Explore Squamish - October 12, 2018

What to Do in Squamish in the Beautiful Fall Weather

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What to Do in Squamish in the Beautiful Fall Weather

Who said anything about slowing down? The weekend forecast is calling for plenty of sunshine and now is the time to make use of every last drop of liquid gold. The fall colours are in full effect and this season won't last long. Make the most of the beautiful fall weather with these great activities.

1. Savour the Sights of the Lakes

The alpine opens it's doors for a few months a year, and while the alpine lakes are lovely in the summer, they are most striking in the fall, set against the vibrant reds of the brush and the streaming rays of sunshine on a clear autumn day. Our favourite lakes include Elfin Lakes, Brohm Lake, Alice Lake and Garibaldi Lake

2. Mountain Bike Through the Forests

Fall riding is full on in the Sea to Sky. Whichever trail you choose you can count on cool conditions and you may even have the entire trail to yourself! You can view a list of Squamish mountain bike trails here

Rentals: Corsa Cycles
Tours: Ride BC and RideHub

3. Climb the Granite


Cooler temperatures mean better friction and better friction means an easier day rock climbing up the granite faces of Squamish. Head out on your own or go with a guide and hang out on some of the most beautiful cliffs in Canada. 

Tours: Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures and Squamish Rock Guides

4. Trail Run in Cooler Temperatures

Crisp air and cooler temperatures make fall the perfect time for trail running. Grab a few friends, a furry companion or head out on your own to cover as much single track as you wish. Let your legs guide you through the stunning scenery of Squamish. 

5. Play a Round of Golf

Relax and enjoy one of Squamish's scenic golf courses during the most spectacular time of year. Furry Creek Golf Course and Squamish Valley Golf Course are dripping in colour; your tee time is waiting for you. 

6. Go on a Hike Through the Fall Colours


Fall in Squamish is a time of unparalleled beauty. The mixed forests of deciduous and coniferous trees come alive with strokes of red, yellow, orange and green. The whole scene is a patchwork of colours few visitors are lucky enough to see. Read our Best Places to See Fall Colours Blog here

7. Play Outside at a Museum

The Howe Sound Decks at the Britannia Mine Museum and the mini rail at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park are best enjoyed in the sunshine. This Autumn's weather has set the perfect stage to bring your whole family for a visit, and the forecast is calling for a new family photo waiting to be captured. 

8. Explore the Sea to Sky Gondola

Bundle up, don your toque and make sure your camera is charged because you are not going to want to miss a moment of beauty above the Sea to Sky Gondola. The gondola closes for maintenance October 29 - November 30 so plan your visit soon. 

9. Get a Birds Eye of Squamish

Fall flights offer the most exclusive views in the Sea to Sky Corridor. From way up in the air you will be greeted with ocean views, fall foliage and an up-close look at some of Squamish's most secluded alpine lakes rimmed with a dusting of snow. 

Flight-seeing: Glacier Air and Sea to Sky Air
Heli-seeing: Blackcomb Helicopters and Black Tusk Helicopters Inc

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