Explore Squamish - June 04, 2017

6 Squamish Activities for Your Inner Adventure-Seeker

Escape into the wild and unleash your inner adventurer with these summer activities that have helped put our town on the recreation map.

1. Take a Hike

You don’t need much more than a water bottle and a good pair of shoes to explore Squamish on foot. Why not forgo your usual route and take a hike on a Squamish trail that’s new to you.

Try:

If you’re hiking with kids: 4 Lakes Trail

If you’re looking for a challenge: Brohm Lake Interpretive Trail

If you’ve got a full day: Elfin Lakes/ Garibaldi Park

2. Hit the Trails

We don’t need to remind you that Squamish is one of the epicentres of mountain biking culture. Explore some of our 200 kilometres of singletrack and discover why we’re one of the best places to ride.

Try:

Jack’s Trail: A busy and fairly wide trail with flowy sections and lush forests throughout. Distance: 1km

Wonderland: A wonderfully playful, flowy and scenic intermediate to expert trail.
Distance: 3km

50 Shades of Green: A sustained uphill singletrack climb from Jack’s Trail to Mike’s Loop. Distance 1.2km

3. Set up Camp 

Nothing beats a night under the stars. There are nearly a dozen campgrounds in and around Squamish ranging from rustic to lakefront. 

Try:

Alice Lake Provincial Park offers an authentic camping experience close to the heart of town which means you can “rough it” knowing you’ve got plenty of nearby amenities in the event your packing list wasn’t quite complete. There are 55 vehicle accessible campsites and four fresh water lakes. Be sure to reserve in advance.

4. Stand Up

If you haven’t yet tried this popular variation of surfing, it’s time to get out on the water. Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a sport that provides as much of a workout as it does a great opportunity to spend time on one of our pristine lakes or oceanfront.

Try:

Norm Hann Expeditions and Sea to Sky Adventure Co. both offer a morning coffee paddle trips that take you along the Howe Sound from Nexen Beach to Britannia for a well-earned cup of coffee. SUP equipment and introductory training are included. 

5. Go Higher

Just when you thought the views at the top of the mountain playground known as the Sea to Sky Gondola couldn’t be any better, they unveiled an entirely new way of exploring the area - vertically.

Try:

The new Squamish Via Ferrata is a guided climbing adventure that actually allows you to climb the mountain with the help of a specialized cable system and metal rungs. 

6. Take a Dip

Cool off in Alice, Brohm, Cat or Browning Lake, or take a detour to discover one of the nearby “secret” swimming holes.

Try:

The water at Brohm Lake is totally refreshing, easily accessible and not too deep. There’s even a rope swing.  

 

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