Explore Squamish - January 02, 2022

Squamish's Greatest Indoor Activities

Photo: Britannia Mine Museum

Squamish's Greatest Indoor Activities

Most visitors know about Squamish's abundance of outdoor adventure. But when the weather turns or you're craving a reprieve from the elements take some time to explore the great indoors and spend an afternoon laughing with friends on a different kind of Squamish adventure.

1. Britannia Mine Museum 

Exploring the underground mine | Photo: Britannia Mine Museum

 

Take an immersive tour through Canada's rich mining history and learn all about the iconic cliff-hugging mill and townsite of Britannia Beach. The gigantic museum includes half a dozen buildings which each serves their own purpose to familiarize you with the copper mining industry.

Ride underground on an authentic railway tunnel, view historic artifacts and sit inside railway carts. The highlight for many visitors will be experiencing BOOM! the award-winning multisensory mill show that brings the mill's former glory back to life. We recommend dressing warm as the mill and underground tour can be quite chilly, but you can always warm up with a hot beverage at the Chatterbox Café afterwards.

 

2. Railway Museum of BC

Perusing the trains at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park | Photo: West Coast Railway Heritage Park

 

Take a step back in time and visit the replica turn of the century railway townsite at the Railway Museum of British Columbia. The site boasts the largest collection of rolling stock in all of Western Canada and includes noteworthy pieces such as the Royal Hudson Steam Engine. Most of the train cars are fully restored and open to the public to explore. There are also a collection of homes and a replica train station loaded with vintages wares to pursue through. For grandparents, it may be a trip down memory lane while the younger generations will have a chance to take a peek into an older way of life. 

 

3. Squamish Craft Tasting Trail

Socializing at Backcountry Brewing | Photo: Backcountry Brewing

 

When all else fails, you can depend on restaurants and bars to offer you a welcome reprieve from inclement weather. Squamish's Craft Tasting Trail is a year-round favourite activity for adults looking to socialize and wet their whistle with Squamish's delicious craft creations. The trail includes 3 craft breweries, 2 craft cideries, coffee roasters and additional beverage makers. Altogether we have 10 taste makers to test out and trying them all in one day is a difficult feat! Reserve a hotel and take your time becoming acquainted with the diverse makers along the way. 

Locals tip: Pickup at Craft Tasting Trail Passport at any of the businesses and collect stamps from each maker you visit. Collect 3 or more stamps to win a prize from the Squamish Adventure Centre!

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