Travellers’ Guide to Dog Walks & Hikes in Squamish

  • Posted on April 5, 2018
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Squamish strives to be dog-friendly. You’ll find dog bowls of fresh water outside the Squamish Visitor Centre as well as many of the town’s business establishments. If you’re visiting Squamish, you’ll discover a great selection of local walks and trails to hike. Some of the trails do have partial on-leash restrictions, but some are also off-leash. Quick Walks   Newport Beach (formerly Nexen Beach)   Nexen has been a favourite off-leash trail for dog walkers for many years, with outstanding views of the Stawamus Chief and Howe Sound. Dogs will enjoy forest trails and romps on the beach with their…

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Save 50% on Family Day 2018 at Sea To Sky Gondola

  • Posted on January 24, 2018
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From February 10 to February 12, 2018, Sea To Sky Gondola will help families celebrate with their annual Family Day weekend. Over the holiday weekend, the Sea to Sky Gondola is one of the venues that will host activities all weekend long. Located in Squamish, British Columbia at 36800 Highway 99, Sea to Sky Gondola is just two kilometres south of Squamish and roughly an hour’s drive from downtown Vancouver. Attractions include the Gondola ride, hiking trails, free optional guided tours, a suspension bridge and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Squamish Valley. The Gondola ride takes about 10 minutes…

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Enjoy BC Family Day at the Britannia Mine Museum This Year

  • Posted on January 18, 2018
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Monday, February 12th, Britannia Mine Museum will be offering 50% off admission, to celebrate BC Family Day. There will be 45-minute guided tours offered throughout the day. Britannia Mine Museum is a National Historic Site and internationally recognized tourist and educational destination, located on the Sea to Sky Highway, between Vancouver and Whistler. It provides an insight into the  112-year history of the Britannia Beach community, and encourages mining awareness through experiential educational programs, exhibits and entertaining events. You will not only enjoy the exhibits and engaging favourites like the underground mine train, the historic 20-storey concentrator mill and gold…

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Celebrate the Holidays in Squamish, BC

  • Posted on November 18, 2017
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Halfway between Vancouver and Whistler, on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, you’ll discover the town of Squamish. With a warm and welcoming community, visitors and residents come each year to enjoy an array of events and activities. Christmas in Squamish is organized each year, as an opportunity to spice up the holidays and to give back to the community. As with past years, this year has many exciting offerings to look forward to. From November through January, Squamish comes alive with the holiday spirit. These are some of the many activities to partake in this holiday season. Winter Farmer’s…

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Mountain Music Series 2017

  • Posted on September 19, 2017
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From June 9th to September 22nd, The Sea To Sky Gondola hosted its 4th annual Mountain Music Series at the Summit Lodge.   Every Friday performances started from 6pm and featured a wide variety of performers that kept the audience entertained. This year’s line-up offered a variety of genres ranging from Classic Rock, European Folk, Indie Soul, Modern-Acoustic, R&B and World Fusion. By combining a summer-inspired barbeque menu, breathtaking sunsets and toe-tapping music the Summit Lodge patio has been truly a unique setting for all to enjoy. The Sea to Sky Gondola is located in Squamish, British Columbia. Due to…

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The Squamish 50 Miler

  • Posted on August 14, 2017
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Many Miles to Go Squamish, British Columbia, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada, with good reason. Just an hour’s drive away from Vancouver, and just a short drive from popular skiing destination, Whistler, Squamish is nestled in the foothills of several mountains and boasts every kind of terrain, from beaches to forests, plains to mountains. This diverse terrain has made Squamish a year-round tourist favourite, with both summer and winter sports enthusiasts making this their base from which to enjoy climbing, skiing – water and snow – cycling, biking, all kinds of watersports and snow activities…

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Day Out With Thomas

  • Posted on April 27, 2017
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Since its incorporation in 1961, the West Coast Railway Association has been working tirelessly to preserve, restore and maintain the railways of Canada. This May, the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish will host everyone’s favourite fictional train, Thomas the Tank Engine over their “Day Out With Thomas” weekends. Train enthusiasts, history buffs and those with a love for old-fashioned engineering make up much of the visitors to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish, British Columbia each year. Run by the West Coast Railway Association, the over 1 500 active members and volunteers bring visitors exciting exhibits,…

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Brackendale Eagle Count is Up

  • Posted on January 24, 2017
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From an impressive count of over one thousand in 2014, to less than half that in 2016, the bald eagle count in Brackendale, British Columbia left many watchers concerned over the birds’ fate; but it’s good news this year, as the 2017 numbers jumped from a concerning 411 to 698, mainly thanks to the increase in wild salmon availability in the region. Every year, over Christmas and during January, bird watchers converge on both Brackendale and Whistler to enjoy the migration of various bird species and to help count both the number of birds and the number of different species…

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