It’s been a crazy year and if there’s one thing to be said about the summer of 2021, it’s that we cannot wait to get outside and start adventuring beyond what’s become the all-too-boring familiarities of our homes.
Whether you’re seeking the quiet solace of nature or an adrenaline-inducing activity, we have selected our ten favourite ways for you and your family to have fun. Squamish is the perfect place for your summer escape with activities for everyone from toddlers to teens, and adults too!
What will be your way to play?
A Britannia Mine Museum adventure. Don the newest fashion statement (a hardhat) and learn about Squamish’s early years as a mining hotspot, along with its heartwarming community and the future of mining as a sustainable, environmentally cautious industry. Rumble aboard the underground train, pan for gold and discover this little-seen world that will fascinate all ages.
The most fun on two wheels for your little ones. Mountain biking isn’t just for big kids, little riders enjoy it too. Squamish is a great place for kids to start rolling along cruisy trails and learn the ropes.
Reel in the fun with a family outing on the water. Fishing is fantastic outdoor activity that creates lasting memories while you bond in nature. Learn about local fish species while you cast out and pull in an exciting catch of the day.
Got a Ninja Warrior fan at home? Do your kids love to jump around and have silly fun, or challenge themselves with physical tasks? Then these are the activities for them! Squamish has two fantastic places to take them to burn up some energy and have a blast.
Stroll the lush Squamish forests and take in the serene wilderness. Sometimes everyone needs a little quiet time and Squamish’s coastal temperate rainforest is the right spot to find some tranquility. Add a picnic and a quick dip in the lake and you’ve got yourself an amazing day!
Time for the big kids to shred the trails and push their limits! While Squamish has a trail for everyone, older kids will get a kick out of challenging themselves on some of the more interesting dirt paths in the Sea to Sky. They’ll be shredding berms, bridges and slabs before the day is through.
A rock climbing activity for the family to enjoy. Chalk up your hands and get ready to enjoy some of Squamish’s finest granite. Rock climbing makes for an awesome day filled with the outdoors, seeking challenges, conquering them and plenty of high fives!
Summer is the perfect time to get wet. As the temperature heats up, now is the best time to get out on the water. Whether you choose to glide on a SUP, let the wind catch your sails or charge Squamish’s spectacular rapids, you can take your pick on how you want to refresh yourself in the water this summer.
A huge welcome back to Squamish’s top attraction! Zoom to the top via the newest state-of-the-art gondolas to enjoy sweeping views of Howe Sound and the Sea to Sky corridor. Challenge yourself with a hike or sit and enjoy the stunning views while enjoying some tasty food and a refreshing beverage.
A spectacular excursion that will wow everyone big and small. If you partake in the the Via Ferrata aka. ‘Iron Way’ that places you in a small group of people that have conquered climbing the famous Stawamus Chief!
This article first appeared on Tourism Squamish website.