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“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.