Explore Squamish - January 24, 2020

Hike & Bike Kid's Winter 2-Day Itinerary

Photo: Greg Rosenke

Hike & Bike Kid's Winter 2-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Choose between an eagle walking tour (available until Feb 23) or an eagle bike tour (available until April) and take your whole family for an active adventure exploring some of Squamish's best eagle habitats. Your tour includes a warm drink, a knowledgeable guide and sightseeing opportunities to some of Squamish's most iconic landmarks. After your tour re-fuel at Match Eatery and Public House where you will find an $8 kid's menu plus lots of tasty adult choices. Check into Sea to Sky Hotel and opt for a quiet afternoon exploring the nearby Coho Park

Day 2: Rise early and visit Zephyr Cafe for a variety of warm beverages and on-the-go breakfast eats. Then rent or buy a set of family snowshoes from nearby Valhalla Pure Outfitters and make your way to Garibaldi Provincial Park for a day of snowshoeing. Tire chains are required to access the upper parking lot or plan to park in the lower lot and walk an additional 2km roundtrip. Families with young children can turn around at the peek-a-boo Squamish/Howe Sound viewpoint (pictured below, ~4.5km roundtrip) or continue all the way to Red Heather Hut as a longer objective (~9km roundtrip). Celebrate your day at Howe Sound Brewing where family-favourites such as pizza and burgers are on the menu. 

Local's tip: Remember to pack a picnic lunch or purchase snacks ahead of time from Cloudburst Cafe to eat inside the cozy warming hut before heading back down. 

Visual Highlights

Looking for eagles at the Squamish Estuary

 

Trailside views from Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures' eagle walking tour.

 

Eagle viewing in Squamish. 

 

Match Eatery and Public House features a heated outdoor patio with striking views of the Stawamus Chief. 

 

Choose from a deluxe room (two queen beds), a deluxe family room (two queens and a semi-private king bed) or a deluxe one-bedroom suite (queen bed and a king bed in a private bedroom).  

 

The jacuzzi tub at the Sea to Sky Hotel. 

 

The iconic Squamish/Howe Sound viewpoint along the trail to Red Heather Hut. 

 

Snowy views in Garibaldi Provincial Park. 

 

One of the many varieties of pizza available at Howe Sound Brewing. Pizzas are also available in kid's sizes. 

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Cloudburst Café

Eagles by Bike

Eagles by Walking Tour

Garibaldi Provincial Park

Howe Sound Brew Pub & Firebread Restaurant

Match Eatery & Public House

Sea to Sky Hotel

Valhalla Pure Outfitters

Zephyr Cafe