Paddle boarding is the perfect activity for a sunny weekend or a rainy one! Enjoy the many lake scattered throughout Squamish, take a thrilling ride down the Squamish River, go for an early morning downwinder from the Spit to Britannia Beach or explore the breath taking Squamish Estuary. Paddle boarding is Squamish is not something to miss! Here are some great places to go paddle boarding in Squamish.
Head to the Lake
Alice Lake is just 10 minutes north of downtown and is the best lakes for paddle boarding in Squamish. There is plenty of parking, lots of space to hangout on the grass and the lake is big! You can also head to Murrin Lake, Brohm Lake or Cat Lake though parking at these lakes is limited- especially on a mid-summer weekend. There lakes are also quite small. Another less crowded option is Levette Lake- this requires a 4WD with high clearance to get to- but it’s worth it!
Explore the Squamish harbour, blind channel and Estuary. The estuary is home to many wildlife species, birds, insects and more! This is a stunning place to visit and a calm gentle paddle. Make sure to head here in the morning as once the wind picks up the water becomes choppy and it is challenging to paddle back to the marina.
Squamish River Adventure
One of our personal favourites is the Squamish River SUP Adventure. Head up into the Squamish Valley and paddle back down the river to the Watershed Grill or Squamish Spit! The Squamish River has a strong current and some very small rapids- some SUP experience is necessary for this adventure. Be sure to wear your wetsuit and life jacket as the water is cold and it’s more fun when you can jump in the water! Bring along a picnic and enjoy lunch along the side of the river. An amazing experience and a perfect way to explore and enjoy Squamish nature. Contact us for more details on where to park, and get in and out of the river. Guided tours available.
Howe Sound Experience
Paddle the Howe Sound from Britannia Beach to Squamish or the other way around. Mornings are best for this when the water is flat. The wind blows from the North in the morning and from the South in the afternoon. This trip is done best from Squamish to Britannia beach in the morning when the wind helps push you from Squamish to Britannia. The South wind is much stronger and the water becomes choppy making the paddle more challenging.
We offer guided paddle boarding in Squamish as well as lessons. Paddle boarding is fun for everyone and Squamish has something to offer for everyone, get in touch for paddle boarding rentals, lessons and tours.