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The 2019 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 Tourism Squamish @Tourismsquamish TourismSquamish/#exploresquamish Tripadvisor.com/squamish Published by: Tourism Squamish Cover photography: Christie-images.com Design by: Leanne Von Hollen Paperball Creative Inc. Printing by: Print Advantage

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10 bucket lists 14 top spots 54 festivals & events

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56 wildlife

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58 parks & camping

24 mountain bike

62 golf

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63 winter

60 history & museums

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references

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38 maps 72 business listings 78 coupons

features

Summit Lodge - Tara O’Grady

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52 where to eat 66 where to stay 68 squamish craft tasting trail 76 shopping

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welcome

There’s something about Squamish!

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99 Whistler

This authentic West Coast mountain

BRITISH COLUMBIA

SQUAMISH

town has people talking. It’s not just the spectacular setting that’s captured the world’s attention, it’s also the ease of access to the great outdoors for

Vancouver 3 Richmond

Abbotsford

everything from wind and water sports

Bellingham

to hiking and biking.

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Unquestionably, the geography here will amaze you. The Pacific Ocean narrows into Howe Sound, where the

Everett

spectacular Coastal Mountains surround the Stawamus Chief, a granite monolith unlike any other. From the ocean to the

WASHINGTON, USA Seattle

Bellevue

snowy mountain peaks; from the rocky cliffs and waterfalls to the forests, lakes, rivers and estuary, Squamish is truly extraordinary. The area’s unique mix of mountains and water has created a world-class playground for adventurers of all levels. Within minutes of town, you can ride unbeatable mountain bike trails, hike in coastal rainforests, climb one of the world’s largest granite monoliths, kiteboard, windsurf, kayak, raft, paddleboard and, depending on the season, snowshoe and ski tour into the pristine backcountry. If you’re seeking a quieter adventure, Squamish has that too, in fresh air, scenic viewpoints, and a wealth of wildlife. With three award-winning breweries and a 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

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.com exploresquamish.com Squamish is located half-way between Vancouver and Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway.

Distances 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

itinerary will be full any time of year. Less than an hour from either Vancouver or Whistler, Squamish is a unique fusion of rugged landscapes, stunning vistas and West Coast culture. Discover what the buzz is about. Start planning your Squamish adventure today! exploresquamish.com

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#exploresquamish Show us your Squamish adventures! Whether it’s exploring the vast trail system by bike, catching air at The Spit or just chilling out on a sunny beach – we want to see all the reasons why YOU think Squamish is a great place to be. Tag your photos with #exploresquamish on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to join in the conversation. Check out our most insta-famous spots in Squamish!

Brohm Lake - @seatoskyadventureco

Stawamus Chief Provincial Park - @dentcollector Squamish Days - @nolanguichon

Nexen Beach - @raisingtheabbeyarmy

Via Ferrata - @jennsmithnelson

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The Wells playing live at Norman Rudy’s Pub - Nicole Money

Rafting - @squamishmamma

Brohm Ridge - @heatherrbella

Trail running in Squamish - @julesadventures.me

Mountain Biking - @kayeulet & @dialedincycling

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ultimate Squamish

bucket list

Want to buckle up for adventure? Looking to wind down into a state of vacation relaxation? Squamish is overflowing with one-of-a-kind experiences all year round.

BUCKLE-UP FOR ADVENTURE Sky Pilot suspension bridge at Sea to Sky Gondola Take the gondola to the top and test your intestinal fortitude with a walk across the Sky Pilot suspension bridge suspended thousands of feet above the forest canopy. You’ll be treated to 360 degree views of the famous Co-Pilot and Sky Pilot mountain peaks above Whistler Olympic Park

and Howe Sound fjord below. Approximately 100 metres long, the bridge is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Rafting on the Elaho River As you drift past dormant volcanos, glaciers and waterfalls, it becomes obvious that the Elaho Valley is one of British Columbia’s most pristine wilderness areas. With more than 18km of nearly continuous whitewater, the mighty Elaho River challenges the best whitewater rafters and kayakers in the world. Intermediate to advanced rafters can paddle through holes, fast water, standing waves, and rapids like the famous “Devil’s Elbow”. Ask your guide to check out Canada’s largest standing wave, or take a cliff jump if you dare. operators: Canadian Outback Rafting, Wedge Rafting

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Fly a plane

alpine flanks, safely harnessed

Take a pilot’s perspective

to a series of ropes and cables

behind the controls on your

that keep you safe while you

own flight with guidance from

enjoy dramatic views of Howe

an experienced pilot. The

Sound and surrounding peaks.

Introductory Flight Experience

This is via ferrata - or “iron

Tour puts you in the co-pilot’s

road”. A more adventurous form

seat where you’ll learn the basic

of mountain hiking, via ferrata

techniques and maneuvers of

is a guided traverse along

flight with a professional pilot

catwalks, across bridges, and

showing you the ropes. You’ll

granite slabs. Suitable for all

with guidance from a qualified

elements to challenge you

get a birds-eye-view of the

ages and abilities. No climbing

instructor or explore easy to

including monkey bars, rolling

area’s jagged mountain ranges,

experience is required.

advanced trails on an e-bike.

logs, spider webs and a free fall

glaciers and fjords from a

operator: Mountain Skills

perspective usually reserved for

Academy & Adventures

only the most intrepid explorers.

Sea to Sky Air

that will test your nerves.

Rope Runner Aerial Park Squamish is a climber’s paradise,

Take flight at Airhouse

Callaghan Valley – Whistler Olympic Park

but lofty adventures aren’t only

Drop in or join a camp at

Experience also available.

reserved for scaling rocks. The

Airhouse, a progressive freestyle

operator: Sea to Sky Air

Winter or summer, the glory

first of its kind in B.C., Rope

trampoline training centre.

and gold of recent Olympic

Runner is an aerial course built

Play or train on trampolines or

Summit the Via Ferrata

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of steel, wood, ropes and wire,

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Imagine yourself perched on

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WIND DOWN BUCKET LIST Watch them soar With its annual salmon run, Squamish has earned a reputation as one of the world’s top places to observe bald eagles. During peak season (December through January), visit the Eagle Run Viewing Shelter in Brackendale, where volunteers provide information about eagles wintering in Squamish. Squamish Valley Golf Club

Peruse the Farmer’s Market Featuring goods from local farmers, bakers and artisans, the Farmer’s Market runs Saturdays from April 6 to October 26 in downtown Squamish. Stop by to shop, enjoy local music and sample a vibrant mix of food truck fare. On Saturdays during November and December, the market moves indoors to the Squamish Adventure Centre.

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Morning paddle to Britannia Beach

massive stumps from the original first

Paddle into a wondrous world on

challenging layout.

a kayak or stand-up paddle board

Expect views from every tee on both

adventure from Squamish to Britannia

courses and especially their patios!

Beach on Howe Sound. An early

available: spring through fall

start ensures you will enjoy the calm

operators: Furry Creek, Squamish

morning waters and catch shore birds

Valley Golf Club

waking up and spreading their wings.

growth timber incorporated into the

operator: Sea to Sky Adventure

Fly fish

Company

Experience the serenity of casting a fly on one of Squamish’ many rivers

Feel the festival vibes

or lakes. For the ultimate in solitude

A favorite for visitors and locals is the

book a heli-fishing trip.

annual WIND festival, a three-day

operator: Valley Fishing Guides

event that celebrates the Squamish culture scene with music and art set

Savour a cocktail

against the stunning backdrop of the

At the end of your day, share stories

Stawamus Chief. July 18 -20, 2019.

of adventure in the G-Spot lounge

Play a round Squamish is home to two golf courses. Furry Creek Golf & Country Club is known as BC’s Most Scenic Golf Course” surrounded by the sparkling Howe Sound and snowcapped mountain peaks. The Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club course plays through classic parkland along the Mamquam River with

over cocktails handcrafted with spirits made in small batches from BC grown grains and fruit. operator: Gillespie’s Fine Spirits

Bonus: Jump in a lake Whatever adventure you choose, be sure to jump in one of the many lakes

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Alice Lake Provincial Park

top picnic spots

where to brown bag it in Squamish

1 Newport (Nexen) Beach

sunny day than on a boat in

Pitch your picnic blanket on

the waters of the Howe Sound

a sandy oceanfront beach

fjord? Squamish Harbour

a stone’s throw from the

Marine Adventures offer

best climbers tackle the

5 Shannon Falls

downtown core. Here, at the

powerboat rentals and tours,

massive walls of the Stawamus

Provincial Park

tip of Howe Sound, spend the

so you can gather the family

Chief. Sit down for lunch at one

With a drop of 1,105 feet over

afternoon splashing in the

and head out onto the water

of the picnic tables, or spread

a series of cliffs, BC’s third

shallow water, watching seals

for a sunny day picnic.

your blanket on the grass. After

highest waterfall provides a

lunch, test your balance on

stunning backdrop for any

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the slackline ropes, or simply

outdoor meal. Shannon Falls

One of the Squamish’s most

lie back and cast your gaze

is surrounded by old growth

2 The Spit

popular swimming and

upwards to catch sight of birds

forest and has a well-equipped

Take a trip to the end of the

camping areas, Alice Lake has

in season roaming the skies

picnic area. There are two

Squamish Estuary and you’ll

all the amenities for an outdoor

around the granite monolith.

viewing platforms for the falls

find The Spit, where wind

lunch, including picnic tables,

and a Welcome Centre with

chasers of all stripes set their

a playground, watersport

souvenirs and snacks.

sails. There are picnic tables

rentals, and washrooms. Take

for lunch al fresco. On the way

a stroll after lunch on one of

home, walk the estuary trails

many trails.

or snapping pictures of the kiteboarders catching waves.

and keep your binoculars handy for abundant bird life.

