Squamish is Mother Nature’s playground and a world-class destination for outdoor adventurers of all ages and abilities. Two days in the British Columbian town give you time for multiple adventures; here’s how to spend 48 hours in Squamish.
Kickstart your trip with some rock climbing; tours include all necessary equipment, and cater to just about any ability level. If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, opt for a morning of hiking in Shannon Falls or Alice Lake Provincial Parks.
Spend the afternoon exploring wild British Columbia on a mountain bike. Beginners can book an introductory riding session with an instructor, while more experienced bikers can rent a high-performance mountain bike to explore the region’s 125 miles (201 kilometers) of trails.
Refuel after the day’s adventures with dinner and drinks in Downtown Squamish. You’ll find restaurants, craft breweries, cideries, and shops—plus live music in the summer months—on Cleveland Avenue, the town’s main thoroughfare.
Experience Squamish Valley from the water this morning. If you’re a thrill seeker, take a white-water rafting trip down the Elaho or Cheakamus River. Or, for a more relaxed alternative, take a kayak tour of Squamish Harbour or rent a stand-up paddleboard to explore an alpine lake at your own pace.
Unwind this afternoon with a spa treatment. If you still have energy to spare, test your nerves—and your balance—at the town’s aerial adventure course. If you’re visiting between mid-November and late February, consider heading to Eagle Run on the Squamish River to observe bald eagles feasting on salmon.
Squamish is a short drive from Whistler, so take this evening as an opportunity to experience the mountain town’s legendary nightlife. For something more relaxed, sit down for a quiet dinner at your Squamish hotel.