Vancouver has been my home since moving from Iran when I was 6 years old. It sees hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, so I thought I would share one of my new favorite places in this beautiful coastal city.
Sea – to – Sky Gondola
This is one of the most exciting things to do with an afternoon in Vancouver. First of all the drive up to the gondola from downtown Vancouver is beautiful on it’s own. The Sea to Sky highway travels along the water at an altitude high enough to create spectacular views of not only the water but the mountains as well. Once there you jump into a gondola big enough to fit 8 people with padded seats and floor to ceiling glass walls for maximum views.
The ride up is a total of about 10 minutes and it is breath taking. I was lucky enough to recently go on a clear, sunny day and I was completely blown away. Once you get to the top there are other things you can do like walking trails, viewing platforms, and the Sky Pilot Suspension bridge. I’m actually very scared of heights so this was a great way to overcome that. The view makes you completely forget about everything else.
Have you ever been on the gondola? What are some of your favorite Vancouver attractions I need to check out? I want to be more of a tourist in this beautiful city and experience all of the amazing places it has to offer!