5 Stawamus Chief Provincial Park

3 Lunch on Howe Sound

Spend your brown bag session

What better way to spend a

watching some of the world’s

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top spots in the alpine elevate your brown bag lunch experience with a private flight to a remote alpine picnic location 1 Phantom Lake Explorer

Tantalus and a 30-minute

Bring your picnic basket and

drop on Serratus Glacier for

fly shoulder to shoulder with

a once-in-a-lifetime lunch

ancient peaks on your way to

setting.

the rich turquoise waters of Phantom Lake. Your pilot from

3 Squamish Epic Explorer

Sea to Sky Air will taxi you

Bring your lunch on a

over to the beach where you

private tour with Blackcomb

can enjoy taking photos, go

Helicopters that includes

swimming, or just enjoying

24-minutes in the helicopter

your lunch in solitude.

with epic views of Mount Tantalus and the Squamish

2 Serratus Glacier Landing

Valley plus a 15-minute

Pack your picnic for an

glacier drop at the alpine

18-minute helicopter ride

Haberl Hut or Serratus Lake

with Black Tusk Helicopters

to savor your lunch with

that includes views of Mount

a view. Blackcomb Helicopters

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top sunset spots where to catch breathtaking sunsets There’s no way to fail if you want to watch the sun go down in Squamish. Here are our favourite viewpoints:

4 Summit of “The Chief” Incorporate a vigorous hike into your sunset-chasing adventure by making your way to the top of the Stawamus

1 Sea to Sky Gondola

Chief. While not technical, the

Is it just us or does the sun set

4km return climb is steep and

later in the alpine? Test our

unrelenting. The effort is worth

theory at the end of the day

it, as watching the sun set from

on one of three viewing decks

high atop the Stawamus Chief

atop the Sea to Sky Gondola,

is a truly magical experience.

where you’ll be treated to

Don’t forget to bring a

sweeping views of Howe Sound

headlamp for the hike down!

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and the Coast Mountains as the sun dips below the mountains.

5 Scenic Twilight Float Bring a sense of wonder to your

2 Murrin Park

stargazing with a quiet evening

Located south of Squamish

float along the lower Squamish

at Murrin Provincial Park, the

River with Canadian Outback

Murrin Park Loop (aka Quercus

Rafting. This family friendly

Trail), takes hikers along a

rafting trip features a mellow

1.8km loop of incredible

river flow and lots of laughs

vantage points. Here, you’ll

while you learn about local

find a perfect location for

wildlife and dusk settles over

unobstructed views of

the Coastal Mountains.

Howe Sound at sunset. MJ Blanchet & Canadian Outback Rafting

3 Porteau Cove Provincial Park Situated on the most southerly fjord in North America, the sunsets over Howe Sound, viewed right from the beach, are a sight to behold. Porteau Cove is an ideal place to spend the evening watching the stars appear, one constellation at a time.

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embrace the rain RAIN. It makes waterfalls more majestic, cafés more cozy and forests even greener. Best of all, rain makes puddles! Retreat to the rainforest with your little ones, seeking out trails dotted with serene puddles waiting for the splash of little feet.

Level 2 - Drizzling Trails are at their tackiest and rivers are running free. Grab your favourite hat and pre-declare it a bad hair day–a state of soft

the art of puddle jumping

fascination awaits.

1 Ray Peters Trail

5 Porteau Cove

Bundle up by the ocean

Home to a collection of seasonal

Step into the biggest puddle in

Consult our trusty Rain-o-Meter

Connect with the water cycle:

creeks and pop up puddles, this

Squamish–Howe Sound. Splash

for rain-approved activities to

dress in layers and listen to the

trail is one of the splashiest on

along the shoreline, or set up

not only make the best of a wet

ocean lapping gently against

a rainy day. Enter from Paradise

beach chairs and embrace the

day, but to embrace and enjoy

the shore.

Valley road just off the Sea to

stillness of rain watching.

the rain. Don’t just breathe easier,

Sky Highway and head south to reach the watery treasure trove.

6 Mamquam River Spawning Channels

2 Coho Park Trail

Impressive puddle potential

This oasis in the middle of

starts just past the Squamish

Squamish boasts waterfalls,

Golf and Country Club

wood features and some of the

and weaves alongside the

most sprayful puddles in town.

Mamquam River. Afterwards,

3 Four Lakes Trail This forest was designed for

warm up across the street at Cloudburst Café.

embrace the rain and breathe wilder!

Level 1 - Dewy It doesn’t seem to be raining but there’s mist on your face. A little mist in the air makes the day much more dramatic, so enjoy the day outside with one of these signature Squamish activities.

the rain–it will be muddy, it will

Fishing It’s easier to catch fish in the rain, so don’t let a little precipitation get in the way of your groove. Head out on your own or book a guided trip with Valley Fishing Guides.

Level 3 - Sprayful Green goes technicolour. Life looks luscious. The language of water at the window beckons you

be wet, and it will be loaded

Hiking

with fun. Complete the loop to

Check out the vistas from

walk past four mountain lakes

Stawamus Chief trail or Murrin

Forest bathing

or abbreviate the adventure by

Park Loop— you’ll be treated to

The full spectrum of green comes

turning around at Stump Lake.

mist-ifying views!

alive in the rain. Take a slow,

4 Newport Beach

Mountain biking

The fun starts in the parking lot that’s loaded with puddles of all shapes and sizes. Hop from puddle to puddle as you take in the seaside sights.

A trail wet with dew is fat with anticipation and ready to be

outside to play.

mindful forest walk listening to the rain, the calls of birds and your footsteps on the earth.

enjoyed. Reap the benefits of

Float your boat

better grip and less dust.

Swap your raincoat for a wetsuit and enjoy the thrill of getting soaked on a rafting tour. The rain

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will only add to the wet and wild experience. Tours are available through Canadian Outback Rafting and Wedge Rafting.

Level 4 - Pelting Pin pricks leave welts on your face. Soft jazz percussion on the rooftop and the pure promise of pop-up puddles motivates you to get out and go. Flightseeing Soar above the clouds and observe the weather from a rare perspective. Tours are available

Heritage Park

through Black Tusk Helicopters,

A mix of outdoor and indoor

Blackcomb Helicopters and Sea

activities make this historic park

to Sky Air.

the perfect rainy day outing.

Snap a moody photo

Level 6 - Downpour

Capture the clouds on the Sky Pilot suspension bridge atop the Sea to Sky Gondola and warm

Raindrops have a bounce rate.Get stormed on and lean into the drama.

up with a coffee or cocktail at the

Drop in for air time

Summit Lodge before making

Head over to Airhouse Freestyle

your way back to the forest floor.

Training Centre and bounce the

Level 5 - Buckets

day away at an indoor trampoline oasis. Afterwards, grab a snack

The sheer heft of a raindrop

at neighbouring Backcountry

causes a mud backsplash on your

Brewing or Geo Cider.

legs. Hip waders are acceptable apparel. Seasonal creeks will be appearing imminently.

Whet your appetite Fresh catch, farm-to-table ingredients and Squamish views

Head below ground

set the table for a memorable

Find shelter under earth aboard a

dining experience, rain or shine.

real mining train at the Britannia

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Any day is a great day to

water crashes down from

sample craft beverages. Pick

355 metres at Shannon Falls.

up a Craft Tasting Trail passport from the Squamish Adventure Centre, and receive a stamp at each place you visit. Win a prize when you return your

Let your competitive side run wild Grab some friends and enjoy a night of games from

Mine Museum and take a ride

Level 7 - Torrential

back in time to when Britannia

It’s pouring faster than a draft

was the largest copper mine in

craft beer out there! Surrender.

Chase waterfalls

Northyards Cider Co, Norman

the British Commonwealth.

Sleep in. Or, rage against the rain

Tune into the roar of BC’s 3rd

Rudy’s, A-Frame Brewing and

Visit the West Coast Railway

by getting out in it. Now’s the

tallest waterfall and immerse

Backcountry Brewing.

time to chase waterfalls.

yourself in the spray as the

completed passport!

shuffleboard and board games to pool and darts. Check out

Sample the Craft Tasting trail

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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 stroll on the beach, a full day hike or a multi-day backpacking trip, Squamish has plenty of trails to choose from. With spectacular scenery through some of the most rugged and breathtaking mountains in BC, Squamish will be sure to satisfy your need for a walk in the woods.

Local favourites Squamish Oceanfront Trail Distance: 2km, 30 minutes Difficulty: Look for: Sea shells on the beach, otters and seals in the water,

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Directions: At the end of Cleveland Ave., turn left on Vancouver St., then right on Galbraith until the signed trailhead. Berries = Bears so be alert when hiking. Squamish is in wildlife country.


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Four Lakes Trail

Smoke Bluffs Trail

Distance: 6km - 8km,

Distance: 2.3km

1.5 to 2 hours

45min to 1.5 hours

Difficulty:

Difficulty:

Look for: Views of Mt Garibaldi and

Look for: Climbers hanging off the

the four beautiful lakes the trail visits

cliffs, views of the Stawamus Chief,

as it meanders through the mossy

Howe Sound and downtown Squamish.

rainforest of Alice Lake Provincial Park.

This is a great little hike through some

Directions: Exit Highway 99 at Alice

of the most popular climbing areas in

Lake Provincial Park, just north of

Squamish.

Squamish. At the main park sign veer

Directions: Exit Highway 99 at

left; park just past the ranger station.

Cleveland Avenue and turn east. 500m

Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest Distance: 3km (Brohm Lake loop)

down Logger’s Lane on the right is the entrance to Smoke Bluffs Park and the parking area. Trailhead is located at the far end of the parking area.

10km trail network 1.5 - 3 hours

Murrin Park Loop Trail

Difficulty:

Distance: 2km

Look for: Ancient Douglas Fir trees,

1.5 to 2 hours

stunning lake views, secret swimming

Difficulty:

holes and picnic spots.

Look for: Forested peek-a-boo lookout

Directions: Brohm Lake is 7km

views, climbers scaling the rocks and

north of Squamish on the west side

an unobstructed Howe Sound vista

of Highway 99. Follow signs off the

view at the top complete with a bench

highway and you will turn into the

to relax.

parking lot. Trails begin at sign post.

