Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, BC (1 July, 2016)

Monday, July 11, 2016

It was a boring day on the first of July at our house. It was a very slow Sunday, nice and warm. We did nothing all day and I thought that we probably should have a nap time after jumping on the trampoline. That plan was just minutes away when Nick suddenly said: "You have 30 minutes do get dressed and we will go out". He promised a long drive so our 4 y.o would have his nap in the car. 

He told me to bring camera as we possibly were going to a botanical garden :)

I filmed a piece of that Sea to sky highway to show the rock on the right-side of the road that they had to blow up to make the road wider for the Olympics in 2010.

This is what we saw when we finally stopped! This is the Sea to Sky Gondola. You cannot even see the end destination. Now I knew why it was important to bring video camera!

Is it going to be scary going up? Not as scary as going down! I had no idea there was a suspension bridge there too! Nice surprise! (I have a video at the bottom of this post, btw)

We already knew that our little one did not like suspension bridges (if you remember the Cascade Falls, we tried it there), so Gabriel and me went first. Then Gabriel went the second time when it was Nick's turn and I stayed with our son to wait for them. 

There are many trails at the top. Some are short and some are long. We looked at the map and found a lake not far from there. It was a small lake! Too bad the water lilies were sleeping already... I think they were pink.

I filmed that lake too. The trail to that lake was very interesting! I filmed it on our way back.

Then we found the first view point:

Then we took a really nice trail to get to this view point. It was so nice, we could have a pram for the kid so Nick would not have to carry him on his shoulders. It was worth getting there! The trail was not that long. It said 1,6 km there and back, but it felt a lot shorter. I do not think we walked that much.

...and I filmed it too, of course:

There was a band playing music at the restaurant by the gondola. We listened to it for a few minutes. I realized that I had not taken any pictures from that view point yet. So, that was what I did:

We had a picnic when we came up, but we were hungry at the end of our trip. It was time to come down and find a place to eat. 

We checked out this playground while Gabriel tried to choose a gift for his sister:

There was a flower there! 

Squamish is an interesting place! I could not take a picture, so I tried to film it from the window too!

Sea to sky highway is not the safest one in BC. There is blown up rock on one side and the ocean on another side. I filmed a few road sections to show that. 

Here is finally my video from the trip :)


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