Canyon Pumpkin Drop is back

Hell's Gate Airtram hosts its annual end of season event on Oct. 13

The annual Hell’s Gate Airtram Pumpkin Drop takes place on Monday

The seventh annual Hell’s Gate Airtram Pumpkin Drop takes place on Thanksgiving Day.

Everyone that brings a carved pumpkin will get to ride the tram for free. Then throw your “work of art” out of the tram window, down 500 feet to the target below for a chance to spin a big prize wheel.

“This has become an annual family tradition,” said corporate relations manager Debbie McKinney, adding that 600 pumpkin tossers took part last year.

“Because the pumpkins need to be carved – it brings families together the night before to work on their masterpieces. It is a great, fun way to help us celebrate the end of the season.”

Year-end clearance sales will also be taking place in the Gold Panner Gift Shop and Fudge Factory. Visitors can enjoy a warm lunch at Simon’s Café as well.

“Some people stay for hours – watching other pumpkins falling from high in the sky to and hearing an incredible ‘kathump’ echoing off the canyon walls as they land on the target,” said McKinney.

“Because it is our last day – it is important to come early if you want the best selection of gifts, candy, fudge, and lunch.

This year’s Pumpkin Drop runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.

For more information about the annual event or attraction, visit or call 604-867-9277.

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