Top 5 things to do in Squamish

What's interesting around town this upcoming week

Tree chipping

Got a Christmas tree to get rid of?

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Trees can be taken to the 4th Squamish Scout Group tree chipping at Canadian Tire on Jan. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. By donation.


Polar bear swim

Start the New Year with a shot at getting hypothermia. Polar swim at Newport (Nexen) Beach at 12 p.m. Jan. 1. The show goes on regardless of the weather.


Legends Live Extravaganza Tribute Show and Dance

Come watch musicians pay tribute to the greats — Elvis, Roy Orbison, Garth Brooks, Bob Seger, CCR and Johnny Cash. At the Legion on Jan. 5. Door prizes, 50/50 and the proceeds go to the Squamish Food Bank. More info at 778-878-0679.


33rd Annual Brackendale Winter Eagle Festival and Count

Time to trade counting sheep for something way more fun. The annual eagle count kicks off on Jan. 6. Activities include eagle walking tours at 10 a.m. display and more. If you want to help out, contact


Take a hike!

Squamish has some of the most prolific hiking and walking groups that you can find in any community.

With several clubs dedicated to trekking through the outdoors, you’ll find plenty to do if getting around on two feet is your preferred method of transportation.


- Over the Hill Hikers meet this week on Jan. 1 for  a New Year’s Day walk. Swan Woodpecker/Chelan Trail. Meet 9 a.m. at BCR/CN Northyards.  Details at 604-815-8561.


- The Tantalus Walking Group will hike this week on Jan. 1 at Golf Course. Meet at golf course parking lot for a walk along dike and trails.

The group will take a walk on the Corridor Trail on Jan. 3. Meet at Adventure Centre parking lot.


Contact Joyce for details on 604-898-5594. All walks start at 10 a.m.







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