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Hell's Gate Airtram

43111 Trans Canada Hwy | Boston Bar, Hope, British Columbia V0K 1C0, Canada
604-867-9277
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As featured in Daytrips from Vancouver
Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Hope
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Drive the Scenic Fraser Canyon with its’ seven mountain tunnels through the historic heart of British Columbia and relive the biggest ‘rush’ on the... more » Owner description: Drive the Scenic Fraser Canyon with its’ seven mountain tunnels through the historic heart of British Columbia and relive the biggest ‘rush’ on the Gold Rush Trail. A location so unique the ‘afterlife’ have come back to use it as a playground. Early explorers refer to it as “a place where no human being should venture”, and man & nature battle here for supremacy. « less
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Surrey, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a great little get away my husband took me to. Loved the local feel. Russell was a great airtram tour guide. Great service, lots of fudge and a wonderful little gift shop. The water and views were worth the stop.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wished it stayed open later. The attraction closes at 5:00 PM. Great Canadian/US history lesson! Fantastic views!

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Looking down into Hell's Gate, you'd possibly think "No way!"... across and down towards the boiling waters of the Fraser River, but once in the air tram it's spectacular and exhilarating. Once on land again, you have the choice of walking across the open grilled bridge and back or just wandering around the explicit museum and wonderful fudge or gift... More

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Drachten
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

During our trip through Canada we decided to pay a visit to the Hells gate airtram! Well, we did pay, 20CAD pp for a 2 minute ride down over a wild river. The facility is small, and if you aren't interested in fish, it will take you no more than 30 minutes to see it all! Granted, it's a beautiful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice ride with the airtram down to the canyon and interesting thing to learn about salmon and gold age history. Restaurant, gift shop and fudge factory are really good but not cheap.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Coming from Australia, this holiday was a once in a lifetime experience for us. Started in Vancouver and drove to the Rockies, we made several stops along the way on the Trans Canada Hwy. My husband is a "Rambo" fan so we had made stops at the town of Hope as well as the Othello tunnels before arriving at Hells... More

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calgary, ab
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The gondola ride is smooth and combined with breath-taking views as well as knowledgeable commentary. The salmon exhibit is interesting and the gift-shop is full of the usual knick-knacks for those vacation desires. The fudge is superb and the rare view of a drowned floating black bear carcass swirling around in the dangerous eddies made for a lasting memory.

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Northridge, CA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
83 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I went here on the recommendation of friends who live in British Columbia. An interesting place that was a nice diversion on our ride up the Fraser River. A pretty reasonable value.

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Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Made a short stop at Hell's Gate. It's a great way to break up a long road trip. They have a large parking lot and it only takes about two hours to tour the whole place, lunch included. They keep it really clean and well maintained; high quality. I also thought the gift shop had unique wares that were fairly... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is RUN DOWN. Once you're on the tram you're forced to listen to some stupid speech that slightly talks about the history of the place and ends up just being a speech about their over priced frozen salmon food that they try to pass off as fresh. Trust me I've eaten fresh salmon... this is not it. In... More

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