Things To Do In Squamish

Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish is located in a distinctly welcoming destination surrounded by an abundance of things to do and see. To enhance your stay, we have compiled a local guide of nearby attractions and activities to thrill every member of your family.


Sometimes it’s great to get out for a walk and look up. You may just make bird-watching your thing. There are hundreds of bird species that frequent the Squamish Estuary. You can also get some great views of the Stawamus Chief—one of the biggest granite monoliths in the world. And, when you’re done a day of adventuring through the salt marshes or paddling the stream to catch a sunset, take the short 4.8 km commute back to Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish.

Smoke Bluffs Park

When you venture 2.7 km out from Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish, you can find yourself at Smoke Bluffs Park—considered a jewel of the Squamish area by outdoor enthusiasts. This rock-climbing haven provides more than 400 granite climbing routes, and to keep you grounded, there are some short or long hikes to head out on, too.

Stawamus Chief

Locals in Squamish refer to Stawamus Chief as simply The Chief. Whichever name you use, you’re guaranteed to be wowed. This is one of the largest granite monoliths in North America, and the world, for that matter. This majestic location is home to one of the most classic hikes in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor—all straight up from the start. Once you come back down, the comforts of Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish will be there for you.


Seat yourself down for some local, classic brunch fare at Fergie's Café. Just 9 km from the doors of Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish. This is a must-stop for anyone looking for a bite while they enjoy a cozy interior and views of Mount Alpha. This diner has been voted “Best Breakfast” by The Squamish Chief newspaper for three years in a row. It’s definitely a great way to start your day.

Backcountry Brewing

Winner of “Rookie of the Year” after its successful opening in 2017, Backcountry Brewing is a fantastic local brewery that consistently makes a name for itself. If you’re up for a craft brew or three, make the ridiculously short 600-metre walk from the doors of Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish and pull up a seat.

Sea to Sky Gondola

Get your head into the clouds on the Sea to Sky Gondola and take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, incredible coastal forest, and Howe Sound in all its splendour. The cabin of the gondola is made accessible for all and easily fits a stroller or wheelchair quite comfortably. When you’ve reached the top, there are walking trail loops, as well as viewing platforms, and the much-talked-about Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. Lucky for you, this wonder is only 5.9 km from Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish.

The Watershed Grill

We’re going to let you in on a little secret: The Watershed Grill is only 3.6 km from Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish, and it’s one of the most popular spots in town. Take in the scenery from their famous riverside patio, and indulge in some of the best food around.

Britannia Mine Museum

This museum totally rocks. The Britannia Mine Museum is just 10 minutes south of town, at Britannia Beach, and a short 14 km drive from Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish. There’s so much to see and do at this National Historic Site, including panning for gold, a museum tour, and a cool ride on an underground mine train that you even get to drive.

West Coast Heritage Railway Park

We have the perfect Saturday plan for you when you stay at Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish. Head out one kilometre to the West Coast Heritage Railway Park, which is open to the public every Saturday. Free admission will make you want to hit that train horn as you roam the 12-acre site, exploring the 90 pieces in Western Canada’s largest collection of railway history.