Things To Do Squamish: Rainy Day Guide
Things to do in Squamish are seemingly endless. If the wet weather hits, don’t let the rain discourage you.
Last fall we brought you an article called The Top Ten Things To Do on a Rainy Day and you guys loved it. This year we have doubled our list of awesome things to do in Squamish when the fall rain is pouring down. So sit back with a hot cup of joe and get inspired for fun times on the soggy days.
Things To Do – Outside
Mountain Biking – Fall is one of the best times of year to get out on the trails. The right amount of rain can leave the trails tacky and fun. However, after heavy downpours, give the trails some time to dry out, being careful on the corners and slippery log features.
Hiking in the Woods – It is always dryer in our west coast forest due to the thick covering from the evergreens. Hiking is my favourite way to spend a rainy day, warming up with a hot chocolate or the next point on this list:
Pumpkin Spice Lattes – It is crazy how a spiced pumpkin latte can capture fall so perfectly in a cup and accompany the soggy days so perfectly. If you haven’t tried one yet, you need to.
Eagle Hunting – This is the season when the Bald Eagles start to return to our Squamish for their winter Salmon Feast. Capture these stunning birds with your eyes or a camera. Book a eagle rafting trip with Squamish Rafting Company
Get the Gear & Get Outside – The guys at Valhalla Pure are the local experts in getting you geared up to get outside in the rainy weather. A little rain never got in the way of play for a Squamish adventurer.
Golfing – Squamish Valley Golf Course is open year round for golf or football golf. If you want to practice those swing year round be sure to drop by on a light rainy day.
Fishing – The fly fishermen are out in full force on the Squamish Rivers. For everything you need to know about fly fishing in Squamish or to book a guide click here
Rain Boots For Puddle Jumping – Drop by Fetish for shoes downtown for the latest selection of womens rain boots to get you jumping in those puddles and looking good while you do it.
Climb on up at Ground Up Have you ever been rock climbing? Whatever your skill level, climbing is an amazing sport that is sure to test your strength, patience and determination. Rainy Days spent at Ground Up are the best way to stay strong, escape the weather and have fun. Check out their great events and workshop or simply sign up for a monthly membership at the Ground Up Climbing Gym.
Soak the days away at Brennan Park Rec Center The rec center has a little bit of everything and you’re sure to find a few great ways to pass the day. Are you feeling lazy and sore? Spend some time soaking in the hot tub. Are you keen to get active and work up a sweat? Why not pump some weights or go for a swim? Maybe you’re keen to shoot some hoops with your friends, or skate around the ice rink? Brennan Park really does have it all.
Go Underground at Britannia Mine Take a mini road trip and go underground with your family at the Britannia Mining Museum.This award winning destination, is the perfect place to combines family fun with history lessons and exploration. Hop aboard a real mine train and take a trip much like trips that real miners took 100 years ago when the site was the largest copper mine in British Commonwealth. .
Check out the Squamish Ale Trail Squamish has a long history in the Craft beer scene with hop farming being the first major industry in our town over 100 years ago. The craft beer scene is growing rapidly in British Columbia and the Sea to Sky region is at the centerpiece of that growth. Check out Howesound Inn, Backcountry Brewing and Aframe Brewing for an afternoon tasting the rainy days away .
Things to Do Squamish – Indoors
Dance the Night Away – Squamish is home to awesome music acts and events that will get you out with good friends, good beer and busting a move. For a full list of upcoming events at our local favourite dining and nightlife places click here.
Rest & Recover – Fall is the best time to rest & recover before hitting the powder covered slopes this winter. Be sure to check out our Local Favorites for Health & Wellness and book an appointment to treat yourself online today at Reach Physio or Squamish Integrated Health.
Dining Out – Fuel your body while treating yourself and loved ones to a relaxing evening dining out in Squamish. Check out our Guide to the Local Favourite Restaurants to see where you should go to fire up the taste buds tonight.
Fall Cleaning with a Shopping Reward – Blast some sunny music and do a big fall clean up of your home, gear and closet. Donate your old goodies to a good cause and be sure to reward yourself with a little shopping spree at one of our Local Favourites for Shopping & Gear.
Read a book or 5 – Drop by the Squamish public library for a cozy rainy day immersed in a stories of sunny days, endless adventures, romance or a genre of your choice. Valhalla Pure is also home to a great selection of adventure inspiring & educational books.
Family Adventures Indoors: Squishys is an indoor playground offering , games, rock climbing wall, ballistic ball shooter and a 25 foot helix slide. Parents can relax and watch their kids enjoy play time or drop them off while getting chores done.
Shop for the freshest ingredient at the Winters Farmers Market. This fall the Squamish Winter Farmers Market has found a new home at the Squamish Adventure Centre every Saturday until December 16th. Each week, vendors display popular items from fresh, in season produce, art & crafts, food products, gifts and more.
Tap into your creative side with art workshops at Me and You arts. This Academy isn’t just about art – it’s about building a supportive community of people that value artistic learning. Sharing what makes us come alive and overcoming obstacles together is a part of life’s adventures in, and outside.
Have we missed anything? If so let us know and we can keep the list growing!