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The 2016 Official Squamish Adventure Guide is a publication of Tourism Squamish. To obtain extra copies of this guide, please contact: Tourism Squamish 38551 Loggers Lane Squamish, BC V8B 0H2 604.815.5084 1.877.815.5084 (Canada/United States) info@tourismsquamish.com exploresquamish.com

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explore Squamish | 2016

contents must do’s

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10 one & two day visits 28 family fun day

Fergie’s Café

hardwired for adventure

Squamish

44 wildlife

14 hike

46 museums & history

20 climb

50 golf

16 bike

48 parks & camping

22 wind

52 winter

24 water

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features

40 where to eat 56 shopping

58 ask a local 70 deals

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check out 34 maps

64 business listings

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festivals & events Ananda Escudero Gomes

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welcome This authentic West Coast mountain town has people talking. It’s not only the spectacular geography and scenery that have captured the world’s attention, it’s the accessibility of the great outdoors for wind and water sports, trails for hiking and biking and fresh air for all to rejuvenate and recharge. Unquestionably, the geography here will amaze you. The Pacific Ocean narrows into the Howe Sound, where the stunning Coastal Mountains surround the Stawamus Chief, a granite monolith unlike any other. From the ocean to the snowy mountain peaks, the rocky cliffs and waterfalls to the forests, lakes, rivers and estuary, Squamish is truly extraordinary. This unique geographical combination of mountains and water have carved out a world-class playground for adventure seekers of all levels. Within minutes you can ride unbeatable mountain bike trails, hike in Coastal rainforests, climb one of the largest granite monoliths in the world, kiteboard, windsurf, kayak, raft, paddleboard, and depending on the season, snowshoe and ski tour into the pristine backcountry. For those seeking a quieter adventure, the Squamish valley is vast and offers limitless fresh air, scenic viewpoints and an abundance of wildlife. With an awardwinning brewery and distillery, farm to table dining experiences, a vibrant arts scene, a rich First Nations culture and a variety of festivals and events for all ages, your itinerary will be full any time of the year. Less than an hour from both Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish is a unique fusion of rugged landscapes, stunning vistas and West Coast culture. Find out for yourself what the buzz is about Squamish. Start planning your Squamish adventure today! exploresquamish.com

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There’s something about Squamish!


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99 Whistler BRITISH COLUMBIA

SQUAMISH Vancouver

3 Richmond

Abbotsford Bellingham 100 km 50 mi

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Everett WASHINGTON, USA Seattle

Bellevue

Visitor Info Centre Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC 604.815.4994 (local) 1.877.815.5084 (Toll Free Canada/US) info@tourismsquamish.coms exploresquamish.com Squamish is located half-way between Vancouver and Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway.

Distance From Seattle 293km/182mi 3 hours 20 minutes Bellingham 148km/92 mi – 2 hours Vancouver International Airport 78km/48 mi – 1 hour 15 minutes Downtown Vancouver 68km/42mi – 1 hour Whistler 59km/36mi - 40 minutes

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the buzz

There’s something about Squamish!

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The New York Times named Squamish as one of the top “52 Places to Go in 2015”. Visitors to Squamish are “drawn by an unusual combination of West Coast wilderness and accessibility. Hundreds of trails weave through Pacific rain forest to glacial lakes, waterfalls and peaks. Kiteboarders ply a 26-mile fjord, adventurers climb 2,300-foot Stawamus Chief, and birders gather for the annual return of thousands of bald eagles.”

Squamish made another list this year, the International Traveller’s ‘100 Things to do in Canada Before You Die’. The article notes that “the Sea to Sky Gondola is perhaps the easiest and most pleasant way to reach the summit of one of Canada’s prettiest mountains”.

Vacay.ca published its list ’20 Best Places to Visit in Canada for 2016’ and Sea to Sky Country took the #1 spot! Vacay.ca states that “Squamish has risen to prominence as a destination because of its array of outdoor activities”.

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Must Do’s

2-Day Visit

The Crabapple Café

Start with a hike; try the Chief

and have delicious, healthy

or the Sea to Summit Trail.

food at exceptional prices.

After enjoying the incredible

Wander through Downtown

you hiked in the morning.

views (and working up an

Squamish, then watch

If you still have any strength

appetite), have lunch at

kiteboarders and windsurfers

left in your legs, you can test

the Crabapple Café. They

at the Squamish Oceanfront.

your balance on the slack

serve breakfast until 3pm

You can also look up at where

lines by the main beach. Check in to one of the many hotels in Squamish or camp at

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Wonderland Valley Resort & Campground. Wash up and head back out for a beer

Wake up and venture out

tasting and dinner at the

for a rafting trip. You can

Howe Sound Brewpub. It

choose from mellow floats

has been rated as the “Best

or adrenaline-charged

Brew Pub in BC”. Enjoy views

trips at Sunwolf Rafting,

of the Chief while sipping on

Canadian Outback

an award-winning beer that

Adventures and Wedge

was brewed on site.

Rafting. Whichever trip you choose, you will enjoy spectacular scenery and maybe even some wildlife! There are half-day and fullday adventures available. Fuel up at The Nest Restaurant before heading home. Their handmade pizzas are delicious! To plan your trip, visit exploresquamish.com.

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Must Do’s

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(for the mellow adventurer) Walk through Downtown

Cuisine ~ four seasons of

Check out On the Farm. There

Squamish. Grab a snack or

Japan. Take the trip up the Sea

are unique boutiques, a local

coffee at one of the great cafés

to Sky Gondola. Make sure to

favourite coffee shop and a

and check out the many unique

cross the Sky Pilot Suspension

food truck with locally farmed

shops. Explore the Farmer’s

Bridge and walk the 1.6 km

ingredients. Have dinner at

Market if you are here on a

Panorama Trail. Have a hot or

The Copper Coil Still & Grill.

Saturday between May and

cold drink from the Summit

If the weather cooperates, you

October. Have a sushi lunch

Lodge, and take in the views

can enjoy the amazing views

at the new Oryzae Japanese

from the Summit Viewing Deck.

from the patio.

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1-Day Visit

(for the adventurous) Start at the Squamish Adventure Centre. Rent bikes from Sea to Sky Adventure Company, they also offer guided bike tours with a friendly, local guide. Fuel up with a locally sourced lunch

Canada with a guided rock

To plan your trip, visit

climbing tour with Mountain

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Skills Academy (equipment included). Before you leave, find out why locals love Sushi Sen, and enjoy a quality sushi dinner.

at Fergie’s. Experience some of the best rock climbing in

Garry Broeckling

Ian Roberston - Smoke Bluffs

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Lake, Fawn Lake, Edith Lake and Alice Lake as you walk through the mossy forest of Alice Lake Provincial Park. Directions: Exit Highway 99 at

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Alice Lake Provincial Park, just

hike

north of Squamish. At the main park sign veer left; park just past the ranger station.

