Explore Squamish - November 30, 2017

The 2018 Squamish Holiday Gift Guide

Snowshoeing in Squamish
Photo: Paul Bride, Sea to Sky Gondola

The 2018 Squamish Holiday Gift Guide 

In the digital decade, the latest gaming system and cell phone model can change throughout the year, what sticks around are the merry memories spent with loved ones. Memories like a family trip to Squamish, a romantic flight-seeing tour above Howe Sound or an outdoor adventure surrounded by scenery.

Give the gift of adventure this season with one of these Squamish experiences.

For Families

 

  • AirVenture Camp - Airhouse Sports Academy
    An AirVenture holiday Camp for 5-10-year-old's focused around trampolining. Choose either all three full days or just one full day of fun. Running from 9am-3pm January 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
    $245 for all 3 days or $90 for a single day | Buy it here
     
  • Cross Country Skiing - Callaghan Valley
    Explore the beautiful mountain views and serene nature in the Callaghan Valley, as you glide over the snow on skis. Trails for all levels and ages, even dogs!
    $27.50-$15.75 per person | Buy it here
     
  • Rafting Gift Certificate - Canadian Outback Rafting
    Make memories on a whitewater rafting trip in Squamish. Gift a day of fun on the water, where wildlife and the sights of Squamish await.
    Prices vary | Buy it here
     
  • Rope Running Gift Certificate - Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park
    Give an aerial adventure at Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park's high ropes course. Push your boundaries on 50 fun elements across four different levels. 
    $35-$45 per person | Buy it here
     
  • Wilderness & Eagle Viewing Float - Squamish Rafting
    Witness one of the largest gatherings of bald eagles in the world, sip on a hot beverage, and float down the river for an unforgettable tour that will connect you with the cycle of life. 
    $119 for Adults (17+ yrs) & $79 for Children (5-16 yrs) | Buy it here

For the Adventure Junkie

 

  • Squamish Epic Helicopter Tour - Blackcomb Helicopters
    Fly for 24 minutes over the Stawamus Chief, the Squamish estuary and through the immense glaciers of the Tantalus Range. The tour stops for a 15-minute landing at the Haberl Hut or Serratus lake for some fantastic photo opportunities.
    $285 | Buy it here
     
  • Mountain Bike Rental - Corsa Cycles
    Gift a day of riding in Squamish with your choice of a premium full suspension mountain bike, electric-assist mountain bike or a full suspension downhill mountain bike.
    $80 - $120 | Buy it here or in store
     
  • Golf Gift Card - Furry Creek Golf and Country Club
    Delight golf enthusiasts with “BC’s Most Scenic Gift Card.” Redeemable on anything from golf to the on-course Sea to Sky Restaurant. With rounds starting at $59, there is no better way to show that golfer in your life that you care.
    Prices vary | Call 604-896-2224 or email info [at] furrycreekgolf.com
     
  • Gift Certificate - Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
    You can't wrap adventure, but you can wrap a gift card for a climbing, hiking, ski touring or snowshoeing tour or course. 
    Prices vary | Buy it here or call 1-604-938-9242

  • Half Day Private Mountain Bike Lesson - RideHub
    For the mountain bike fanatic gift one-on-one private coaching with RideHub to unlock the mastery of a new skill.
    $195 | Buy it here
     
  • Introductory Flight Experience - Sea to Sky Air
    All ages can get in the driver’s seat with Sea to Sky Air's hour-long Introductory Flight Experience. Learn the basic techniques and manoeuvres of flight and tick flying a plane off your bucket list.
  • $239 | Buy it here

For Year-Round Entertainment

 

  • Flexible Family Membership - Britannia Mine Museum 
    Gift unlimited family admission to the Britannia Mine Museum where the whole family can pan for gold, head underground and learn about rocks, minerals, mining and more! 
    $140.00 | Buy it here or in the Britannia Mine Museum Gift Store
     
