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Hell's Gate Airtram

43111 Trans Canada Hwy | Boston Bar, Hope, British Columbia V0K 1C0, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Hope
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Landmarks
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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 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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Awesome experience for the kids and us! You will surprised with the history of Hell's Gate...I love the salmon chowder and burger very much!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

To ride over Hell's Gate Fraser River was a thrill in the Airtram. On the "other side" is Simon's Cafe, a suspension bridge and other "viewing" platforms plus much more. ALL AWESOME!

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Exciting (terrifying for my wife) drop down into the canyon, terrific views, well worth the stop off.

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We've driven by this place a number of times. Our loss. The tram ride seems expensive until you actually take it; what a spectacular view and steep run across the canyon. As mentioned, the historical display is very informative( as are the staff), and very nicely arranged. The fudge factory is nice but a bit pricey. The souvenir shop is... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. The Airtram ride, down over the river is excellent. The historical aspects of Hell's Gate are very interesting, along with the various artifacts that still remain, such as the haunted stove/oven. There's a great souvenir shop and restaurant, both surrounded by beautiful gardens. We had lunch at a table overlooking the river gorge, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was a great way to break the journey between Vancouver and Kamloops. The air tram ride across the canyon provides spectacular views and the cafe at the lower side is a utilitarian, though pleasant, spot to grab a simple lunch. We were surprised and pleased at how delicious the Salmon Chowder was - one of the nicest chowders I've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Hell's Gate Air Tram was a pleasure to visit!! Best thing of all they are PET-FRIENDLY!! 🐶👍😃The staff were welcoming, friendly and knowledgable. It was a relaxing, informative and very interesting attraction. We learned so much and the whole family enjoyed the attraction. There is so much to do yet one doesn't need a lot of time there either -which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This trip will take your breath away! It is so cool and the people that work there, are really great! My Wife and I met Brian McKinney, what a great guy! He gave is a lot of information, about everything around there. Would go back in a second. This place is a must see! Steve And Carolyn

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I had purchased tickets in advance for this attraction and boy was I ever glad I did! It was an unreal experience taking the gondola down to beside the river with all the rushing water. There was a lot to see and take in because of the history of this location. I would recommend visiting this attraction to anyone who... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Interesting downward airtram to river, lots information and improvements made to salmon fishing on Fraser River from this area. Good place to watch the very long freight trains pass by whilst standing right by the track.

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