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Closed for the 2015 season, see you April 2016!

“We had to travel where no human being should venture, for surely we have encountered the gates of hell.” –Simon Fraser, 1808.

Driving the scenic Fraser Canyon with its 7 mountain tunnels into the historic heart of British Columbia you come upon a strange and wondrous sight: 750 million litres of water travelling through a 33 metre wide passage. This is Hell’s Gate, so named after Simon Fraser’s comments during his search for a better fur trade route. Hell’s Gate is poised on the Gold Rush Trail, and it contains one of the only descending gondolas in North America. These aerial trams that cover a 152 metre descent give you a bird’s eye view of one of the most treacherous passages on the Fraser River.

At the other side of the tram ride you will find a variety of facilities including: Simon’s Café (Now with full sit down service), the Gold Panner Gift Shop, Education Centre, Fudge Factory, Gold Panning Station, Simon’s Wall, Observation Decks & Suspension Bridge.