43111 Trans Canada Hwy
Boston Bar, BC
Drive the Scenic Fraser Canyon with its’ 7 mountain tunnels into the historic heart of British Columbia and visit the biggest ‘rush’ on the Gold Rush Trail. You can see this place for yourself as you exchange mountain ranges aboard one of the only descending gondolas in North America. These aerial trams will give you a birds’ eye view of this historic landmark where 200 million gallons of water per minute thunder through this 33 metre wide passage. “We had to travel where no human being should venture for surely we have encountered the gates of hell”. – Simon Fraser, 1808. You will witness firsthand what these words really meant to this early explorer. During your visit, be sure to: - try the homemade Salmon Chowder in Simon's Cafe - browse the gift shop for the perfect gift for someone special - satisfy your taste buds in the Fudge Factory with over 30 flavours to choose from - learn about the history of Hell's Gate, the life cycle of the spawning salmon, and the colourful past of the Fraser River Gold Rush in the Education Centre - 'strike it rich' when you pan for Fraser River Gold - take lots of pictures from the observation decks - feel the power of the river under your feet as you walk across the Suspension Bridge - watch for the friendly paranormal spirits that have been identified to exist in the Hell's Gate area - keep your eyes (and ears!) open for rafters navigating the rapids - enjoy the many different species of birds, chipmunks and marmots feeding - listen for the sounds of the trains - with tracks on both sides of the canyon, there is ample opportunity to watch these incredible machines cling to the sides of the canyon snaking their way to and from the coast Hell's Gate Airtram is a locally owned & operated attraction open daily late April through early October. Located on the #1 Trans Canada Hwy in the scenic Fraser Canyon between Hope & Cache Creek.