Hells Gate

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Steve Vanden-Eykel
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If you are of robust health, you don't actually have to pay to visit the site. You have to pay to use the gondola, but there's an access road that lets vehicles drive down. It's gated of course, but there's no rule against hiking down. Be warned though, it's five steep doglegs. Hard going down, BRUTAL going up. But if you're up for it, you can save the cost of seeing Hell's Gate and visiting the village.
Written March 29, 2021
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Jeff B
Mission, Canada10 contributions
Family
Was my first time at Hell's Gate and it is amazing. Not only the breathtaking scenery but the story behind it and the old gold rush times. The cafe at the bottom has the best burgers as well. Kind of on the pricey side especially for a family but it is definitely worth it at least once.
Written December 9, 2020
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Raymond
Los Angeles, CA724 contributions
Friends
Great views but not much to do. I was not really sure what to expect when we headed to this attraction. I was visiting my friends in Surrey & Richmond and they just brought me here. We travelled down the air tram to the other side of the river and the views were awesome! We got to take some really nice pictures.
Written September 2, 2020
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Jo J
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Family
As a family of 5 with 3 children over 5 years old, we spent $150. There was a sign saying that fudge and ice cream were not being made on site due to Covid. The air tram was not disinfected at all between people getting on and off. There was nothing available when we got to the ‘attraction’ area we were disappointed to find out that the restaurant was only serving hot dogs, the gift shop was over priced. It’s one of the most expensive washrooms I have ever used. Hells gate is not the attraction it once was and we have been several times before. Big disappointment, not recommended.
Written July 25, 2020
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adffernando
Auckland Central, New Zealand26 contributions
Family
First time we visited this facility and experienced the Sulfur and mud pool. It’s great to learn new things! The thermal area is big and the spa was rejuvenating. The whole family enjoyed this new experience😁

Written April 6, 2021
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Zipster16
Seattle473 contributions
Family
There's a large parking area pull-out just south of the pedestrian overpass. Walk around the metal gate and down the gravel road. The sign says it's 1 km to the river. There are a number of switchbacks, cross the railroad tracks and you're there. You can take the AirTram back to the top if you don't want to walk back up. While good walking shoes would be best, we saw people making the trip in flip-flops. If it's a hot day, take a water bottle. You can walk across the bridge at the bottom to visit the AirTram facilities and concessions.
Written June 24, 2014
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Hannah S
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Family
Hey fellow travellers, Here's some things I wish someone told me before we went here:

1. You don't have to pay $22 to use the AirTram to see the water (details below!)

2. The facilities are hilariously outdated - c'mon guys! Put some more money into the videos and information areas to tell us how the Fish ways work.

3. I'm a tourist, I basically arrive at places screaming "Take my money!" But I would like to receive decent food, coffee and a gift shop with proper Canadian items for sale in return. A little sad face about my sachet hot chocolate and a gift shop filled with items I see in $2 shops (i.e. spray painted glitter lady bugs you stick in your garden)

How to get down to Hell's Gate bridge for free:

Pass the Hell's Gate AirTram entrance, and continue towards Hope for approx. 300 metres until you reach a pullout / wayside stop on the right hand side. There's a rock monument there about Hells Gate, and behind it a dirt track that leads down to the footbridge.

Keep in mind: it's a decent ascent back up again, but if you're tired you can pay $14 to use the AirTram back up. Also, there's a chance this bridge is closed outside of the 10am-5pm operating hours- but you'll still be able to see the raging river.

Written July 25, 2015
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Les B
Bathurst, Australia836 contributions
Couples
My wife took the Gondola "Air Tram" down but I did the walk. She enjoyed the ride and said it was very stable even though it was windy. I cannot handle heights so did the alternative of the walk down the track. To access the track walk towards Hope until you come to the "pullout". Head down the dirt road but be warned it is steep and does have some loose rocks. There are drops of the side and no safety rails. At the bottom walk across the bridge. There are interesting displays and photos about the place and the salmon, etc. It took me 30 minutes to walk down (had to wait for the train to pass) and 20 minutes back to the pullout area and my wife drove from the car park to the pullout area so I did not have to do that part again. If walking there is no cost involved other than the calories you will burn off!
Written August 19, 2018
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Family M
New Westminster, Canada33 contributions
Family
If you are up for a short hike (about 1 km) on a dirt road you can see Hells Gate for free! Just south of the tram there is a service road with a gate. It is unmarked. Follow this road down to the river and you will get to the suspension bridge. Enjoy the rushing and roaring Fraser river! Depending on the year it may be quite spectacular or calmer. This year it is definetely calmer! However the views down the canyon are pretty awesome! You can take the tram if you like but we found it quite expensive $58 for a family of 4 (kids 4 and 9) so we opted to walk. If you are tired and don't want to walk up you can take the tram up for 1/2 price. The suspension bridge, rushing waters and views are the attraction and are free, we didn't find the shops all that worthwhile - even gold panning is $5!
Written July 7, 2015
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Stacejoyc
B.C.42 contributions
We have driven back and forth through the Fraser Canyon for 25 years and never stopped. Decided to stop today for our kids, as heading home (north) from a weekend in Vancouver. On arrival told cash only as machines have not been working (opened yesterday!) and unfortunately we did not have enough cash for the four of us. We would have gotten cash had their FB page or website stated this when we checked this morning. Told to go to Boston Bar (10mins away) ATM. No washrooms either. For a "remote" attraction better planning is needed in case this happens (perhaps manual credit machine or ? Other) saw many other groups and families leaving as well. Very disappointing. Likely will be another 25 years before we stop again unless they can keep updated info on their sites.
Written April 26, 2015
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