Directions: Murrin Provincial Park

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Stawamus Chief, First Peak

Sea to Sky Gondola Basecamp;

Distance: 7km, 2 to 3 hours

walk to the trailhead at the back

Difficulty:

of the parking lot. The trail has

Look for: Waterfalls, eagles, the

great signage and markers the

massive trees of the coastal forest

whole way.

and the tipping rock ž of the way Howe Sound, Mt Garibaldi and the

Elfin Lakes – Garibaldi Provincial Park

Squamish Valley.

Distance: 22km, 6 hours

Directions: Just South of Squamish

Difficulty:

(between the Sea to Sky Gondola

Look for: Breathtaking views

and downtown) is the Stawamus

of Mt Garibladi, Atwell Peak and

Chief Provincial Park turn-off and

the glaciers of Garibaldi Park.

parking area. Walk through the

This trail climbs an alpine ridge

campground to the trailhead.

and ends at two of the most

up. Enjoy the breathtaking views of

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beautiful lakes in Southern BC. Be sure to jump in when you

Distance: 8.9km

get there.

3 to 4 hours (one way)

Directions: Turn onto

Difficulty:

Mamquam Road from Highway

Look for: Views of Howe Sound,

99 and follow it until it turns to

Sky Pilot, the backside of the

gravel. Continue on the gravel

Stawamus Chief. Take time to stop

road, past Quest University and

and enjoy Upper Shannon Falls. It

onto the gravel Ring Creek Road,

makes for a great place for a break.

then onto Garibaldi Park Road.

Finish with a cold beverage on the

This will take you all the way up

deck of the Summit Lodge at the

to the Garibaldi Provincial Park

Sea to Sky Gondola.

parking area and trailhead.

Directions: The trail starts at the


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The Squamish trail network is an expansive mix of hand built and

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machine-made trails. The region

mountain bike

has been developed over the past 25+ years by a dedicated group of volunteers. Both volunteers, paid trail crew and contractors now maintain these world class trails.

perfect winding decents.

Mountain Bike Magazine has

SORCA recommended routes:

promised land of loamy dirt and

stay in tip top shape all by themselves. All funds from trail pass purchases go directly towards keeping the trail crew slinging dirt and splitting cedar to maintain the trails for all to enjoy. Annual passes are $20 and available at the Adventure Centre and Corsa Cycles.

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Some of the most rewarding

singletrack and 288+ trails,

places to ride in the world. The

Cycling Association Trail Pass. Squamish’s legendary trails don’t

A little bit of everything. technical as well as some

the top 25 wildest, most exotic

Top up your karma account by purchasing a Squamish Off-Road

Alice Lake and Garibaldi Highlands

Serving up over 200+ km of

named Squamish as one of

SQUAMISH OFF ROAD CYCLING ASSOCIATION (SORCA)

Squamish has 5 distinct trail areas:

forested trails is always in season thanks to an accommodating coastal climate. From famous free-ride trails to gnarly wilderness single-track; from cruisy berms to wicked climbs, there’s no shortage of satisfying single track in Squamish, no matter what your skill level and riding preference.

Mashiter » Cliffs, Robs and Cam’s Corners » Roller Coaster Mashiter » Credit Line » Jacks » 50 Shades of Green » Mikes Loop » Entrails » Boney Elbows » Dirks Diggler


Brackendale

Valleycliffe

best places to park:

Offering nearly 50km of single-

1 Alice Lake Provincial Park: ample parking | washroom

track, Valleycliffe has a distinct

2 Brennan Park Recreation Centre: ample parking | bike wash |

old-school feel. Expect rooty,

Often lauded for its family

rocky climbs, and tight, switch-

friendly trail network, perfect

backed descents.

for a rip with the kids or a

SORCA recommended route: Endo » S&M Connector »

mellow pedal. SORCA recommended route: Ray Peters » Sweet Judy » Rusty Bucket » Larry’s Loop » Live Wire

Harry Bomber » Seven Stitches

3 Squamish Adventure Centre: park in gravel lot | bike wash | tools | washroom | coffee shop

4 Garibaldi Highlands Elementary (not during school hours): ample parking | bike wash | tools | washroom

» Summer’s Eve

Cat Lake & Brohm While the trails in this zone

Diamond Head /Ring Creek

tools | washroom

are not numerous, they are

Stunning views on the ride up,

rewarding. Expect long descents

perfect turns on the ride down.

with exciting wood features.

Diamond Head offers some

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of the longest descents

» Cheshire Cat

in Squamish. SORCA recommended route: Legacy Climb » Half Nelson » FSR » Pseudotsuga

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Can’t beat the local bike shop as the “go to” resource for biking. Be sure to stop in and visit the team at Corsa Cycles in downtown Squamish.

Thinking about racing this year? Check out the Sp’akw’us. It can be enjoyed separately as either a 35km or 50km race, or combine both days for an even greater challenge! Something for the first time and seasoned racer. Both races feature spectacular trails.

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favourites Ray Peters Loop Trail

Santa Cruz Bikes, Corsa Cycles

BC Bike Race Course

trail with minimal obstacles.

Mashiter, Man Boobs, Bob Mac, 50 Shades 2, Rupert or Leave of Absence, Roller Coaster

Parking: Parking area at Squamish

Known for: Satisfying high-speed

3 days of fantastic riding. Too

Valley Road and Highway 99

fun for various styles of riding

many trails to list. See trailforks.

Trail Area: Brackendale

over berms and trails that feel

com or the trailforks app for full

machine-made. Interesting

route details.

wood features throughout

Parking: Brennan Park

with easier options available.

Recreation Centre

Tracks from Hell, Rob’s Corners,

Parking: Alice Lake

Trail Area: Alice Lake,

Cliff ’s Corners, Rollercoaster,

Provincial Park

Garibaldi Highlands, Diamond

Lumberjack, Jacks Trail back to Alice

Trail Area: Alice Lake and

Head, Valleycliffe

Lake Provincial Park.

Garibaldi Highlands

Other worth trails in this area are Rusty Bucket, Live Wire and Wonderland. Known for: Gently rolling forested

Jacks Trail to 50 Shades of Green

This 55km ride covers some of the finest single-track Squamish offers. Break it up into 2 or even

Known for: Easy forested trails with steep intermediate climbing sections. Parking: Alice Lake Provincial Park Trail Area: Alice Lake and Garibaldi Highlands

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Daniel O’Keefe, Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

NOVICE (5.6 - 5.8) Klahanie Crack Christie-images.com

(5.7 – single pitch)

climb

Located: Shannon Falls – An unmistakable 35m splitter handcrack beside the roaring Shannon Falls.

Every summer, the massive

Along with the thousands of

granite cliffs and seaside crags

climbing options, accessibility is

dotted around Squamish draw

what separates Squamish from

rock climbers from around the

other climbing destinations.

world. With 3,500+ pitches and

Almost all the climbs in

over 2,000 climbing routes

Squamish are between a five-

ranging from single pitch

minute walk and a ten-minute

sport and traditional climbs to

drive from downtown.

boulder problems to long multipitch classics and oceanside crags, Squamish is one of the world’s premiere rock climbing destinations. The predominate climbing in Squamish is cracks and it’s most famous for the Stawamus Chief. At over 2,000 feet, this massive granite monolith towers over the town and is the center point for climbing in Squamish.

(5.7 – 8 pitches) Located: The Apron – A wonderful introduction to multipitch climbing with nice variety and long low angle friction pitches. Christie-images.com

World’s Toughest Milkman (5.8 – single pitch)

The climbing community here

Located: Murrin Park – Fun, steep

has a long and storied history.

and pumpy, this route climbs up

It’s vibrant, progressive and is

overhanging flakes on the far-right

constantly looking to improve

side of the wall. Excellent climb

the experience of climbers,

and a local classic.

develop new routes and areas and ensure that all areas are well maintained.

MODERATE (5.9 - 5.10a) Penny Lane

Visit the Squamish Adventure

(5.9 – single pitch)

Centre or Valhalla Pure

Located: Smoke Bluffs - A classic

Outfitters for detailed local

splitter finger and hand crack with

guide books, maps and

a bouldery start and cruxy polished

information. For guided

stemming. Great for learning

climbing contact Mountain

technique.

Skills Academy.

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Smoke Bluff Connection

Birds of Prey

(5.10a – 4 single pitches linked)

(5.10b – 6 pitches)

Located: Smoke Bluffs – An

Located: Slhanay – Looker’s

excellent four-pitch climb with

left of the Chief - A wild and

varied pitches. Links up Mosquito,

rugged crag with some of the

Phlegmish Dance, Jabberwocky

most exposed and challenging

and Wonderland

climbs in Squamish. It is filled with

Rock On

variety; exposure, solid protection and fantastic and memorable

(5.10a – 5 pitches)

climbing, with finger and hand

Located: South Gully (Chief ) – A

cracks, traverses, corners and a

classic physical climb that follows

chimney.

steep corner cracks. Excellent rests, belays and laybacking. Difficulty

Angels Crest

rises as height is gained.

(5.10b – 13 pitches)

DIFFICULT (5.10B +) Sunblessed

Located: North Walls (Chief ) – This long, adventurous climb meanders up the crest of the

(5.10b – 4 pitches)

North Gully and is one of the most

Located: Solarium (Chief,

breathtaking climbs in BC. It offers

backside) – This face and crack

crack and face climbing, stunning

route is worth the hour-long

views, fun exposure and some

approach. It is sunny, peaceful,

memorable moves and route

scenic and the climbing is superb.

finding. An absolute classic.

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There are literally thousands of climbing options in Squamish. Why not ask a local where to start? Mountain Skills Academy offers guided single-pitch and multi-pitch climbing adventures with experienced local guides. Both group and private options are available.

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wind

A community celebration of arts, music & culture over three days in Junction Park, downtown Squamish.

