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  • There are also three short films you can watch the Hells Gate experience as Simon Fraser first experienced it aboard a whitewater raft

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      Hells Gate Airtram is a unique location on the Gold Rush trail in the Fraser canyon. It’s located 2 - 1/2 hours West of Kamloops on the #1 Trans Canada Hwy. The name “Hells Gate” comes from the journal of the explorer Simon Fraser in 1808. In his journal he describes the narrow passage of Hells Gate as an “awesome gorge”. Here the towering rock walls of the Fraser River plunge toward each other, forcing the waters through a passage only 110 feet wide (35 m).

      Your visit to Hells Gate starts right after parking. The free parking lot is situated across the busy highway, but an overhead bridge takes you safely over and across to the ticket office. Rates are $17:00 CAD for adults, $11:00 CAD for youths, and $15:00 CAD for seniors and students. Hells Gate is


      open 7 days a week from April 9th until October 12th.

      The Airtram, which runs every 10 to 15 minutes takes you down the steep mountainside to the destination below. The journey each way takes approximately 2 minutes. Once you reach the destination, there are many things to see and do. Some of these include the Fudge Factory. This factory makes over 100 fudge flavors on site, and in 2006, the fudge factory broke the record with over 231 fudge flavors available.

      The fisheries exhibit is where the whole family can learn about the fishways and the life cycle of the spawning salmon. To help you understand, there is a replica of the fishways filled with live salmon, so that you can see how the salmon utilize the special structures. There are also three short films you can watch the Hells ...


      • Gate experience as Simon Fraser first experienced it aboard a whitewater raft. These movies and display is all included in your tram fare.

        The suspension bridge and observation decks are something else completely. Offering Birds eye views from the observation decks, and a close up view from the suspension bridge, you’ll want to make sure you have your camera at the ready. The suspension bridge gives you the opportunity to get a close up look at the international fisheries that flank the gorge, and if you’re lucky, you might even see rafters attempting the gorge itself!

        Hells gate is also reputed to be haunted. Things such as mysterious voices, strange shadows lurking about, objects falling off shelves and mysterious shapes appearing in photos are just a few of the things reported from this destination. There have been ongoing paranormal investigations at Hells

        gate, and as a result, some of the spirits there have been identified as Edward, The smoking man, and Lady behind the gift shop door. Why not go and visit, see if you can sense anything from these otherworldly visitors?

        No matter whether you’re interested in ghosts or not, Hells gate is a fantastic destination, with many things to see and do, at a very reasonable price. As well as being entertaining, it’s educational, and a great day out for the kids. You can even take your family dog along, so long as you keep them leashed. There are dog treats available, and a bowl of fresh cool water at the “Pup Pub” is always kept full.

        Hells Gate is amazing. There is just something different and unique about the whole destination that keeps me wanting to go back again and again




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