Explore Squamish - August 13, 2018

21 Things to Do This Summer in Squamish

Photo: @ashfield_photography

21 Things to Do This Summer in Squamish

The first day of summer has arrived! Make this summer count by ticking off some of these bucket list Squamish activities throughout the season.

1. Try Kiteboarding

Book a kiteboarding crash course where you will learn everything you need to know to get on the water. Private and group lessons are available daily. 

Company: Aerial Kiteboarding

2. Visit the West Coast Railway Heritage Park with Your Family

Ride the mini railway and view Western Canada's largest selection of cabooses, locomotives and more. 

Company: West Coast Railway Heritage Park

3. Try the Squamish Via Ferrata (closed until further notice)

Climb ladder-like rungs with jaw-dropping views of the Sea to Sky. Located above the Sea to Sky Gondola.

Company: Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

4. Say Cheers on the Squamish Craft Tasting Trail

Pick up a Craft Tasting Trail Passport from the Squamish Adventure Centre and win great prizes for sampling beverages around town.

Company: A-Frame Brewing, Backcountry Brewing, Cliffside Cider, Counterpart Coffee Roasters, Frostbites SyrupGeo Cider, Gillespie's Fine Spirits, Howe Sound Brewing Company, Mountain Squeeze Juice Truck, Northyards Cider Co, Spark Kombucha and Squamish Water Kefir Co

5. Ride the Gondola (closed until further notice)

Walk the suspension bridge, enjoy the hammock haven, explore the trails and grab a bite at the Summit Lodge above the Sea to Sky Gondola

Company: Sea to Sky Gondola

6. Go On a Boat Tour

Motorboat tours of Howe Sound are available daily. Or, choose to rent a boat and enjoy a slice of the Sound all to yourself, no special licence required! 

Company: Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures

7. Paddle Howe Sound

Paddle the teal blue fjord and drink in the views from a new vantage point. 

Tour Companies: Norm Hann Expeditions and Sea to Sky Adventure Company
Rental Companies: Aerial KiteboardingEscape RouteNorm Hann Expeditions and Sea to Sky Adventure Company, Squamish Adventure Inn

8. Go For a Dip at a Squamish Swimming Hole

From ocean beaches to clean freshwater lakes, Squamish hits the mark for all kinds of beach days. Click here for a list of Squamish swimming spots. 

9. Climb Squamish's Famous Granite

After just one taste of Squamish's legendary granite walls, you will see for yourself why Squamish in recognized as Canada's rock climbing mecca. From perfect crack climbs to friction sport climbing routes, Squamish has a bit of everything to keep you on your toes!

Companies: Altus Mountain Guides, Canada West Mountain School, Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures and Squamish Rock Guides

10. Experience BOOM! at Britannia Mine Museum

Discover the captivating story of Britannia Mine's Mill with an imaginative storytelling experience unlike anything else in North America.

Company: Britannia Mine Museum

11. Explore Squamish by Scooter on a Self-Guided Tour

Turn getting there into a thrilling all-day experience exploring Squamish's scenic backroads and logging roads on two wheels. 

Company: Squamish Powersports

12. Catch a Fish

Enjoy the relaxation of a Squamish fishing trip while soaking in the summer sun. Our local guides can teach you everything you need to know to perfect your form and enjoy Squamish's sweet spots. 

Companies: Valley Fishing Guides and Trout Country Fishing Guides

13. See the Sights While Heli or Flightseeing

Photo: Mirae Campbell, Black Tusk Helicopters

Fly above the clouds for a bird's eye view that will seriously rock your world. Learn more in our recent blog post Why Everyone Should Try Heli or Flight-Seeing

Companies: Blackcomb Helicopter, Black Tusk Helicopter Inc, Glacier Air and Sea to Sky Air

14. Hike Somewhere You Have Never Been

Click here for a list of top Squamish hikes and some inside information from the local experts. 

Companies: Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures, Sea to Sky Adventure Company

15. Relax on a Squamish Patio

Savour the summer drink menu while you still can. View a list of patios.

16. Sail the Sound

Sail the legendary winds of Howe Sound. 

Companies: Canadian Coastal

17. Splash in the Rapids While Whitewater Rafting

Photo: Squamish Rafting

There is no better way to beat the summer heat than by rafting the rivers with family and friends. 

Companies: Canadian Outback Rafting, Squamish Rafting and Wedge Rafting (opening June 15)

18. Ride into the Squamish Mountain Biking Scene

Click here to read our "Mountain Biking 101: Top Squamish Trails and More." 

Rentals: Corsa Cycles, Flying Spirit Rentals and Sea to Sky Adventure Company
Tours and lessons: Dialed In CyclingRide BCRideHub, Sea to Sky Adventure Company
Shuttles: The Squamish Shred Shuttle, Sea to Sky Adventure Company
Shops: Corsa Cycles

19. Golf on a Sunny Day 

Swing some clubs in our pristine parkland and enjoy prime golfing season in Squamish. 

Companies: Squamish Valley Golf Course and Furry Creek Golf and Country Club

20. Go Camping

Your annual camping trip awaits. View available campgrounds here.

21. Complete Every Obstacle at Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park 

Do you have what it takes to scale the four-level tower or leap from the 15-meter free fall?

Company: Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park

Cover photo: @ashfield_photography

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Blackcomb Helicopters

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Britannia Mine Museum

Canadian Coastal

Canadian Outback Rafting Company

Canada West Mountain School

Corsa Cycles

Flying Spirit Rentals

Furry Creek Golf & Country Club

Glacier Air

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

Norm Hann Expeditions

Ride BC - Local Mountain Bike Guides


Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park

Sea to Sky Gondola

Sea to Sky Adventure Company

Sea to Sky Air

Squamish Craft Tasting Trail

Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures

Squamish Photo Tours

Squamish Rafting Company

Squamish Rock Guides

Squamish Valley Golf Course

The Squamish Shred Shuttle

Trout Country Fishing Guides

Valley Fishing Guides

Wedge Rafting

West Coast Railway Heritage Park

Sea to Sky Gondola

Whitewater Rafting

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)


Wind & Kite Surfing

Via Ferrata

Rock Climbing

Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park

Boating & Sailing