Named by the original Coast Salish inhabitants, “Squamish” means Mother of the Wind. Strong winds blow consistently at the north end of Howe Sound, providing the ultimate playground for kiteboarders

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and windsurfers “from around the globe.

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kiteboarders & windsurfers

presented by:

Launch and land at the Squamish Spit, managed by the Squamish Garry Broeckling

Windsports Society. A $20-day use fee gets you access to rigging and launch area, restrooms and

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September 15.


sailors Travelling Howe Sound by sea, you’ll experience views of the Stawamus Chief and surrounding mountains from a new perspective and likely get a glimpse of local marine life including seals, dolphins and orcas. Squamish has three marinas. Overnight moorage, including a hot shower and power, is available.

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Canadian Coastal Sailing Charters

Windy weather isn’t just for extreme athletes. Take a picnic blanket to Newport (Nexen) Beach and enjoy front row seats as vivid sails and kites dance across the sky in a kaleidoscope of colours. Better yet, bring your own kite to fly!

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Canadian Outback Rafting

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water Squamish is blessed with an abundance of H20. Four

kayak

rushing rivers, Shannon

Whether you prefer river,

Falls, the turquoise waters

lake or ocean, kayakers of

of Howe Sound, and a

all abilities can choose their

variety of popular lakes can

playground in Squamish.

all be enjoyed in different

Beginners can hone their

ways, whether you are a

skills on any of our local

water sport enthusiast or

lakes, while Mamquam

simply enjoy the soothing

River consistently delivers

sounds of waves lapping

an excellent play-wave

against the shore.

and slalom course. Ocean

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Sea to Sky Air

raft Squamish is one of BC’s premier whitewater rafting destinations. From mellow family floats to splashy,

kayakers can explore the

adventurous rapids, our

extensive shoreline along

local rivers offer bountiful

the Howe Sound. Rentals:

options for all thrill levels.

Sea to Sky Adventure

Canadian Outback Rafting

Company, Squamish

and Wedge Rafting both

Adventure Inn and Valhalla

offer authentic whitewater

Pure Outfitters. Tours: Sea

rafting adventures that you

to Sky Adventure Company

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calm waters at Alice, Brohm or

swim

Browning (Murrin) lakes. Or,

It’s easy to cool off on a warm

paddle among hundreds of

summer’s day at our local

bird species that reside in the

lakes – all easily accessed from

Squamish Estuary. For the more

Highway 99. Just south of

adventurous, try a morning

Squamish, Browning Lake at

paddle from the Squamish

Murrin Park has picnic tables

Oceanfront to Britannia Beach.

along its sandy shores and

Be sure to check the tide charts

a walking trail. To the north,

before planning your outing.

Alice Lake has expansive

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beaches and grassy picnic

Company, Squamish Adventure

areas, as well as camping.

Inn and Valhalla Pure Outfitters.

Brohm Lake is surrounded by

Tours: Sea to Sky Adventure

hiking trails and has numerous

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rocky ledges that are ideal for refreshing plunges. For the more adventurous, plan

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a day hike to Levette Lake or Treat yourself to a guided fishing experience with Valley Fishing Guides. Their professionally trained guides specialize in remote wilderness fly fishing trips and they fish year-round!

view our glacial lakes from the sky on a flight seeing tour


with Black Tusk Helicopter Inc., Blackcomb Helicopters or Sea to Sky Air. If you want something truly unique book the Phantom Lake Tour with Sea to Sky Air where they land on an alpine lake so you can dive in off the pontoon.

fishing Dip your line year-round in the Mamquam, Cheakamus, Squamish

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and Elaho rivers for a chance to hook several varieties of salmon and trout. Rainbow Trout is stocked at Brohm and Browning (Murrin) lakes, where you will also find a natural population of Cutthroat Trout. A license is required to fish. Visit the Squamish Adventure Centre for more information or hire a guide with Valley Fishing Guides. Valley Fishing Guides

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Second Ave

O’Siyam Pavillion

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Discover Squamishʼs historic past on this self-guided tour as you follow the information plaques installed on these storefronts.

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Copper Coil Still & Grill

Anna’s Attic

Zephyr Cafe

Cleveland/ Winnipeg

Corner Bldg

Pearls

Edward Jones

Value & Vintage

Lotus Garden

Loggers Lane

Download a printable map at

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downtown Bustling with boutiques, cafes, restaurants, historical sites, parks and services – it’s easy to spend a day browsing Squamish’s vibrant downtown core. During the summer, you’ll find festivals and special events as well as the Farmer’s Market every Saturday from April through October.

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Britannia Mine Museum 11Km South of Squamish

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Murrin Provincial Park 9Km South of Squamish

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WHERE TO CAMP 13. MTN Fun Basecamp 48. Paradise Valley Campground WHERE TO PLAY 7. Airhouse Sports Academy 8. Blackcomb Helicopters 9. Black Tusk Helicopter Inc. 10. Britannia Mine Museum 11. Canadian Outback Rafting 12. Cheakamus Centre 13. Dialed In Cycling 13. Flying Spirit Rentals 14. Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures 15. Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park 16. Sea To Sky Adventure Company 17. Sea To Sky Air 18. Sea To Sky Gondola 19. Whistler Olympic Park 20. Sp’akw’us 50* 21. Squamish Days Logger The Copilot Sports Festival** 22. Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures 24. Squamish Valley Golf Course

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26. Wedge Rafting 27. West Coast Railway Heritage Park

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WHERE TO STAY 1. August Jack Motor Inn 2. Executive Suites Hotel & Resort 3. Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co. 4. Mountain Retreat Hotel & Suites 5. Sandman Hotel & Suites 6. Squamish Adventure Inn

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK 28. Alice + Brohm 29. Backcountry Brewing 30. Geo Cider Co. 31. Gillespie’s Fine Spirits 3. Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co. 6. Narwhal’s Ice Cream 32. Norman Rudy’s 33. Northyards Cider Co. 34. The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar 35. Sushi Sen 36. The Crabapple Café

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WHERE TO SHOP 37. Corsa Cycles 38. Garibaldi Village II 39. Valhalla Pure Outfitters 40. The Squamish Store S E RV I C E S 41. Black Tusk Realty 42. Shelley Doby Real Estate 43. Squamish Arts Council | Wind Festival 44. Squamish Chamber Of Commerce 45. Squamish Visitor Centre 46. Tourism Squamish WHERE TO LEARN 47. Quest University *Bike Race **Yearly event

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family zone kid approved

Squamish is nature’s theme park for families. Abundant flora and fauna, rivers and beaches, bike trails and activities - there’s so much adventure to fill your days, you’ll never want to leave!

top 5 playgrounds 1 Smoke Bluff Park This small playground is situated at the hub of many popular climbing routes. On any warm day, you can see climbers on the rocks, plotting their routes, or hiking the myriad of trails that lead to climbing areas in the bluffs. In addition to the playground features, you can walk the trails or have a snack at the picnic area. There is also a

4 Brennan Park The local recreation centre has many play zones,

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including a generous

top 5 FREE things to do

2 Stan Clarke Park

playground with swings

A Squamish classic, this park

overlooking the soccer

1 Skateboard park at

features a large play area with

field. Also a mini park for

This park for beginnersis suitable

a variety of activities from

skateboard and scooter

for young skateboarders, bikers

swinging and spinning to

enthusiasts. Best of all–you

and scooter enthusiasts.

climbing and sliding. Benches

can go for a swim afterwards!

and picnic tables provide spaces

Washroom facilities and

to relax or snack. Best of all, the

vending machines available.

washroom facility.

park is adjacent to the Squamish Public Library and downtown amenities such as restaurants and shops.

2 Squamish Oceanfront/ Newport Beach Walk the short, easy trail to

4 Squamish Farmer’s Market

5 Edgewater Park

Newport Beach, where you can

Every Saturday, the farmer’s

At the end of a quiet family

sit on the beach and watch

market is a bustling zone of

cul-de-sac, the Edgewater

kiteboarders and kitesurfers

local talent featuring musicians,

playground features swings,

dance across the water.

crafts, produce in season, and

3 Alice Lake Provincial Park

slides and climbing activities.

This fun zone includes a play

Bonus: extend your play

structure, pump track and

at the nearby West Coast

beach areas to cool off. Take it

Railway Heritage Park, or

a step further and rent a canoe

along the dyke trails and

or kayak. Washroom facilities

Squamish River.

available.

Brennan Park

3 Shannon Falls

food trucks.

Provincial Park

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A short hike from the parking

Take the plunge! Squamish

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has several places to swim

platform at the base of the

and play in the water. Porteau

breathtaking and imposing

Cove Provincial Park, Alice Lake

Shannon Falls where you can

Provincial Park and Murrin

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family fun

itineraries

Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park

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West Coast Railway Heritage Park

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Drop In daily or join a Camp Play or train on Trampolines & Skateboard mini ramp / features. Beginners to athletes, ages 3+ to adult, all levels welcome.

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family explorer Start with a tour of copper mining history at Britannia Mine Museum. Take an underground

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Continue north towards Squamish and stop at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Ride to the top and hike the interactive kids trail Alpine Alley. Find the scavenger hunt card at the trailhead, complete it and win a special prize. Take a lunch break at the Summit Lodge featuring a kid friendly menu and expansive views of Howe Sound from the patio. Spend the late afternoon enjoying Alice Lake Provincial Park. There is a small beach area, swim out docks, an expansive playground, kids bike park and lots of trails to explore. Enjoy a family dinner at Firebread Restaurant at Howe Sound Brewing in downtown Squamish, known for their woodfired pizza and fantastic views of the Stawamus Chief. Christie-images.com

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Check into your hotel, Squamish has many amazing options; Executive Suites Hotel & Resort, Mountain Retreat Hotel & Suites and Sandman Hotel & Suites all have swimming pools!

nature’s calling Check in at MTN Fun Basecamp and spend the night

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and breathing in the fresh mountain air. After breakfast

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rent a mountain bike from Flying Spirit Rentals

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go at you own pace and enjoy

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on a family biking adventure. Cool off and refuel after your Grab lunch on the patio at local favourite Sushi Sen to

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Railway Heritage Park, where you can challenge your

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skills in the new escape room. For kids young and old,

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the mini-train will tour you around the park as you

Squamish Adventure Inn.