Stawamus Chief, First Peak Distance: 7km, 2 to 3 hours

Some of the best places you can only get to by foot, so lace up and explore one of Squamish’s many hiking trails. Whether you have time for a quick hike around the lake, a full-day hike or a multi-day trek, Squamish has plenty of trails to choose from. Each hike is unique and rewarding. Squamish’s spectacular scenery, endless fresh air, and the combination of ocean, rivers, lakes and waterfalls will leave you wanting more.

Difficulty: Look for: Waterfalls, the lush

Local Favourites

forest and the tipping rock

Squamish Oceanfront Trail Distance: 2km, 30 minutes

¾ of the way up. Enjoy the D’Arcy McLeish - Shannon Falls

breathtaking views of Howe

Difficulty:

Sound, Mount Garibaldi and the

Look for: Shannon Falls in the

Squamish Valley from the top.

distance, kiteboarders and

Directions: Just South of

paddle boarders on the water.

Squamish (between the Sea to

Squamish Terminal is the deep

Sky Gondola and downtown) is

sea port next to the beach.

the Stawamus Chief Provincial

Directions: At the end of

Park turn-off and parking area.

Cleveland Ave., turn left on

Walk through the campground to

Vancouver St., then right on

the trailhead.

Galbraith until the signed

Sea to Summit Trail

trailhead.

Distance: 8.9km, 3 to 4 hours

Four Lakes Trail

(one way)

Distance: 6km – 8km,

Difficulty:

1.5 to 2 hours

Look for: Views of Howe Sound,

Difficulty:

Sky Pilot and the surrounding

Look for: You will pass Stump

peaks throughout the hike.

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Don’t miss Upper Shannon

Continue on the gravel road,

Falls on your right, this pristine

past Quest University and onto

water hole is a great place for

the gravel Ring Creek Road,

a little break.

then onto Garibaldi Park Road.

Directions: The trail starts at the

This will take you all the way up

Sea to Sky Gondola Basecamp;

to the Garibaldi Provincial Park

walk to the trailhead at the back

parking area and trailhead.

of the parking lot. The trail has great signage and markers the

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whole way up.

Elfin Lakes – Garibaldi Provincial Park Distance: 22km, 6 hours Difficulty: Look for: This hike goes through varied terrain and finishes in the high alpine. Don’t miss the panoramic views from the top of the hike. Directions: Turn onto Mamquam Road from Highway 99 and

Local Tip

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follow it until it turns to gravel. Pat Mulrooney Photography

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Mountain Biking in Squamish Squamish has a well-maintained and growing trail network

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offering everything from gentle

bike

cruises to intense descents.

Local Favourites Rob’s & Cliff’s Corners Difficulty: Known for: These smooth,

Squamish has some of

buffed trails are fun for new and

Canada’s best mountain bike trails. In fact, Mountain Bike one of the Top 25 Wildest and

Road Riding in Squamish

Most Exotic Places to Ride in

Squamish also has great road

the World! With over 200 km

riding options. Explore quiet,

of trails, there is something

scenic rides in the Squamish

for every level of rider.

and Paradise valleys or longer

Magazine rates Squamish as

experienced riders with packed dirt, lots of berms and a few little jumps along the way. Pat Mulrooney Photography

Lake or bike up the Mashiter Trail at the end of Perth Drive in Garibaldi Highlands.

distance rides along the scenic

Pseudo-tsuga

Sea to Sky Highway. Squamish and Paradise Valley

Difficulty: Josh McCulloch

road rides are both paved,

and flowy trail with berms and Directions: Access by riding up

scenery along the way. Stop for

Ring Creek Road to the trailhead.

a hot or cold drink and snack at Fergie’s on your way back.

Half Nelson Difficulty:

Help Support our local trail

Known for: This lengthy descent

network and buy a SORCA

crosses several bridges, rolls

Trail Pass – available at the Adventure Centre. Pat Mulrooney Photography OFFICIAL SQUAMISH ADVENTURE GUIDE

Known for: This is a smooth, fast bumps throughout.

two-lane roads with excellent

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Directions: Access from Alice


up and down the transitions

bridges and a couple of log rides,

of the numerous jumps and

followed by steep, rooty sections

cruises around the fun berms

as well as some exposed granite.

throughout.

Directions: Access by riding

Directions: Access by riding up

Jack’s Trail to 50 Shades of Green,

Ring Creek Road to the trailhead.

climb 50 Shades, turn right at the top and continue to Entrails.

Crouching Squirrel Hidden Monkey

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Difficulty: Known for: This trail is a

Local Tip

combination of fast and flowy sections with technical and challenging x-country features. Directions: Access from Debeck’s Hill at Alice Lake Provincial Park. Climb the hill for 600m and the signed trailhead is on the left.

Entrails Difficulty: Known for: This technical local

Before you st art expl orin g Squamish’s ex tensive trail network, buy a map of th e trails at the Squamish Adventure Cen tre or downl oad the Squamish Trail Mapps app; both are grea t resources fo r biking in the area.

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mountain biking. Access from Logger’s Lane just past the

family rides Squamish is the perfect place

for kids to ride. From first time riders to advanced riders,

Family Favourites

there is an abundance of kid-

Logger’s Creek Nature Trail

friendly terrain to choose from

These relatively flat trails

in Squamish. Parents and kids

are flowy with the odd

love racing at the BMX track

challenging bridge. This

and practicing skills at the local

is a great introduction to

pump tracks and skills park.

Local Tip

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Adventure Centre and finish at the Mountain Bike Skills Park at Brennan Park.

SORCA Mountain Bike Skills Park at Brennan Park This is a fun and safe place for kids and parents to hone their mountain biking skills. With berms, jumps, bridges, teeter-totters and several other features, your kids will not be able to get enough!


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love this biking playground! It has great novice features to boost confidence and learn new skills. There is also a park with a play structure right beside the pump track for even more fun.

Squamish ha s man y bike friendly acc ommodation op tions to keep your bike secure. V is it expl oresquam ish.com for m or e information.

You can rent bikes and ge t guided tours from the Sea to Sky Adventure Co mpan y locate d at the Squamish Ad venture Centr e.

Whistler Depot Rd. Highway 99

Young riders and run bikers

Local Tips

Government Rd.

Pump Track at Alice Lake Provincial Park

Eagle Run Dr.

