Explore Squamish - May 01, 2020

20 Things to Do This Summer in Squamish

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20 Things to Do This Summer in Squamish

Make this summer count by ticking off some of these bucket list Squamish activities throughout the season.

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1. Ride the Gondola 

Walk the suspension bridge, explore the trails and grab a bite at the Sky Pilot Restaurant located at the summit of the Sea to Sky Gondola. 

Company: Sea to Sky Gondola

2. 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

3. Try the Squamish Via Ferrata 

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. Take a Kiteboarding Lesson

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: Squamish Watersports

5. 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.

Open Tasting Rooms: A-Frame Brewing, Backcountry Brewing, Cliffside Cider, Counterpart Coffee Roasters, Geo Cider and Howe Sound Brewing Company.

6. Channel Your Inner Ninja at the Ninja Gym

Test your ninja skills on 25+ indoor obstacles featuring fun drops onto massive airbags. 

Company: The Ninja Gym

7. Paddle Howe Sound

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

Tour Companies: Aerial KiteboardingNorm Hann Expeditions and Sea to Sky Adventure Company 
Rental Companies: Aerial Kiteboarding, Escape RouteNorm Hann Expeditions and Sea to Sky Adventure Company, Squamish Adventure Inn and Valhalla Pure (kayaks only). 

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

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

Company: West Coast Railway Heritage Park

11. 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

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 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 open eateries.

16. Sail the Sound

Sail the legendary winds of Howe Sound on a private or non-private sailing tour. 

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 and Squamish Rafting

18. Ride into the Squamish Mountain Biking Scene

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

Rentals: Blazing SaddlesCorsa Cycles, Dialed In CyclingFlying Spirit Rentals, RideHub and Sea to Sky Adventure Company and Squamish Adventure Inn
Tours and lessons: Blazing Saddles, Dialed In CyclingRide BCRideHub, Sea to Sky Adventure Company
Shuttles: The Squamish Shred Shuttle
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.

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