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If the kids still have energy

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Fuel up on the kid approved breakfast at The

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Gondola. Ride the gondola to the summit for a

Finish your day dining at

Via Ferrata tour with Mountain Skills Academy &

Norman Rudy’s, a great

Adventures – a combination of guided hiking and

family-friendly restaurant

climbing with unforgettable views.

with a wonderful kid

Now that you’ve activated your climbing skills, get a

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family fun

bucket list

✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Hike Shannon Falls and feel the mist on your face Take the plunge at Alice or Murrin Provincial Park Defy gravity at Airhouse Sports Academy Cool off with ice cream at Alice + Brohm or Narwhal’s Ice Cream Take in a festival: Squamish Wind Festival for the Arts (July 18-20) Squamish Constellation Festival (July 26-28) Squamish Days Logger Sports (August 1-5)

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Pan for gold and other treasures at Britannia Mine Museum Ride the mini rail at West Coast Railway Heritage Park Spot wildlife on the Estuary Kayak Tour with Sea to Sky

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Adventure Company

✓ ✓ ✓

Scale the Via Ferrata, high above Howe Sound Take a selfie from Sea to Sky Gondola suspension bridge Sit on a snowmobile suspended high above the ground at Rope Runner Aerial Park

✓ ✓

Get wet and wild on a rafting tour Alice & Brohm Ice Cream

Camp under the stars–check out MTN Fun Basecamp or Paradise Valley Campground

✓ ✓

Hike up the ski jumps at Whistler Olympic Park Join a mountain bike camp just for kids with Dialed in Cycling

Take a picnic to the Spit and count the sails of the kiteboarders

Squamish Wind Festival

Explore the tidewaters at Porteau Cove

Sea to Sky Gondola

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family biking Bike-minded families of all sizes and skill levels will find endless terrain options to satisfy their two-wheeled cravings. Whether you prefer paved trails or dirt, flat lines or flowy berms – every shredder in the family will find their groove in the many trails, parks and skill zones in Squamish.

kids picks Squamish Estuary The estuary trails meander along the tip of Howe Sound and alongside marshes and wetlands with many opportunities to view wildlife, particularly bird species (more than 200) that make their Harookz, Dialed In Cycling

home in this protected area. Views of the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls and surrounding mountains make this a breathtaking journey of sight and sound. Trail access is at the corner of Vancouver Street and Second Avenue or enter the trails from the Squamish Spit. Note: Please protect sensitive terrain by staying on the trail.

and Garibaldi Village, this route is a mixture of dirt and paved trails. Starting at Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, and

Corridor Trail

ending in Brackendale, riders

Connecting neighbourhoods

will pedal past Blind Channel,

from north to south and sites

Loggers Lane and the beautiful

such as Sea to Sky Gondola,

Mamquam River with plenty of

Newport/Nexen Beach Loop at

finding their balance on a

Stawamus Chief Provincial Park,

stops along the way to rest, grab

the Squamish Oceanfront

webbed tightrope. This is a

Brennan Park Recreation Centre

a snack and take in the views.

This dirt trail is short, scenic

beautiful spot for a picnic

and flat–taking riders along the

by the water and well-

oceanfront at the tip of Howe

spent hours combing for

Sound. Take a break at the beach

driftwood. The trailhead is

and watch the kitesurfers dance

at the southernmost end of

along the water or the slackliners

Logger’s Lane.

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SORCA Mountain Bike Skills Park

space to spread out and have a

Ray Peters Trail

and BMX track at Brennan Park

picnic afterwards or check out

A favourite area for families and

Want to sharpen your mtb or bmx

the facilities at Brennan Park

beginners, the Ray Peters trail is

chops in a fun and safe learning

Recreation Centre next door.

a gently sloping loop alongside Highway 99 with several options

environment? The dirt track at the SORCA skills park includes

Pump Track at Alice Lake

to explore the peaceful forested

features such as berms, jumps,

Provincial Park

trails within the Cheekye Fan

bridges and teeter-totters that

Young riders and run bikers can

network. Access the trailhead at

will have you playing all day

get into the groove on novice

Ross Road, by Don Ross School

long. If speed is your style, the

features to boost confidence

lower parking lot.

Squamish BMX track is just a

and learn new skills. Afterwards,

short ride away–where parents

extend your fun on the nearby

and kids can race side-by-side on

play structure, or relax by the

a dual dirt track. There’s ample

shores of Alice Lake.

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eat & drink

best of Squamish Best Kept Secret Quest University Cafeteria Squamish’s best kept culinary secret can be found at Quest University Canada’s cafeteria. From September thru April, enjoy healthy food as you dine gazing out the floor to ceiling windows or outside on the stunning deck.

Best Tasting Room The Salted Vine Ktchen + Bar

Northyards Cider Co. Its all about the juice at this

A Taste of Squamish

urban craft cidery. Sample the

Best Sushi

a flight or a handcrafted cider

latest orchard to glass pours with

Sushi Sen

cocktail while sharing small plate

Serving up unique and delicious rolls made

locally sourced bites including

with fresh, local ingredients, it’s clear to see why

vegan options. Enjoy the upstairs

Sushi Sen is consistently lined up out the door!

lounge where you can play a

Reservations are strongly recommended.

game of shuffleboard and relax.

Best Happy Hour The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar

Best View of the Stawamus Chief

An elegant dining experience featuring a locally

Howe Sound Brewing

sourced menu. This downtown dining gem is the hot

The pioneer of the craft beer

spot for happy hour specials, served daily from 3-5pm.

industry, this legendary brewpub is known for their vast selection

Best Sports Bar

of brewed-on-site beers on tap.

Norman Rudy’s

Featuring an innovative food

Classic pub fare, live music and good times are on

menu that pairs perfectly with

the menu at Norman Rudy’s. The game is always on

the spectacular views of the

so you can sit back and stay awhile on the sunny

Stawamus Chief.

patio or cozy up inside at the lively bar.

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A B R U N C H FO R YO U F R E S H F L AVO U R S

Best Patio in the Mountains

H E A LT H Y O P T I O N S

Summit Lodge at the Sea to Sky Gondola Have a bite or savour a pour on the Sea to Sky Gondola’s Summit Lodge patio. Take in

The Crabapple Cafe

one of the most jaw-dropping vistas in the region that literally goes from sea to sky!

Best Daily Specials Squamish Valley Golf Club Fabulous fairway views and exceptional service are guaranteed at the Squamish Valley Golf Club. Plan your visit to align with one of their

Backcountry Brewing Co.

daily specials; our favourite is Friday’s all you can eat pasta

Best Craft Cocktails

night!

Gillespie’s Distillery - Home of the Squamish G Spot Cocktail Bar

Best Pizza

Distillery by day, Gillespie’s transforms into the

Backcountry Brewing

Squamish G Spot Cocktail Bar, Thursday through

Settle into the backcountry

Saturday evenings. Step inside and enjoy the cool

cabin atmosphere of this

vibe along with a sinfully delicious craft cocktail.

tasting room located inside a full production craft brewery.

Best Après

Between the rotating beer

Geo Cider Co.

towers and scratch kitchen, this

The newest craft cidery in town has already made

popular spot serves only the

its mark as a favourite hangout. Featuring several

freshest farm ingredients and

different ciders on tap and a continually evolving

boasts the best pizza in town.

menu created by a Red Seal Chef, Geo is a must visit for après in Squamish.

Best Brunch The Crabapple Cafe

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festivals & events The action never stops as Squamish

Sea to Sky Gondola - Tara O’Grady

hosts festivals and events yearround. Explore the arts and culture scene as well as the many outdoor recreation events and live musical performances throughout the year. Here are some signature Squamish events. A full list is available at exploresquamish.com

May DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

Squamish Street Market- Bianca Peters

May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 All Aboard! The West Coast Railway Heritage Park transforms into a Thomas the Tank Engine theme park experience.

LOOP THE LAKES TRAIL RACE May 19 A family-friendly event with three Refresh Market

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distances to choose from; 8, 15 and 21km & 1km kids’ race.

June SP’AKW’US 50 MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE June 15 - 16 35km and 50km mountain bike race options as well as a 2-day stage race option! Open to all racers, these courses will showcase some of Squamish’s best singletrack trails and are a celebration of recreation in the Squamish area. Kite Clash, Aerial Kiteboarding

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June

August

SQUAMISH OFF-ROAD TRIATHLON June 23

SQUAMISH DAYS LOGGERS SPORTS FESTIVAL

21st annual tribute to Bob McIntosh

August 1 - 5

featuring a lake swim, scenic run and an

A five-day action-packed family-friendly

off-road mountain bike course. Olympic

festival including a parade, wacky-bed

and sprint distances.

races, an 8km run, legendary pancake

July SQUAMISH BEER FESTIVAL July 6 An outdoor celebration of craft beer culture in the heart of downtown Squamish. Over 55 breweries and craft cideries. Live music. Local food. One ticket.

CANADIAN DOWNWIND CHAMPIONSHIPS July 13 A point-to-point, mass start, downwind 21km race that tests paddler’s skills and stamina. Open to downwind surfski, SUP, Prone and OC’s.

SQUAMISH WIND FESTIVAL

breakfast and 2 world-class loggers sports shows.

SQUAMISH 50 TRAIL RUNNING FESTIVAL

Ian Robertson, Squamish Days Loggers Sports

August 17 - 18 A seriously tough race, mostly on singletrack, with 11,000 feet of climbing. Includes a 50-mile, 50km, 23km and kids race.

KITE CLASH August 22 - 25 A multiday event celebrating kite riders across several disciplines.

ARC’TERYX CLIMBING ACADEMY August 22 - 25 A celebration of mountain culture

July 18 - 20

including international speakers, clinics,

A community open house showcasing

live music and product demos on all

local art, music & culture. It will blow

topics related to climbing.

you away!

