Explore Squamish - May 14, 2023

11 Squamish Activities You Can Do With Your Dad

Photo: Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park

Father's Day Activities in Squamish

Whether it's his first or his fiftieth Father's Day, you can show Dad you care by spending the day with him on Sunday, June 18th. From whitewater rafting to golf, here is our list of top Father's Day activities– we promise he will enjoy these more than a necktie!

With Stay & Play on through June 30th, there's also some great deals to be had on hotels, activities, and attractions. All activities marked with a * are part of the Stay & Play promotion. When you book a 1+ night stay at a participating hotel partner, you'll receive a FREE $50 Squamish Gift Card to use towards activities and attractions.


1. Challenge Your Skills at Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park*

Take Dad on the adventure of a lifetime where you can both "run the ropes" and ascend rope ladders, balance bridges and tottering elements that will put a smile on both of your faces. New as of last year, you can now add on Axe Throwing!

2. Go Fishing

Squamish has a variety of fishing areas that will get you and your Dad hooked in no time. Peruse through the local spots here or book a day out with a guide. Deep Coast ChartersTrout Fishing GuidesValley Fishing Guides all have expert guides who will make your day extraordinary.


3. Go Whitewater Rafting*

Splash around in Squamish's whitewater rivers where families can opt for a more relaxed trip on the Cheakamus River or an exhilarating adventure on the Elaho-Squamish River with Canadian Outback Rafting.

4. Hit the Links

Take Dad out for a round on one of Squamish’s two golf courses. Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club or Furry Creek Golf & Country Club are both open, advance bookings required. Book early so you don't miss out!

5. Sample Squamish's Watersports

Hit Howe Sound this Father's day and experience the water while paddle boarding, kayaking or canoeing. Check out Norm Hann Expeditions and Squamish Watersports* for the ultimate in water sport activities, lessons and guided tours.

6. Take Dad Mountain Biking

Take Dad to Corsa Cycles to pick out some new bike gear then head over to the Garibaldi / Diamond Head zone for some time on two wheels. Don’t miss our signature machine built trail Half Nelson, a local's favourite well suited for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders! You could also give E-Bikes a go with a tour or rentals through Blazing Saddles Adventures.

7. Take a Flight Above Squamish

Take Dad on a memorable heli or flightseeing trip with Sea to Sky Air* above Squamish. The incredible views will give you lasting memories of a special day.


8. Try a Family Charter Cruise

Take the whole family and sail through North America's southernmost fjord with Canadian Coastal Sailing* or hop onto a charter boat with Deep Coast Charters. Boats are great size so you can bring the entire family to enjoy the day together, whether you want to enjoy the scenery, search for wildlife or drop a line and fish.

9. Treat Dad to Dinner

Take Dad to one of Squamish's many eateries for a special Father's Day meal. If he loves BBQ you'll want to take him over to the Copper Coil Still & Grill or Peckinpah BBQ, or give a local brewery a shot so Dad can taste some brews along with his meal at Backcountry Brewing or Howe Sound Brewing.

10. Head Up High

A visit to the Sea to Sky Gondola* always makes for a special outing. Take a hike up at the top or grab something to eat and a cool beverage to enjoy while you drink in the amazing view.

11. Take an Afternoon Hike

Trail time is quality time, making it a great way to catch up on all the little things in life that are worth sharing. You can view a list of recommended trails here. Cardio crushers may enjoy the first peak of the Stawamus Chief.

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