly Spirit Trail, which has been decked out with Scandinavian-style decorations and festive touches (free with lift ticket or pass);
  • Festive lunches with a seasonal menu of locally inspired cuisine, along with a hot drink (or two) to enjoy 885 metres above Howe Sound, allowing you to take in the amazing winter scenery and snow-covered mountains ($49 per person, discounted lift tickets for non-passholders);
  • A unique outdoor story time experience for the kids, set in a natural winter wonderland with complimentary cookies and hot chocolate (free with lift ticket or pass);
  • Meet St. Nick himself just before he sets off around the world. Children of all ages can drop by the Backyard Plaza to wish Santa well before he heads out for his big night ahead (free with lift ticket or pass);
  • Snowshoe at sunset and experience the peaceful beauty of the forest with a guided twilight snowshoe tour. Visitors can watch the sun fade into the horizon and see the stars light up the sky as they trek the alpine at this special time of day ($24.95 per person, cost does not include gondola day ticket or annual pass)
  • Unlock holiday magic with a virtual bedtime stories with Santa and listen as he shares his favourite stories of the season;
  • Get into the festive spirit with Sea to Sky’s Holiday Concert. The all-ages concert will include a Christmas carol singalong by the tree as well as contemporary holiday favourites and classic carols performed by solo performers from the Squamish Academy of Music and the SAM Singers choir (free with lift ticket or pass).

The Sea to Sky Gondola gives families and friends the opportunity to create new traditions. Take in the snow-capped peaks, crisp mountain air, and spend the season making memories with the ones you love most.

It is recommended that you purchase your day ticket online prior to visiting the Sea to Sky Gondola. Day tickets purchased online are valid for one round-trip on the Sea to Sky Gondola, as well as access to the suspension bridge, trails and Summit Lodge.