Garibaldi Way

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Josh McCulloch - Raven’s Castle - Stawamus Chief

NOVICE (5.6 - 5.8) Beginner’s Luck (5.6 - single pitch) Located: Murrin Park Climb a fantastic moderate crack

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& flake leading up to the wall

climb

under a big roof.

The Kip (5.7 - single pitch) Located: Smoke Bluffs Beautiful crack splits the smooth low angle face. A great novice lead climb.

Squamish is one of the world’s top rock climbing destinations. At present

Every summer, climbers from

Diedre (5.8 - 6 pitches)

there are over 3,500 routes

around the world are drawn to

Located: The Chief/Apron

and boulder problems in the

Squamish because it is home

Squamish area. Most famous

to some of the most beautiful

of course is the Stawamus

and accessible rock climbing

Chief, which has enough

in the world. One reason that

routes to keep anyone

climbing in Squamish is so

busy for years.

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follows a long corner system with lots of enjoyable laybacking.

the crags. Most of Squamish’s

MODERATE (5.9 - 5.10a) The Reacharound (5.9 - single pitch)

climbing is within 10 minutes

Located: Murrin Park

of downtown.

Climb a deep right-facing corner to a chimney. Great quality &

The climbing community here

easier than it looks.

is vibrant and progressive and there are a lot of resources for anyone new to the sport or new to Squamish climbing. Visit the Squamish Adventure Centre for great local guide books and information on guide services.

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Talking Holds (5.10a – single pitch) Located: The Smoke Bluffs This is an excellent & strenuous climb that follows a hand crack. Pumpy!

Rock On (5.10a - 5 pitches) Located: The Chief/South Gully An excellent, physical climb that follows steep, left-facing corner cracks.

Local Tip

There are lit erall y thousa nds of climbing opti ons in Squam ish. Why not ask a loca l where to st art? Mountain Ski lls Academy offers guided single -pitch and multi-pitch climbing adve ntures with experien ced local guides. Both group a nd p rivate options are av ailable.

DIFFICULT (5.10B +) Exasperator (5.10c - 2 pitches) Located: The Chief/Grand Wall This Squamish favourite offers a mix of thin hand and finger cracks. First pitch is 5.10a.

Angels Crest (5.10b - 13 pitches) Located: Thehe Chief/North Walls This long, adventurous climb offers both crack and face climbing in varied terrain.

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Jim Hegan - Squamish Spit

Garry Broeckling - Howe Sound

wind

Kathy Johnson

Squamish offers consistent

environment for both wind

and steady wind making

and kite surfing. The Squamish

as it enters Howe Sound, the

it an ideal destination for

Spit is one of them. Visit the

Spit is a long, narrow piece

kiteboarding, windsurfing

Spit on a clear summer day

of land and the first point

and sailing. There are very

and you will find a rainbow

of land struck by the wind,

few spots in the world

of windsurfers, kiteboarders

making it a must-visit for high-

where wind, water and land

and spectators. Located at the

performance windsports.

merge to provide a flawless

mouth of the Squamish River

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windsurfers the Squamish Spit offers an organized launching and landing point and is managed by the Squamish Windsports Society (SWS). There is a $20 day fee to SWS to cover staffing and other services including emergency pick up and retrieval via Sea Doo.


wind festival

Wind & sails. Tunes & Ales.

Squamish’s 3rd annual

theatre, roaming buskers, kids’

WIND FESTIVAL kicks off

crafts, the Farmers’ Market, kite

July 21-24, 2016. The Wind Festival

flying, and sports demos makes for

is a celebration of local arts, live

four days of fun for all ages.

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music plus high energy wind and water sports in Howe Sound.

The Squamish Wind Festival

Enjoy art in the park through

attracts thousands of visitors

exhibition and installation. Take

with a kiteboarding Big Air

in free music with an array of food

competition, free dragon boat

vendors and a top notch beer

trials, over 15 musical acts, more

garden. Watch sailboat racing

than 30 participating artists, a

presented by the Squamish Yacht

kid zone, food vendors, beer

Club in their annual regatta, SOAR.

gardens, plus the annual Musical

Experience Squamish Nation canoe

Theatre Broadway or Bust by the

demonstrations, storytelling and

Squamish Academy of Music. For

historical displays at the Canoe

the official festival schedule, visit:

shelter. All this blended with musical

squamishwindfestival.com

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With support from BC Arts Council, Squamish Yacht Club, Solterra Development, District of Squamish, Tourism Squamish, RBC, and many more community partners.

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Ian Robertson

Alex Cairns

water With the ocean, rivers and lakes surrounding us, Squamish is a watersports

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family float or a splashy and adventurous experience, there are half-day and full-day

enthusiast’s dream come true.

WHITEWATER RAFTING

Whether you want to take a

Squamish is becoming one

dip to cool off, try a rafting

of BC’s top whitewater

adventure, or go kayaking,

rafting destinations.

In Squamish there is fun and

canoeing or paddle boarding,

The rapid whitewater of

excitement for both new

the turquoise water of

the Elaho and Squamish

and experienced paddlers.

Howe Sound, the rivers and

rivers and the mellower

If it’s your first time out,

freshwater lakes in Squamish

Cheakamus River offer

are waiting for you.

playgrounds for mellow

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hikes with waterfalls

options for all skill levels.

KAYAKING

you can rent kayaks from Kristen McGaughey

Valahalla Pure or right at

adventurers and risk takers

Alice Lake Provincial Park to

alike. Canadian Outback

learn on a calm, freshwater

Rafting Co, Sunwolf

lake. For more experienced

Rafting and Wedge

kayakers, the Mamquam

Whitewater Rafting offer

River consistently delivers an

authentic whitewater

excellent play-wave as well as

rafting adventures that you

a fine slalom course further

won’t forget! Whether you

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Tyler Howitt - Lake Lovely Water

SWIM Murrin Lake, Alice Lake, and

Ian Robertson

Brohm Lake are easy access

water

public lakes where you can cool down on a hot summer’s day. Murrin Lake is a small but deep lake with several picnic tables and a nice sandy beach. Alice Lake has beaches on both sides of the lake and large, grassy

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING

picnic areas. Brohm Lake has

Stand-up paddle boarders and canoeists enjoy lake paddles

the Squamish Oceanfront to

at Alice Lake and Brohm

Britannia Beach. A variety of

Lake as well as exploring in

stand-up paddleboarding

the estuary and Mamquam

rentals, courses and

Blind Channel. For a more

excursions are available, visit

adventurous experience,

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try a morning paddle from

Squamish Adventure Centre

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you can sun bathe and slide into the cool, clear water.

