The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish saw it’s one-millionth visitor on Monday.

Squamish resident Carolynn Moon who was the millionth person to walk through the gate won a host of prizes that included annual passes, a wine pairing, a guided snowshoe tour, free tubing, an overnight stay at Sunwolfe and more.

The attraction opened in 2014 and provides year-round access to the outdoors that includes walking trails with viewing platforms, the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, and trails that cater to visitors of all abilities. For back-country enthusiasts, the gondola is an accessible gateway to the back-country that includes the upper Shannon Creek watershed and Sky Pilot Mountain.

Visitors from around the globe, and as far away as Iceland, South Africa, China and Russia have taken trips up the gondola. General Manager Kirby Brown says they take great pride in hosting guests from around the world, making it easy for them to experience the natural beauty of the West Coast.

Director of Sales and Marketing Christy Allan says that due to the interest in winter activities like snowshoeing, winter walking and tubing they made the decision in 2016 to open daily in the winter. In the winter of 2015 the attraction was only open four days a week. Allan says they have seen visitor numbers increase year over year since they opened.

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