This past weekend we headed up to Squamish to go to a kids market. We weren’t sure if we would get to do any exploring because the weather was doing crazy things. Rain, Snow, Sun… we had it all. Thankfully the sun came out and we were able to head to the Squamish River Estuary.
We drove down past the railway heritage park and noticed the sign saying estuary. We were hoping to find a place to park and check out the river and this was perfect. We drove down a little winding road that was a bit bumpy from potholes due to the weather. There was no official parking, but other vehicles were parked on the side of the road. So we did too.
Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures!
It was incredible to see the riverbed and the tidal mudflats. This was a moment of discovering and learning while outside. The girls loved spotting the different birds flying around. The major highlight though was tossing rocks into the water. What is it about throwing rocks that all kids love?
We had to do a little bit of a balancing act to get over to the mudflats. This did result in a wet shoe for both Jason and I as we miss stepped into the water. Lesson learned to always pack a change of shoes and socks. Evie kept telling us she wished she had her sand bucket so she could make a castle. She was soon over this when she realized how much there was to investigate there.
There are trails throughout this area which we hope to get to explore more in the future. This day it was just a little visit. We will always remember watching the girls by the edge of the river, and climbing on the tree stumps and logs. On this day they got mucky and made memories.
If you are ever in Squamish and need to stretch your legs, definitely go. You’ll fall in love with the beauty that surrounds you.