in streams that empty into the Squamish
and Cheakamus rivers. Guests can learn
about eagle migration and feeding habits on
a breathtaking float trip with a local guiding
company; or if you only have a couple of
hours, drop by the eagle-viewing dike across
the Squamish River from Brackendale Eagles
Provincial Park. Interpreters are available on
busy days to offer information and a chance
to view the eagles up close through a spotting
The Stawamus Chief and nearby Smoke Bluffs
make Squamish a year-round destination for
climbers. Squamish is at sea level and enjoys
more snow-free winter days than either
Whistler or Pemberton, making it the place to
enjoy mountain biking, hiking or trail running
during the cooler months.
It is also home to the historic West Coast
Railway Heritage Park, featuring vintage
trains and myriad unique events (Visit wcra.
org.). Eleven kilometres to the south, the
world-class Britannia Mine Museum sits on
the site of what was once the most productive
copper mine in the British Empire, offering
guests a chance to ride a mine train deep into
the old underground shafts.
Squamish’s newest family attraction is the
Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park, next
to the Squamish Adventure Centre just off
Highway 99 near the downtown turnoff. The
17-metre-high structure is the first of its kind
in British Columbia, offering visitors a chance
to defy gravity on an aerial playground. For
details, visit roperunnerpark.com.
For more information on attractions and
activities in and around Squamish, visit the
Adventure Centre or tourismsquamish.com.