FISHING The Cheakamus, Mamquam and Squamish rivers offer world-class sport fishing for

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opportunities in and around Squamish, it is a great idea to hire a guide. Contact Tourism Squamish or Valley Fishing Guides in Squamish to plan your next fishing trip.


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Sea to Sky Gondola

Top 5 FREE Activities 1 SORCA Mountain Bike

family fun

2 Squamish Oceanfront 3 Skateboard Park 4 Porteau Cove 5 Hike the Four Lakes Trail –

Family time is precious. Plan your next family

vacation to Squamish to

make your time together

memorable, relaxing and FUN! Squamish is a huge playground waiting to be explored. There are

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Top 6 FamilyFriendly Activities

mountains, beaches, lakes,

1 Sea to Sky Gondola

trails, parks, tours, festivals,

2 Britannia Mine Museum

attractions and plenty of other surprises prefect for family getaways.

3 West Coast Railway

Heritage Park

4 Rafting

West Coast Railway Heritage Park

5 Squishy’s Family Fun Zone 6 Brennan Park Recreation Centre

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Skills Park

finish up at Alice Lake for a

picnic and a swim


Local Tip

Stop by Caff e Garibaldi at the Squamish Adventure Cen tre. They have a delicious and refreshin g sele ction of Ita lian gelato and so rbetto.

Squishy’s Family Fun Zone

Top 5 Playgrounds (See fold out map on page 35 for park locations) 1 Stan Clarke Park 2 Alice Lake Provincial Park 3 Pat Goode Park 4 Eagle Run Park 5 Smoke Bluffs Park

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Must Do’s

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West Coast Railway Heritage Park

family

Skills Academy. Check in to your hotel or campground. Squamish has many options; Executive Suites Hotel

fun day

& Resort and Sandman Hotel & Suites both have swimming pools. Enjoy dinner at the Howe Sound Brewing Co. They make delicious woodstone oven fired pizza.

Start the day with a tour

For breakfast go to the

through the award-winning

Crabapple Café (they offer

Britannia Mine Museum, a

deals for kids). Visit the West

National Historic Site. Have lunch at Fergie’s. They have a fantastic outdoor seating area, swings for the kids and a delicious locally sourced menu. Test your climbing skills on a KristallTurm adventure at the Squamish Adventure Centre. Finish your day with a stroll through dowtown Squamish and play at Stan Clarke Park.

-Day 2Family

Getaway

KristallTurm

This interactive train museum is fun and informative for all Take the Sea to Sky Gondola

ages! Have lunch at the The

and walk across the suspension

Copper Coil Still & Grill; they

bridge, then enjoy the views

have a fantastic patio. Spend

as you walk the Panorama

the rest of the afternoon at

Trail. Lunch time! Try kid

the beach or hiking at Alice

approved options and local

Lake Provincial Park. Before

cuisine at the Summit Lodge.

you leave, have dinner at The

For those 8 years and up,

Nest; they have a delicious,

try the Via Ferrata climbing

family-friendly menu.

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Coast Railway Heritage Park.


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Squamish days

Celebrates 59 years of family fun!

The Squamish Days Festival is

are skills vital to a logger’s success

back for the 59th year. Squamish

in the woods. This event gives

Days is a fun, affordable and

spectators a glimpse into the life

family-friendly way to spend the

of a BC logger throughout history.

Dave Thomson

BC Day Long Weekend. Many of the events are free to attend but

There is a lot more to Squamish

full of energy and excitement.

Days than just the loggers sports events. There is so much going on

How has this festival stayed popular

during the festival, including the

for 59 years? People truly enjoy

fan favourites: Bed Races, Parade

the spectacle of the world-class

and Pancake Breakfast.

loggers sports competitions. It’s a different type of sporting event

See you at the Squamish Days

than you typically see, as this sport

Loggers Sports Festival Thursday,

has evolved from an occupation.

July 28th – Monday, August 1st,

The skills used now in competition

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downtown Squamish With unique boutiques, organic cafés, restaurants, hotels, services and more, check out Downtown Squamish while you are here. There are a lot of exciting events downtown throughout the year as well as the Saturday Farmer’s Market from May until October.

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WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

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Chieftain Hotel & Pub

24 Black-Katz Catering

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Resort Squamish

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6 Fergie’s Café

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27 Oryzae Japanese Cuisine

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28 Sushi Sen

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4 Howe Sound Inn & Brewing

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WHERE TO SHOP

Wonderland Valley Resort

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WHERE TO PLAY

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Brennan Park Recreation Centre

32 Garibaldi Village II Shopping Centre

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33 The Escape Route

10 Canadian Outback Rafting Company

34 On the Farm

11 Cheakamus Centre

35 The Squamish Store

12 KristallTurm

36 Valhalla Pure Outfitters

13 Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures* 14 Sea to Sky Adventure Company

SERVICES

15 Sea to Sky Gondola

37 RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate

16 Ski Callaghan

38 Royal LePage Black Tusk Realty Ltd

17 Squamish Adventure

39 Squamish Integrated Health

18 Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

35 Squamish Visitor Centre

19 Squishy’s Family fun Zone

35 Tourism Squamish

6 Sunwolf Rafting 20 Valley Fishing Guides Ltd*

FESTIVALS

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Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival*

22 West Coast Railway Heritage Park

Wind Festival *

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Where to eat Best of Squamish A Taste of Squamish

There are many great places to eat in Squamish, but you cannot visit without trying these local favourites!

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Best Place for Breakfast Fergie’s Café

Fergie’s Café The Crabapple Café

Best Sushi Restaurant Sushi Sen Japanese Restaurant Oryzae Japanese Cuisine

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Best Place for a Coffee The Cloudburst Café

Best Pizza The Nest Restaurant Howe Sound Brewing – Brew Pub

The Crabapple Café

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Best Patio Summit Lodge at the Sea to Sky Gondola The Copper Coil Still and Grill

Best Local Cuisine The Locavore Food Truck Fergie’s Café

Paul Bride - Sea to Sky Gondola

Sushi Sen

The Crabapple Café

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Beer Festival

festivals & events The action never stops as Squamish hosts festivals Amanda Escudero Gomes

and events year round. Explore the arts and culture scene as well as the many live musical performances and special events throughout Squamish. Here are some signature Squamish events. A full list of events

MAY

is available at exploresquamish.com.

Day Out with Thomas May 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 All Aboard! The West Coast Railway Heritage Park Ian Robertson

transforms into a Thomas the Tank Engine theme park experience.

JUNE Test of Metal June 18 This year over 800 riders will race in the Test of Metal, Canada’s most famous cross-country mountain bike race with 67km of grueling trail riding.

