Burnaby Mountain Gondola: Phase 2 Public Engagement

Consultation has concluded

The second round of public engagement for the Burnaby Mountain Gondola project concluded on December 14, 2020. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide us with feedback.

TransLink is advancing the planning and project development of a gondola on Burnaby Mountain — a proposed transit option that would provide fast, frequent, and reliable service between the SkyTrain and Burnaby Mountain.

Currently, over 25,000 daily trips up Burnaby Mountain are made by SFU students, staff, faculty, and residents of UniverCity. During peak hours, existing bus service is at capacity, with TransLink customers frequently being passed by full buses.

The second round of public engagement for the Burnaby Mountain Gondola project concluded on December 14, 2020. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide us with feedback.

TransLink is advancing the planning and project development of a gondola on Burnaby Mountain — a proposed transit option that would provide fast, frequent, and reliable service between the SkyTrain and Burnaby Mountain.

Currently, over 25,000 daily trips up Burnaby Mountain are made by SFU students, staff, faculty, and residents of UniverCity. During peak hours, existing bus service is at capacity, with TransLink customers frequently being passed by full buses. The delays are made worse in inclement weather, when buses have been known to stall in ice and snow. Combined, these challenges increase travel times up and down the mountain from 15 minutes to more than 30 minutes.

The 3S Gondola system has been identified by TransLink as the preferred technology to reduce travel times up and down Burnaby Mountain and meet future projected demand.

Phase One Engagement

From Tuesday, September 1 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020, TransLink provided information about three route options for the proposed Burnaby Mountain Gondola and sought feedback from the public and stakeholders. During this time, there was a total of 13,173 public and stakeholder interactions, including completed surveys, submissions via email and phone calls, and five community engagement sessions. For more details view the full Phase One Stakeholder and Public Engagement Summary Report.

For details about how we chose the three proposed gondola routes and the elements we considered as part of our design work, please view the TransLink Burnaby Mountain Gondola page.



  • CLOSED: The survey has concluded.

    The second round of public engagement for the Burnaby Mountain Gondola project concluded on December 14, 2020. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide us with feedback.

    Consultation has concluded