The Squamish Adventure Centre is an elegant example of advanced wood technology and the capabilities of British Columbia’s forest product sector. It shows how modern designs with complex geometries can be quickly and economically built. Located along the Sea-to-Sky highway on the outskirts of Squamish, the building’s signature curved wing-like roof represents the eagles in the Squamish Valley. It’s a memorable landmark for the two million visitors who travel the highway each year between Vancouver and Whistler.
Opening in 2014, the Sea to Sky Gondola provides easy access to the summit of the Stawamus Chief, a rock bluff that rises 850m above the waters of Howe Sound. Located outside of the town of Squamish, a 45-minute drive north of Vancouver, the new facility has reinforced the town's reputation as the 'Outdoor Capital of Canada'.