Ian Robertson

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MARKETS Summer Farmer’s Market Every Saturday from May 7 to October 29 10am - 3pm Downtown Squamish Beer Festival

Photo: Ian Robertson

Winter Farmer’s Market Squamish 50 Trail Running Festival August 20 - 21

Alternating Saturdays from November through April 11am - 4pm Squamish Elementary School

A seriously tough race, mostly on

JULY Squamish Beer Festival July 9 An outdoor celebration of craft beer culture in the heart of Downtown Squamish. 40 Breweries. Live Music. Local Food. One Ticket.

Arc’Teryx Climbing Academy

single track, with 11,000 feet of climbing. There are 50-mile, 50 km and 23 km races.

SEPTEMBER JABR - Just Another Bike Race September 17 A race through some of the best

July 15 - 17

single track Squamish has to offer

A three-day celebration of mountain

including Rupert, Tinder, Your

culture including international

Mom and Half Nelson.

speakers, seminars, live music, product demos and clinics on all topics related to climbing. Garry Broeckling

Squamish Wind Festival July 21 - 24

JANUARY

Paddle, play and soar at the Squamish Wind Festival, a free 3-day art and

Brackendale Eagle Festival

music festival celebrating all things

January

wind and water.

AUGUST Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival

A month-long festival

NOVEMBER Polar Express November– December

including music, lectures, art and the annual bald eagle count.

Kick off the holiday season

July 28 – August 1

aboard the Polar Express! After

A weekend festival of family events

a one-hour train ride, visit

including music & arts events, a

Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a

parade and world-class loggers

mini rail ride and so

sports shows and competitions.

much more!

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black, brown, cinnamon and even blonde (despite their name). These stately animals Peter Sulzle & Wild Safe BC

are born wild and wary of

wildlife

humans. Seeing a bear from a safe distance in its natural habitat can be a memorable experience, but please keep our bears wild by being Bear Smart. Visit bearsmart.com to learn more.

Squamish is located in prime wildlife habitat. From wintering bald eagles

Bears

and running salmon, to

Although black bears are most

chipmunks, coyotes and

common in the Squamish

bears, we share this area

area, there are grizzly bears

with a diversity of wildlife.

(also known as brown bears) in and around Squamish as well. Black bears can be

Fishing The Cheakamus, Mamquam and Squamish rivers offer Garry Broeckling

world-class sport fishing for all levels of anglers. There are many species of salmon and trout in the area. With so many lake and river fishing opportunities in and around

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Squamish, it is a great idea to hire a guide. Contact Tourism Squamish or Valley Fishing Guides in Squamish to plan your next fishing trip.

Eagles Between November and January each year Squamish hosts one of the most significant congregations


of wintering bald eagles in North America. In the 1994 bird count, Squamish had the world record count of 3,769 eagles. During these months, you will see eagles perched in the treetops and along the shores of the Squamish and Mamquam rivers. Garry Broeckling

Local Tips

Eagle Run P ark in Brack endale is an excellent eagl e viewin g faci lity. An interp retive d ispl ay expl ai ns the eagles as wel l as th e salmon life cycle. Exit Highway 99 at Mamqu am Road and head no rth on Gover nment Road to the bald eagle viewin g area. Christie-Images.com

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Squamish Historical Society

Historical Highlights West Coast Railway Heritage Park

Britannia Mine Museum

history

Home of the Royal Hudson, the West Coast Railway Heritage Park takes you on a trip back in time. The “ Train Museum” as the kids call it, offers an interactive glimpse at Canada’s railway history. Take a ride

As long as 5,000 years ago

on the Miniature Railway and

ancestors of the Sko-mish, or Squamish, people arrived

Although the British explorer

at tip of Howe Sound. For

Captain George Vancouver

thousands of years the

sailed into Howe Sound in

Squamish Nation has called

1792, the first non-native

Squamish home; this land

settlers did not arrive until

provided a lush valley for

1888. A lot has changed in

their families to hunt, trap

Squamish since then, but

and fish.

pieces of history remain

walk through the park’s many exhibits. Some of the older exhibits are housed in the CN Squamish Historical Society

Centre. The park is open to the public year-round. wcra.org

Britannia Mine Museum

throughout the Squamish

The Britannia Mine Museum

Valley. Today Squamish has

is the perfect stop between

a diverse group of artists,

Vancouver and Whistler to step

artisans, historians and performers that weave

Roundhouse and Conference

Dave Thomson - WCRHP

back in time and learn what life was like when Britannia

a cultural mix into our

was a mining town, and as

adventurous and energetic

one of the British Empire’s top

recreational lifestyle.

producing copper mines. Now 112 years later, this National Historic Site features fun, modern and historical exhibits, the awe-inspiring 20-storey

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Mill building, as well as the memorable underground train and gold panning area. britanniaminemuseum.com

The Downtown Squamish Heritage Walking Tour Discover Squamish’s history on this self-guided walking tour around downtown Squamish. Download a printable map at squamishhistory.ca.

Local Tip

Buy an ann ual pass and SAVE! Both Britannia M ine Museum and West Coast Railway Heri tage Park of fer annual pass es. Invest in an annual pass , so you can enjoy the museum year-round!

The West Coast Railway Heritage Park is home to Western Canada’s largest collection of heritage railway cars and exhibits. The CN Roundhouse and Conference Centre is the Sea to Sky’s largest event area – 20,000 square feet of highly unique space.

Group Bookings:

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Weddings • Corporate Events Conferences • Meetings Celebrations • Conventions Parties • Chartered Train Rides Full Catering and Trade Show services. Fun extras: Mini-rail, Pumpcar & more!

39645 Government Rd. Squamish, BC

Britannia Mine Museum

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Garibadi Provincial Park

Garibaldi Provincial Park With over 90 km of established D’Arcy McLeish - Elfin Lake

hiking trails, Garibaldi Park is a favourite for backcountry

parks

adventurers year-round. The Park is named after Mount Garibaldi, the distinct 2,678 m peak you can see from

& camping

throughout Squamish. Mount Garibaldi is actually a volcano; it last erupted in 8051 BC. Garibaldi Provincial Park is well known for its endless

Whether you are here for a backcountry expedition,

hiking opportunities, alpine lakes, alpine meadows and

in Squamish is truly

Our eight provincial parks:

unforgettable. Squamish

1 Alice Lake Provincial Park

provincial parks often book

2 Brackendale Eagles

up quickly. Here are a couple

a family camping trip or travelling by RV, camping

has several private campgrounds and RV parks as well as eight provincial parks.

scenic views. On busy weekends the

of other local campgrounds

Provincial Park

to try:

3 Garibaldi Provincial Park Wonderland Valley Resort -

4 Murrin Lake Provincial Park

Ride your mountain bike or

5 Porteau Cove Provincial Park

hike to the Alice Lake trail network from your campsite

6 Shannon Falls Provincial Park 7 Stawamus Chief Provincial Park 8 Tantalus Provincial Park

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surrounded by rainforest. You can even order sushi to your campsite, yet you feel like you are miles away from town. Kinsmen Campground at Brennan Park – This more open campground is centrally located and offers

Josh McCulloch - Shannon Falls

an affordable camping experience with elements of nature as well as the convenience of its proximity to town.

