New York Times names Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish in top 52 Places to Go

(January 09, 2015 )

Remy Scalza New York Times  The Sea to Sky Gondola recently got a major lift: it was included on the New York Times’ list of 52 Places to Go in 2015.
The publication ranked Squamish as No. 32.Here’s how the Times' article describes the spot:

A mountain town now more than a stopover.

Can a $22 million gondola put a Canadian mountain town on the world map? Maybe. An hour’s drive north of Vancouver, Squamish has long been a pit stop for the 9.5 million travelers who go to Whistler ski resort each year. But last spring, the new Sea to Sky Gondola began shuttling passengers nearly 3,000 feet from sea level to a perch in the surrounding Coast Mountains. Already, nearly a half-million people have made the ascent. Many are sticking around after the ride down, drawn by an unusual combination of West Coast wilderness and accessibility. Hundreds of trails weave through Pacific rain forest to glacial lakes, waterfalls and peaks. Kiteboarders ply a 26-mile fjord, adventurers climb 2,300-foot Stawamus Chief, and birders gather for the annual return of thousands of bald eagles.