Squamish Hiking

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Squamish: Sea to Sky Gondola Admission Ticket

1. Squamish: Sea to Sky Gondola Admission Ticket

Enjoy a gondola ride up to the summit and take in the sweeping views of Howe Sound, the majestic coastal forest, and surrounding mountains. Every gondola cabin has a maximum capacity of 8 passengers. The gondolas are wheelchair and stroller accessible. The ride up and down is a thrilling adventure for all ages and provides new views of Shannon Falls and the famous Stawamus Chief climbing area. Once at the top, many other adventures await. You will have access to a wide array of outdoor experiences, including two different interpretive loop walking trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, the spectacular Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, numerous hiking trails, rock climbing, access trails to backcountry routes, and much more.

From Vancouver: Whistler and Shannon Falls Private Day Trip

2. From Vancouver: Whistler and Shannon Falls Private Day Trip

Discover the rugged landscapes of Whistler and Squamish with a private tour from Vancouver. Zip along the meandering Sea to Sky Highway and marvel at the towering mountains and lush forests. Feast your eyes on Shannon Falls, visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and savor a warm lunch in Whistler. Begin your tour with a private pick-up at your Vancouver hotel. With your guide leading the way, drive along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway and watch for local wildlife like elk, deer, and bears. Stop at Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls Park for a series of spectacular cliffs and waterfalls. Then it's time to visit Whistler, an alpine village known for its towering skyscrapers, diverse art, and eclectic restaurants. Savor a warm lunch, wander nearby trails, explore local shops, or go for a bike ride. Continue to Squamish to learn about the town's rich history of mountain biking and climbing. Walk along the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, a 100-meter-long bridge hanging 1,000 feet in the sky, offering 360-degree mountain views. During the summer months, feel your heart race as you ride the Sea to Sky gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain, before driving back to Vancouver.

Vancouver: Full-Day Whistler Private Tour

3. Vancouver: Full-Day Whistler Private Tour

Start your tour at 9:00 AM with pick-up at your hotel or cruise terminal. Drive through the Stanley Park Causeway, enjoy the majestic view of the Lions Gate Bridge, Burrard Inlet, and Straights of Georgia. Further up the cut, see the Sea to Sky Highway. Experience the thrill of driving through the beautiful coastline of Howe Sound. Next, drive by the Britannia Beach community. Visit the historical Britannia Mine Museum, at one time the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Further up the highway see Shannon Fall Provincial Park and its waterfall. Head for Squamish, well known for outdoor activities like river rafting, and snowmobiling during the winter, and bald eagle watching in nearby Brackendale. The Sea-To-Sky gondola takes you to its peak for magnificent views of Howe Sound at 885 meters above sea level. At the Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, stop to trek up the mountain path and look for the spectacular 70-meter horseshoe-shaped Brandywine Fall. Finally, at Whistler, enjoy 4 hours of free time at the village, or to take part in some outdoor activities before leaving for Vancouver at 5:00 PM.

Squamish: Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure

4. Squamish: Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure

Experience the satisfaction of climbing Via Ferrata at the Sea to Sky Gondola on this adventurous but safe guided tour that takes place high above Squamish. Choose from private and group tour options. Pick from a tour with our without a gondola ticket. Meet your guide and get set up with your high-quality helmet, harness, and lanyards. Stay secure during this family-friendly climb with two leashes that are continuedly clipped onto the cable for safety. Take the path along the Sea to Summit Trail through an old-growth forest, and emerge to a rewarding view of Howe Sound. At the flight deck your guide will clip you into the safety cable. Enjoy the a sweeping view of Howe Sound and of the snowcapped peaks of Sky Pilot Mountain. Hold on to the steel rungs and the fixed cable system, make your way across bridges, across a catwalk, and head up glacier-worn granite. Your Via Ferrata adventure will take you to the Sea to Sky Summit Lodge, where you can relax on the sun deck before returning to the starting point of your tour.

Private Tour to Whistler

5. Private Tour to Whistler

Starting from your hotel, you will take a trip first to the beautiful 1000 acres Stanley Park and the Totem Poles and a skyline view over the highrises from the coal harbor area. Afterwards, continue the drive for 90min on the beautiful scenic Sea to Sky Highway – Stop at Shannon Falls in Squamish –  and take the newest Cable Gondola Sea to Sky and explore nature from a suspended bridge and three viewing decks (admission not included). In Whistler Village you will have 3 hours of free time to explore. You can visit Squamish Lil’wat Cutural Museum (admission not included). For a true experience you will have an opportunity to ride on thePeak 2 Peak Gondola (admission not included). On the way back you’ll make a couple more scenic views at Tantalus Point of view and Porteau Cove Park. Return to Vancouver at around 6 pm. 

Vancouver: Stawamus Chief Hike and Local Brewery Tasting

6. Vancouver: Stawamus Chief Hike and Local Brewery Tasting

Head off on a scenic hike at your own pace and prepare for wonderful vistas over the entire area. End the experience with a guided tasting at a local brewery. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off. If you are an avid hiker, this is a must on your bucket list. The hike rewards you with a magnificent view of Squamish, Howe Sound, and the surrounding coastal mountains. Although the day is guided starting with hotel pickup, summiting is self-guided so you can go at your own pace. The hike will take you to the first peak, which is the most popular summit. It can be reached in about an hour to an hour and a half. The first section of the hike starts with the wooden stairs and that's where the challenge begins. After reaching a junction to the first peak, you will encounter some fun features designed to assist you in getting up the rock surface, including a metal ladder and ropes. Prepare to sweat and get your heart pumping, but when you reach the summit, it will all be worth it. Of course, your hard work deserves a reward, which is why after the hike you will be taken to a local favorite brewery to celebrate with a tasting.

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What people are saying about Squamish

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

A smooth gondola ride to some magnificent views over Howe Sound and mountain peaks to the north. A wonderful, almost spiritual, trail through unspoiled forest and rocky outcrops, and a spectacular view from a wooden platform out over the Sound.

What a great experience! The Gondola ride was quicker than we expected, with stunning views. We walked several trails which were well marked and easy to navigate. The suspension bridge was awesome!

Was a bit crowded but is was mid August and a beautiful day. Highly recommend this activity.

gondola ride up and down was amazing! Trails and views at the top were impressive

We had a great day followed by music on the deck during the afternoon!