10 Ways To Play
Did you know that Squamish prides itself in being an all-season activity town? Many of the fun things we do here in Squamish are perfectly doable throughout the year, from summer into fall and through the winter months. Tack on a few other cold weather activities and now your plate is full! So whether you’re seeking the quiet solace of nature or an adrenaline-inducing activity, we have TEN awesome ways for you and your family to have fun this fall and winter in Squamish.
Adventure beyond the all-too-familiar walls of your home, challenge yourself to get outside have some fun- this is the perfect place for your fall and winter escape with activities for everyone from toddlers to teens and adults too, of course.
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If you have someone in your family that love plans, trains and trucks then this is the adventure for your family! Don the newest fashion statement (a hardhat) and learn about Squamish's early years as a mining hotspot at the Britannia Mine Museum. At the Railway Museum of British Columbia you'll find he largest collection of railway rolling stock in Western Canada and more than 90 pieces of heritage railway cars and artifacts.
Both of these museums are based primarily indoors, making them a great way to explore and learn about local history on a day with inclement weather.
2. Easy Rider
The most fun on two wheels for your little ones. Mountain biking isn't just for big kids, little riders enjoy it too. Squamish is a great place for kids to start rolling along cruisy trails and learn the ropes. Fall (and often winter as well!) conditions might be a little wetter but the trails are stickier with some fun puddles to splash through- just make sure you dress accordingly so everyone stays comfortable.
3. Go Fish
Reel in the fun with a family outing on the water. Fishing is fantastic outdoor activity that creates lasting memories while you bond in nature. Learn about local fish species while you cast out and pull in an exciting catch of the day. Each season offers a different species of fish to catch, making it a year-round sport in Squamish.
4. Snow Day
When the flakes start to fall a winter snow day is in order! Layer up in your warmest clothes then head outside for snowy adventures. Even if it's raining in the heart of Squamish, there's a few places at higher altitudes where the rain turns to snow and a winter wonderland awaits.
Stroll the lush Squamish forests and take in the serene wilderness. Sometimes everyone needs a little quiet time and Squamish's coastal temperate rainforest is the right spot to find some tranquility. Puddle jump, spot endemic birds and animals or frolic in the falling leaves!
6. Thrill Ride
Time for the big kids to shred the trails and push their limits! While Squamish has a trail for everyone, older kids will get a kick out of challenging themselves on some of the more interesting dirt (or rather, mud) paths in the Sea to Sky. Depending on the weather you could be exploring trails throughout the fall and winter - can't stop, won't stop!
A rock climbing activity for the family to enjoy. Chalk up your hands and get ready to enjoy some of Squamish's finest granite or practice your skills inside. Rock climbing makes for an awesome day filled with seeking challenges, conquering them and plenty of high fives!
Just because summer is over doesn't mean that water sports are out of the question. Whether you choose to glide on a SUP or float the rivers looking for wildlife, you can take your pick on how you want to enjoy Squamish's waterways through the change of the seasons.
We couldn't be more happy that Squamish's top attraction runs all year long. Zoom to the top via the newest state-of-the-art gondolas to enjoy sweeping views of Howe Sound and the Sea to Sky corridor. Challenge yourself with a hike or snowshoe or sit and enjoy the stunning views while enjoying some tasty food and a refreshing beverage.
A spectacular excursion that will wow everyone big and small, no matter what the season. If you partake in the the Via Ferrata aka. 'Iron Way' that places you in a small group of people that have conquered climbing the famous Stawamus Chief!