Squamish. Fueled By Nature.
Welcome to Squamish, British Columbia, an amazing place where rugged landscapes and stunning vistas merge. Where ocean meets the mountains. Where incomparable outdoor recreation mixes with a great West Coast vibe.
No longer a sleepy forestry town, Squamish is now on the world stage as one of the top adventure towns in North America. For years, Squamish has proclaimed itself “the outdoor recreation capital of Canada,” and now the New York Times newspaper appears to agree. It recently listed Squamish as one of its 52 must-see places to visit.
With world-class rock climbing on the Stawamus Chief, hiking in Garibaldi Provincial Park, windsurfing and kite boarding at the Spit, mountain biking trails in the nearby woods, and great whitewater rafting on local rivers, the town has plenty of reasons to brag.
There really is so much to see and do in Squamish.
- Squamish Sea To Sky Gondola: Elevate high up for spectacular views of the Howe Sound fjord, the Stawamus Chief, the high coastal alpine mountains and Shannon Falls.
- Mountain Biking in Squamish: XC, downhill or freeride, Squamish has a mountain bike trail for everyone.
- Squamish Hiking: There’s more spectacular hiking and sightseeing opportunities in the Squamish area than you could ever enjoy in one visit.
- Rock Climbing in Squamish: There’s sticky granite everywhere, making Squamish one of the world’s top rock climbing locales.
- Squamish Kite Surfing: In Squamish, wind, water and land combine all in one spot. The Squamish Spit at the mouth of the Squamish River is world famous for kite surfing and wind surfing.
- Britannia Mine Museum: Last century, it was a working mine. Now, it’s a multi award-winning Museum. Rumble aboard the mine train as it rolls into the dark. Pan for real gold!
- Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival: Five days of Squamish fun including world-class Logger Sports Shows with competitors from all around the world. This event showcases not only Squamish’s rich heritage, but also its strong and vibrant community spirit.
And Squamish also has a plethora of cool spots to eat. Check out the Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company and be sure to try their tasty microbrews. Sushi Sen has some of the best sushi in BC. And all summer long the Squamish Summer Farmers Market showcases Squamish’s food and arts community.
Looking for a great place to stay? Nothing beats a soft, fluffy pillow to rest your head on after a full day of adventure in Squamish. Whether you want to be steps away from the action, in a cozy secret hideaway, or gazing at the evening skyline from your campsite, you’ll feel right at home in any one of Squamish’s lodging options. The Executive Suites Hotel & Resort and The Howe Sound Inn are two top choices in Squamish. If you want to camp under the stars, Alice Lake Provincial Park’s campground is a great choice.