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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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First a nice ride with the tram, than getting some interesting information and eating very good icecream

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
vlaush1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First a nice ride with the tram, than getting some interesting information and eating very good icecream

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a view from the tram.. Leave about an hour to an 1.5 hrs for this attraction .. Enjoy a bowl of soup and take lots of pictures... Lots of info from the tram driver... Interesting Half the fun was getting to Hellsgate!

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Thank Karen1616
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun stop along the Fraiser Canyon. Gorgeous views mixed with outdoors and history make this a a place with something for everyone, unless you're afraid of heights:) If you want to venture away from the main area, there is hiking trail to explore the canyon itself. We had a great time, and I recommend it to everyone!

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Thank KeithMil2
Mississauga, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This part of the Fraser River is beautiful but I felt so disappointed. It cost $20 each to take a cable car across the river. This was about a 5 minute ride. On the other side you can walk over the suspension bridge, have a snack in the restaurant or fudge, ice cream shop. The gift shop was boring and... More 

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Thank Jean H
Thorold, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Hells Gate. It's pretty neat to find out the history of the place. There is a restaurant there, we didn't get a chance to eat there though. We did have ice cream and it was good! The suspension bridge is pretty cool. The gift shop is nothing special. Unfortunately other than shirts they don't... More 

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Thank tbd15
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were planning a five-day foray through Canada's Rockies, we had the good sense to include this locale as a stop on our way from Vancouver to Calgary. It has great scenic and historic value: one gets a real sense of how railroad people and explorers battled the elements as they moved westward to the Pacific. The tremendous power... More 

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Thank Michael W
Vancouver British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun ride down over the Fraser River. There are good explanations of the building of the fish ladders. The museum contains excellent historical photographs. There is a film of a trip down the Fraser by raft. It is amazing to learn how much variation there is in the level of the river.

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Thank Varty_10
London, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in at Hell's Gate and took the tram across the river. The views were good and we were there early so there was not waiting. It seemed more like we have you at the other sided of the river now and we are going to try and sell you cheap stuff. We had stopped at... More 

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Thank Paul P
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited Hell's Gate in 1993 as part of a family excursion. I don't remember too much about my first foray here, except for the large chair and the fact that the California Raisins were still kind of a thing -- something highlighted by their presence, in the form of little figurines, in the gift shop. Fast forward 23... More 

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Thank PookyCake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do along the Fraser Canyon. The tram ride is thrilling and the history exhibits and hands on gold panning is interesting for everyone. Take a walk along the bridge and stand overtop the rushing waters, it's quite the sight.

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