Squamish's Greatest Indoor Activities
Posted on: December 20, 2023
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.
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.
People of all ages love to go wild around this freestyle training centre! Drop-In daily on to the trampolines, ride the skateboard mini ramp, practice your parkour and gymnastics skills on the spring floor, and play on the rings/bars. This is an active experience in a safe and fun learning environment. A fantastic place for kids and adults alike to train and play, while progressing your skills and having some fun.
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. Hours vary throughout the winter, please visit their website for special events and openings.
From indoor playtime like laser tag and trampolines, plus camps and classes for parkour, ninja warrior, girls only and much more, a day at the Ninja Gym is always a good idea. The huge indoor space has a fantastic array of obstacles designed to build your speed, agility and strength, inspired by the TV show 'American Ninja Warrior'. Drop-ins are welcome, or plan a group or birthday party too. This is a place to really have some fun inside, no matter what the weather is doing outside.
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 a list of worthy 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!
Squamish's newest indoor activity is great for people of all ages! Shop for and choose a new game - they have all sorts, From a variety of board games and role-playing games to trading-card games, miniatures, dice, and puzzles. It's also a fantastic place to shop for toys and gifts. If you're looking for something a bit more interactive, head back to their special Game Room for game tutorial nights, parties and game nights filled with adventure, magic, and fun.