10 Ways to Play - Winter Edition

When the temperature dips down and the flakes begin to fly, another door to adventure in Squamish opens. Welcome to winter! While some activities are the same but look a little different, others are completely new and you'll have to make the make the most of the coldest months of the year to take part.

So whether you’re wanting to crunch along in the snow through a winter wonderland or head indoors to explore deeper in Squamish, we've lined up TEN awesome ways for you and your family to have fun this winter in Squamish.

What will be your way to play this winter? Launching in 10…9…8…

1. Hardhats & Hot Chocolate

If you have someone in your family that love planes, 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.

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2. 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.

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3. Go Fish

Not just for summer, you can still reel in the fun with a family outing on the water this winter. 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.

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4. Craft Tasting Trail

One way to pass the time on a cold winter day? Plan an itinerary hitting up the best eats in Squamish then execute them accordingly so you can enjoy every sip and bite! We've designed a Craft Tasting Trail for both kids AND adults so there is something everyone in the family can look forward to.

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5. Rainforest Adventure

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 stillness of the majestic trees. Don't forget your raincoat - and your camera.  

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6. Step & Slide

Just put one foot in front of the other.... Whether you're strapping on snowshoes to step your way through the snow or clipping into cross-country skis to slide through the regions most stunning areas, snowshoeing and nordic skiing are both amazing ways to enjoy the snowy season.

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7. Gondola Experience

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 hot beverage.

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8. Eagle Viewing  

Squamish is a bird enthusiast's paradise and we are home to one of North America’s largest congregations of wintering bald eagles. Whether you decide to discover them on foot, floating down the river or even on a bike - you'll be amazed to be spotting this special animals in all their glory.

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9. Monkeying Around

Squamish is known for its world class rock climbing and outdoor adventures, so what to do when the weather is inclement? Whether you're a kid, a novice or a world class athlete - head indoors to have some fun or do some training!  Jump around or climb the walls - just because it's the 'off season' doesn't mean the fun ends there.

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10. 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 and snow) paths in the Sea to Sky. Depending on the weather, you could be exploring trails throughout winter - can't stop, won't stop!

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