In the Wild Woods
10am - 4pm, Saturday, August 27, 2022
Squamish Sports Legacy Park
A family-friendly fair celebrating nature, sustainability, and connecting our wonderful community!
Journey into the woods and you will find such talented people and groups sharing their skills, knowledge and stories from our Sḵwx̱wú7mesh community and activities to learn about our environment, and to celebrate summer!
In the woods you will find...
We have planned fun things for people of all ages, we have something for everyone! Here's a summary, scroll down for more details!
Arts and Crafts
Performances and Music
Kids Tent & Activities
Fair schedule & activities
Your fair ticket will include all of these awesome activities (except for the terrarium workshop which has a materials fee).
The Full Lineup
Little Bookshop is a lovingly curated bookshop for kids, youth and adults with a focus on diversity, acceptance, representation and self-love. Come browse our wonderful selection of books and playthings at our mobile book cart and join us for a fun outdoor inspired book reading and ukulele song (or two)!
Ukelele music and book reading
Sussan - Kallfümalen is a mixed Mapuche, Andean, German, Spaniard and English mother, student, cultural facilitator, and multidisciplinary artist. She is Founder of the Visionaries Gathering at Quest University, and currently Community Connections and Celebrations Coordinator at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and living on the Unceded territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ nations
Poetry, storytelling and musical performance
Matthew Williams (ancestral name Siyamken) has been teaching his Sḵwx̱wú7mesh culture for 10 years. He will be hosting a Double Ball workshop which is one of his favourite games to teach. Traditionally the game was played only by women as a friendly way to resolve conflicts, refine skills, and build stamina. Today, any gender can play so come and give it a go!
Learn the traditional game of Double Ball
See-appl-tun, Art Harry, is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh artist and carver and will share Coast Salish Culture through a drawing workshop. Join Art Harry to learn about the stories, animals, and drawing that goes into carving.
Drawing workshop with Squamish Carver
T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss (Skwxwu7mesh, Sto:lo, Hawaiian, Swiss) is an educator, artist and Indigenous ethnobotanist focused on community based teaching and sharing. Their work encompasses collaboration through knowledge and restoration of Indigenous plants and natural spaces and they will be hosting theirpopular and evocative ReciprociTea session for all ages.
Native plant walk and Reciprocitea ceremony.
Let's make forest crowns with Forest Friends-Forest Preschool Squamish! In this hands on workshop children will go on a scavenger hunt for natural items. We will gather as many items listed as possible and combine them to create unique and beautiful forest crowns.
Make a forest crown with foraged nature!
The Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council will be having a seed planting activity and invasive species removal walk for all ages. Join them to learn about plant species and what we can do to combat Invasive Species in our beautiful natural parks!
Seed planting activity and invasive species walk and removal
Forest Therapy is the scientifically supported practice of soothing the nervous system through mindful interaction with nature. Certified Forest Therapy Guide Monica Sander Burns from SOCIETY of TREES will lead you through an immersive, sensory experience of the forest, designed to relax and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul.
Forest theraoy for ages 11 and up
Enjoy veggie loaded hot dogs and other yummy goodies by the Squamish Lions. Food includes a donation to them, please pre-purchase lunch tickets
Veggie loaded hot dogs at the Squamish Lions BBQ, and pre-purchase a Graze Wilder platter for a picnic when buying your ticket
Check out the kids tent with facepainting (11-2), kids activities, arts and crafts
Facepainting, kids activities, arts and crafts
Kids and adults clothes in GOOD, re-gifting condition and kids games and activities are welcome!
Bring your good condition clothes and find new gems!
Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society
My Sea To Sky
Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council
Raven & Hummingbird Tea
Native plant teas
White Maple Co
Goods and apparel made in Canada
Upcycled leather and bike tubes
Ruby Bryan Pottery
FAQs and Details
The Squamish Lions will be hosting a BBQ with loaded veggie hot dogs and Tall Tree Bakery cookies, and Graze Wilder veggie platters will be available for pre-order only (purchase along with your ticket for $35 for a 6x6" platter for 2 people, these contain a selection of hard and soft cheeses, crackers, salt spring kitchen co preserve, fresh and dried fruits). Pre-order these platters by the 25th August!
Please bring along your own cup, cutlery and plates/containers to help us to minimise waste, and feel free to bring along your own picnic and snacks too.
Tickets are limited to ensure we keep this beautiful park pristine, so get in quick! Pre-purchase tickets on this page, and any remaining spots will be cash gate entry (or purchase from our website on your phone on the day). Thanks to generous sponsorship by Vancity Envirofund helping us bring this inaugural fair to life this year and breaking any barriers to anyone attending, tickets for the first fair in 2022 are pay as you can/by donation. We recommend a minimum contribution of $10 per adult and $5 for kids over the age of 5 as all costs are not being covered by your grant and we appreciate any help to putting on this first time fair! Pay what you can, and we encourage you to reach out if you would be interested in helping out or being part of the fair in exchange for a free ticket.
The terrarium workshop will have a limited number of spots available and tickets will be $35 per person for terrarium supplies and will include the fair entrance ticket.
The fair is at the Squamish Sports Legacy Park at 1046 Raven Drive, Squamish. It is a beautiful, wild, urban sports park in the middle of Squamish and a real hidden treasure!
There is minimum accessible parking at the gate and along Raven Drive. However please do not drive to this event! As a celebration of nature and sustainability we encourage you to walk or cycle to the Fair. If you must drive please park at the gravel lot at the end of Raven Drive by the Brennan Park Sports Field.
What to Bring
Please bring your own plates, cups and cutlery. We want to minimise our contribution to landfill as much as possible and will not have throwaway containers for food.
Feel free to bring a picnic rug or folding chairs to sit on.
Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy our Squamish Lions BBQ or a pre-order Graze Wilder picnic platter.
We encourage you to come all day as we have a activities planned throughout the day.
Feel free to bring along discs and have a go at disc golf! And be careful as you enjoy the park and give way to disc golfers.
Please leave furry friends at home.
Please do not bring any alcohol or drugs, it isn't that kind of fair!
Want to volunteer or facilitate a session or have a market stall?
Great, we'd love to have you! Please reach out to our team at email@example.com