18 Things to Do This Summer in Squamish

Posted on: May 25, 2023

18 Things to Do This Summer in Squamish

18 Things to Do This Summer in Squamish

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

1. Experience BOOM! at Britannia Mine Museum

Grab some friends and discover the captivating story of Britannia Mine's mill with an imaginative storytelling experience unlike anything else in North America. This attraction has won a prestigious award for it's production and entertainment quality, so it's a must-do! Also on: a special exbibit through Summer 2023 celebrating the 100th anniversary of Mill No. 3. The Museum’s feature exhibit “100 Years of Mill No. 3” delves into how Mill No. 3 served as the heartbeat of the Britannia community, its history, technological innovations, and impact as an icon of the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Company: Britannia Mine Museum

2. Say Cheers on the Squamish Craft Tasting Trail

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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, Geo CiderHowe Sound Brewing Company, and Raincity Distillery 


3. Paddle Howe Sound

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

Tour Companies: Squamish Watersports,and Norm Hann Expeditions 
Rental Companies: Squamish Watersports, Escape RouteNorm Hann Expeditions, Squamish Adventure Inn, and Valhalla Pure (kayaks only). 

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4. 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. 

5.  Have a Spa Day

Book a private spa day at AIKA Spa, nestled deep in the Squamish Valley. Immerse in traditional hot and cold therapy, enjoy the wood fired sauna and cold plunge, massages, yoga and more.

6. 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, and Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures.

7. Zoom Up the Sea to Sky Gondola

A visit to Squamish isn't complete unless you have headed up the spectacular Sea to Sky Gondola. At the top, walk the suspension bridge, take in the views, grab a bite to eat or, if you're feeling energetic, head out on a bigger hike in the alpine.

Group at Gondola

8. Visit the Railway Museum of BC

You're never too old to go on a train ride! Ride the new steam-powered mini railway and view Western Canada's largest selection of cabooses, locomotives, and more. Open Saturdays during Summer 2023 (and long weekend Sundays)

Company: Railway Museum of BC

9. Complete Every Obstacle at Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park

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Do you have what it takes to scale the four-level tower or leap from the 15-meter free-fall? Stick around afterwards and throw some axes with Squamish Axe Throwing.

Company: Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park

10. 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 GuidesTrout Country Fishing Guides, Deep Coast Charters

11. See the Sights While Heli or Flightseeing18 Things to Do This Summer in Squamish Image

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

12. 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,

13. Relax on a Squamish Patio

Savor the summer drink menu.

14. Boat or Sail the Sound 

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

Companies: Canadian Coastal, Deep Coast Charters

15. Splash in the Rapids While Whitewater Rafting18 Things to Do This Summer in Squamish Image

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

16. Ride into the Squamish Mountain Biking Scene

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

Rentals: Blazing SaddlesCorsa Cycles, Dialed In Cycling, RideHub and Squamish Adventure Inn
Tours and lessons: Blazing Saddles, Dialed In CyclingRide BCRideHub
Shuttles: The Squamish Shred Shuttle
Shops: Corsa Cycles

17. 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

18. Go Camping

Your annual camping trip awaits. View available campgrounds here.