Explore Squamish - August 15, 2018

6 Ways to Get Your Adrenaline Fix in Squamish

Photo: Daniel O'Keefe

6 Ways to Get Your Adrenaline Fix in Squamish

There's a reason so many people venture to Squamish to get their action fix. Jam-packed with all the things adrenaline junkies need, Squamish offers an array of thrills to raise heartbeats and send blood pumping through your veins. 
 

1. Whitewater Rafting

Photo: Canadian Outback Rafting

Experience the rush of the rapids by booking a guided whitewater rafting trip down one of Squamish’s two main rivers. Thrill-seekers will love the exhilarating twists and turns of the fast-flowing Elaho-Squamish River. Kid's and adrenaline shy adults will enjoy the calmer rapids of the Cheakamus River.

When: Available daily
Companies: Canadian Outback RaftingSquamish Rafting Company and Wedge Rafting
 

2. Test Your Skills at Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park

Photo: Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park 

Do you have what it takes to scale Rope Runner's four level tower or leap the 15-metre free fall? Roper Runner Aerial Adventure Park is the perfect way to push your comfort zone and get that adrenaline fix. The tower soars 17 metres high and with 50 elements to challenge your inner Ninja, there is something for everyone. Climbing walls, slack lines, monkeys bars, everything you need to get those hands clammy and work up a sweat. 

When: Available daily
Company: Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park
 

3. Try the Squamish Via Ferrata

Photo: Dan O'Keefe

Ascend ladder-like rungs, cross exhilarating suspension bridges, and take in the scenic beauty of ocean fjords and snowy peaks all while safely attached to the rock with fixed cables. Try for yourself the activity that had players from the Vancouver Whitecaps "going weak in the knees." 

When: Available daily
Company: Mountain Skills Academy
 

4. Climb Way Above the Ground 

Photo: Squamish Rock Guides

Climb your way up some of Squamish's famous granite and pull yourself high and higher above the ground beneath you. Let professionals show you the ropes while guiding you up one of Squamish's classic pitches. 

When: Available by request
Company: Canada West Mountain SchoolMountain Skills Academy and Squamish Rock Guides
 

5. Bike the Trails (Even the Steep Ones)

Photo: Dialed In Cycling

Leave the map at home and let industry certified guides lead you on some of the best mountain bike trails British Columbia has to offer. The trails you ride will be customized to suit your ability and the tours are available in a half or full day format.

When: Available daily
Company: Dialed in Cycling, Ride BC, RideHub and Sea to Sky Adventure Company
 

6. Drive Outside the Lines on a Powerboat

Climb aboard and experience first-hand the thrill and beauty of boating Howe Sound. Rental boats are available–no license required, or embark on a guided tour and crash through the waves distraction-free as your guide transports you around various points of interest.

When: Available daily
Company: Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures