Outdoor Adventure in Squamish, British Columbia

Destined to become a treasured year-round getaway for golfers, skiers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Squamish, a land of water, wind, rock and woods calls itself the outdoor adventure capital of Canada and for plenty of reasons. Surrounded by soaring mountains, glistening glaciers, cascading rivers and waterfalls and miles and miles of forests, it is a breathtaking destination full of recreational possibilities.

Summer brings just as many things to do with a choice of golf on property, mountain biking, ATV and hummer tours, horseback rides, fishing, hiking and climbing, canoeing and kayaking, kiteboarding, racquet sports, Eco-tours, paragliding and more.

Squamish Winter activities include downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, dog sleds, snowshoe tours, mountaineering and winter fishing.

Activities In Squamish

Biking

There’s no better way to explore the region than cycling. Talk to the front desk to arrange for an easy bike rental. Squamish’s natural landscape is ideal for both mountian and road biking. The diversity of physical terrain, combined with the hard work of the many volunteer trail builders and mountain bike enthusiasts have sculpted Squamish's unparalleled trails.Back to top

For more information about biking in Squamish, including Bike events & shops, click here.

Hiking

From ocean walks and river walks to hikes in the forest or up the mountainside, the Squamish offers short and long strolls, beginner to advanced walks, and gentle to strenuous hikes. Back to top

Climbing

Squamish is surrounded by granite cliffs, including the Stawamus Chief, the world's second largest granite monolith, as well as The Little Smoke Bluffs, Murrin Provincial Park, Comic Rocks and Cheakamus Canyon which offer a multitude of one and two pitch climbs of all difficulties. Back to top

Kayaking & Rafting

The rapids of the Squamish River watershed offer water sport opportunities for people with all levels of experience. The Lower Cheakamus River is a fabulous venue for the intermediate paddlers, while the Upper Elaho can challenge the best white-water kayakers and rafters in the world. We’ve partnered with Canadian Outback Adventures to offer amazing full day and half day excursions. Back to top

Kiteboarding

Squamish is well known as one of the most interesting places to kite surf in North America, as it is among the top few places in North America for high performance sailing days. Most kite surfers head out from the Squamish Spit, where the Howe Sound meets the Squamish River. Back to top

Skiing

The mountain environment around Squamish offers several good ski touring adventures. Plus, Mount Garibaldi's Brohm Ridge and the Cloudburst Mountain and Tricouni areas offer great backcountry skiing. Back to top

Fishing

The Mamquam, Cheakamus, Squamish, and Elaho rivers surrounding Squamish run thick with all five Pacific varieties of salmon as well as Dolly Varden char and cutthroat trout. Visitors interested in fishing must have a license and a book of regulations for a list of restricted areas and waters. Back to top

Golf

Executive Suites Garibaldi Springs Resort is pleased to offer guests golf at Squamish Valley Golf Club while the on-site course remains closed temporarily. Squamish Valley Golf Club is located just five minutes away from the Resort and provides a challenging course with an incredible mountain backdrop. The Vancouver Sun ranked the Course #11 in BC. Back to top

For more information about golfing in Squamish, click here.

Squamish, renowned as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada, is a captivating spot to visit any time of year. For more information about activities, events, and accommodation in Squamish, please visit the Tourism Squamish website.

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Sightseeing in Squamish

Sights not to miss on your trip to Squamish include

  • Shannon Falls
  • Stawamus Chief
  • Squamish Estuary
  • West Coast Railway Heritage Park
  • BC Museum of Mining

Squamish Weather

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