Hell’s Gate Airtram

On Tuesday, the four of us drove up to see Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon for the afternoon.  It was the first real sunny weather we have seen in at least 5 days.  Hell’s Gate is a canyon area on the Fraser River near Boston Bar with huge rock walls rising from the river and first written about by the explorer Simon Fraser in 1808.  Click on the title to be taken to the Air Tram’s website.  Hell’s Gate Airtram features a cable car ride down into the canyon where one can enjoy a suspension bridge across the Fraser River, fudge factory, cafe, fisheries exhibit, gift shop and observation deck.  Adults pay $17 for the cable ride.  
The drive up through Yale was very picturesque and only took about 40 minutes.  On the way back we stopped at the Pioneer’s Cemetery in Yale to look at some of the headstones dating back to the early 1800s.  Many laid to rest were of European ancestry.
Our last stop on the way back to Cultus Lake was at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.  Unfortunately, my photograph of the falls does not so it justice at all.
An excellent supper was had at Jim and Jane’s last night followed by canasta.  When will the bleeding stop?  The boys went down in flames again last night for the fourth time in a row.  Excellent playing girls!


  1. Mark and Chris September 13, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    Datastorm installation fell through at last minute. We are not very happy about that at all. Hoping for a positive resolution soon. Glad you enjoy the blog. Have a wonderful trip and feel free to ask me questions….

  2. Pat September 12, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

    What happened with your Datastorm installation? Do you prefer it to an aircard because of poor cellphone reception in areas you visit?

    We've enjoyed your blog, especially as we are planning a trip to Alaska next year.