Local Tip

Check out th e new Sea to Sky Marine Trail which stretche s from Horseshoe Ba y to Squamis h. It in cl ud es new signage, six new cam psites and several acces s points to th e trail to experien ce th is in creasingly popular outdoor recrea tional area. Visit expl oresquam ish.com for m ore informatio n. Elfin Lake Hut

SQUAMISH’S PREMIERE OUTDOOR SPECIALTY SHOP FEATURING ALL THE BEST BRANDS TO KEEP YOU PLAYING IN THE MOUNTAINS.

Escape Route

40222 Glenalder Place Squamish BC V8B 0G2 604-892-3228 www.escaperoute.ca

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D’Arcy Macleish - Squamish Valley Golf Club

Squamish Valley Golf Club D’Arcy Macleish - Squamish Valley Golf Club

has the longest season in Sea to Sky Country, you can almost

golf

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Squamish is a spectacular

play year-round! It is a Canadian

setting for golf. With pristine

Championship Course, and in 2015,

parkland, old-growth forests,

Squamish Valley hosted a Canadian

mountain backdrops and

Open Qualifier. The views from

panoramic views, you have to

The Clubhouse are breathtaking,

stay focused on your ball and

and the food is delicious.

not the surrounding scenery!

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Book a tee time today!


1-Day Visit

Must Do’s

www.black-katz.ca

Stop for a coffee at The Cloudburst Cafe at On

the Farm. Be sure to try a muffin, they are delicious! Play a round of golf at the scenic Squamish Valley Golf

Catering the Sea to Sky Corporate Wedding Family Event BBQ Private Meal

Club. After your golf game, have a light snack on the patio at Quest University. Black Katz Catering provides the food and the view is amazing! There is still time to peruse the shops at Garibaldi Village || Shopping Centre. Before calling it a day, have dinner at one of Squamish’s quality sushi restaurants. Try the

Using Fresh, Ethical, Local Ingredients!

long time favourite Sushi Sen or the new Oryzae Japanese Cuisine.

Give us a call 604-848-8858 Storefront 3200 University Blvd. Squamish

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3 Snowshoeing: There is extensive alpine terrain surrounding Squamish for snowshoeing. The Sea to Sky Gondola and Ski

Paul Bride - Sea to Sky Gondola

Callaghan both have marked

winter

snowshoeing trails as well as rental equipment.

4 Snowmobiling: Squamish is the perfect home base for a snowmobiling vacation offering access to the best snowmobile

Squamish is a year-round

mountains the snow abounds.

destination, waiting to be

Bring an open mind because

explored. The winter weather

rain or shine, snow or mud,

5 Skating: Public skating

typically stays between a

the options are endless in the

at Brennan Park Recreation

few degrees above or below

winter months too!

Centre is always an option.

0ÂşC. Due to changes in temperatures, winter days in Squamish can be mild and

terrain in South Western BC.

When the lakes freeze, there

Top 6 Things to do

are many more options for skating in Squamish. Be sure to

sunny, cold and snowy or rainy

when there is snow!

and wet. Often there is little

1 Ride the Sea to Sky

snow in the valley, but don’t be

Gondola: Enjoy the thrilling

6 Nordic Skiing: From

fooled, up in the surrounding

tube park and pristine

treks through ungroomed

check with Tourism Squamish for safety reports first!

snowshoeing trails as well as spectacular views.

terrain by frozen waterfalls Pat Mulrooney Photography

world-class nordic facilities

2 Backcountry skiing &

at Ski Callghan, there is a

snowboarding: Although there

cross country experience

are many to choose from, one

for every level of skier.

of the most popular ski touring areas is Paul Ridge near Red Heather Shelter in Garibaldi Provincial Park.

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Paul Bride - Sea to Sky Gondola

In Squamish we live by the mantra that there is no bad weather, only bad gear. So bundle up, get outside and explore winter in Squamish.

Top 5 winter activities in Squamish –

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No matter the weather!

1 Eagle Viewing & Floats: View eagles from Eagle Run Park in Brackendale, take a guided eagle watching tour at Cheakamus Centre or go on an Eagle Float with Sunwolf Rafting.

2 Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola: There are Sunwolf Rafting

spectacular views (even with moody skies), great hiking trails and wonderful food.

3 Fishing: The sport fishing in Squamish throughout the winter draws anglers from around the world. Valley Fishing Guides offer tours and lessons. Photo: Christie-Images.com

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Where to.... Watch climbers on the Chief? The Grand Wall is the stunning expanse of steep, shear granite on the face of the Chief. It is home to the most famous rock climbing in Canada. To watch the climbers high on the walls, park at the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and wander over to the grassy picnic area by the blue pedestrian overpass. Don’t forget your binoculars for an up close look!

Watch kiteboarders and windsurfers? When the wind picks up in the afternoon in the summer, you can watch the amazing kiteboarders and windsurfers at the Squamish Oceanfront and Squamish Spit (spectators are free)! It is exciting watching them leap into the air and carving across Howe Sound. Hang out on the beach and

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What’s New Squishy’s Family Fun Zone Squishy’s is a clean, safe, soft indoor playground for everyone 0-100 years old. It is a great place to wear off energy, hang with friends and get exercise! Open daily. Bring the little ones rain or shine for a fun filled adventure!

KristallTurm Opening in 2016, the KristallTurm aerial adventure park will be right beside the Squamish Adventure Centre. Known for its safety standards, all climbing elements are fun, challenging and safe. Come see what you can do!

Canadian Outback Rafting Co Scenic Twilight Float Enjoy an evening with your family, friends and nature during this idyllic, scenic float. Learn about the world renowned Squamish Valley and its local wildlife as dusk settles over the Coastal Mountains.

