Insider’s Guide to Fall In Squamish

 The crisp, shorter days are a sure sign that fall has arrived in Squamish, BC. This time of year tends to bring a bit more precipitation to the area, however there are still many great activities and things to do this fall in Squamish. We created this insider’s guide to making the most of our fall in Squamish.

fall Squamish

Insider’s tips to make the most out of fall in Squamish:

 1. Set Your Alarm Early to Start the Day

 As the nights get longer and the days get shorter, it’s especially important to get into the habit of setting that alarm clock early. Get your extra caffeine kick by stopping by Zephry cafe for a homemade pumpkin latte.

2. Get the Right Gear and Get Outside

Being dressed properly for the weather will allow you to enjoy more time connecting with nature. Be sure to visit Valhalla Pure for all your fall adventure needs and get outside! It will only make your après at one of our local favourite restaurants taste better!

 3. Skip the Crowds

If you do fight the rainy weather, you will be rewarded with uncrowded hiking and biking trails in the fall.

The Best Fall Activities  in Squamish:

Fly Fishing


Try your casting luck at the many lakes and rivers surrounding Squamish. A variety of fly fishing is available year round. Check out the latest fall fishing conditions by clicking here.

Mountain Biking 

Mountainbiker in the forest

Uncrowded trails and cool crisp air make it our favourite season for biking. Our tip – Pick up a headlamp from Valhalla Pure and extend your evening riding hours.

Indoor Rock Climbing at Ground Up Climbing Center

Top Rope

This is the perfect way to stay in climbing shape on the rainy days in Squamish.  They have great courses for beginners, afterschool programs for kids and it’s an awesome spot to grab a coffee and watch the local climbers.

Via Ferrata


Located at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola – Open year round, this is a great activity to try in whatever season.  Challenge yourself on their iron rung climbing course while taking in the stunning scenery.



located in the Callaghan Valley, this is the perfect activity for wet and soggy days.

Off Road Buggy


New for this year is the off road buggy tours. Try your skills in their new 4×4 skills park or simply enjoy the stunning views while cruising along in the west coast forest. Book your tour online today!


Hiker in Pyrenees

Hiking in the fall is our favourite time of year. The forest coverings usually make the trails some of the dryer locations in town, plus it is illuminated with beautiful mushrooms and greenery.


howe sound sunset flight

Flight seeing in Squamish is not just for the clear and sunny days, the views are also stunning when the clouds roll in.


Campsite and shelter with Garibaldi Mountain in the background

Fall campers will be rewarded with less crowds and tranquil locations. Just be sure to bring warm sleeping bags and the proper gear to make the most out of camping in fall.



Golf is perfect for the crisp and clear fall days that we have been having in Squamish.

Best Fall Food & Dining:

After a day of enjoying everything that Squamish and the local region has to offer this autumn, it’s time to grab a bite to eat at one of the many favorite eateries located around the area.

Here is a list of a few places that you might want to experience. Undoubtedly, each restaurant offers its own delectable cuisine, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

 The Watershed

This bar and restaurant combo serves up traditional Canadian mouth-watering foods. They offer everything from hamburgers to seafood favorites. There is indeed something for everyone. You can dine in the rustic interior or sit outdoors to soak up the picturesque views. If you eat indoors, you won’t have to worry about missing your favorite sports events because there are numerous big screen TVs to watch while you refuel. On the weekends, they also serve up breakfast.

Mon-Fri: 11:00 am – 12:00 am Sat-Sun: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Address: 41101 Government Rd, Squamish, BC V0N 1H0
Phone: (604) 898-6665

 Match Eatery

Undoubtedly, many people enjoy a contemporary British pub style dining experience where they can relax after a long day. There are also numerous TV’s playing premium sporting events. The staples are typical pub style. On certain days, they offer live music and DJ’s spinning up the tunes. There are gaming machines, a 102 seat Bingo area, Racebook, and Poker Tournaments at the location for added enjoyment.

Mon-Thu 11 am – 12 am: Fri 11 am – 1 am: Sat 10 am – 1 am: Sun 10 am – 12 am
Address: 9000 Valley Dr, Squamish, BC V8B 0B3
Phone: (604) 892-2946

 Zephyr Cafe

The Zephyr Cafe sits in the heart of downtown Squamish. All natural ingredients are used to create a variety of veggie, vegan, raw and gluten-free dishes to taste anyone’s taste buds. They serve coffees and teas to help you warm up on a chilly day.

Open Sun-Sat 6:30 am – 7 pm
Address: 38084 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0J2
Phone: (604) 567-4568

 Pepe and Gringos Chophouse & Seafood

Pepe and Gringos Chophouse & Seafood has something for everyone. Steaks, seafood, and Mexican food choices are on the menu. The place is a great gathering hotspot for tourists and locals.

Fri – Sun 12 pm – 9:30 pm
Mon-Thurs 5 pm – 10 pm
Address: 40359 Tantalus Way, Squamish, BC V0N 1T0
Phone: (604) 898 3606

 Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

The Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company is adored by locals and tourists alike. Located in downtown Squamish, the designer boutique hotel serves fantastic food choices and a variety of house beers. You won’t want to miss their limited-addition fall brews. It was awarded the Best Brewery in BC for 2014. The restaurant is family friendly.

Restaurant hours of operation:

Sunday/Holidays 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Friday5:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Saturday12:00 pm – 10:00pm
Address: 37801 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0A7
Phone: (604) 892-2603

Any of the above restaurants are Squamish traditions and not be missed.

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