8 Things to Do with the Kids in Squamish for Spring Break
8 Enchanting Adventures to Celebrate Spring Break in Squamish
It's finally spring! The days are getting longer, and there are plenty of activities to maximize family-fun in Squamish this spring break. From spring snowshoe walks above the Sea to Sky Gondola to lush green walks in Alice Lake Provincial Park it's time to celebrate spring in Squamish. Read on for a bouquet of ideas.
Who says learning has to end just because school is out of session? Discover all Britannia Mine Museum has to offer on a family-friendly photo scavenger hunt where everyone from kids to parents can take part in hands-on science experiences, mining games and a train ride through an underground tunnel.
When: March 17 - 31
Photo: Airhouse Sports Academy
Kids can experience the thrill of catching air in one of Airhouse Sports Academy's trampoline or skateboarding AirVenture camps. Whichever sport your kid chooses they are destined to spread their roots and sprout some brag-worthy skills to talk about back at school. Family's looking to play together can participate in drop-in airtime, available most afternoons.
Call (604) 390-3390 to reserve a spot.
When: March 18 - 29
Spend the day exploring the spring snow covered summit trails above the Sea to Sky Gondola. Mention the "Secret Spring Break Deal" between March 16th - 31st at the ticket window, and you will receive up to 3 free children's day tickets (ages 12 and under) per one paying adult.
When: March 16 - 31
Kids of all ages will love fall in love with trains at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. This 12-acre site replicates a turn of the century railway town so you can be transported back in time to learn about Canada's rich locomotive history. Explore the park grounds and view trains at all stages of restoration set against the stunning backdrop of Squamish's snow-capped mountains.
Please note the mini-rail ride is closed for maintenance until further notice.
When: Open daily
Photo: Squamish Rafting Company
Watch the river come alive with wildlife on a spring wilderness viewing float where you will see birds and potentially some larger animals drinking in the fresh air along the shores of our local rivers. Along the way bask in the breathtaking scenery at every bend and keep your eyes peeled for iconic landmarks seen from an entirely new perspective. Squamish Rafting Company is offering 15% off for the whole family throughout spring break.
Use the promo code "SPRING15" when booking online.
When: March 17 - 29
Test out your Nordic ski skills and see if you have what it takes to rise to the podium at Whistler Olympic Park, the site of the 2010 Whistler Winter Olympic Games. Park activities include skate skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and biathlon. Special for spring break, kids 12 and under receive a free trial access ticket from March 18-29 on weekdays. Rental equipment and lessons are available.
When: March 18 - 22 & 25 - 29
The ground is thawing, and Squamish is popping with colour! Springtime is perfect for a family walk around the Four Lakes Trail, the 6.5km route takes roughly two hours to complete and is surrounded by lush green moss and lakeside views. For those with strollers or young children the 1km loop around Alice Lake is equally loaded with colourful views and takes just 30 minutes. Be sure to leave time for a picnic on the beach at the end of the day or a visit to the beachside playground.
Photo: Paul Bride, Sea to Sky Gondola
Spring has sprung but that doesn't mean all the snowy fun is over. Soak up some sunshine in the Squamish mountains where you can still find plenty of snow-covered trails waiting to be enjoyed. Snowshoeing is available at the Sea to Sky Gondola, Whistler Olympic Park and in Garibaldi Provincial Park. View a list of trails here.