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With so many things to see and do, we guarantee you will have a hard time fitting it all in! There’s no rush, so get comfortable and stay a while. Choose from a variety of hotels, boutique inns, bed & breakfasts, cabins, yurts and spacious campgrounds; you are sure to find the perfect place to rest and re-charge at the end of your adventure-filled days! Please use the pages that follow as a resource while you are here for Where to Stay, Where to Camp & RV, Where to Play, Where to Golf, Where to Eat & Drink, Where to Shop, and other Services available.

WHERE TO STAY Chieftain Hotel & Pub

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38005 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, BC V8B 0A1 604.892.9119 | info@chieftainhotel.com | chieftainhotel.com Stay at the landmark Chieftain Hotel, best location downtown, affordable and clean, friendly and helpful staff, Pub on site. English French Chinese spoken.

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40900 Tantalus Road, Squamish, BC V8B 0R3 604.815.0048 | executivesuitessquamish.com Executive Suites Hotel & Resort, Squamish, a spacious all-season and All-Suite Squamish BC resort hotel, 40 minutes from Vancouver and Whistler.

Hotel Squamish 37991 Second Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0A8 604.892.9584 | hotel-squamish.com Clean, Comfortable, Affordable. Offering this and more at this small owner operated hotel downtown Squamish. Thoughtful extras like free laundry, WiFi, bike wash

Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co HOWE SOUND BREWING

37801 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0A7 604.892.2603 | howesound.com The Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company is a boutique inn, brewpub and award winning micro-brewery located in Squamish, BC.

Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish 39400 Discovery Way, Squamish, BC, V8B 0R5 604.848.6000 | sandmanhotels.com A great place for vacationers and business travellers; you’ll fall in love with Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish. Indoor pool & waterslide, free high-speed Internet.

Sunwolf Riverside Resort 70002 Squamish Valley Road, Squamish, BC 604.898.1537 | sunwolf@sunwolf.net | sunwolf.net #1 hotel in Squamish on TripAdvisor. 12 cozy riverside cabins set in 5 acres of woodland. Award-winning onsite cafe. Year round nightly rentals. Pet friendly.

WHERE TO CAMP Wonderland Valley Resort 1759 Depot Road, Squamish BC, V0N 1T0 604.390.4200 | 1.866.987.6512 | manager@wonderlandvalleyresort.com We offer over 50 grassy, wooded and creek side campsites. Ride mountain bikes direct to trails from our camp.

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WHERE TO PLAY Brennan Park Recreation Centre 1009 Centennial Way, Squamish, BC, V8B 0E2 604.898.3604 | recreation@squamish.ca | squamish.ca/rec facebook.com/squamishrecreationservices Community recreation facility, amenities include: pool, sports ďŹ elds, ice rink, tennis courts, bike skills park, skate park, and rec programs for all ages.

Britannia Mine Museum 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, BC, V0N 1J0 1.800.896.4044 | britanniaminemuseum.ca A multi award-winning Museum and National Historic Site offering underground train tours and gold panning. See why Trip Advisor gave it 4 1/2 stars!

Canadian Outback Rafting Company 40900 Tantalus Road, Squamish, BC, V8B 0R3 604.898.2363 | reservations@canadianoutbackrafting.com canadianoutbackrafting.com Experience the best half-day, full-day and multi-day white water rafting trips in some of the finest rafting terrain in the world: Squamish, British Columbia.

Cheakamus Centre 2170 Paradise Valley Road, Brackendale, BC, V0N 1H0 604.898.5422 | cheakamuscentre.ca A destination of excellence in environmental education and sustainable hospitality. The perfect location to learn, work and play in nature’s classroom.

KristallTurm 39632 Government Road, Squamish BC, V8B 0B5 604.628.8183 | info@kristallturm.com | kristallturm.com KristallTurm builds high-ropes, aerial adventure parks. Headquartered in Squamish, our parks deliver adventure to any location, providing fun for all ages & fitness levels.

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures 207B - 4368 Main Street, Market Pavilion, Whistler Town Plaza Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4 604.938.9242 | mountainskillsacademy.com Offering guided mountain adventures and for all levels including rock climbing, hiking and the Via Ferrata at the Sea to Sky Gondola.

Sea to Sky Adventure Company Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC, V8B 0H2 1.888.284.2453 (bike) adventure@seatoskyadventurecompany.com seatoskyadventurecompany.com We are adventure. Mountain bike rentals and guiding. Guided hikes, bike shuttles and supported road bike tours. SUP & Kayak rentals and tours.

Sea to Sky Gondola 36800 Hwy 99, Squamish, BC, V0N 3G0 1.855.732.8675 | seatoskygondola.com The Sea to Sky Gondola offers a 10 minute gondola ride to year-round adventures, a suspension bridge, local cuisine in the Summit Lodge and breathtaking views of Howe Sound.

Ski Callaghan 5 Callaghan Valley Road 604.964.0060 | info@whistlerolympicpark.com Nordic centre & Olympic legacy: 130 km of ski & snowshoe trails and activities like biathlon, ski jumping, tobogganing & baseboarding guarantee family fun! EXPLORESQUAMISH.COM

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Squamish Adventure 40900 Tantalus Road, Squamish, BC 1.866.923.8747 | info@squamishadventure.com | squamishadventure.com Your guide to the best activities, events & local favorites. We offer easy online booking, custom group tours & educational adventures.

Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival Al MacIntosh Loggers Sports Ground squamishdays.ca Squamish Days is a long weekend full of excitement, action, and entertainment for the whole family! Thursday, July 28th to Monday, August 1st, 2016!

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler BC, V0N 1B4 604.964.0990 | info@slcc.ca | slcc.ca The Centre features a museum, gallery, exhibits, gift shop, café, and theatre. Admission includes a welcome song, guided tour, film and a fun craft activity.

Squishy’s Family Fun Zone 38224 Eaglewind Blvd, Squamish 604.848.0744 | Squishysfamilyfunzone.com Beautifully naturally lit, clean, safe, indoor playground /climbing centre.locally roasted coffee and healthy snacks available.

Sunwolf Rafting 70002 Squamish Valley Road, Squamish, BC 604.898.1537 | sunwolf@sunwolf.net | sunwolf.net #1 Squamish Outdoor Activity on TripAdvisor. Summer whitewater rafting, from family adventures to extreme whitewater expeditions. Winter Eagle Viewing Floats.

TrailMapps Squamish, BC trailmapps@trailmapps.com | trailmapps.com Publisher of trail maps and mobile applications for many popular riding destinations.

Valley Fishing Guides Ltd. 1477 Judd Road, Brackendale, BC, V0N 1H0 604.938.4458 | contact@valleyfishing.com | valleyfishing.com With 15 years experience guiding for trout, salmon, steelhead and char we offer full, half day, heli-fishing and fly-in fishing trips. We sell out so book soon!

