Squamish Via Ferrata Tour


Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

A fun and memorable experience set in the spectacular Coast Mountain terrain, enjoyed by everyone! Participants easily ascend ladder like rungs, cross exhilarating suspension bridges, and take in the scenic beauty of ocean fjords and gleaming white peaks.

What you can expect

Meeting: 15 minutes before the tour start time at the Harnessing Deck.
The harnessing deck is located at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola, a moments walk left along the trail.
For the 10:00am tour, please meet at Basecamp Cafe before loading on the Sea to Sky Gondola at 9:45am.
You will be fitted with climbing equipment at the harnessing deck.
Hike a short way down the Sea to Summit Trail amongst beautiful old growth forest to a lovely viewpoint of Howe Sound.
The Via Ferrata starts at the “Flight Deck”, where the guide will clip you into the safety cable and your adventure begins!
Along your trip, you’ll traverse a catwalk, cross bridges, and ascend up glacier-worn granite aided by the steel rungs and the fixed cable system.
Amongst stunning surroundings, you will bear witness to Howe Sound below, and the snow-capped peaks of Sky Pilot above.
The route completes with a spectacular finish below the sun deck of the Sea to Sky Summit Lodge, where you can wind down with a cold beverage and watch other groups top out from below.


1.5 hrs


  • Hiking type shoes
  • Warm layers for colder days
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with leash
  • Small Backpack
  • Personal items you require for a day in the outdoors

Weather requirements

  • Dress appropriately for the days weather


  • Exciting and unique climbing adventure
  • Perfect for all ages and abilities
  • Awe-inspiring views of Howe Sound and snow-capped peaks of Sky Pilot


  • Daily tours departing 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm
  • Sea to Sky Gondola lift tickets are required to access the Squamish Via Ferrata. See Pricing for more details

Meet location

10am tours meet at base of Sea to Sky Gondola 12pm and 3pm tours meet at top of Sea to Sky Gondola

Driving directions

  • The Sea to Sky Gondola is located 2km South of Squamish on the northbound side of the highway
  • From Whistler, turn around at the Shannon Falls Provincial Park turn off.
  • From Vancouver, the gondola is located directly after the Shannon Falls Provincial Park traffic lights



  • All guests must sign a release of liability waiver prior to participating in any activity. Guests who are 19 years and older sign their own waiver. Guests under the age of 19 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the waiver on their behalf
  • It is strongly recommended that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance upon booking and Emergency Evacuation insurance. A recommended insurance provider is Tugo.Com or call 1800 663 0399 if required

Cancellation / Refund

  • Within 24 hour cancellation notice will result in a 100% forfeit
  • Outside of 24 hours - $25 penalty to reschedule
  • If conditions force Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures to cancel a course or trip they will do all they can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible you will receive a full refund. They reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:


Number of guests allowed

No limit on guests number

Minimum time to book before

24 hour


  • All prices quoted are based on current 2017 rates and may be subject to change for the 2018 season

Regular rate

Adult (aged 13 – 85) $109.00 CAD
Child (aged 6 – 12) $109.00 CAD

Via Ferrata, Shuttle & Gondola Lift Ticket

Via Ferrata only: $109.00
Via Ferrata and Sea to Sky Gondola Lift Ticket $149.00
Via Ferrata, Sea to Sky Gondola Lift Ticket, and Shuttle $199.00

Adult (aged 13 – 85) $199.00 CAD
Child (aged 6 – 12) $199.00 CAD

Via Ferrata Private Group

Available for groups of 1 to 6 people. Families with young children must book Private Group Rate to ensure a 1 on 1 guide to young child ratio.

Price for entire reservation $599.00 CAD

Via Ferrata with Gondola Lift Ticket

Via Ferrata only: $109.00
Via Ferrata and Sea to Sky Gondola Lift Ticket $149.00

Price for entire reservation $149.00 CAD

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