Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hell's Gate Airtram in BC's Fraser Canyon reopens for season

Hell's Gate Airtram from Rocky Mountaineer. Photo by Sue Frause.

Hell's Gate Airtram in British Columbia's scenic Fraser Canyon is scheduled to re-open for the season on April 5, 2007.

Although severe winter conditions wreaked havoc on the Fraser Canyon corridor, road crews have been working 24 hours a day to re-open the highway in time for the busy seasons aheada.

There will be plenty of water to see. Rising flood waters and warm temperatures in south central British Columbia will bump the volume of water through the 110-ft. wide gorge to more than 200 gallons per minute in May. That's twice the volume of Niagara Falls.

This past year there were also unofficial ghost sightings and other spooky testimonials at the Boston Bar attraction. Officials at Hell's Gate Airtram contacted the BCGHRS (British Columbia Ghost & Hauntings Research Society) who will conduct an overnight scientific study on March 30, 2007.