Activities

rafting Squamish is situated amidst mountains at the tip of Howe Sound, near the mouth of the Squamish, Mamquam and other rivers.

climbingIt is adjacent to the most famous rock climbing face in Canada, the Stawamus Chief (~2000 ft. tall). In general, there is too much to do to list all activities that this area has to offer. Squamish is most famous for its climbing, windsurfing, fishing and mountain biking. Superb opportunities exist in many other sports and recreations as well.

windsurfing The 44th Annual Squamish Days Logger Sports competition and festival will be held August 1-5. This festival has many activities, including World Class Logging competitions.

Some climbing closures due to nesting peregrine falcons have been put in place at Squamish. They should be lifted July 31. (See the announcement below)

Within easy distance of the hotel are:

  • Golf courses
  • Squash & Tennis
  • Kayaking & Boating
  • Swimming & Windsurfing
  • ATV Tours
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Hiking & Mountain hiking
  • Glacier Air Tours
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Wilderness Adventures
  • Underground Mine Exploration
  • Bird watching (estuary and bald eagles)

We suggest visiting the following websites for more information:

Outfitters, Area attractions:

Squamish Days Logger Sports, Aug. 1 - 5:
2002 Squamish Days Logger Sports


BC Museum of Mining National Historic site:
www.bcmuseumofmining.org


Sea to Sky Eco Tours: ATV tours:
www.seatoskyadventures.com


Whistler River Adventures: Rafting, Fishing, Jetboating:
www.whistlerriver.com


Sea to Sky Ocean Sports: Kayaking, Windsurfing, Diving:
www.seatoskyoceansports.com


Canadian Outback Adventure Company: Whitewater Rafting, Family Rafting, Heli-rafting, Horseback riding
www.canadianoutback.com


Sea to Sky Stables:
www.seatoskystables.com


Squamish Estuary:
www3.bc.sympatico.ca/driftwood/sqpem.htm#squamest


Sunwolf Outdoor Centre: Whitewater rafting, Eagle viewing float trips
www.sunwolf.net


Glacier Air Tours: Helicopter and Airplane Tours
www.glacierair.com


Valhalla Pure Outfitters:
www.bcadventure.com/valhalla-pure/index.htm


Vertical Reality Sports: Guided Hiking, Climbing and Biking Tours
www.angelfire.com/biz/vertrealsports/


Furry Creek Golf and Country Club:
www.bcgolfguide.com/courselists/feature/furrycreek


Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club:
www.sunnygolf.com/squamish/valley.html


General Squamish websites:

Squamish links:
www3.bc.sympatico.ca/squamish


District of Squamish:
('Squamish Area' section has good information)
www.district.squamish.bc.ca/


Links to Squamish activities:
www3.bc.sympatico.ca/squamish/activity.html
www.mysquamish.com


Links to local Squamish information:
www3.bc.sympatico.ca/squamish/local.html


Squamish Bird Closures:

On June 12th, a voluntary closure was instated on the upper sections of Squamish Chief's Grand Wall due to nesting peregrine falcons. BC Parks, who manages the Chief, expects the closure to be lifted on July 31 after the fledglings learn to fly.

The upper pitches of routes ranging from University Wall on the left to Black Dyke on the right are closed. Climbing on the ultra-classic Grand Wall is permitted only to the top of the "Sword" pitch.

On the bright side, Western Dihedral routes, including Freeway, have been open since June 12th, as nesting birds have left the area. Climbers can expect restricted use of the upper Grand Wall from now on during the summer.

The voluntary closure was first initiated by climbers in the mid-80s. Upon the establishment of the provincial park, closures have been orchestrated jointly by both BC Parks and the Squamish Rockclimbers Association.