Summer in Squamish is one of our favourite seasons! As you ramp up your summer plans, we wanted to help you with this Squamish Summer Bucket list of the best things to do in and around Squamish BC.
SUP is a standup paddleboard adventure. With Norm Hann and Coastal Stoke Tours, you can learn about the sport before embarking on a SUP tour on Howe Sound.
With Squamish Watersports you can take a wakeboarding class on lovely Howe Sound. Private and group lessons are available.
Squamish is home to many hiking trails that are geared towards every skill level. Many you can explore for a few hours, a day trip, or even enjoy an overnight hiking getaway.
When visiting beautiful downtown Squamish, why not stop at the local Gelato Chill to feast on a yummy, refreshing gelato? If gelato isn’t your thing, then you can also order classic ice cream, frozen yogurt, or dairy bar treats.
As you may know, there are many awesome fun things to do in Squamish BC, especially during the long summer days. In order to make the most out of your summer time in Squamish this year, we created this bucket list of the best things to do in Squamish. This list is the perfect guide for locals and visitors alike who want to make the most out of summer in Squamish. Enjoy!
Learn to Kiteboard
The Squamish Spit is home to world renowned winds and this summer is the year to take a lesson. Whether you want to try a new activity for the day or learn your new favourite sport – book a lessons today with one of our local guides and try it out.
Take up Golfing in Squamish
Golfing is the perfect way to start or end the day. The mountain scenery at the Squamish Valley Golf Course is stunning. Finish the day with an apres ceasar an the club house patio, this is one of the hidden gems in Squamish.
Hire a professional guide to take you up the face of the Chief this summer. This activity is possible with little rock climbing experience but a decent level of fitness. But remember- What goes up must come down.
Whitewater Rafting on the Elaho River
This trip is an absolute must do for summer. Rated one of the most scenic rivers in the world, the Elaho Rivers’ snowcapped mountain vistas paired with epic rafting guarantee fun times along the way. For those looking for an unique weekend getaway we will be offering overnight river camping expeditions for a trip of a lifetime!
Go Swimming in a Lake or Two
Say farewell to the Squamish swimming pool and hello to the fresh water lakes! Although the temperature is a little cooler outdoors, the fresh water, fresh air and mountain scenery will leave you feeling refreshed, happy and exercised. Stay tuned for our upcoming Squamish Lake Guide article!
Rent a Stand Up Paddle Board & Explore
One of the most fun ways to explore the waterways of Squamish this summer. SUP’ing is perfect for lakes, rivers and the calm ocean. From single day course to regular tours we can get you and your friends out for a real Sup er good time. Rent a SUP online today!
If the local lakes are getting a bit crowded for your liking, book our alpine lake float plane flight and take a dip in a remote glacier alpine lake. Possible the coolest thing to do this year. Insider’s tip – Rent an inflatable SUP to explore once you are there! Book your flight by clicking here
Explore the Squamish Gondola
The Sea to Sky Gondola recently celebrated their one year anniversary and is the perfect place to take in the vistas and sunset after your Squamish Adventure day. Make a day of it by hiking the Sea to Summit trail and reward yourself with a tasty Howe Sound beer at the top and a gondola ride down.
Test Your Fear of Heights at the Via Ferrata
The Via Ferrata just opened and will be a must do on your summer bucket list. Located at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola, the iron rung climbing route will give you a taste of climbing paired perfectly with thrills and views.
This family friendly event is a weekend full of excitement, fun and action guaranteed to make every member of the family smile. There are music & art events, children’s activities, a parade, wacky bed races, a 10K run, pancake breakfast and two world class Loggers Sports Shows with competitors from all around the world. This event showcases not only Squamish’s rich heritage, but also it’s strong and vibrant community spirit.
Taste of Squamish Cruiser Bike Pub Crawl
Our long summer evenings are great for a post adventure beverage tour. We recommend jumping on your cruiser bike for a gentle peddle visiting the following Local Favourite restaurants along the way:
- Start with a beverage on Norman Rudy’s Patio
- Make your way to Pepe and Gringo’s for a margarita.
- Pedal downtown towards the Brewpub to fuel up on food.
- Make your way to Valley Cliff for dancing and dinner at Match Eatery
- Insider’s tip – Share tasters and beverages as you go – book a bus taxi for the ride home and always drink and play responsibly.
So take some inspiration from our Squamish summer bucket list and get outdoors to enjoy your next Squamish Adventure!
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