Thomas at Westcoast Railway Heritage Park

January BRACKENDALE EAGLE FESTIVAL January 2020 A month-long festival including music, lectures, art and the annual bald eagle count.

September BRACKENDALE FALL FAIR September 7 Celebrating 25 years. Enjoy food, live music, farm animals, vendors and more.

October MYSTERY OF THE MAGIC PUMPKIN October 27 - 31 Search for your very own magic pumpkin

SQUAMISH CONSTELLATION FESTIVAL July 26 - 28 3 days + nights of music, art, food and fun featuring two stages and more than 40 acts of multiple genres.

after a train ride to the pumpkin patch.

Novemeber POLAR EXPRESS November - December

Markets REFRESH MARKET April 26 - 27 | September 13 - 14 November 15 - 16 West Coast Railway Park’s CN Roundhouse

SQUAMISH STREET MARKET June 16 | July 14 | August 11 Downtown Squamish

SUMMER FARMERS MARKET Every Saturday from April 6 – October 26 Downtown Squamish

WINTER FARMERS MARKET

Kick off the holiday season aboard the

Every Saturday November 2 – December 21

Polar Express! After a one-hour train ride,

Squamish Adventure Centre

visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a mini rail ride and so much more!

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Salmon Peter Sulzle & Wild Safe BC

Each year, salmon make the long and arduous pilgrimage from the wilds of the Pacific

wildlife Squamish is surrounded by the pristine

wilderness of the Coast Mountains. From wintering bald eagles and the annual salmon runs through the mountain creeks to pine martins, grouse, marmots, coyotes, bears and deer, the mountains and forests around Squamish are home to a rich environment of wildlife. Visit wildsafebc.com to learn more about safety in wildlife country.

Ocean far inland to the creeks

Bears

and rivers of British Columbia to

Squamish is in prime bear

spawn. Each species, from Coho

habitat. Bears are active from

to Steelhead to Pink have a

March through to December,

different spawning cycle; during

but some may not hibernate

the late summer, fall and early

if they find non-natural

winter it’s not uncommon to

food sources. While conflict

see thousands of salmon in the

encounters are uncommon, it is

creeks around Squamish.

important to be alert and aware.

Eagles Between November and

If you encounter a bear • Stop, stay calm and assess the situation

January each year Squamish

• Do not run

hosts one of the largest

• Never turn your back

congregations of wintering bald eagles in North America. Throughout the fall and early

on wildlife • Back away slowly and give the bear space

winter, thousands of eagles

• Talk calmly

sit perched along the treetops

• Avoid eye contact

and crags of the Mamquam,

• Ready your deterrent

Cheakamus and Squamish Rivers, enjoying the winter

Please report injured wildlife

gorging on salmon.

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9 stunning stops along the Sea to Sky highway Drive alongside North America’s southernmost fjord spanning 46km from Horseshoe Bay to downtown Squamish. Along the way, see the sights and savour the seaside views as you travel through the heart of sea to sky country.

1 Porteau Cove Provincial Park Stretch your legs on the multi-tiered viewing deck that extends overtop of Howe Sound. On a clear night, it’s the perfect place to stare out at the stars.

2 Furry Creek Check out the driftwood-strewn beaches and the old rail bridge that crosses of the area’s namesake “Furry Creek.” Tantalus Lookout - @adameloso

3 Britannia Beach A must see stop and living relic of the yesteryears of the

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British Commonwealth and copper mining era. If you don’t

View Squamish’s most photographed feature from the highway

have time for a tour, take in the view of the cliff-hugging Mill 3,

or hike your way to the top. Try to spot rock climbers making

one of the most iconic landmarks on the Sea to Sky Highway.

their way up the monolith.

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4 Murrin Provincial Park Go for a quick walk at the roadside Browning Lake which is

Walk across the rainbow crosswalk at Cleveland Avenue and

both picturesque and easily accessible.

Victoria Street for a picture-perfect view of magnificent Mount Garibaldi in the distance.

5 Shannon Falls Provincial Park Visit BC’s third highest waterfall as it billows down Squamish’s beautiful granite walls.

8 Tantalus Lookout Pull over at this tantalizing viewpoint to gaze across at Tantalus Provincial Park featuring some of the sea to sky’s highest peaks!

9 Brandywine Falls Provincial Park A 1km walk from the highway will lead you to one of British Columbia’s most spectacular waterfalls. Continue the walk along the trail for a view of Daisy Lake in the distance.

Brandywine Falls - @outdorphins

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Stawamus Chief - Paul Bride

parks

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to town to long alpine hikes, rock climbing, mountain biking and backcountry expeditions. When it comes to exploring, and

Brohm Lake

Squamish Adventure Centre

Interpretive Forest

Our 8 Provincial Parks:

is the versatile Smoke Bluffs

Just a short drive north on

Park. The park is popular

Highway 99, the 400 hectare

among climbers as it offers

Brohm Lake Interpretive

1 Alice Lake Provincial Park

challenging solid granite

Forest is home to more than

2 Brackendale Eagles

climbing for all levels. In

10 km of connecting trails

Provincial Park

addition, visitors will find

offering fantastic hiking,

beautiful walking and hiking

swimming and some of the

paths on the Smoke Bluffs

oldest trees in Squamish.

enjoying nature the parks around

3 Garibaldi Provincial Park

Squamish we have you covered!

adventure playground.

down the road from the

parks, all within a stone’s throw quick walks in the woods close

loop trail and a fantastic kids

Tucked conveniently off the highway and just

Squamish is home to a variety of of downtown. From picnics and

Smoke Bluffs Municipal Park

4 Murrin Lake Provincial Park 5 Porteau Cove Provincial Park 6 Shannon Falls Provincial Park 7 Stawamus Chief Provincial Park 8 Tantalus Provincial Park

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camping Squamish has some of the best camping options in BC. Everything from family friendly campgrounds with tent pads and RV sites to backcountry wilderness camping nestled deep in the rugged peaks of the Coast Range. The options are a combination of private and public campgrounds, including sites in some the 8 provincial parks that surround Squamish. Christie-images.com

Provincial Parks in Squamish that offer camping:

1 Alice Lake Provincial Park – tent & RV sites 2 Garibaldi Provincial Park – wilderness camping

Garibaldi Provincial Park Garibaldi is a sprawling

3 Porteau Cove Provincial Park – tent & RV sites as well as 2 cabins

provincial park covered in

4 Stawamus Chief Provincial Park – tent & RV sites

rugged peaks, glaciers and

5 Tantalus Provincial Park – wilderness camping, 2 Alpine

the forests of the Coast Range.

Club of Canada backcountry huts Private campgrounds in Squamish:

1 Kinsmen Campground at Brennan Park 2 Klahanie Campground

With over 90km of established hiking trails, along with some of the most beautiful campsites in BC, Garibaldi Park is a favourite for backcountry adventurers year-round.

3 Mamquam River Campground

Garibaldi Provincial Park, Elfin Lakes

4 MTN Fun Basecamp

The Park is named after

5 Paradise Valley Campground

Mount Garibaldi, the distinct

6 Squamish Valley Campground

2,678m peak you can see from

Alice Lake Provincial Park

throughout Squamish. Mount

Located just north of

Garibaldi is a volcano; it last

Squamish on Highway

Elfin Lake Hut erupted in 8051 BC. Some

99, Alice Lake is a small

of our preferred campsites

provincial park with four

in the park include Elfin

distinct mountain lakes. The

Lakes, Mamquam Lake and

campground surrounds the

Cheakamus Lake.

shores of Alice Lake and offers RV sites, tent pads and one of the best swimming lakes in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

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revisit history historical highlights Britannia Mine Museum With its famous underground train tour through original mining tunnels, Britannia Mine Museum lives up to its reputation as “The Greatest Show Under the Earth”, but there is plenty to see above the ground as well. In 17 heritage buildings over 10 acres, you’ll find historical machinery, archived photos and first-hand accounts, all curated with interpretive panels to give visitors a snapshot of what life was like when Britannia was one of the British Empire’s top producing copper mines. Stand in awe on the ground floor of the 20-storey Mill building, or dip your pan into the water in search of treasure at the Gold Panning Pavilion. You’ll easily spend a day here with numerous hands-on exhibits, a giant sandpit for kids to play in, and a cafeteria. Britannia Mine Museum

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Art exhibits, music and other special events are scheduled throughout the year, so check the website for the latest information. New in 2019 BOOM! a live-action, multi-sensory special effects show in Mill No.3.

