Loggers Sports Festival

In Squamish Attractions by deast

We love lumberjacks, and were okay!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL7n5mEmXJo The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python

With the amazing new Sea to Sky Gondola, the Squamish Valley Music Festival, the booming film industry, and our reputation as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada, its hard to believe that Squamish was a town built on heavy industry. Forestry dominated our economy for over half a century, and was one of the main forces that allowed the town of Squamish to grow and thrive. Today, the pulp mill has closed and the most visible signs of logging are the logging trucks that drive through town, but Squamish locals are committed to celebrating our roots, and one of the towns biggest events does this well. The Loggers Sports Days festival is a four day celebration of the quirky characteristics of Squamish, and our history as a logging town. This festival has many free events, and is great fun for families and athletes alike.

We love having the Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival over the August long weekend. While most people in the province celebrate B.C. Day with campfires and smores, we celebrate with axe throwing, log rolling, bed races, and a few smores thrown in for good measure. Some of the events may seem cheesy, but the Loggers Sports athletes are serious. Their skills range from climbing and descending 80 foot poles in less than 20 seconds, chopping down trees with speed and enough accuracy to hit a small peg, and maintaining their balance while rolling on a 12 to 15 inch log and trying to knock their competitor off their own log. This weekend promises lots of fun, great entertainment, and many opportunities to enjoy the beautiful weather, the mountain culture, and Squamishs colourful logging history.   

Check out some of our favourite events! 

1ST ANNUAL BEARD PAGEANT

Presented by Devlin Salon & Barber, proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters Squamish

Thursday, July 31, 6:00pm On The Farm Country Market, 1861 Mamquam Road

SQUAMISH DAYS BED RACES   

Sponsored by Chef Big Ds

Friday, August 1, 7:00pm Cleveland Avenue, Downtown Squamish

AXE THROW INVITATIONAL

Sponsored by Chances Squamish

Friday, August 1, 6:00pm Chances Squamish, 9000 Valley Drive

SQUAMISH DAYS 10K RUN

Sponsored by Race & Company, A&B Gem Jewellers, and The Running Room

8:30 a.m. Howe Sound Secondary School (Start & Finish)

Registration: 6:30 8:00 a.m

WORLD-CLASS OPEN LOGGERS SPORTS SHOW

Presented by Squamish Mills

1:30 pm SHARP Al McIntosh Loggers Sports Grounds

Adults $10.00 Seniors & Children under 12 $5.00