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Our Guide to Squamish Day Trips

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Squamish is a wonderful place full of activities and adventure. But for those new to the area we’ve put together four different ways to make the most of your trip to Squamish. So, whether you love the outdoors and want to be active, or simply want to relax and enjoy the area, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy!

Relaxing Day

Although known for being the outdoor recreation capital of Canada, there are still tons of ways to relax in Squamish. If you feel like being outside but don’t want to exert too much energy, head to Alice Lake Provincial Park and relax by the water. Enjoy the views and soak up some sunshine in this little escape. Feeling peckish? Why not head to one of Squamish’s cafes or restaurants? Check out our full article on where to eat HERE.

A Small Adventure

There are plenty of mini adventures to be had all over the town, with lots of little walks that aren’t too full on. For the biggest reward though, check out the new Sea-to-Sky Gondola for breathtaking views of the valley. This is sure to be an adventure you won’t forget! If you don’t fancy heights but still want to get out and explore, why not try your hand at one of the fastest growing sports in North America – Disc Golf (or frisbee golf). Find out everything you need to know on the Professional Disc Golf Association Website.

Hiking, Biking and Much More

Where to begin? As already mentioned, Squamish is the outdoor recreation capital of Canada and as such you are spoilt for choice of things to do. Whether it’s hiking, biking, rafting or wind surfing there is something here to keep even the most adventuress entertained. Even if you do not take part in wind surfing, the drive along the spit to the mouth of the Squamish River at the end of Howe Sound will leave you with an amazing sense of wonder. Then to watch the surfer flip and turn at high speed all under brightly coloured sails is an incredible site to see. Whatever you choose to do you will not be disappointed and will return home with a smile on your face! Stop off at the Squamish Adventure Centre for more details or check out their website.

Climbers Paradise

If there’s one thing Squamish is famous it’s climbing. Boasting some of the best climbing in North America, visitors from all over the world flock to the town every year to enjoy the rock. The biggest attraction comes in the form of the Stawamus Chief, the second largest granite monolith in the world. Here climbers have enough routes to occupy them for years, let alone a day trip!