Summer brings just as many things to do with a choice of white river rafting, golf, mountain biking, ATV and hummer tours, horseback rides, fishing, hiking and climbing, canoeing and kayaking, kiteboarding, racquet sports, Eco-tours, paragliding and more.
Sea to Sky Gondola
The Sea to Sky Gondola, British Columbia’s Newest Attraction is situated just minutes from the Executive Hotel and Resort in the town of Squamish, a 40-minute drive from Vancouver and halfway to Whistler. Gondola facilities include a restaurant, bar, café and gift shop with cultural exhibits on site. On arrival at the summit lodge a host of other activities awaits – the spectacular Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, numerous hiking trails, rock climbing, access trails to backcountry routes, interpretive walking loops with viewing platforms and much more!
Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park
Rope Running is the newest activity and attraction in the Sea to Sky corridor — the first of its kind in B.C. and only minutes away from the Resort.
Standing 17 metres high and 20 metres in diameter it is built of steel, wood, ropes and wire, with 49 ‘games’ where people of all ages can ‘run the ropes’ in a fun and safe high wire adventure.
The Squamish Rope Runner Park is uniquely designed for our beautiful mountain location, and purpose built to fit in with the surrounding area. The ‘games’ or ‘elements’ are designed and arranged throughout the structure to allow many ways to experience the ropes. This means that there are no bottle-necks along the course as each person can adjust their circuit as they go. There is room for 60 people per session, which makes it the perfect group activity and you can pre-book their session so you won’t have to wait in line.
We’ve partnered with Sea To Sky Air to offer some of the best sightseeing flights this country has to offer.
Squamish, BC is where Sea To Sky Air launches some of the best sightseeing flights this country has to offer. Sea To Sky Air is the premier air tour operator in the South Coast Mountains of British Columbia, so let them show you around from the breathtaking perspective they are known for! Whether you are looking for family fun, a romantic escape, or pure adventure, Sea To Sky Air has the right experience for you.
A Nature Viewing Paradise
The surrounding dramatic landscape comprises towering mountain ranges, granite cliffs, ancient glaciers, forested valleys with streams, rivers and the third tallest waterfall in BC.
Our stunning surroundings provide a home to a wide array of wildlife, including, black bears, coyotes, raccoons and beavers. The sparkling waters of the Howe Sound are home to Orca’s, Sea Lions, Otters and wide variety of BC Salmon.
The Squamish Estuary and Eagle Run Park, are local treasures and home to some of BC’s most exotic birds, such as Cranes, Ducks, Geese and wintering Bald Eagles.
One of North America’s largest congregations of bald eagles that can be viewed easily throughout the winter at several spots around town. Prime viewing usually happens in Brackendale where you’ll find an interpretive display of our eagles and the lifecycle of the chum salmon on which they feed.
Helicopter Tours and Private Flights
For more than twenty years, Blackcomb Aviation helicopter pilots and mountain guides have introduced outdoor enthusiasts to the beauty of Squamish and the surrounding areas. Tours cater to a wide range of interests, fitness levels, and budgets but can also be tailored for special events. Departures can be arranged from bases in Vancouver, Squamish, and Whistler.
Squamish offers anglers a world-class fishing destination! The Mamquam, Cheakamus, Squamish, and Elaho rivers surrounding Squamish run thick with all five Pacific varieties of salmon as well as Dolly Varden char and cutthroat trout. Visitors interested in fishing must have a license and a book of regulations for a list of restricted areas and waters.
Fishing is a year-round activity in Squamish, BC. From late summer to fall the rivers are full of Salmon, and in winter you can find bull and rainbow trout. Steelheads make their appearance by early spring.
Kayaking & Rafting
The rapids of the Squamish River watershed offer water sport opportunities for people with all levels of experience. The Lower Cheakamus River is a fabulous venue for the intermediate paddlers, while the Upper Elaho can challenge the best white-water kayakers and rafters in the world. We’ve partnered with Canadian Outback Adventures to offer amazing full day and half day excursions.
The Canadian Outback Rafting tours’ desk is located in the hotel lobby, providing you with a personalized consultation as to the best excursion to choose and allowing you to reserve on-the-spot if you so desire. The Canadian Outback onsite rafting team will then provide you with all the rafting gear you’ll need.
Complimentary transportation will whisk you non-stop to the river’s edge to begin your day of excitement on the water.
Boating & Sailing
Squamish is the last coastal stop as you head north on the Sea to Sky Highway enjoying dramatic views of the snowcapped mountains rising steeply from the sea. . The Howe Sound is known for world class views, wildlife sightings, endless adventures and recreation opportunities. Squamish boat rentals and tours are the best way to enjoy the full Sea to Sky experience. Views of Mount Garibaldi, Shannon falls, the Chief and kiteboarders flying on the spit welcome boaters as they explore the Howe sound Around Squamish.
Executive Suites Hotel & Resort In Squamish is pleased to offer guests golf at Squamish Valley Golf Club, located just five minutes away from the Resort and provides a challenging course with an incredible mountain backdrop. The Vancouver Sun ranked the Course #11 in BC. Squamish Valley Golf Club | Championship Length Course | Squamish, BC
Squamish is well known as one of the most interesting places to kite surf in North America, as it is among the top few places in North America for high performance sailing days. Most kite surfers head out from the Squamish Spit, where the Howe Sound meets the Squamish River.
Lessons are available from local experts, no matter your skill level.
Mountain Biking in Squamish British Columbia
With a trail system that is envied around the world, satisfying every skill level, mountain biking has become a popular way of exploring Squamish British Columbia. Home to some of Canada’s best mountain biking trails, visitors to Squamish will find trails for all ages and abilities, satisfying anyone from the professional biker to the novice explorer.
Executive Suites Hotel & Resort Squamish is your doorway to explore Squamish’s network of trails from the easy and intermediate to the more challenging biking trails. We have created a special Stay & Bike package to ensure that you’re off on the right foot (or in this case -wheels) on your way to discover the beauty of Squamish.
Enjoy our all-suite condo-style accommodations, each with a balcony and spectacular views. Relax in our outdoor pool, unwind with a Living Well Spa service in your suite or dine in our new restaurant Norman Rudy’s.
Squamish is surrounded by granite cliffs, including the Stawamus Chief, the world’s second largest granite monolith, as well as The Little Smoke Bluffs, Murrin Provincial Park, Comic Rocks and Cheakamus Canyon which offer a multitude of one and two pitch climbs of all difficulties.