Fraser Valley sunset

Introducing a new world-class Eco & Cultural Tourism Attraction

The Cascade Skyline Gondola Project

The proposed Cascade Skyline Gondola Project (formally known as Bridal Falls Gondola Project) is a new world-class British Columbia eco and cultural tourism attraction and local adventure recreation playground, located in the heart of the majestic Fraser Valley and Canadian Cascades mountain range, adjacent to stunning Bridal Veil Falls and the Trans Canada Highway.

Hiker enjoying a view

Accessible & Sustainable

Accessible to a wide range of abilities, mobilities and interests with unique human-powered experiences on offer, Cascade Skyline Gondola is committed to green, clean, and sustainable year-round healthful enjoyment for all guests.


Gondola & Amenities

Picture your arrival at the Cascade Skyline Gondola base complex, set within park - like grounds and green spaces with a bistro café, gift shop, walking trails, local arts and crafts, events plaza, wedding chapel and more to experience and explore.

Logo: Cheam First Nation

The base area will also feature the proposed Sto’lo Cultural and Interpretive Centre that will showcase the history, sacred stories, culture and artifacts of the area’s First Nations, on whose traditional lands the Cascade Skyline Gondola attraction is set

Imagine the state of the art, electric 8 passenger 2 stage gondola ride whisking you over 1200 metres skyward in 15 minutes to the dramatic Summit day lodge/restaurant/theatre and extensive viewing decks showcasing all of the beautiful Fraser Valley scenery below, and the panoramic scenescapes of the Cascade and Coast mountain peaks all around. 

Backpackers hiking through alpine flowers
Backcountry ski touring
Hikers watching a paraglider
Mountain biker rolling down a trail
Trail runner on a ridge with a view
Hikers taking photos and girls jumping in an alpine lake
Backpackers hiking up a trail
Backcountry skiers
A paraglider getting ready to take off
Hikers enjoying a sunset view

Outstanding adventures on your own terms

From the day lodge and viewing decks, branching out in all directions, is an extensive network of walking, hiking, cultural interpretive, biking, and backcountry skiing trails, offering outstanding adventures on your own terms - long or short, big or small - as you desire, with the mountains and forests at the centre of your nature based experience.

Rendering of proposed gondola station

The Master Plan

The masterplanning and economic impact studies are completed. Environmental, geo-tech, and traffic flow studies are soon to be. A core feature of site planning for the project is the protection and regeneration of vast amounts of currently "brownfield" and clear-cut watershed lands to a much more sustainable and functional natural state and habitat.

A very experienced BC development team is leading this project and stakeholder and rightsholder partnerships are in place or in process. The Cheam First Nation is an equity partner in the project which is a cornerstone of their economic development strategy. The project is now going through the regulatory process with approval anticipated by mid 2021 and opening in the spring of 2023.


Jobs During Construction


Full & Part Time Positions


Tax Revenues Over 5 Years


FVRD Tourism Spending over 5 years

During the construction phase alone, the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project will supply over 500 jobs and generate over $8m in total tax revenues. From year 1, operations will create over 300 local full and part time employment positions and deliver, annually, almost $4m in tax revenues and $15m in local tourism spending. Cumulatively, over 5 years of operations, total tax revenues are expected to reach $29m and throughout the Fraser Valley Regional District, induced and indirect tourism spending is forecast to surpass $80m and create over 2500 industry jobs.

The Cascade Skyline Gondola, from day one, will be an economic driver for local communities and a catalyst for the growth of tourism throughout the Fraser Valley.


Stakeholder Support

We believe that this project reflects the values and long-term goals of Cheam First Nation. Its development will help create a sustainable local tourism-based economy for the region. It will also deliver many benefits to our membership and to surrounding Communities and provide additional protection and presentation of our cultural and traditional resources. As equity partners with Cascade Skyline Gondola Project, we support the vision and approval of this project.

Chief Andrew Victor

Cheam First Nation

We support the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project application and look forward to the many benefits this endeavour will provide to the District of Kent including economic stimulus, and eco-tourism, cultural, and outdoor recreational experiences for locals and visitors.

Sylvia Pranger

Mayor, District of Kent

I offer my full support to this project. It will bring strong economic, cultural, and recreational benefits to our Communities by creating hundreds of jobs, building tourism in the Fraser Valley, providing protection of the tenured lands and showcasing the culture, language, and history of the Stó:lō Nation.

Mark Strahl

Member of Parliament, Chilliwack-Hope

Tourism Chilliwack fully supports the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project. We believe this project will provide a myriad of recreational, economic, and cultural benefits to our local communities and support our “Experience the Fraser” tourism initiatives. It will also provide critical support to Provincial efforts as we look to rebuild the BC tourism industry following the pandemic. It will also bring much needed stewardship and remediation to tenure lands that have suffered damaging impacts to wildlife, First Nation cultural use, the environment, and community fire safety, due to illegal trails, motorized ATV’s, clear-cut logging, unrestricted fires, camping and other activities. Clearly, this project will be an incredibly positive addition to our community and a key component in our economic future.

Brian Minter

Chair, Tourism Chilliwack

On behalf of the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation, we are pleased to offer support for the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project. Creating a sustainable and desirable community is not just about jobs, nor is it just about tourists. We know that to be successful and liveable, communities need vital infrastructure to propel them to the next level. The Cascade Skyline Gondola Project will create a long-term, eco-sensitive and cultural attraction that integrates employment and economic growth with a quality of life, for the benefit of all.

Brian Coombes

President, Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO)

The Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) supports the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project tenure application. This eco-sensitive project will create hundreds of construction and permanent jobs for indigenous peoples and other residents of the Fraser Valley and become a major catalyst for the growth of tourism in the region. The Cascade Skyline Gondola Project also will introduce a new world class BC tourism attraction to residents and visitors at a critical time when our industry is beginning a long-term (post-pandemic) tourism recovery.

Walt Judas


On behalf of Council, we whole heartedly offer our support for the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project. Having a world class adventure and cultural attraction located within a 15- minute drive from downtown Chilliwack will create significant economic and employment benefits for our accommodations, restaurants, and shopping facilities. In addition, it will be an exciting, and popular venue for outdoor recreation, cultural experiences, and community events for our residents and neighbouring communities in the Fraser Valley.

Ken Popove

Mayor, City of Chilliwack

In 2014, the Sea to Sky Gondola opened its doors to rave reviews, and via media coverage and extensive marketing, quickly allowed the world to discover Squamish and all we offer as an outdoor recreation mecca and great place to live, work, and raise a family. The economic boost from the Gondola was, and continues to be, expansive. We believe the Cascade Skyline Gondola Project will deliver similar benefits to the Communities of the Fraser Valley.

Louise Walker

President, Chamber of Commerce, Squamish