The Great Squamish Day Trip from Vancouver

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  • Day Trip
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  • Private Tour
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  • 5 hr

We start our Squamish day trip with a visit to the famous Britannia beach Mine Museum, inside the mine we are treated to a full narration of techniques and history of mining, 1.3 hrs later Mr Lawrence will then take you on a 20 min nature walk to the base of The spectacular Shannon Falls (three times higher than Niagara falls). We then take the brand new Sea-to-Sky gondola ride to the Summit Lodge, crossing the 100 meter Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, we take a nice 20 min walk on the Panorama trail to the viewpoint offering fabulous viewpoints of the Sound, and the Chief climbing mountain.For lunch and we will be heading to the Howe Sound Brewing Company to enjoy the food and drink in this local log/plank big house the most popular restaurant  in Squamish. Please note:The Railway Heritage Park will be closed till further notice.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Lawrence Tours Ltd

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lawrence Tours

Pickup will be from your hotel 9am-10am, then you will set out on a 45-minute drive into the mountains. Your first stop will be the Britannia Mine Museum. Here, visitors are given a train ride and detailed escorted tour through an ore haulage tunnel that was drilled in 1914 to transport minerals to the original ore separation sheds (admission charges apply). Next, your guide takes you on a nature walk to the base of the spectacular Shannon Falls, the third highest waterfall in British Columbia. After, you will venture out on a sea-to-sky gondola ride to the Summit Lodge, where you’ll get to cross the 100 meter Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, offering fabulous viewpoints of the Sound, and the Chief (admission charges apply). The next stop is the West Coast Railway Heritage Museum where you’ll find more than 90 pieces of heritage railway car. Following is the Howe Sound Brewing Company to enjoy some food and drink in this local favorite (food and drink charges apply).

Duration: 6 hour

Stop At: Britannia Mine Museum

Britannia Mine Museum: Governed by the Britannia Beach Historical Society, this award-winning museum preserves and presents to the public information and artifacts related to British Columbia’s mining industry. The museum oversees 23 historic industrial, administrative and domestic buildings, over 7000 artifacts, 9500 archive photos and 3000 archival documents and maps. Visitors are given a train ride through an historic haulage tunnel, drilled in 1914 to transport ore from the original mill buildings to the shore.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Shannon Falls Provincial Park

An easy walk to the base of the observation platform where view and talk about the ancient history of the Falls and surrounding areas.This spectacular waterfall is three times higher than Niagara falls.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sea to Sky Gondola

This part of the tour is optional, we ride the 6 person gondola to the brand new summit lodge and enjoy the views of the Squamish valley then and take 20 minute nature walk to the Panorama view point. A perfect follow up after lunch to stretch your legs and breathe fresh mountain air.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: West Coast Railway Heritage Park

This part of the tour is optional, This museum houses some very interesting exhibits from beautifully renovated sleeper cars, postal cars, utility trains, and the famous Royal hudson steam engine, over 90 exhibits perfect local for the train buff in your group

Duration: 1 hour
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