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1 week in Squamish, family of 5

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1 week in Squamish, family of 5

We are contemplating a 1 week trip +/- (from Portland OR) . Kids are ages 8-14. Plan to drive up and stay in a home exchange in suburban Squamish. It seems like there would be enough to keep us busy with gondola, hiking Chief, Alice lake, Shannon Falls. Also contemplating a day of easy family rock climbing. Just wondering if there is anything else within 1-2 hr drive that is off the beaten path or a MUST see. Is it worth making a day trip to Whistler and Vancouver? Can anyone recommend a rock climbing guide company? Is there any rafting nearby? Dining recommendations? Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: 1 week in Squamish, family of 5

<<is it worth making a day trip to Whistler and Vancouver? >>

Yes, definitely. Residents of Squamish commute to both of those places for work, so its quite a reasonable expectation.

<<Just wondering if there is anything else within 1-2 hr drive that is off the beaten path or a MUST see. >>

Hard to know what your definition of a MUST see, but I'd add the Britannia Mine Museum and the West Coast Heritage Railway Park to that list, especially if you get some poor weather.

<<Is there any rafting nearby?>>

Rafting is on the Elaho River

https://www.whistler.com/activities/rafting/

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2. Re: 1 week in Squamish, family of 5

Thank you for the great suggestions.

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3. Re: 1 week in Squamish, family of 5

http://www.squamishwindsports.com/

Countless cycling trails in the hood too many to count-rentals abound.

http://www.sushisensquamish.com/ one of BC's Best Japanese restaurants

http://www.sunwolf.net/fergies/ wonderful little cafe

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