Explore Squamish - March 29, 2018

The Ultimate Squamish Summer Bucket List

The Ultimate Squamish Summer Bucket List

The days are getting longer, and the temperatures are rising in Squamish. No one is trying to wish away spring; it has many of its own charms. But there's something about summer that captures hearts and immortalizes Squamish as the place to be for outdoor enthusiasts.

With summer just a few months away, we decided to create the ultimate Squamish summer bucket list so you can maximize every minute of sunshine when the time comes.

 

1. Climb the Squamish Via Ferrata

A Via Ferrata is a vertical adventure, assisted by metal rungs that help users scale their way up cliffs without the arm pumping techniques of rock climbing. Along your journey, you will traverse a catwalk, cross bridges, and ascend up glacier-worn granite.

The Squamish Via Ferrata is located above the Sea to Sky Gondola and is managed by Mountain Skills Academy

 

2. Walk Across the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge

Few things are more exhilarating than walking 100 metres across an abyss that falls away thousands of feet below you. Are you bold enough to cross the Sea to Sky Gondola's Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge? The intense feeling of exposure and amazing 360-degree Squamish views may just take your breath away. 

 

3. Explore the Howe Sound Fjord on a Sea Kayak or SUP

 

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Lined with steep granite mountains covered in lush rainforest, if you think the drive up the Sea to Sky is astounding, imagine the views paddling up the centre of the fjord.

Tours and rental SUP's and sea kayaks are available through Sea to Sky Adventure Company. SUP tours, courses and instruction are also available from Norm Hann Expeditions.

 

4. Go With the Flow on Squamish's White Water 

Embark on the journey of a lifetime rafting down white-capped rapids, beside cascading waterfalls, and alongside the pristine granite cliffs of the Elaho river. For those seeking a calmer rafting experience, the Cheakamus river offers the similar views, but a more mellow ride.

Rafting is available through Canadian Outback Rafting Company and Squamish Rafting Company and Wedge Rafting

 

5. Circle Around the Squamish Craft Tasting Trail 

No adventure to Squamish is complete without a healthy dose of apres. With three fantastic breweries, one craft distillery and an "opening soon" craft cidery, a trip around the Squamish Craft Tasting Trail is undoubtedly a full evening affair.

Essential stops along the trail are A-Frame Brewing, Backcountry Brewing, Gillespie's Fine Spirits, Howe Sound Brew Pub and Northyards Cider Co. (opening June 2018).