Squamish is home to endless adventure opportunities for kids of all ages. In addition to the big mountain adventures, Squamish is also a great destination for activities and fun family things to do. When the warm weather hits, it’s the perfect time to get outside and connect in nature with your family. Plus the outdoors provides lots of opportunities to tire out and entertain your school children during summer. Enjoy our guide to the top 9 family activities, suited to all budgets this summer in Squamish, and get outside to play!
1. Lake Day Picnics:
This is a great way to spend part of the day outside with your kids enjoying the sun. Pack a healthy lunch, blanket and toys and head out to one of the great local lakes for a day swimming, playing and of course: picnicking.
- Our Top Picks: Alice Lake and Brohm Lake
- Cost: Free, except for some yummy snacks from Save on Foods!
This activity is new to Squamish and is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family. The course, located at the Executive Suites Hotel, is a must-try activity this summer. For kids who can’t play Frisbee yet, you can also try Foot golf.
Cost: From $10.00 per person
3. SORCA Bike Skills Park:
This is one of the best places to take your kids to burn off some steam. Perfect for kids as young as push bike age to the mini-mountain bike enthusiasts who want to practice their skills.
Cost: Free, however we suggest getting a SORCA membership to support our volunteer trail builders!
Camping in Squamish is a great activity for kids looking to connect with the outdoors. Try out a night in your backyard or living room before taking them out for the night. Squamish is home to many great camping locations such as Alice lake, which offers family friendly hiking trails, swimming and a fun fully equipped campground. Check out our complete guide to camping in Squamish by clicking here.
Cost: Campsites starting from $15.00 per night
Visit On the Farm Country Market in Squamish for fresh produce for your picnic and to start a garden with your kids.
Cost: $20.00 can get you started with some great veggies for your garden
6. Story time at the Squamish Public Library:
For the super hot days that you are in need of some A/C and a good book. Drop in for story time at the public Library. It is 30 minutes of stories and songs suited for kids of all ages.
Cost: Free on Wednesdays at 11:30, and Fri & Sat at 10:30am.
This course is suited for all ages and is a great way to spend the afternoon outside with the kids. Bonus- it is close to the SORCA skills park if you are wanting to fit in more than one activity in the day!
Cost: Starting at $6.00
The sea to sky gondola is a great activity for the whole family, if you can manage get your kids off the fun playground at the bottom for one of the great family events at the top. For those families looking for more of a thrill be sure to try out the new Via Ferratta fixed rung climbing route at the top.
Cost: Kids are $13.95, Adults: $34.95
This is a great family friendly river rafting experience suitable for kids over 5 and who want to have some fun splashes while enjoying wildlife viewing along the Cheakamus river.
Cost: Kids from $70.00, Adults From $99.00
Traveling with Pets: As many of you may have a dog you wish to bring along, you’ll be pleased to know that your furry friends have available emergency services while on vacation with Garibaldi Veterinary Health. Another option for your family pet would be to hire a local dog walker while you are here, and give your pooch the mountain vacation he deserves!
Family-Friendly Food & Amenities: Squamish is home to lots of great dining options for kids and families. Be sure to check out our guide to the local restaurants which includes restaurant menus locations and events!
Whether you and your family are looking to relax lakeside, explore the great outdoors, or want to try out the latest sport attraction, Squamish’s vast array of outdoor activities is the perfect place for fun family things to do this summer. Let us know if we have missed anything on our list of the top family friendly things to do in Squamish.