Explore Squamish - March 21, 2019

Your Spectacular Squamish Brunch Guide

Photo: The Joinery

Your Spectacular Squamish Brunch Guide

Brunch is a celebration of sleeping in and fuel for an afternoon of adventure. In a destination as beautiful as Squamish, it's easy to scramble your brunch plans and transform your morning meal into a soulful experience and reconnect with loved ones over a hearty stack of pancakes.

Where to Eat

Indulge at one of our local eateries and don't be afraid to order a morning beverage to accompany your meal; the 5 pm rule doesn't apply in mountain towns! 

Any day of the week

  • Crabapple Cafe
    Tempt your tastebuds with an array of farm to table choices including wraps, omelettes, eggs benedict and breakfast skillets. The restaurant features a covered patio for outdoor dining and a cozy indoor space set amongst the beauty of Brackendale. 
  • Squamish Valley Golf Course
    Classic brunch fair with lush fairway views and service with a smile every time. Mexican breakfast is on the menu, as are all your favourite North American go to's. Try your luck on the putting green after your brunch or continue with your day.

Mouthwatering pancakes at Crabapple Cafe | Photo: Crabapple Cafe


 
A fully loaded breakfast bowl with a morning mimosa | Photo: Squamish Valley Golf Course
 

Weekends

  • Copper Coil Still & Grill
    This Cajun-inspired venue has a reputation for serving up mouthwatering brunch specials every weekend. Available while supplies last Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • Geo Cider Co.
    This twisted take on breakfast will leave your mouth watering for more. Spice up your day with a bacon cheeseburger eggs benedict or macaroni and cheese Belgian waffles. Whichever you pick be sure to pair it with a delicious glass of crisp Squamish-made apple cider. 
  • Match Eatery & Public House
    Unwind on the luxurious heated outdoor patio and enjoy items such as Belgian waffles and frittata priced at just $10. The delicious food pairs extraordinarily with Stawamus Chief views (seen from anywhere on the patio!) and with mimosas and ceasars which are also on special!
  • Norman Rudy's
    Parmesan potatoes, cider-braised bacon and plenty of savoury spices come together to make Norman Rudy's brunch a fusion of flavour. Pick from the list of classic and signature delights and sink into your chair, you will want to stay awhile. 
  • Northyards Cider Co.
    Stop by this farm to table cidery for a craft cider cocktail and weekend featured brunch item, available from 12 pm to 3 pm Saturdays and Sundays. Or skip breakfast and dive into their dessert menu because creme brulee tastes good at all hours of the day!
  • Pepe's Chophouse + Seafood
    A crowdpleaser with something to offer everyone in your party. Choose from the combined brunch and lunch menu featuring popular plates such as steak and eggs, a veggie burrito or a daily soup sandwich combo. 

​Macaroni and cheese Belgian waffles with seared chorizo | Photo: Geo Cider Co.

Fluffy Belgian waffles at Match Eatery + Public House priced at just $10! | Photo: Match Eatery + Public House


Morning coffee and braised bacon hash at Norman Rudy's | Photo: Norman Rudy's


A crowd-pleasing breakfast on the brunch + lunch menu at Pepe's Chophouse + Seafood | Photo: Pepe's Chophouse + Seafood

 

Sundays

  • The Backyard
    Pub style brunch is served up every Sunday at The Backyard where breakfast tacos and a rotating variety of eggs bennies are on the menu. Protip: the pulled pork bennies are a local favourite!
  • The Locavore
    Squamish's Sunday brunch hotspot includes plenty of outdoor seating, a cheery, bright indoor space and favourite menu items including three varieties of eggs benedict, a weekly feature frittata and more. Did we mention they serve mimosa flights?
  • The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar
    Sunday brunch is returning to the Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar on Sunday, April 21, 2019. The upscale brunch service is equipped with it's very own dessert and cocktail menu as well as plenty of flavourful twists on classic brunch fair. 

Photo: Breakfast tacos at The Backyard | Photo: The Backyard
Eggs Benedict three different ways at The Locavore | Photo: The Locavore 

Plating perfection at The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar | Photo: The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar

 

Apres Brunch Afternoon Activities

Sightseeing

Ease through your afternoon on a sightseeing trip along the Sea to Sky Highway. Start at Porteau Cove Provincial Park where you can stroll along the sandy beach beside Howe Sound. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, a pod of orca whales was last sighted here on March 17, 2019. 

Your next stop is the Britannia Mine Museum for a history lesson and sightseeing experience all in one. On your museum tour, ride the train underground and visit the iconic cliff-hugging mill for which Britannia is known. Other points of interest along your driving include Shannon Falls, the Stawamus Chief, the Sea to Sky Gondola and more. View the full list of viewpoints here

Catching sunset at Porteau Cove | Photo: Sea to Sky Parks

 

Sea to Sky Gondola

Rediscover Howe Sound by riding 885 metres above sea level on the Sea to Sky Gondola. The views at the top reveal the finger-like shape and teal blue waters of Howe Sound giving you a vantage to appreciate the fjord from high in the sky. At the top tour the snow-covered trail network, test your fear of heights by crossing the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and enjoy a pour of Howe Sound Brewing beer while starring out at the Sound.

Looking out at Howe Sound from above the Sea to Sky Gondola | Photo: Tara O'Grady, Sea to Sky Gondola

Stepping out on the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge | Photo: Tara O'Grady, Sea to Sky Gondola
 

Squamish Craft Tasting Trail 

In addition to fantastic brunch, Squamish has a reputation for brewing up award-winning craft beverages. Start your tour of our Craft Beverage Tasting Trail downtown at Howe Sound Brewing before making your way to Cliffside Cider where you can toast to your day with a glass of fresh apple cider on their sunny patio. Be sure to pick up a Craft Tasting Trail Passport during your visit and get your passport stamped at each venue you visit.  

Next make your way across town to A-Frame Brewing, Gillespies Fine Spirits, Northyards Cider or Backcountry Brewing all located within walking distance of each other. Cap off your day at Geo Cider where you can unwind with a meal and a drink before concluding your day. Return your passport to the Squamish Adventure Centre to win a prize! 

Locals tip: Backcountry Brewing has board games to lend out during your visit and Northyards Cider has a shuffleboard table that is free to use. 

Sunny patio views at Cliffside Cider | Photo: @theflyingbeergirl​


Sipping beers with friends at A-Frame Brewing | Photo: A-Frame Brewing

Coming Soon...

The beloved Fergie's Cafe is reopening in spring 2019. Stay tuned for egg-cellent eggs benedict and opening day updates!

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Geo Cider Co.

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Howe Sound Brew Pub & Firebread Restaurant

Match Eatery & Public House

Norman Rudy's

Northyards Cider Co.

Pepe's Chophouse + Seafood

The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar

Sea to Sky Gondola

Squamish Valley Golf Clubhouse

The Crabapple Cafe