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Hell's Gate Airtram

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Address: 43111 Trans Canada Hwy | Boston Bar, Hope, British Columbia V0K 1C0, Canada
Phone Number: 604-867-9277
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Drive the Scenic Fraser Canyon with its’ seven mountain tunnels through the...

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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Pondered wether or not to ride as had read some uncomplimentary comments. It was $20 per person for seniors & that also made us think about the event. We are so happy we decided... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ken W
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Dixon, California
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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Tram ride was over the top exhilerating with the rushing Fraser River down below. On the other side of the Fraser River we learned so much about the first settlers and also how important this area was and the hardships to build a road through Hell's Gate for the first settlers and the people of the Gold Rush. I... More 

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Dixon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pondered wether or not to ride as had read some uncomplimentary comments. It was $20 per person for seniors & that also made us think about the event. We are so happy we decided to go. The ride was spectacular. It was quite a windy day but the gondolas are very stable. The views from the tram & the bridge... More 

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Cheam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not much to say - you go down on the cable car, have a little mooch round (very nice ice-creams) and come back up. The guys who operate the cable cars are very informative - interesting story as to how it came to be and if you're lucky you'll see a train come round the mountain.

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Princeton BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it's a real nice adventure, they have a few shops for trinkets and a place to buy ice cream and fudge,T shirts etc;

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Fonthill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This scenic spot is just north of Hope BC and worth the visit. Learn the history of the railway through BC mountains and learn about salmon spawning in the Fraser River. The view from the Airtram is beautiful.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having driven by many times we made it a priority to finally take the Tram. Great stop to explore some of BC's history. Our guide down the tram was full of information as to why its called Hell's Gate. The fish ladders are interesting, also a great place to start learning some BC gold mining history too. A small museum... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The river certainly rages through here and the ride across on the cable car gives a great view. Had lunch at the cafe on the far side, walked the bridge and enjoyed all the history information and displays. Enjoyed our visit

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a kid again for the whole visit! Talk to the locals, they pointed out another amazing space not 500 meters away no one knows about!

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Thank Dianetrap
Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.... very friendly staff, great talk on way down, all staff very friendly. I have never been and just passed by many times, never taking the time... its got something for everyone.... beautiful scenerey, excitement of gondola and walking across the bridge, relaxing to sit and watch the river, good museum with good films, interesting about the salmon run and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is nearly exactly as I remember it, almost 40 years ago when I visited as a child. I took my own kids today and it was really deja vu. The only real difference is the price. It's not really a budget excursion, more like splurge once in a lifetime thing.

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