Things To Do In Squamish: Scuba Dive The Canyons

5 Outdoor Things To Do In Squamish To Reboot After Winter

In Squamish Things To Do by Vicky Farrand

1. Learn To Kiteboard In The Howe Sound

Price: $300 p/p + tax

What’s included: – All equipment, radio helmets to make your water learning time count, experienced International Kiteboarding Organization instructors, boat assisted for lessons to ensure you are closely monitored at all times.

This lesson includes a kiteboarding review, rigging and safety systems and getting onto the water. Here you get the best techniques for body dragging while flying the kite in the water and then your first experience with the board!


2. Hire a floatplane & explore the shores of a pristine alpine lake

Price: $199 p/p + tax

What’s included: Return flight to Phantom Lake (one of the most beautiful Squamish attractions), 360º views of the coast mountains, and a relaxing afternoon on the shores of a dazzling, emerald green lake high in the alpine.

At one end of Phantom Lake water feeds in from nearby ancient glaciers, while at the other it escapes via a cascading waterfall. If you have a travel bucket list, this pretty much ticks off at least 2 major items: flying in a floatplane and swimming or paddling in a mountain lake.


3. Rock Climb Up The Chief – No Experience Nessisary

Price: $340 p/p + tax, 2 days

What’s included: Guides fee, group equipment, personal climbing gear (shoes, harness, helmet).

Think you have the muscle to climb the Squamish chief? Prove it! Over 2 days, Altus Mountain Guides will train you the skills of rock climbing and attempt to summit the Squamish Chief by the main face climbing route – Squamish Buttress. This takes the cake for one of he most intense things to do in Squamish.


4. Master The Essential Skills Of Flying A Small Aircraft

Price: $199 p/p + tax

What’s included: Your very own awesome small plane and one of our expert pilots.

Before taking to the skies the pilot will talk you through the foundations of flight, cover the essential principles of aviation, and explain what it will be like when you take the controls of the plane as the co-pilot.

Once you’re feeling confident you’ll be given a safety briefing by the pilot. Then it’s time to take the bull by the horns and learn some real flying skills in a 30 minute adventure over the Squamish valley; the whole time flying past, over, and through some of the most magnificent Squamish attractions like the Howe Sound, Black Tusk, and The Stawamus Chief.


5. Scuba Dive “The Canyons” In The Howe Sound

Price: $143 p/p + tax

What’s included: 2 boat dives aboard the Topline in Howe Sound – Includes full dive kit, wetsuit, and tank rental (dive computer extra).

Wall diving, pinnacles, canyons, seals, drifts, sponge bioherms, aritfical reefs, and stunning ocean and mountain scenery – explore it all in the depths of the Howe Sound.

* technically this tour departs from Horseshoe Bay, but it is so awesome we just had to include it.