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!
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.
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. Squamish is proud to be part of the BC Ale Trail with an array of world-class breweries, cideries and more. Businesses are strictly adhering to recommended COVID-19 safety protocols to keep both guests and staff safe. We can help them by staying local with our immediate household or core bubble, tasting and dining in their establishments or picking up our favourites to go.
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. Be sure to check out BOOM! the new multisensory mill show experience that will show you what life was like for miners during the mill's operation.
The first Ninja Warrior Gym in Western Canada opened in Squamish in 2019. Book ahead online and gain valuable ninja warrior skills while staying dry on a rainy day. No umbrella required!
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