Sea to Summit Trail

Paul Bride, Sea to Sky Gondola
Paul Bride, Sea to Sky Gondola

Challenge and Adventure!

Starting from the base of the Sea to Sky Gondola, the Sea to Summit Trail rises through the lower sections of the Stawamus Chief and Shannon Falls Provincial Park Trails and continues up what was once an inaccessible route through beautiful forest to the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola. Views of Howe Sound, Sky Pilot and the surrounding peaks abound throughout. A three to five hour intermediate hike climbing just over 900 metres, the Sea to Summit Trail is definitely a must do.

Access is via the Basecamp parking lot near the bottom of the lift. Follow the marking to the Chief Trail and then turn right onto the Upper Shannon Falls Trail and continue up to the summit. Variations include finishing with the Upper Sea to Summit Trail or the Shannon Basin Loop. The best part…sitting down after your hike up to enjoy a cold beverage on the deck while soaking in the views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains.

Getting Here

Drive south from the Adventure Centre on Highway 99. Park at the Sea to Sky Gondola Base Camp.

Oh, You'll Want To Read This

This trail has some steep & challenging sections. It requires fixed rope lines to assist you in some places. Not recommended for downhill travel.

A download ticket for the Sea to Sky Gondola can be purchased at Guest Services or the Summit Gift Shop. Dogs can hike up with you and require a ticket as well to download in the gondola.

The main season for this trail is April to October.

Type: Hiking
Area: Other
Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3 - 5 hours
Distance: 7.5 km
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