Local Attractions

Activities at Tantalus View Retreat

(Steps from the chalet)

  • Private hot-tub with spectacular view
  • Star-gaze without light pollution
  • Picnic with open fire with plentiful dry fire wood & marshmallow sticks
  • Dine on the veranda
  • Explore the cascading water falls along Swift Creek
  • Short walk to Area 44 Rock Climbing
  • Snow shoe, cross-country ski & tobogan in winter
  • Hike exclusive trails from your doorstep offering varying topography and picturesque view points
  • Enjoy the retreat Watch Dog Tally for company & as a trail guide!
  • Animal watch: hummingbirds, eagles, squirrels, deer, bears, grouse & many others
  • Enjoy Uninterrupted Privacy

Eco-Tourists Welcome!

Built by the proprietor Warren Brubacher, this meticulously maintained accommodation offers guests a taste of a renewable energy and resource independent lifestyle. At Tantalus View Retreat the primary goal is to achieve low impact on the environment while living sustainably. Guests can share in off-the-grid routines including composting in a wilderness setting, recycling, and intentional energy use. Water is plentiful and delicious. A small micro-hydro system on the creek supplies renewable energy to the retreat. Ask Warren for a tour! All in all: “Low impact / High enjoyment!”

Local Attractions

(less than 20 minute’s drive)

  • Garibaldi Provincial Park Accesses (both parking lots each 25 kilometers away)
  • Town of Squamish “Hardwired For Adventure"
  • Rock Climbing

    • Smoke Bluffs

    • World renowned Grand Wall of the Stawamus Chief  ( 1500 vertical feet )

  • Mountain biking -Bike Rentals at the Adventure Centre – tourist information

  • Kite boarding and wind surfing at “The Spit”

  • Squamish Estuary trails

  • Sport Fishing- World Class Angler’s Destination for river salmon, trout

  • Horse back riding

  • Hiking

  • Shannon and Brandywine Waterfalls
  • Mountain Lake Swimming- 3 lakes within 10 kilometers
  • Sight-seeing tours by air
  • Sea to Sky Gondola
  • Eagle Watching (January for Annual Eagle Count)

    • Brackendale the Eagle Watching Capital of Canada

    • http://www.brackendaleartgallery.com/Eagles.html

  • River Rafting

    • http://www.sunwolf.net/eagle-tours/

  • Museums

  • Whistler Olympic Village

    • World-class dining and nightlife

    • Down-hill skiing / mountain biking / gondolas

    • Shopping
    • Arts and Cultural Galleries
    • Spas and Wellness Centers
    • Golf

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