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What to do in Squamish this Summer!

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The kids are out of school a little early this summer, and to some of us that poses a challenge of what to do now? What activities are available to keep the kids busy, but aren’t too costly, and are enjoyable enough to let mom and dad join in without anybody feeling like they’d rather be somewhere else? Being the outdoor capital of Canada, it makes sense that there are a lot of outdoor activities, but did you know how many? There is so much to do that it is hard to describe it all. Climbing? Windsurfing? Mountain Biking? Let’s face it, those are things are what Squamish is known for. But what about a few other activities? How about the West Coast Railway Association’s Heritage Park, or Whistle Punk Hollow Mini Golf. My son’s favourite is Britannia Mine Museum. Going into the tunnels, the lights all going out, really loud noises and talking about dynamite – what more could a nine year old boy want? Hiking around the area is also a great way to spend the summer, and the iconic hike that everyone must do at least once is of course, the Chief (One of our realtors, however, does this climb every year – and she is now in her seventies!). Yes they have that great new Gondola just up the road, with really cheap season passes and lots of hiking trails to go on, but I have talked about that before so you already know this is a great option for the kids. Feeling like you might need some time for yourself? Looking ahead and thinking that hanging with your kids is great, but everyday for almost three months? Ack as Betty and Veronica might say. But never fear, you have a great camp for kids right here! Camp Summit is an amazing experience for kids ages 4-14. From four day camps for the first timer to two week excursions – and that means that you get that time off to enjoy summer your way!