Explore Squamish - August 21, 2018

21 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

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21 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

As much as we hate to admit it, summer is starting to wind down. Make the final moments of summer count by celebrating a last hurrah in Squamish before the hustle of September returns.

1. Kiteboarding

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

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. Complete the Squamish Craft Tasting Trail Passport

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 Syrup, Galileo Coffee, Geo 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

Walk the suspension bridge, enjoy the hammock haven, explore the trails and grab a bite at the Summit Lodge. 

Company: Sea to Sky Gondola

6. Go On a Boat Tour

Motorboat tours of Howe Sound are available daily. 

Company: Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures

7. Paddle Howe Sound

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

Companies: Norm Hann Expeditions and Sea to Sky Adventure Company

8. Go For a Dip at a Squamish Swimming Hole

Click here for a list of Squamish swimming spots. 

9. Climb Squamish's Famous Granite

See for yourself why Squamish in recognized as Canada's rock climbing mecca. 

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

10. Explore Britannia Mine Museum's New Outdoor Exhibit

Discover the new "Foundations" outdoor exhibit and learn about Britannia's colourful history. 

Company: Britannia Mine Museum

11. Take an Instagram-Worthy #ExploreSquamish Photo

Cherish your summer memories throughout the year with a summer Squamish photo. Photo tours with photography instruction and location recommendations are available. 

Company: Squamish Photo Tours

12. Catch a Fish

Enjoy the relaxation of a Squamish fishing trip while soaking in the summer sun.

Companies: Valley Fishing Guides and Trout Country Fishing Guides

13. Try Heli or Flightseeing

Photo: Mirae Campbell, Blackcomb Helicopters

Click here to view Squamish flight and heli-seeing partners. Or check out our latest blog 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 and West Coast Wonders

15. Relax on a Squamish Patio

Savour the summer drink menu while you still can.

Companies: A-Frame Brewing, Copper Coil Still and Grill, Howe Sound Brewing, Match Eatery and Public House, Norman Rudy's, The Crabapple Cafe, The Joinery, The Salted Vine, The Sea to Sky Grill, Sea to Sky Gondola and Squamish Valley Golf Course.

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 

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.

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


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