Explore Squamish - October 02, 2020

7 Rainy Day Activities to Keep You Busy in Squamish

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Rainy Day Activities to Keep You Busy in Squamish

Do rainy days get you down? Don’t let a little wet weather dampen your plans. Instead, make the most of soggy days inside or out with this list of 7 rainy day activities that just might change the way you look at the forecast. 

1. Get Below Ground

Photo: Britannia Mine Museum

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 just like the trips miners took 100 years ago 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.


2. Train to Be a Ninja Warrior

Wait out the storm and play in over 7,000 square feet of obstacles with high ceilings for fun drops into 500 sqft of airbags at the Ninja Gym in Squamish. The facility boasts over 25 ninja warrior obstacles to test your limits or to just have fun. Open to ages 6+. 


3. Travel the Craft Tasting Trail 

Photo: A-Frame Brewing

You don’t need a rainy day to sample some of Squamish's tasty craft beveragesbut 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. 

Breweries: A-Frame Brewing, Backcountry Brewing, Howe Sound Brewing
Cideries: Cliffside Cider, Geo Cider and Northyards Cider Co
Distillery: Gillespies Fine Spirits
Coffee Roasters: Counterpart Coffee Roasters
Other Craft Creations: Frostbites Syrop, Mountain Squeeze Juice Truck, Spark Kombucha and Squamish Water Kefir Co


4. Grab Your Gore-tex and Hit the TrailsThe Stawamus Chief

Photo: Hans Tammemagi

Squamish is accustomed to a little bit of rain. When the trails get soggy grab your Gore-tex and embrace the rain. Once you start your hike heavy rain might just start to feel like a drizzle and a drizzle may be the relief you need to check that uphill grind off your bucket list. View our list of trails for ideas.


5. Go On a Coffee Date

Photo: Cloudburst Coffee

The only thing cozier than a warm cup of coffee on a rainy day is a cup shared across from a friend. 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 the best wifi, Zephyr Cafe for some fabulous sweets and treats, Caffe Garibaldi for the best coffee on the go, or for roasted-in-Squamish creations visit Counterpart Coffee.


6. Go Fishing

Photo: @rondicksen

Some say it may be easier to catch fish in the rain, and if you have your waders and rain gear on anyway, surely a little precipitation will not get in the way of your groove. With four rivers, two stocked lakes and the Howe Sound at our doorstep, there are plenty of fish in the waters around Squamish. You can head out on your own or book a guided fishing trip with Pemberton Fish FinderTrout Country Fishing Guides or Valley Fishing Guides


7. Sample Squamish's Cuisine 

Photo: The Salted Vine

Squamish has earned its place on the map of the British Columbia culinary scene. 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 Howe Sound and mountain views and you have set the table for an enjoyable dining experience well worth the drive. Click here for a list of our local eateries

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A-FRAME Brewing

Britannia Mine Museum

Backcountry Brewing

Caffe Garibaldi

Howe Sound Brew Pub

Gillespie's Fine Spirits & Distillery

Squamish Craft Tasting Trail

The Ninja Gym

West Coast Railway Heritage Park

Zephyr Cafe