West Coast Railway Heritage Park (WCRA)

Cast your gaze over Howe Sound on any summer afternoon

Railway buffs will revel in

and you’ll be dazzled by the colourful kites and sails of

the lovingly restored artifacts

windsport enthusiasts dotting the seascape. The strong,

of Canadian train history on

consistent winds are the basis for Squamish’s name,

exhibit at WCRA’s heritage

meaning “Mother of the Wind”. Named by the area’s original Coast Salish inhabitants, Squamish is now home to

park. Take an interactive walk Britannia Mine Museum

members of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation).

through the park’s many exhibits, including the Royal

Their profound relationship to the land has shaped the

Hudson No. 2860, which

culture of appreciation for the surrounding mountains,

operated between Revelstoke

forests and waters.

and Vancouver from 1940 to

Although the British explorer Captain George Vancouver

1958 and is still operational

sailed into Howe Sound in 1792, the first non-native

today for special occasions and

settlers did not arrive until 1888. A lot has changed

charters. Another favourite is

in Squamish since then, but pieces of history remain

the Alberta Railcar, restored

throughout the Squamish Valley. Today Squamish

to its classic 1929 style over

has a diverse group of artists, artisans, historians and

Dave Thomson - WCRHP

five years by volunteers in

performers that weave a cultural mix into our adventurous

an authentic re-creation that

and energetic recreational lifestyle.

includes inlaid mahogany throughout. Kids will enjoy a ride on the miniature railway

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golf

Thanks to the temperate climate of the Sea to Sky

Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club Opened in 1967 along the banks of the mighty Mamquam River. The course plays through classic parkland with five lakes and massive stumps from the original first growth timber incorporated into the design. The walkable 6,467-yard, par 72 course calls for

Corridor, golfing can be enjoyed practically year-round.

accurate shot-making, but one can always hope for the saving

Bonus: you’ll experience the most varied and spectacular

grace of a legendary “Squamish Valley Bounce”. With exceptional

scenery of any golf course – anywhere.

drainage, it’s often a golfer’s best bet after a heavy rainfall. Stay and enjoy a meal in the restaurant – renowned for “Best Pasta”, as voted by locals in the Squamish Chief Reader’s Choice Awards. Furry Creek Golf and Country Club Named in the 1870s after prospector, Oliver Furry, Furry Creek is now home to “British Columbia’s Most Scenic Golf Course”. Surrounded by the sparkling Howe Sound, towering trees and snow peaked mountains, Furry Creek twists and turns through rainforests and ravines to offer you a golf experience like no other. Soaring to 350 feet above sea level, then descending to the shore of Howe Sound at the signature 14th Hole, Furry Creek offers you 6000+ yards of golf adventure. Afterwards, relax in The Sea to Sky Grill and Treetops Lounge, perched atop the 18th green with views overlooking the ocean. Book a tee time today!

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winter Squamish is a year-round destination, waiting to be explored. The winter weather typically stays between a few degrees above or below 0ºC. Due to changes in temperatures, winter days in Squamish can be mild and sunny, cold and snowy or rainy and wet. Often there is little snow in the valley, but don’t be fooled, up in the surrounding mountains the snow abounds. Bring an open mind because rain or shine, snow or mud, the options are endless in the winter months too!

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Snow days! Top 6 activities 1 Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola: Enjoy the thrilling tube park and pristine

4 Snowmobiling: Squamish

snowshoeing trails as well as

is the perfect home base for a

spectacular views.

snowmobiling vacation offering access to the best snowmobile

2 Backcountry skiing &

terrain in South Western BC.

snowboarding: Although there Whistler Olympic Park

are many to choose from, one

5 Skating: Public skating

of the most popular ski touring

at Brennan Park Recreation

areas is Paul Ridge near Red

Centre is always an option.

Heather Shelter in Garibaldi

When the lakes freeze, there

Provincial Park.

are many more options for

3 Snowshoeing: There is extensive alpine terrain surrounding Squamish for

skating in Squamish. Be sure to check with Tourism Squamish for safety reports first!

snowshoeing. The Sea to Sky

6 Nordic Skiing: From treks

Gondola and Whistler Olympic

through ungroomed terrain

Park have marked trails and

by frozen waterfalls and cedar

rental equipment.

groves, to the world-class Nordic facilities in the Callaghan at Whistler Olympic Park, there is a cross country experience for every level of skier.

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Whistler Olympic Park Lodge

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. Christie-images.com

Top 6 winter activities in Squamish no matter the weather! Sea to Sky Gondola - Paul Bride

1 Eagle Viewing & Floats View eagles from Eagle Run Park in Brackendale,

4 Shopping

or go on an Eagle Float

From downtown to

with Canadian Outback

Garibaldi Village,

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shopping in Squamish

Rafting.

will surprise you! There are plenty of great

2 Ride the Sea to Sky

shops with unique finds

Gondola

and excellent deals.

There are spectacular views (even with moody

5 Museums

skies), great hiking trails

Both Britannia Mine

and wonderful food.

Museum and West Coast Railway Heritage Park

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are open year-round.

The sport fishing in Squamish throughout

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the winter draws anglers

Olympic Park

from around the world.

Spend a winter day

Valley Fishing Guides

enjoying snowshoeing,

offer tours and lessons.

xc skiing and tobogganing at Whistler Olympic Park and enjoy lunch in their cozy lodge.

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connection Winter • XC Skiing • Snowshoeing • Tobogganing • Biathlon • Lessons & Rentals • Dog Friendly

Summer • Olympic Biathlon Tours • Electric Mountain Bike

Rentals & Tours • Hiking & Sightseeing • Disc Golf

35 minutes north of Squamish

Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Connect with your family and friends at Whistler Olympic Park! Find yourself in the park’s spectacular landscape and discover its Olympic legacy. In the winter, try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, biathlon and more. After a day out in the snow, gather family and friends around the outdoor bonfire or in the cozy Day Lodge restaurant.

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In the summer, explore the park on an electric mountain bike on your own or with a guide, take aim with a biathlon rifle at the Olympic shooting range, enjoy the sights, try one of the hiking routes or play a round of disc golf.

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where to stay go ahead and get a room!

From boutique to budget, Squamish offers a diverse selection of accommodation which means you will find the perfect place to call home during your stay. Choose from charming riverside cabins, full-service hotels, budget friendly motels and fully equipped suites.

Executive Suites Hotel & Resort

Affordable accommodation

Executive Suites Hotel & Resort

in the heart of downtown

Mountain-influenced condo

Squamish. Nestled

style all-suite hotel with

between two parks with

the comforts of home. Fully

breathtaking mountain

equipped kitchens with dining

views. Steps from boutiques

area and balconies. Outdoor

and the bustling summer

heated pool and hot tub, fitness

Farmers Market.

studio, spa services and on-site

August Jack Motor Inn

Executive Suites Hotel & Resort

restaurant, Norman Rudy’s.

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Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co.

Sandman Hotel & Suites

Character northwest inn offering

rooms and family suites that

a warm, casual and relaxing

will make you feel at home. In

atmosphere. The award-winning

house laundry, fitness facility,

craft brewery and Howe Sound

indoor pool with waterslide,

Brew Pub are conveniently

hot tub and express hot

located on site. Just steps away

breakfast. Conveniently

from the shops and restaurants in

located right off the Sea to

downtown Squamish.

Sky Highway.

Mountain Retreat Hotel & Suites

Squamish Adventure Inn

Full service, pet-friendly hotel

property next to a large park.

with a licensed restaurant and

Offering dorm, private hostel

lounge on site. Indoor pool

style and private hotel style

with waterslide, hot tub and

rooms. Fully equipped kitchen,

fitness room. Conveniently

shared lounge, reading room

located right off the Sea to Sky

and patios. On site bike and

Highway.

kayak rentals available.

Beautifully appointed guest

Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co.

Located on private waterfront

Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish

Steps from your outdoor adventures Complimentary WiFi On-site restaurant On-site cocktail lounge Beer and wine store attached to the hotel Exercise facilities Indoor pool, heated, waterslide Hot tub 24-hour front desk Laundromat, washer and dryer Air-conditioning Free parking for car, trucks and RV’s

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Squamish has a long history in the craft beer scene with hop farming being the first major industry in town over 100 years ago. The craft beverage industry has exploded over the last few years and is as varied as your tastes! There are several local artisans crafting a diverse selection of beverages collectively showcasing and connecting you with the uniquely awesome drinks created in Squamish. From farm to bottle, explore Squamish and drink it all in.

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Howe Sound Brewing Co.

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explore 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, cabins, 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 August Jack Motor Inn 37947 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, BC V8B 0A3 604.892.3504 augustjack.com Clean and comfortable. Offering single, double and kitchenette rooms in the heart of downtown Squamish with a perfect view of the iconic Stawamus Chief.

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Executive Suites Hotel & Resort Squamish 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 resort hotel, 40 minutes from Vancouver and Whistler. Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co 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, BC. Mountain Retreat Hotel & Suites 38922 Progress Way, Squamish, BC V8B 0H2 604.815.0883 squamishmountainretreathotel.com Just off the Sea-to-Sky Highway this hotel features an indoor pool with a water slide, hot tub, exercise room, on-site restaurant and liquor store. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s, a microwave & fridge.

Squamish Adventure Inn & Hostel 38220 HWY 99, Squamish BC, V8B 0A5 604.892.9240 SquamishHostel.com Adventure is literally our middle name. Our beautiful waterfront location offers private and shared accommodation. We also rent SUPs/Kayaks and serve ice cream!

WHERE TO CAMP MTN Fun Basecamp 1796 Depot Road East, Squamish BC, V8B 0P6 604.390.4200 mtnfunbasecamp.com Nestled trail-side, among ancient pines and a gentle creek, this is the ideal getaway to immerse yourself in nature. Choose from comfortable kitchenette hotel rooms, or serviced RV/tent sites.

Paradise Valley Campground 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.

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3520 Paradise Valley Road, Squamish BC 604.898.1486 camp@paradisevalleycampground.net paradisevalleycampground.net Peaceful family oriented camping in the heart of Sea to Sky. Wi-Fi and music free with pay showers and washrooms. Small store with ice cream and necessities.


WHERE TO PLAY

Rope Runner Aerial Park

401-1201 Commercial Way, Squamish BC, V8B 0V1 604.390.3390 hi@airhouse.ca airhouse.ca We are a progressive, freestyle trampoline training centre offering a wide range of action sports sessions and programs including Trampoline, Skateboard & Bike.

38400 Loggers Lane, Squamish BC, V8B 0H2 604.892.4623 info@roperunnersquamish.com roperunnerpark.com Empower your inner ninja and make your way through 50 fun aerial elements designed for all skill levels. Instant adrenaline filled adventure, book online and save!

Blackcomb Helicopters

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures

46011 Government Road, Squamish, BC V0N 1H0 604.898.1067 info@blackcombhelicopters.com blackcombhelicopters.com Blackcomb Helicopters is the leading helicopter touring company in the Pacific Northwest and offers activities like sightseeing, hiking, glacier travel, and mountain biking.

