The webcam is located the Summit Lodge, 885m above sea level, in Squamish, B.C. on Aug. 10, 2019. (Sea to Sky Gondola webcam photo)

Sea to Sky Gondola cable may have been cut deliberately: Squamish RCMP

Operators of the Squamish, B.C. gondola said it will be inoperable until further notice

The popular Sea to Sky Gondola outside Vancouver has been closed until further notice and police believe that the tourist attraction may have been damaged deliberately.

The gondola operator said on their Facebook page Saturday morning that they were alerted by overnight workers of a downed cable shortly after 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. Employees also found a number of the gondola’s cabins hanging from the cable had fallen to the ground.

No guests or staff were on the gondola at the time and no injuries were reported.

Squamish RCMP are treating the incident as a criminal investigation, Const. Ashley MacKay said in a news release Saturday afternoon.

“We recognize the potential of what could have been and are thankful that no one was injured,” MacKay said. “We are currently assessing the damage but our preliminary assessment suggests that a cable was cut. We will continue our investigation and release updates to you as soon as possible.”

Police are urging people stay away from the gondola, as well as the nearby trails.

Work Safe BC and Technical Safety BC are also conducting respective investigations.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Basin beer commercials on tap tonight at Trail theatre

The adults-only event in the Royal Theatre starts at 7 p.m.

Four injured in Wednesday evening crash near Beasley

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the incident

Iconic Trail arena gets fresh look ahead of 70th birthday party

First puck dropped in the Cominco Arena at 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 29, 1949

Update: accident between Castlegar and Nelson closes Hwy. 3

DriveBC estimates road will re-open at 2:15 a.m.

Union, Nakusp company reach ferry deal

Union says it achieved its goals in the contract talks

Transgender inmate in Surrey denied transfer to women’s prison

Petitioner argued denial of transfer to women’s prison was unreasonable and unfair

Community uses loophole to paint 16 rainbow crosswalks after B.C. council says no

So far 11 rainbows are painted and five planned, all since council denied the first proposal in September

Adoption centre closes despite effort to save it; B.C. left with two agencies

Choices Adoption and Pregnancy Counselling in Victoria was set to close in April

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to meet with Trudeau today to discuss throne speech

Top ask will be for Liberal support for the immediate creation of a national universal pharmacare program

B.C. set to announce changes around youth vaping, regulations

Move will involved education, tightening access, working with partners and pressuring the federal government

Yelling at your dog might hurt its long-term mental health: study

Researchers find dogs trained using negative reinforcement are more ‘pessimistic’

Vancouver Island soap company releases Lucky Lager beer soap

Beer-infused olive oil soap comes out just in time for holiday shopping

Most Read