Things to Do in Squamish This Winter

Squamish truly becomes a winter wonderland when the snow starts to fall. There is no shortage of things to do in the region. Here is a light of our top things to do in Squamish this winter.

This is just a brief sampling of the many of things to do in Squamish this winter. Whether you are young or old, these adventures are sure to thrill.


  • Snowmobiling: Do you own your own snowmobile? If you don’t own a snowmobile then why not book a guided snowmobile tour into the amazing backcountry? The powder that accumulates on the Coastal range is ideal for the sport. Snowmobile season runs from November until June which is a lengthy span of time for anyone who enjoys the sport.
  • Snowshoeing in the Callaghan Valley: There are well-marked snowshoe trails if you are experienced. If you are newbie then why not take a guided snowshoeing tour in the Callaghan Valley.
  • Callaghan Valley: Who doesn’t dream about getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city then why not spend a night or two in a Callaghan Valley Backcountry Cabin?
  • Elfin Lakes/Red Heather Backcountry Skiing: The area is known as the ‘Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada’ so why not enjoy backcountry skiing to soak up the beauty? You can set out on your own skiing or opt to enjoy a local guide.
  • Spearhead Hut: New Outside of Whistler: The new hut accommodates 38 people. You have ample room to stretch out and relax. The chalet is full service and located 13.5 kilometres from the main road. It sits on the edge of Russet lake and is the first of three that will be constructed.
  • Climbing at Ground Up: Does the weather have you down and you feel like getting active? Why not try out the huge indoor climbing facility ‘Ground Up.’ Fun for any age, you can try your skills climbing indoors. Also, you can enrol in classes to improve your skills. Membership fees are reasonable and the place is a favourite for locals.
  • Britannia Mine: Did you know that the largest copper mine in North America was Britannia mine? The historic mine is now the site of a museum and an underground tour. You can learn about area history and the mining industry. The mine is a National Historic Site and a must-visit for anyone who wants to learn more about history.
  • Eagle Watching: From mid-November to mid-January, Bald Eagles flock to the area to seek shelter from the harsh winter weather. The majestic birds are a sight to behold. The best places to see the eagles are the shores of the Squamish River, Eagle Run Viewing Center, and Squamish Estuary. You can hike the Mamquam River Trail or float down the Cheakamus River. You can also take a bike or horseback tour. Guided walking tours are another option to truly see the eagles up close.

Squamish during the winter months offers many adventures. The above is just a small number of the many things you can enjoy.

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