Sea to Sky Adventure Company

Airhouse Sports Academy

207B-4368 Main Street, Whistler BC V8E 1B6 604.938.9242 mountainskillsacademy.com MSAA is a professional guiding company for via ferrata tours, rock climbing, hiking, mountaineering, ski touring, and snowshoeing. #inspireadventure

Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC V8B 0H2 1.888.284.2453 (bike) adventure@seatoskyadventurecompany.com seatoskyadventurecompany.com We have everything you need to bring you closer to nature. Choose from mountain bikes, cruiser bikes, kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. For all these activities we offer guided tours, lessons and rentals.

Black Tusk Helicopter Inc. 46041 Government Road, Squamish, BC 604.898.4800 flightdesk@btheli.com blacktuskhelicopter.com We offer backcountry drops, hiking and sightseeing in the Tantalus mountain range and surrounding areas. Book a tour or choose your own heli-drop.

Britannia Mine Museum

Sea to Sky Air

1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach BC, V0N 1J0 1.800.896.4044 britanniaminemuseum.ca This award-winning museum and National Historic Site features underground train tours and gold panning. Discover BOOM! an immersive live-action experience inside Mill no.3 that brings all 20 storey’s of the historic mill rumbling back to life.

46041 Government Road Squamish, BC V0N 1T0 604.898.1975 fly@seatoskyair.ca seatoskyair.ca Voted Canada’s number one flightseeing company, our award-winning flights take you into the spectacular valleys, lakes, glaciers and fjords of the West Coast Mountains. Ft. in National Geographic’s Luxury Traveler Collection.

Canadian Outback Rafting 12825 Squamish Valley Road, Squamish BC, V0N 1H0 1.866.565.8735 | 604.898.2363 reservations@canadianoutbackrafting.com canadianoutbackrafting.com Experience the thrill of adventure when you join us for a half day, full day, or two-day rafting tour on the rivers in the beautiful Sea to Sky corridor!

Sea to Sky Gondola 36800 Highway 99, Squamish 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.

Cheakamus Centre 2170 Paradise Valley Road, Brackendale 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.

Dialed In Cycling 1796 Depot Road East, Squamish BC, V8B 0P6 604.390.3822 info@dialedincycling.com dialedincycling.com A mountain bike school and guiding company providing fun, safe and diverse programs in Squamish. Our coaches tailor each session specific to the needs of the individual. Happiness is just a trail away.

Sp’akw’us Events Presented by

604.802.6877 spakwusevents@gmail.com Sp’akw’us Events is 3 different Mountain Bike XC Events on the same 3rd weekend of June. Choose from a Day One 50km event, the Day Two 35km event or both.

Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures 37796 Galbraith Avenue, Squamish V8B 0K1 604.898.2095 info@squamishharbour.ca squamishharbour.ca Offering guided and self-guided tours of Howe Sound. Take one of our rental boats on your own adventure or climb aboard a 12-person tour boat. Wildlife and dramatic scenery abounds in North Americas southernmost fjord.

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WHERE TO EAT & DRINK Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival

Alice & Brohm Real Fruit Ice Cream

Al MacIntosh Loggers Sports Ground, Squamish BC 39555 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC, squamishdays.ca Celebrating 62 years, the Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival is a community favourite packed with 5 full days of fun and excitement for the whole family.

# 9 -1861 Mamquam Road, Squamish BC, V8B 0G2 250.571.9978 aliceandbrohm.com Alice & Brohm blends high-quality BC dairy with real fruit to create a soft-serve style ice cream you will be telling your friends about!

Backcountry Brewing Co

Valley Fishing Guides Ltd. 41955 Birken Road, Squamish BC, V0N 1H0 604.938.4458 valleyfishing.com Squamish’s longest running guide service. We specialize in remote wilderness fly fishing trips by helicopter, float plane, and 4x4 for trout, salmon, steelhead, and char.

37996 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish #405-1201 Commercial Way, Squamish BC, V8B 0V1 604.567.2739 hello@backcountrybrewing.com backcountrybrewing.com The award-winning brewery is complete with a 50 seat tasting room, growler fill, retail area, and kitchen featuring thin crust pizzas, salads, and snacks.

Wedge Whitewater Rafting

Geo Cider Co.

2170 Paradise Valley Road, Brackendale V0N 1H0 1.888.932.5899 wedgerafting.com Wedge Rafting has been operating for over two decades. Wedge offers rafting adventures on 2 rivers in Squamish–the family friendly Cheakamus River and the mighty Elaho–Squamish Rivers.

#318 -1201 Commercial Way, Squamish, BC 778.733.1080 geocider.com Geo Cider Co has 8 ciders on tap - naturally flavoured, made in house with 100% BC product. Geo is also a full-service restaurant - open for brunch on weekends.

West Coast Railway Heritage Park

Gillespie’s Distillery - Home of the Squamish G Spot Cocktail

39645 Government Road, Squamish BC, V8B 0B6 604.898.9336 wcra.org The West Coast Railway Heritage Park is dedicated to preserving the rail history of BC. Come visit us today!

# 8-38918 Progress Way, Squamish BC, V8B 0K 604.726.2411 gillespiesfinespirits.com Enjoy a spirit tasting at our grain to glass distillery or an award-winning craft cocktail at our bar! We also make a line of zero-proof mixers and mocktails.

Whistler Olympic Park 5 Callaghan Valley Road, Whistler BC, V0N 1B0 604.964.0059 info@whistlerolympicpark.com whistlerolympicpark.com Explore the Olympic legacy & beautiful views on xc skis and snowshoes or try biathlon & tobogganing in winter, in summer, try biathlon, biking, hiking and more!

Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co HOWE SOUND BREWING

37801 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish 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.

Narwhal’s Ice Cream

WHERE TO GOLF Squamish Valley Golf Club 2458 Mamquam Road, Squamish BC, V8B 0H8 604.898.9521 info@squamishvalleygolf.com squamishvalleygolf.com Squamish Valley Golf Club offers a Championship 18 Hole Course open to the public along with our Restaurant that provides delicious food 7 days a week.

38220 HWY 99, Squamish BC, V8B 0A5 604.892.9240 narwhalsicecream.com Handmade, locally crafted ice cream using allnatural ingredients. Visit our waterfront location for some of the best views in Squamish! Open late. June-Sept.

Norman Rudy’s Pub 40900 Tantalus Road, Squamish BC, V8B 0R3 gibbonswhistler.com Fantastic new pub concept in Squamish. Craft beers, a carefully curated bar, and a fabulous menu of comfort food with a twist. All backed up by the best patio in town.

North Yards Cider Co. 38936 Queens Way, Squamish BC, V8B 0V2 604.815.2197 northyardscider.com Small batch craft cider made from only raw apple juice and traditional techniques.

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41701 Government Road, Brackendale BC, V0N 1H0 604.898.1991 thecrabapplecafe@gmail.com thecrabapplecafe.ca Your local Cafe serving local people local produce. A menu for you to fit your healthy and clean lifestyle.

The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar 37991 2nd Avenue, Squamish, BC V8B 1A8 604.390.1910 saltedvine.ca We offer a contemporary and inspired taste of the Pacific Northwest. A restaurant with a upscale dining experience in the heart of historic Squamish.

Sushi Sen Japanese Restaurant 40382 Tantalus Way, Garibaldi Highlands V0N 1T0 604.898.8235 sushisensquamish.com Voted the BEST sushi in Squamish! Quality you deserve, always at Sushi Sen.

WHERE TO SHOP Corsa Cycles 38123 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish BC, V8B 0H4 604.892.3331 dunbarcycles.com Corsa Cycles is a full service bicycle shop, supporting the mountain bike community and has opened up the sport to all ages & skill levels.

Flying Spirit Rentals 1796 Depot Road East, Squamish BC, V8B 0P6 604.390.3822 info@flyingspiritrentals.com flyingspiritrentals.com We rent full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes, kids bike and commuter bikes. Our shop is in a campground at the foot of Wonderland Trail to Alice Lake.

Garibaldi Village ll 40258 Glenalder Place, Squamish, BC 604.662.2623 Barry.Holmes@colliers.com Garibaldi Village ll shopping center has 22 retailers and professionals ready to serve you with easy access from the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

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, jewelry, 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)Squamish BC, V8B 0G8 604.892.9092 squamish@vpo.ca | vpo.ca Annually voted the Best Outdoor Recreation Store in Squamish, we have all the gear and clothing you need for climbing, hiking, paddling and backcountry skiing.

SERVICES Quest University Canada 3200 University Blvd, Squamish BC, V8B 0N8 604.898.8000 conference@questu.ca | questu.ca When you’re planning your next event, think of Quest, a year-round venue with spectacular vistas. In the summer, we also offer residential rentals.

Royal LePage Black Tusk Realty 3-1900 Garibaldi Way, Squamish BC, V0N 1T0 604.898.5904 info@blacktuskrealty.com | blacktuskrealty.com For over 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 | WIND Festival 37950 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish BC 604.213.2787 info@squamishartscouncil.com squamishartscouncil.com Squamish Arts Council aims to generate awareness of and improve access to arts and culture in Squamish while supporting local artists.

Shelley Doby, Personal Real Estate Corporation 38090 Cleveland Ave, Squamish BC, V8B 0B6 604.815.3047 shelley@shelleydoby.com | shelleydoby.com Over 15 years of professional real estate experience and local knowledge. Whether you are purchasing a new home, adding an addition, or building your dream home, I have you covered.

Squamish Chamber of Commerce 102-38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish V8B 0H2 604.815.4990 squamishchamber.com The Squamish Chamber will help your business grow. Training, business development tools, networking, advocacy and exclusive discounts. Find the best businesses in our online directory.

Squamish Visitor Centre Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish 604.815.5084 | 1.877.815.5084 info@tourismsquamish.com exploresquamish.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 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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Garibaldi Village II Shopping Centre Just off Highway 99

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Squamish Adventure Guide 2019  

Discover what the buzz is about. Start planning your Squamish, B.C. Canada adventure today! Visit us at exploresquamish.com

Squamish Adventure Guide 2019  

Discover what the buzz is about. Start planning your Squamish, B.C. Canada adventure today! Visit us at exploresquamish.com