Explore Squamish - October 23, 2017

6 Rainy Day Activities to Keep You Busy in Squamish

Airhouse Squamish

Do rainy days get you down? Don’t let a little wet weather dampen your plans. Instead, make the most of the soggy days inside or out with this list of 6 rainy day activities for fall that just might change the way you look at the forecast. 

1. Get below ground. Find shelter underground at the Britannia Mine Museum, one of the most popular Sea to Sky destinations that combines family fun with a lesson or two in mining history. Hop aboard a real mine train and take a trip much like trips that real miners took 100 years ago when the site was the largest copper mine in British Commonwealth. 

2. Bounce the day away at the indoor trampoline park. The Airhouse is a progressive, freestyle training centre offering a wide range of trampoline and conditioning programs for everyone. They provide a fantastic jumping experience in a safe and fun learning environment. Whether you are a kid just starting to learn trampoline basics or an adult wanting throw down some tricks from the old days, Airhouse is the place for you.

3. Start the Ale Trail with a brewery tour. You don’t need a rainy day to get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of Squamish’s award-winning ales are made - but it certainly helps. Howe Sound Brewing offers 25-minute brewery tours at 1pm daily during which you’ll get schooled on brewing processes and beer making equipment as well as taste some of their current releases. Afterward, follow the Squamish Craft Brewing Trail to sip and sample local favourite brews and spirits along the way. Check out the tasting rooms at A-Frame BrewingBackcountry Brewing to sample the the latest pours and Gillespie's Fine Spirits and Distillery for a tast of their fine spirits and craft cocktails by expert mixologists.

4. Get the sillies out at Squamish's indoor playground. Squishys offers an open concept space of 2400 ft.² , which includes 3 areas of soft play structures, a special toddler area away from the bigger kids, games, rock climbing wall, ballistic ball shooter and a 25 foot helix slide. Parents can relax in comfortable seating and watch their kids enjoy play time.   

5. Shop for the freshest ingredients for a cozy meal at the Squamish Winter Farmers Market. This fall the Squamish Winter Farmers Market has found a cozy new home at the Squamish Adventure Centre starting Saturday November 4th until December 16th. Each week, vendors display popular items from fresh, in season produce, art & crafts, food products, gifts and more. 

6Take a ride to the closest railway. You’ve likely visited this popular venue throughout the year for such popular events as the Polar Express, Refresh Market and Day Out with Thomas. Head to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park to check out Western Canada’s largest collection of railway rolling stock, including the world-famous Royal Hudson. Visitors are welcome to explore the entire venue inside and out. 


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