Chilliwack – On Wednesday evening , as Mother Nature saturated the Falls Golf Course in the downpour, inside the tent pavilion, was a Keto snack spread for the invitees from Tourism Chilliwack.
Business leaders, politicians and media were there to hear a presentation from Jayson Faulkner, the man behind the Sea To Sky Gondola and the visionary who wants to build something even bigger and better at Bridal Falls.
This gondola plan has an ambitious timeline. Should all the necessary permits and agreements be in place, shovels could be in the ground as early as the Summer of 2020 with an opening by the Summer of 2021.
The gondola itself is a $17M project with the entire investment being $40M. In comparison, Sea to Sky was $10M to build and the entire project = $25M.
Entire project including parking, restaurant, traffic re-routing, hydro, trails etc.
Highway 1 is already configured to provide fairly easy access to a gondola project which would be on 4200 hectares. A built in First Nations Cultural Centre as well as mountain bike trails are also part of the equation.
Family passes would start at $199 a season.
Right now the project does not have a social media presence but Faulkner was quick to point out that their website and Facebook presence is only a click or three away from today.
Job creation would be even more pronounced than the Molson-Coors brewery that is to go on line in September. 700 construction jobs and 44 permanent jobs.
In the video below, Faulkner is introduced by Tourism Chilliwack’s Executive Director Alison Colthorp: