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With forecasts predicting highs of 33°C this week in coastal BC, we created this guide to staying cool and having fun with these top summer activities in Squamish BC:

1.     Whitewater Rafting:


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This day trip up the Elaho Valley is guaranteed to cool you down as you splash along the glacier-fed rivers and enjoy the stunning views. Book your trip by clicking here.

2.     Brome Lake Days:

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This local favourite is a popular spot to take a refreshing dip, go for a paddle or even learn to windsurf. Just arrive early to avoid the crowds, and remember to pack out what you brought in.

3.     SUP Rental:


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Stand up paddle boarding is a great way to work your core while enjoying the views. With many great locations to take your boards, grab an inflatable rental today and get SUPing.

4.     Alpine Lake Dip:

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Take a floatplane flight to an alpine lake for a refreshing and remote dip in an uncrowded lake. Possibly the coolest thing to do this summer.

5.     Twilight Golfing:


The Squamish Valley golf course is a fun and scenic course, enjoyed all year round. If you are looking to beat the heat, book a twilight tee by clicking here.

6.     Breezy Patios:match-eatery-squamish

Squamish is named after our local winds. Find a patio at one of our local favourite restaurants and enjoy a cool breeze and a refreshing cocktail.

7.     Riverside Chills:

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With the local lakes getting a bit busier, another great option is a riverside chill. With the Cheakamus, Squamish and Mamquam rivers all flowing through Squamish, you are bound to find a semi-private spot with some sandy beaches. In the extreme heat, the glacier-fed rivers are the best place to stay cool.

8.     Disc Golf:

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The newest addition to the Squamish activity roster is now equipped with a weekend beverage cart to keep you cool and refreshed on the course.

9.     Climb the New Via Ferrata:


Located at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola is the new Via Ferrata fixed-rung climbing route. The breezes from the sound and the refreshing views will keep you cool this summer.  

10.   River Float:

The glacier-fed rivers are usually too cold for comfort. However, with this heat wave, they are the best place to be. Grab your favourite float and friends to float on the lower Mamquam River. Take your time, scope for river hazards and walk some of the bigger rapids. Be sure to bring your cell phone and a repair kit, and river booties are recommended. Float and play safe!

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