5 reasons to make Squamish your number one day trip
A craft beer lover’s trip to Squamish is not complete without sampling some of Howe Sound Brewing’s award-winning ales (free brewery tours hosted daily at 1 p.m.) Squamish’s thriving craft beer scene also includes the newly opened A Frame Brewing, the soon to open Backcountry Brewing and the craft distillery Gillespies Fine Spirits whose handcrafted Sin Gin, Limoncello, Aphro and Gastown Shine are worth giving a sip.
You may recalls we held last summer's Dinner Al Fresco long table dinner at Fergie’s Cafe, a cozy local hotspot nestled in Paradise Valley with the best bennies in town. Sit on the sunny deck, give the tire swing a few rounds and check out the recently added indoor dining space.
When the mountains are calling, Squamish answers. Here are a few ways to relax, recharge and reconnect with nature:
Cross the 400 metre Sky Pilot suspension bridge at the Sea to Sky Gondola.
Pack a picnic and head to Shannon Falls.
Catch a waterfront sunset Porteau Cove.
Take a stroll through along Squamish’s waterfront.
Downtown Squamish has a handful of thrift and second-hand shops, bakeries and cafes, vegan eats, artisan chocolates, boutiques. fresh flowers, vinyl and vintage finds all within a few short blocks. Grab a coffee or cold-pressed juice and go for a stroll.
Refresh Market, one of B.C.’s largest indie markets, takes place in Squamish just twice a year with 100 handpicked vendors, each offering a range of locally made and designed wares. Shop the edited selection of handmade ceramics, clothing, jewelry, dry goods, vintage and artisan foods on Friday, April 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 10 to 4 p.m. and stock up on local items you can feel good about buying. Early bird tickets are on sale now.