Things to Do in Squamish This Summer
Located midway between Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish—known as the adventure capital of Canada—is a veritable playground for outdoors lovers. From hiking to rock climbing, wildlife watching to white-water rafting, here are our top picks for summer fun in Squamish.
Gostand-up paddleboardingorkayakingdown the scenic Squamish River.
Navigate exhilarating Class III and IV rapids whilewhite-water raftingdown the Elaho or Cheakamus Rivers. Alternatively, opt for agentle rafting tripdown the Squamish River at dusk.
Don a harness and climbing lanyards, and make your way along theSquamish Via Ferrata. This climbing route is equipped with fixed cables and ladders, making it suitable for all experience levels.
Admire the spectacular scenery of Canada’s west coast, including Howe Sound, Squamish Chief Mountain, and Shannon Falls, from aSea to Sky Gondola cabin.
Soar over the breathtaking peaks, emerald lakes, and plunging valleys of British Columbia during aflightseeing airplane rideabove Squamish Valley.
Look for localwildlife, including goats, eagles, and even grizzly bears.
*Go campingand sleep among the peaks of the Coast Mountains.
- Hike the trails of theGaribaldi Provincial Park, Squamish’s biggest provincial park.