Summer 2021 kicked off with record-breaking temps. Beat this summer heatwave, and let us help you stay cool!

No matter how hot the weather, we specialize in cool!

Squamish is located at the northern tip of the glacially etched Howe Sound fjord. With breathtaking 360-degree views, the beauty is truly endless – snow-capped mountains and old-growth forests; glacial lakes and rivers; and, of course, the turquoise waters of the Sound. There is no place cooler!

So, if you’re looking for ways to beat this summer heatwave, you’ve come to the right place! Squamish and Howe Sound are known for various water sports and experiences, from restful, scenic floats to thrills and chills.

We’ll help you cool off this summer! No matter your level of experience, here are five great ways to stay cool and beat this summer heatwave in Squamish:


1. Standup Paddleboard


There is no better way to explore our spectacular surroundings than a quiet paddle by SUP. Peacefully explore Howe Sound or local pristine lakes. Take in the remarkable beauty, perhaps even catch sight of wildlife as you relax to the healing sounds of nature and your paddle in the water.

New to paddling? Learn the basics, and increase your confidence and skills with our Watersports instructors!


2. Canoe and kayak


A fabulous way to beat the heat – get on the water and explore unseen destinations with ease and comfort in a canoe or kayak. Enjoy a mellow morning estuary paddle or a relaxing float on a nearby lake.

Discover hidden gems – quiet coves and pristine shorelines – and perhaps even wildlife sightings from safety and comfort on the water.

If you’re new to the art of canoeing or kayaking, we can teach you the basics!


3. Boat or Jet Ski

Jet Ski

Explore the beauty and wonder of Howe Sound as you beat this summer heatwave in a passenger boat or on your own Jet Ski. Choose where you go and how fast – unforgettable adventures await!

There is no shortage of places to explore, and our easy rentals will inspire the question, why buy a boat when it’s easier to rent?


4. Wakeboarding


No matter your experience – total beginner or a seasoned rider – wakeboarding is super fun and an exciting way to stay cool in this summer heat. Come in the morning or late afternoon for the best conditions, when the water is at its most blissfully calm – flat and like glass!

Take in the fantastic scenery and wildlife as you ride the wake all within a short drive from Vancouver — an easy and memorable day out!


5. Boat and hiking tours


Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Squamish and its surroundings! Beat the heatwave on the water and in the mountains with our Squamish boat tours with hiking trail access into the breathtaking Tantalus Mountain Range.

The path less travelled, for sure, where we take advantage of the best times of day for both boating and hiking to ensure you enjoy a private getaway. As mornings on Howe Sound are typically calm, it’s the perfect time to get on the water and explore, and wildlife viewing can be incredible — seals, otters, dolphins, whales, and more! Afternoons, we take to the trail to get high to seek the protection of old-growth forests and take in striking views.


Stay cool BONUS — kiteboarding!


Harness the wind and the water for an exhilarating adventure! The conditions of Howe Sound make Squamish a pre-eminent North American destination for kiteboarding.

The consistent thermal winds (20-25 knots) kick up in early spring and blow right through October — peaking in the summer months — from late morning into early evening make for the very best in kiteboarding experiences.

And, we’ve got your kiteboarding adventure covered, whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned boarder. We offer lessons for the whole family and all skill levels and all the equipment necessary for the safest, most satisfying adventure on the water – hydrofoil, too, if you’re looking for a new thrill.

We make it SO easy to cool off through this summer heatwave in and around Howe Sound. Check out all of our activities and BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE TODAY!