Top 10 Things to Do in Squamish – Fall & Winter

The colder weather is here, and while it’s nice to stay bundled up inside, sometimes you want to get out and explore! Here are the Top 10 Things to Do in Squamish during the Fall & Winter.

1. Eagle Watching
Whether you enjoy a self-guided eagle-viewing tour in Brackendale, or you take a guided eagle safari by raft, you’re sure to see some spectacular scenery and many of the world famous North American Bald Eagles.

2. Take in some History
Visit the Britannia Mine Museum to get a taste of life as a copper miner in the early 1900s; or tour the West Coast Railway Heritage Park to learn about life on the railways of British Columbia.

3. Art, Culture & Entertainment

If you like art, then you’ll love Squamish. Home to the second highest population of professional artists in Canada, Squamish boasts numerous galleries and private studios for you to tour. You can even take lessons to enhance your own artistic skills. Or sit back and be entertained by a local theatrical performance or live band.

4. Get Outside
Even when the weather gets chilly our vast network of trails are a popular place to be on a sunny day. If you’re on foot, check out the Oceanfront Trail, Alice Lake, the Squamish Estuary, Shannon Falls, or the Stawamus Chief for a great hike and great views. Or if you prefer a view over the handle bars, many biking trails are still free of snow even into December.

5. Shop
Squamish offers many vibrant neighbourhoods filled with local shops, the perfect place to find a great souvenir, gift, or décor piece for your own home.

6. Eat
Sushi, East Indian, Pizza, Vegetarian, Thai, Chinese, cafes, fine dining, sports bars, lounges … Squamish has it all, whatever your taste may be.

7. Get on the Snow
Only 30 minutes north of Squamish is the Whistler Olympic Park & Callaghan Valley. You can enjoy world-class snowshoeing or cross-country skiing or try your hand at biathlon. For the more adventurous, Squamish is surrounded by mountains waiting to be explored; add some speed with a snowmobile or back country skis!

8. Stay Inside
If the winter weather is too much for you, it might be best to stay indoors. Join the Curling or Squash Clubs; check out the swimming pool or ice rink; visit the Library or a café and enjoy a good book.

9. Winter Farmer’s Market

Hard at work, even in the winter, the Squamish Farmer’s, crafters, and artisans host a bi-monthly winter farmer’s market at the West Coast Railway Park from November to April.

10. Holiday Magic
Over the holiday season there is so much to see and do in Squamish. Take in the Santa Parade, Christmas Market and a winter wonderland of lights at Stan Clarke Park the second week of December and then experience the Polar Express at the West Coast Railway Heritage park throughout December.

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