Family & friends are the heart of the holiday season. With guests traveling from all over the world to visit you, we have compiled this list of the best things to do in Squamish to keep your friends and family entertained over the holidays. Show them a great time this holiday season in Squamish and you just might be lucky enough to convince them to make the move permanent!
For the active family, Cat skiing is the perfect activity for the snow families who want the ‘next level’ experience on the snow. Small intimate groups use the snow cats on Tricouni Mountain to access untouched powder. Book this tour to create an unique and memorable experience this holiday season.
Observing the wintering bald eagles in Squamish are a great activity for the whole family. Take in the fresh air while watching these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. There are many great ways to experience the bald eagles in Squamish. We recommend the following, which are great for families of all sizes and ages:
Combine the stunning Eagle Viewing Float with a gondola ride up 885 metres about sea level. Top off the day at the Summit Lodge for a little après-adventure food and drinks. Offering sweeping views of the Howe Sound fjord, Shannon Falls and Squamish Chief. Make it a weekend with a discounted cabin rental through Sunwolf. They are offering guest 15% off accommodation when booked with the eagle float. Meander through woodland trails listening to the birds chattering, gaze at spectacular views of Mount Alpha from Sunwolf’s hot tub and then curl up in your cozy riverside cabin listening to the sound of the Cheekye flowing by.
Squamish is home to the only western style horseback riding near Vancouver. Winter is the best season to explore upper Squamish Valley on horseback while spotting the wintering bald eagles. Be sure to pack your camera and cowboy boots for this memorable and fun experience.
The Sea to Sky Gondola has many great events which highlight the spirit of Christmas this holiday season. Enjoying winter wonderland snowshoeing with your family is a must do at the top of the gondola. There are two trails available which are open to everyone. Enjoy the uncrowded trails as you walk among the trees and take in the views of the Howe Sound.
Plan a night out on the town with the older family members by checking out all the holiday events & happenings in our event guide.
With so many outdoor activities in the Squamish area, no doubt there will be times cooking sounds like the worst idea. Luckily there are some great restaurants around.
Fergies Café is both kid and pet friendly with a great location on the Cheakamus River. Open year round for breakfast and lunch, time can fly quickly here with an outdoor area to chill out in. Fergie’s now has the most amazing hot apple cider. It’s very festive, suitable for the whole family, and even better spiced up with a shot of whiskey 🙂
Pepe & Gringo’s is a delicious family restaurant with the right mix of service, selection and quality this is one of the best restaurants in town. P.S. try the butter chicken – You will be hooked.
These are some of our favourites that are suited to the whole family, but if you would like some more ideas on restaurants and nightlife – Check out our Guide to the Local Favourite Restaurants
The activities listed above are great for families and groups, however be sure to check out all the other great winter activities for entertaining your family and friends over the holidays!
Christmas season is the time where family and friends come together from all over the world to spend time together. If you are a Squamish local who would like to convince your friends and family to make the move permanent move, be sure to try these activities & events. If you are thinking of making the move permanent be sure to check out all the real estate players you need to know by clicking here.
Happy Holidays from your team at Squamish Adventure. Be sure to contact us for more information on the best activities, gift ideas for the adventurer in your family and the inside scoop on the Local Favourite for health & wellness, pets & vets, shopping, dining & real estate.