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Tourism Squamish recently invited myself and some other local online media folks to come get a taste of life in nearby Squamish. It is like a little secret paradise, less than an hour’s drive from Vancouver. Here are some of the amazing adventures we experienced:

The Airhouse Freestyle Trampoline Centre

The Airhouse is a progressive, freestyle training centre offering a wide range of trampoline and conditioning programs for everyone. Their goal is to provide the best jumping experience in a safe and fun learning environment. Whether you are a kid just starting to learn trampoline basics to a competitive athlete looking for professional training and coaching.


Fergie’s Brunch in a Riverside Guest Cabin at Sunwolf Resort

It’s a one of a kind place and possibly the best hidden secret in the region. This resort is located on the banks of the Cheakamus river in Brackendale. Historic and authentic this resort offers many experiences. The accommodation varies between charming River Side cabins, Fisherman’s Cottage and the Logger’s Shack. Fergies’ Café on site is the one of the best breakfast and brunch places in town. Sunwolf also operates whitewater rafting excursions and eagle viewing floats in the winter season.


Squamish Explorer Flight Seeing Tour with Sea to Sky Air

With Sea to Sky Air, we flew above and beyond the massive granite cliffs of the Stawamus Chief, the cascading waters of Shannon Falls, and the spectacular peaks of the Tantalus range to what really makes Squamish one of the world’s most beautiful places.


Brewery Tour, Beer Tasting and Lunch at Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co.

Rated one of the best pubs for food and beer in the Lower Mainland, the brew pub has become known as the meeting place in Squamish for locals and tourists alike. With high ceilings and post and beam construction, the brew pub offers a unique venue to show off the Stawamus Chief rock climbing face, and breathtaking views of local natural scenery.

In 1996, John Mitchell helped design the Howe Sound Brewery and worked as the first brewer developing the initial recipes. Known as the “grandfather of micro-brewing in Canada”, Howe Sound Brewing is proud of his ongoing relationship with their brewery. Today they continue to brew in the craft style using unfiltered 100% barley mash. They pride themselves in brewing a diverse selection of flavourful, well-balanced ales.


Tour of Ravenswood Show Home and Development (Benchmark Homes Ltd.)

Ravenswood is a community of three and four bedroom single family homes surrounded by the beautiful mountain town of Squamish yet close enough to hustle and bustle of Vancouver. “Ravenswood is the first and only large, single builder, master planned community to come to Squamish. It is the first opportunity for those looking to purchase a quality, modern and affordable family home in the Sea to Sky. This project fills a large gap in the local housing market, and should resonate with the young families looking to raise their children in their own paradise,” says sales team member Andrew Laurie.


Tour of Executive Suites Hotel & Resort (Where We Stayed)

All suites hotel and resort property featuring fully equipped kitchens with full size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave. Cooking and dining accessories, coffee maker as well as separate dining area and large balcony – many with stunning panoramic mountain views. Guests of the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort also enjoy individual controls for heating and air conditioning within the suites, spacious closets, flat screen televisions with DVD and premium movie channels. In-suite spa services are available through Living Well Spa. Heated outdoor pool, hot tub and well equipped fitness centre on site.


The Salted Vine Kitchen & Bar

The Salted Vine Kitchen & Bar a contemporary and inspired taste of the Pacific Northwest and a new upscale dining experience in the heart of historic Squamish. Boasting a 70-seat dining and lounge area, as well as a 20-seat patio and a full bar—guests can expect to dine in comfortable fashion. Menu focusses on seasonal small share plates that use fresh and sustainable ingredients. House-made cocktails, carefully selected B.C. and international wines, and local craft beer on tap is available for those who enjoy drinks with their meals.


Squamish Via Ferrata Tour at Sea to Sky Gondola

Via Ferrata, Italian for “Iron Way” is an engineered vertical adventure, assisted by metal rungs and a specialized cable system. This exciting trip is suitable for children and families alike, and is a fully guided experience.


Squamish Farmers Market and Xwu’nekw Canoe Shelter

Built in 2015 to house, restore and showcase historical First Nations canoes, the Xwu’nekw Canoe Shelter is housed on a traditional Squamish Nation village site where the Skwxwú7mesh people and visitors from other First Nations beached their canoes.


SQUAMISH – Located on the ocean at the tip of the Howe Sound fjord, Squamish offers the world’s most epic outdoor adventures from Sea to Sky, all within 10 minutes. In Squamish you can play on the ocean and explore the mountains all in the same day. The Sea to Sky Gondola opens up easy access to expansive alpine hiking and sightseeing. Located on the doorstep of eight Provincial Parks, Squamish boasts more than 3,500 rock climbing routes and bouldering problems including the famous Stawamus Chief, more than 200 kilometers of world renowned mountain biking single track trails and access to some of the best kiteboarding and windsurfing conditions in North America.

The Beatler/Surrey604 Exploring Squamish Series:

Daman Beatty
The creator of Surrey604.com, Daman Beatty (AKA 'Beatler') is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime blogger, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, tech and photography. He has taught online marketing at BCIT, and Brighton College and is also the Marketing Manager for Microsoft Education Partner, CCI Learning.
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