Squamish

The self-proclaimed “Adventure capital of Canada” certainly deserves the title. Whether you're hiking up the Stawamus Chief, climbing the hundreds of classic routes, kiteboarding, or just passing through, it won't disappoint the adventurous traveler.

Top Adventures in Squamish

  • Boulder at the Stawamus Chief

    There's so much climbing to be done here -- sport, trad, bouldering! If you're bouldering, it is always shady and cool so bring a light jacket. Most popular season to climb here is in the summer. *If you're visiting from out of town...Need to rent...

  • Hike the First Peak of the Stawamus Chief

    Just a short drive up the Sea to Sky Highway is one of my favorite hikes near Vancouver. There are two options; the hike to first peak, or the hike to second and third peak. First Peak brings you to an epic view over Sqawmish, the Sea to Sky, and ...

    2.5 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike Second and Third Peak of Stawamus Chief

    Just a short drive up the Sea to Sky Highway is one of my favorite hikes near Vancouver. There are two options; the hike to first peak or the hike to second and third peak. Second Peak brings you to an epic view over Sqawmish, the first peak of th...

    4 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Scramble Sky Pilot

    Sky Pilot Mountain is the highest peak past Stawamus Chief, Squamish's famous vertical rock face. Luckily, the rock just beyond the Chief is just as beautiful and reliable for climbers, hikers, and scramblers looking to stretch their legs and chal...

    10 miles 3800 ft gain

  • Hike the Panorama Trail

    After taking the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish (or hiking up!), just off the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY99), you are brought to the main lodge area where straight ahead, there is a larger viewing platform that overlooks the Squamish Valley River. To ...

    1 miles

  • Hike Al's Habrich Trail

    We arrived at the Sea to Sky Gondola in the early morning and rode up to the top in the gondola to where the trailhead was. Once at the top there was a gift shop and a suspension bridge with a wooden viewing platform. The trail goes to the left of...

    7.4 miles 3130 ft gain

  • Snowshoe Al's Habrich Trail

    Strap on your snowshoes and head up to the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, about a 45 minute drive from Vancouver. You can either take the gondola up (~$40), or hike up the Sea to Sky Summit trail that begins near the parking lot to the chief to g...

    3.7 miles 1312.3 ft gain

  • Hike and Climb the Chief

    If you are hiking this spot, you can do so even as a beginner so long as you have a good fitness level. I’ve seen people do this in jeans and dress shoes, although they are crazy. Wear some hikers and prepare to get your sweat on. There are three ...

    6.8 miles 1968.5 ft gain

  • Hike BC's Shannon Falls

    Towering above Howe Sound in Squamish, British Columbia, at 335 meters, Shannon Falls is BC's third largest waterfall, with two hiking loops for both beginner and intermediate hikers.  The first of the two trails is approximately 350 meters in len...

    0.3 miles

  • Backpack to Lake Lovely Water

    This adventure is one of the best kept secrets in the Whistler area, let alone, British Columbia. The trailhead for Lake Lovely Water is located on the west side of the Squamish River. There is no road access to the trailhead so you need to cross ...

    8 miles 3840 ft gain

  • Bike "Meadow of the Grizzly"

    This is a big climb. Be warned. The easiest option is to drive past Quest University in Squamish up Mamquam Road to the Half Nelson trail exit (this is the second parking area up the road). From there, you can either ride up the road to the left, ...

    9.9 miles 2834.6 ft gain

  • Rock Climb at Seal Cove

    From the Britannia Beach parking lot walk north. There is a well established trail along the West side of the highway. Walk roughly 400 metres North and you will find a steep trail leading towards the ocean. You'll quickly come to a small boulder...