Explore Squamish - December 21, 2019

Top Winter Kids' Activities

Photo: Squamish Rafting Company

Un-BRRR-lieveable Winter Activities For Kids

Squamish has lots to offer during the winter months for the little people in your family. Read on to discover our unique kid-approved activities. 

1. Eagle Viewing Float Tours

Rock the boat on your weekend plans and take your family on an eagle float in Squamish. Together you will float down one of our scenic rivers with hot cocoa in hand surrounded by signature Squamish views and majestic bald eagles. Along the way, your expert guide will teach you about local wildlife and kids can use binoculars to take a closer look at the wintering bald eagles. Local's tip: "Stay and Float" eagle float packages are available. Find out more here

2. Play in the Snow at the Olympic Park

 

 

Take your kids for a snow day where favourite activities include skate skiing, classic skiing, tobogganing and biathlon. Let your little ones pick their favourite activity and be sure to cap off the day enjoying s'mores around the outdoor fireplace. S'more kits are available for purchase in the Day Lodge. 

3. Visit The Ninja Gym 

If you have heard of the hit TV Show "American Ninja Warrior," then you can already imagine what The Ninja Gym is all about! The facility is loaded with fun obstacles where you can train your ninja skills or just have fun. It's easy to spend an entire afternoon exploring the 7,000 square foot space, boasting high ceilings and drops onto massive airbags. The gym is the first of it's kind in Western Canada and has only been open since spring 2019. More than 25 obstacles are at your disposal, making this the perfect activity for someone looking for an indoor adventure. 

4. Take a History Lesson at Britannia Mine Museum

 

 

This National Historic Site and multi-award winning museum is a fun outing for the whole family. For most kids, the highlight of the visit will be the underground train tour where you will get a taste of the mining life–rocky tunnels, live drilling demonstrations, and a glimpse at total darkness. Other highlights include panning for precious gemstones and gold, climbing on the giant dump truck and taking in gorgeous Howe Sound views. 

5. Ride Horses at Cheekye Ranch

Explore Squamish's wilderness by horseback on a family-friendly guided tour through old-growth rainforests with spectacular views of the Tantalus Range and the beautiful Cheakamus River. This tour is suitable for kids ages six and up and special care is taken to make sure each member of your family is matched with the right horse for their abilities. After your ride, warm up by a fire on the shores of the river. 

6. Eagle Viewing by Foot or Bike

 

 

Choose between an eagle walking tour (available until Feb 23) or an eagle bike tour (available until April) and take your whole family for an active adventure exploring some of Squamish's best eagle habitats. Your tour includes a warm drink, a knowledgeable guide and sightseeing opportunities to some of Squamish's most iconic landmarks. 

7. Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola (reopening February 14)

Snowshoeing, a tube park and lots of places to play in the snow make the Sea to Sky Gondola one of the best spots to take the kids for a full day of activities. There are snowshoe rentals and guided tours available, the tube park is epic, and the Summit Lodge at the top offers warm drinks, food, an outdoor firepit and unbeatable views. 

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Olympic Park

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