Level 7 - Torrential: What to Do
Level 7 on the Squamish Rain-o-Meter is torrential. It’s pouring faster than a draft craft beer out there and it’s not for the faint of heart. Surrender. Sleep in. Sketch out your ark plans. Or, rage against the rain by getting out in it.
Don’t just breathe easier, embrace the rain and breathe wilder.
Photo: Britannia Mine Museum
When sheets of water are pouring down from soot coloured skies there is little else to do than don your rain gear and make the choice to take cover or surrender to the elements. If the outdoors is too intimating it may be time to explore the great indoors, Squamish has plenty to offer!
Sip Coffee With a Mountain View
When the weather starts to turn may we suggest snuggling up for a coffee at one of Squamish's artesian shops? Visit Cloudburst Cafe for some fabulous sweets and treats or for roasted in Squamish creations visit Counterpart Coffee or Galileo Coffee (reopening soon).
Rooted next to the Pacific Ocean there is always a fresh catch and plenty of farm to table ingredients for local chefs to create high-quality menus. Couple quality cuisine with Squamish views and you have set the table for an enjoyable dining experience well worth the drive, rain or shine. View a list of our local eateries here.
You don’t need a rainy day to sample some of Squamish's tasty craft beverages–but it certainly helps. Pick up a Craft Tasting Trail Passport from the Squamish Adventure Centre and win great prizes for participating. Navigate from maker to maker and receive a stamp at each place you visit on your passport. Once completed return your passport to the Adventure Centre and win a prize for participating.
Let Your Competitive Side Run Wild
Grab some friends and plan for a night of games in Squamish. There are plenty of unique places to go, for shuffleboard visit Northyards Cider Co, for pool and darts visit Norman Rudy's and for borrowable board games visit A-Frame Brewing, Backcountry Brewing or Northyards Cider Co.
Find shelter underground at the Britannia Mine Museum, one of the most popular Sea to Sky destinations that combines family fun with a lesson or two in mining history. Hop aboard a real mine train and take a ride back in time to when the site was the largest copper mine in the British Commonwealth.
Don't let a little water keep you from having an active adventurous day in Squamish. Head over to Airhouse Freestyle Training Centre and while away a rainy day in an indoor trampoline and skate park, it's an oasis from the elements.
Forget the luxury of being dry and take a step on the wild side. Once the rain hits you there is nothing to lose so jump in puddles, get soaked and enjoy a romp in the woods saturated with fun. View a list of our favourite places to puddle jump.
Listen to the pounding sound of thousands of cubic litres of water clammering down. The closer you stand the more the white noise will erase every other distraction and sound.
Trail Feature: Shannon Falls
Tune into the sound of BC's 3rd tallest waterfall roaring down the cliff to the boulders below. As you hike from the parking lot to the Shannon Falls viewing platform, prepare yourself for the upcoming spray. Let the mist spray you in the face, leave your umbrella in the car and spend time staring at the thunderous roaring water in front of your eyes.
Time: .5 - 1 hour