Kiteboarding and Windsurfing in Squamish
Concierge.com's insider take:
When the snow melts, the region around Whistler is still blessed with outdoor options. Saltwater sports are only an hour south of the village in the town of Squamish, along the Howe Sound. The word Squamish means "strong wind" in the Squohomish tongue, and it's not uncommon to find wind-lovers squeezing into wetsuits in the bathrooms at Quinn's Café. They're there to catch 30- to 35-knot thermals and skip along the sound past a landscape of glaciers and snowcapped volcanoes. Get more info at the Squamish Windsports Society (www.squamishwindsurfing.org), and rent gear at Sea to Sky Ocean Sports (604-892-3366; www.seatoskyoceansports.com).