Things to do in Squamish

April 4, 2018

Things to do in Squamish... If I wanted to make my life easier, id write about things you cant do in Squamish. Squamish is the outdoor recreation capital of Canada and the list of things you can do here  throughout the year is almost endless.


One of the more established things to do in Squamish is climbing and hiking. During the summer people from all over the world flock to Squamish to enjoy the world class climbing and hiking that this town has to offer. With numerous climbing shops and thousands of marked climbing and hiking routes and trails Squamish could well be your ticket.


Another well established sport with a myriad of trails and shops is mountain biking. This sport has taken off in Whistler thanks to their amazing bike park but for people looking for cross country trials with some amazing down hill tracks, Squamish has it in buckets! 


Kiteboarding is a sport that has somewhat over taken windsurfing in Squamish. This is thanks to the easy of transportation of the equipment and the shorter learning curve.

In Squamish kiteboarding has really taken thanks to the consistent wind during the summer, breathtaking views and amazing local scene. In summer the Squamish Spit will be full to the brim with spectators and kiteboarders and is an amazing spectacle to witness. For those of you reading this who want to try kiteboarding, Squamish Watersports Ltd offers an amazing range of kiteboarding lessons and gear at unbeatable prices. Their shop and school is located in downtown Squamish with hot showers, changing facilities, hot tub/jacuzzi and a fully stocked watersports shop conveniently located right behind the Howe Sound Brewing company. They also operate from the Squamish Spit if required


Paddleboarding in Squamish should also be on your 'list of things to do in Squamish'. With amazing scenery and wildlife at your finger tips paddleboarding is a unique way to see it all. 

In the Howe Sound you will be greeted by the Chief and an amazing view of the snow capped Mount Garibaldi. The Howe Sound is home to many types of fish and crab and this brings with it other larger marine animals looking for fish. Seals are common place in the Howe Sound and the occasional pod of porpoise and dolphins. In years gone by there have been a few lucky sightings of Orca coming into the Sound hunting the seals.


Renting a paddleboard in Squamish is easy and cheap! Squamish Watersports Ltd has inflatable paddleboards to rent throughout the year.  These inflatable paddleboards are a great tool to discover the area as they come in a backpack which easily fits in your car! Squamish Watersports also offers season rental passes and hourly passes which are available to purchase on their website:




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