Explore Squamish - June 01, 2017

Daytrip inspiration: 5 summer activities in Squamish

Squamish Oceanfront Trail

Need a little daytrip inspiration? Here are 5 Squamish activities that will beg you to return for more.

Challenge your fear of heights

While the top of the Stawamus Chief and Sea to Sky Gondola are worth a congratulatory selfie, the Via Ferrata takes mountain adventures to an all new high thanks to its specialized cable system and rungs that allow you to climb like a pro.

Pitch a tent

Squamish’s nearby campgrounds provide a range of overnight camping environments from RV to walk-in to suit tenters and glampers alike. Try your last-minute luck at Porteau Cove Provincial Park Campground or explore the Squamish Valley.

Picnic at Shannon Falls

Find out why BC’s third tallest falls is Sea to Sky's #1 picnic pit stop. Picnic at the base or hit the trails for a close-up view. 

Get to know Downtown Squamish

Cleveland Avenue is full of boutiques, thrift stores, coffee and flower shops and restaurants, and is home to the busy Squamish Farmers’ Market (every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) where you’ll find local food, artisan wares, live music and a laid-back vibe. You can also access Newport Beach (formerly Nexen Beach) for a waterfront stroll. 

Hit the trails

Quest University Canada, Alice Lake Provincial Park, Crumpit Woods and Brackendale all offer a decent sampling of some of Squamish’s best known singletrack. Try: Angry Midget, Half Nelson, 50 Shades of Green and Rusty Bucket.