Remember when you used to meet people at the pub? Well now it’s at ‘tot-time’.
As for activities, the best bang for your kids entertainment buck is the Brennan Park Leisure Center. *Note: registrations are usually taken before the guide comes out so be sure to ask the wonderful staff at the front desk when registration begins and NOT when the guide comes out.
Best beer: For craft brews head to our local brewery The Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company downtown. The beer is alive and like all living things there are good days and bad. Ask the bartender what brews are at their peak.
The chill atmosphere and award winning craft beers are definitely a delicious combo.
Best Import: To the north, the Shady Tree Pub has the best imported taps with Guinness and Kilkeny on tap. You pay for the privilege but they go down smooth at their insanely good ½ price appy day.
Best Bistro: Brackendale has a fantastic breakfast place that turns pub in the evening.
What’s On! Squamish Events Guide: Decent free event listing flyer found almost everywhere.
Mountain FM: If you’re not sick of their music yet, give it a day. Just another cookie cutter Rogers Media station with mostly pre-recorded voices from Vancouver. Great for advertising to Whistler cars stuck in traffic without a CD player. Locally however it’s occasionally good for traffic updates and the all too sparse local voice.
CBC: a better audio option. And they’re now available in FM. Yeah! Un-believably this only happened in May 2007.
Mysquamish.com: A catch all for local info.
Squamish.ca – District of Squamish Website where to get the official word. The official word also comes as an email newsletter just email email@example.com to get hooked up.
Whatsonsquamish.com – An online version of the event listing flyer.
This may seem like a no brainer. But from coffee and gear shops to services and accessories of all kinds. At least try to shop at locally owned stores. The benefit is obvious (I hope).
There you have it, I hope this helps and if you find a local secret nugget of your own, feel free to share.