Federal Fisheries and Oceans Tenderfoot Creek Salmon Enhancement Hatchery is immediately adjacent to Paradise Valley Campground, and is open to the public for self directed tours, 7 days per week between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm (unless closed for maintenance). This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the importance of salmon in our eco system. The tour is free of charge and the staff are very helpful. For information about the hatchery’s history view here.
Squamish is a summer destination for Kiteboarding and Windsurfing. Attracted by what is known as The Spit in Squamish, kite boarders and windsurfers flock to The Spit from June through September each year, taking advantage of the consistent winds. The Spit is the first point of land struck by the strong summer winds; the perfect recipe for wind sports. This website: www.squamishwindsports.com, is a useful link if planning a stay in Squamish for windsports.
“Squamish has over 100 trails where the terrain ranges from easy riding for the whole family to intense white knuckle single track. A dedicated army of trail builders and mountain bike enthusiasts constantly maintain these routes for the enjoyment of all. Mountain Bike Magazine has rated Squamish as one of the top 25 wildest and exotic places to ride in the world. The Powersmart trail is listed as one of the top 10 single track trails that are a MUST ride”, as written: in MySquamish.com. For more in depth information, http://www.mysquamish.com/category/recreation/biking, is very helpful.
When Paradise Valley Campground opened, a camper came in to say good-bye after a two week stay. He presented a book titled, “Best Hikes and Walks of Southwestern British Columbia” written by Dawn Hanna. He said, “I want you to have this to show your campers that come to visit in order to hike in this area. My wife and I belong to a hiking group formed by members from all over North America. We have been here for two weeks now and have hiked a different trail every day, and your campground is situated right in the middle of all of them.” This campground is a true resource for people who enjoy nature! The only thing for us to say was “Thank You!”
Please note that not all the above activities are offered by Paradise Valley Campground, but are a short distance away by car or bike from the facility.