Explore Squamish - October 30, 2020

Snow Day in the Callaghan Valley Itinerary

Photo: Whistler Olympic Park

Snow Day in the Callaghan Valley Family Itinerary

Arrive in Squamish and stop for a kid-approved breakfast at The Crabapple Cafe. Continue North to the Callaghan Valley's Olympic Park for a day of Nordic skiing or snowshoeing. Rental equipment is available for kids and adults and child chariots can also be rented for families with little ones in tow. Lessons and guided tours are available, or pick up a trail map and head out on your own. When it's time to warm up head inside the Day Lodge where you will find a hearty array of soups, sandwiches, chili, poutine, and more. 

After your snow day check-in at family-friendly Sandman Hotel and Suites and enjoy a soak in their indoor heated pool. Parents can relax in the hot tub as kids play in the pool and indoor waterslide. Each room is equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, sink, and coffee-tea station for your convenience. After you've settled go out for dinner at nearby Backcountry Brewing where kids and parents can enjoy delicious thin crust pizza. A complimentary continental breakfast is available to all guests and includes a wide variety of options including yogurt, hardboiled eggs, toast, and a cereal station.

Visual Highlights

A photo of The Crabapple Cafe's delicious buttermilk pancakes with your choice of icing sugar, syrup and whip or Caramelized apples, pecans and whip! (Also available on the kid's menu). 


Rental equipment is available for every member of your family, from snow chariots for the littles to short skis for young kids. 


Be sure to take advantage of the tobogganing hill. Toboggan rentals are available free of charge with park admission. 


Refuel after your day with a warm meal and cup of hot chocolate from the park's Day Lodge. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. 

Cap off your day at Sandman Hotel & Suites in a dedicated family suite that will make you feel right at home.


Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool to recharge your muscles after your snow day. Kids LOVE the heated waterslide and parents can supervise from inside the jacuzzi tub located inside the pool room. 


Backcountry Brewing offers a variety of delicious thin-crust pizzas as well as delicious craft beverages for adults and craft sodas for kids. 


Wake up and head downstairs for a complimentary continental breakfast. Breakfast items include yogurt, a cereal station, hard-boiled eggs, toast and more with a variety of hot beverage and juice options. 

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