With the back-to-school season in full swing, it’s easy to get caught up in shopping for supplies, readying the wardrobe and planning for school lunches. But just because school is back in session, doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! In fact, for many families it’s necessary to have an entertaining after-school activity to keep kids happy and engaged (and busy!), and now is the time to be signing up for after-school programs. Choose the right one and you’ll have satisfied, sleepy kiddos at the end of the day!

Here are our picks on Squamish’s best after-school activities:



At Aikidaily they believe that fun is as important as discipline. Their patient instructors encourage and enable children to do their best as they learn traditional Aikido basic movements and techniques in a safe, playful environment. These classes build spirit and confidence while fostering positive mental and physical development. They even offer pick up from a selection of Squamish schools! Registration ends September 21st.


Squamish Music Together

Squamish Music Together offers family music classes where they make music together. Wiggle, sing and laugh with your children as you show them how much fun (and educational) music can be! This program nurtures creativity, develops music skills, and offers an opportunity for self-expression while supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Register your family by September 23rd to be a part of this fun and educational program.


Step Out! 

Step Out! is Squamish’s newest creative troupe that provides education and events that strengthen social development for kids, teens, and adults. Their experienced instructors guide you through artistic endeavors like improvisational theatre, acting, holistic arts, and creative writing with the goal of building communication skills and socialization. Step Out! offers after-school and work programs, drop-in classes and workshops for all ages that build connections within the Squamish community.


Squamish Dance Center

Dancing is an incredible form of expression, and Squamish Dance Center provides a supportive space for everyone to explore movement and create connections. Offering programs for young children, teens and adults from the beginner to developmental to competitive styles like ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, tap… the list goes on! They have four large studios, dedicated and talented instructors and a stellar reputation for teaching all ages and abilities.



Jumping around has never been so fun! This trampoline and action sports training facility functions as a freestyle training centre…or just a place to bounce around and have some fun! Airhouse Squamish delivers a safe, fun and learning environment for kids and also provides insight for athletic children and adults looking for training and coaching. They offer drop-in, lessons and camps for many different levels.

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