Wedge Whitewater Rafting 2170 Paradise Valley Road, Brackendale, BC, V0N 1H0 604.932.7171 | wedgerafting.com Wedge Rafting has been operating for over two decades. We raft on 2 rivers in Squamish - the family friendly Cheakamus River and the mighty Elaho River.

West Coast Railway Heritage Park 39645 Government Road, Squamish BC, V8B 604.898.9336 | wcra.org B.C.’s largest collection of heritage railway equipment and railway village. Also onsite is the Sea to Sky corridor’s largest and most unique conference centre.

WHERE TO GOLF Squamish Valley Golf Club 2458 Mamquam Road, Squamish, BC, V8B 0H8 604.898.9521 | squamishvalleygolf.com A Canadian Championship Course set in a panoramic mountain back drop that plays through classic parkland with five lakes and mature trees.

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WHERE TO EAT Black-Katz Catering 3200 University Blvd, Squamish, BC 604.848.8858 | morgan@black-katz.ca At Black-Katz we strive to enrich people’s lives through good food, sourcing our products from regional, domestic and ethical channels.

Copper Coil Still & Grill THE

Est. 2015

37996 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, BC 604.892.0646 | thecoppercoil.com The Copper Coil Still & Grill is a Cajun inspired smokehouse with a focus on BC craft beers. Open 11am – Midnight 7 days/week.

Fergie’s Cafe 70002 Squamish Valley Road, Squamish, BC 604.898.1537 | sunwolf@sunwolf.net | sunwolf.net #1 restaurant in Squamish on TripAdvisor. Award-winning cafe in riverside location, covered deck. Kid & pet friendly. Open year round for breakfast & lunch.

Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co HOWE SOUND BREWING

37801 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish BC, V8B 0A7 604.892.2603 | howesound.com The Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company is a boutique inn, brewpub and award winning micro-brewery located in Squamish, B.C.

Oryzae Japanese Cuisine ~ four seasons of Japan ~ 38005 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A8 604.567.2999 | facebook.com/OryzaeFourSeasons Squamish has its own life style and culture. By using gifts from nature, Oryzae four seasons of Japan will introduce a brand new experience of Japanese cuisine.

Sushi Sen Japanese Restaurant 40382 Tantalus Way, Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0 604.898.8235 | sushisensquamish.com Voted for the BEST SUSHI in Squamish! Quality you deserve! Always at SUSHI SEN!! (We are newly renovated and have expanded seating capacity!)

The Crabapple Café 41701 Government Road, Brackendale, BC, V0N 1H0 604.898.1991 | thecrabapplecafe@gmail.com | thecrabapplecafe.ca A community focused daytime café and intimate night time restaurant providing healthy food at exceptional prices.

The Nest Restaurant 41340 Government Road 604.898.4444 | info@ thenestrest.com | thenestrest.com Pizza, steak, pasta and more! Dine on our patio or inside by the fire, families and large parties welcome. Full menu pick-up or delivery and live music nights.

WHERE TO SHOP Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association PO Box 2597 Squamish, BC, V8B 0B7 604.815.8725 | info@downtownsquamish.com | downtownsquamish.com The collective voice for businesses of the downtown core. Our mandate is to stimulate and promote the downtown neighbourhood as a vibrant hub of the Squamish community.

Garibaldi Village ll Shopping Centre 40204-40282 Glenalder Place, Squamish, BC, V8B 0G2 604.662.2623 | Barry.Holmes@colliers.com Garibaldi Village ll is an 82,600 sq. ft. shopping center with 22 merchants and services ready to suit your adventurous lifestyle.

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The Escape Route 40222 Glenalder Place, Squamish, BC, V8B 0G2 604.892.3228 | escaperoute.ca Outdoor Specialty Retail Shop focusing on quality gear and clothing for the Sea to Sky Corridor.

On The Farm 1861 Mamquam Rd, Squamish BC, V8B 0H5 604.898.9596 | info@onthefarmmarket.com | facebook.com/OnTheFarmCountryMarket Local food & coffee shop, independent shops and services all surrounding a quaint courtyard with picnic tables and play area. Washrooms and Wifi also available.

The Squamish Store Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC 604.815.5084 | 1.877.815.5084 | exploresquamish.com We sell a wonderful mix of locally-crafted art, pottery, jewellery, books and glassware in addition to a wide array of Squamish-branded clothing for kids and adults.

Valhalla Pure Outfitters #805-1200 Hunter Place (Squamish Station) 604.892.9092 | squamish@vpo.ca | vpo.ca All-Season Adventure Gear: outdoor clothing and equipment for Climbing, Hiking, Paddling and Backcountry Skiing. Maps, guidebooks and equipment rentals too.

SERVICES RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate 38261 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A6 604.892.3571 | remax-squamish.com/properties@myseatosky.com For the most exposure for your Squamish property or to purchase your own piece of paradise, call us, the local experts, at RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate.

Royal LePage Black Tusk Realty #3-1900 Garibaldi Way, Squamish, BC, V0N 1T0 604.898.5904 | blacktuskrealty.com For the past 30 years, Royal LePage Black Tusk Realty has served Squamish’s ever-changing real estate needs with local experience that is second to none.

Squamish Arts Council 37950 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, BC 604.364.8618 | squamishartscouncil.com Not for profit arts and culture umbrella for the community of Squamish, offering resources and funding to improve access to the arts.

Squamish Integrated Health 103-37989 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0S8 604.567.2666 | squamishintegratedhealth.com Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, Physio, Acupuncture, Naturopathic, Counseling.

Squamish Visitor Centre Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC 604.815.5084 | 1.877.815.5084 info@tourismsquamish.com | tourismsquamish.com Stop in for maps, brochures and activity & accommodation bookings. We have all the latest local info on what’s happening in Squamish. Open 7 days per week.

Tourism Squamish Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC 604.815.5084 | 1.877.815.5084 | exploresquamish.com A non-profit community destination marketing organization. We promote Squamish and coordinate marketing efforts. Become a member and take advantage of our valuable membership benefits.

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“Unbelievable experience.” TRIPADVISOR REVIEW

Eyes widen and imaginations soar aboard the underground train! Discover BC’s history and learn something new at this award-winning attraction. TRIPADVISOR

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Located two kilometres south of Squamish along the Sea to Sky Highway, the 10 minute gondola ride provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the Coast Mountains and pristine forests. Once at the top, enjoy a thrilling suspension bridge, local cuisine in the Summit Eatery and year-round adventures. For details and to save on liFt tickets, visit seatoskygondola.com.


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