  • Annual Pass - Sea to Sky Gondola
    Enjoy year-round gondola access to activities and events including the Mountain Music Series, Spirit of Christmas, hiking, snowshoeing, watching the sunset above Howe Sound and so much more.
    $119 Adult | $299 Family | Buy it here

  • Family Membership - West Coast Railway Heritage Park 
    Enjoy unlimited access to the largest collection of railway rolling stock in Western Canada. Membership includes free MiniRail rides, exclusive discounts and ample family time at this prized museum. 
    $50 | Buy it here

For the Foodie


Wrap up a gift card to one of Squamish's local eateries and gift a great night out in Squamish on a culinary tour of our many local delights. Click below for a breakdown of some of the local establishments destined to deliver smiles on December 25th.

For the Overnight Explorer


Over the holidays Squamish becomes a winter wonderland. Garibaldi Provincial Park is transformed into a snowy sanctuary for snowshoers and backcountry skiers and further north the Callaghan Valley offers 130km of Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and more. With so much to do overnight accommodations are an absolute must and the gift of a winter retreat to Squamish is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser this holiday season.

You can view a list of accommodations here with room rates starting as low as $65 per night. 
 

For Craft Connoisseurs

 

  • Growler + Fill - A-Frame Brewing
    You can't take Squamish home with you, but you can take home a growler of delicious Squamish craft beer to gift to all your favourite people. 
    $7 for the growler, fills from $12-$16 | Buy it from A-Frame Brewing 

  • Beer-Infused Hot Sauce - Backcountry Brewing
    The spiciest stocking stuffer in Squamish has arrived, and it is worth the drive up the Sea to Sky! Infused with Ridgerunner Pilsner, this is the perfect gift for beer enthusiasts and anyone spicy in your life.
    $10 | Buy it at Backcountry Brewing 

  • Craft Spirit Baubles - Gillespies Fine Spirits
    Don your tree with the gift of spirit! Craft spirits that is. Gillespie's Fine Spirits has boozy ornaments for decorative drinking.
    $7.50 | Buy it here or from the distillery, open Wednesday through Sunday.

  • Father John's Winter Ale - Howe Sound Brewing
    Leave out a pint for Santa or wrap up a bottle of Father John's Winter Ale on December 25. This rich malty, seasonal ale is brewed for the winter months with a blend of fresh ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, molasses, honey, and Demerara Sugar. It's Christmas in a bottle!
    $7.74 | Buy it from Howe Sound Brewing 

For the Stockings

 

  • Ice Cream Socks - Alice & Brohm
    Stuff stockings with the coolest socks in the Sea to Sky made with moisture-wicking yarns perfect for mountain biking, hiking or trail running. Every apparel purchase from now until Christmas at Alice & Brohm’s shop location comes with a free ice cream.
    $21 | Buy it here or in store

  • Friends of Cheakamus Membership - The Cheakamus Centre
    Give a good deed and join an ever-growing community of outdoor enthusiasts who have a love of nature and a passion for environmental education and conservation. Your donation includes exclusive invitations to special events and updates of the lasting impact of your support.
    $25 donations and up | Buy it here
  • I Love Squamish Tuque - The Squamish Store
    Everyone's favourite Squamish tuque is available in four colours at the Squamish Store located in the Squamish Adventure Centre. Pick one up for a gift, or buy one for yourself!
    $34 | Inside the Squamish Store 

  • Headlamps - Valhalla Pure Outfitters
    Every hiker needs a good headlamp. Buy one from Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Squamish and be sure to include a list of Squamish headlamp hikes to complete the gift. We suggest the Four Lakes Trail!
    $24.99 and up | Buy it here or in store

  • Blundstones - Escape Route
    Ditch the stockings this year and fill up a pair of Blundstone boots instead! An honoured piece of the Squamish uniform, they are the perfect addition to any Sea to Sky fanatic's wardrobe.
    $219.95 | But it here or in store