Located halfway between the 2010 Olympic Winter Games host cities of Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish bills itself as "The Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." And with good reason, too.
Approximately an hour's drive from Vancouver (and about 45 minutes from Whistler), the northbound drive to Squamish along the picturesque Sea-to-Sky highway offers some of the most spectacular ocean and mountain views in the world.
Once in Squamish, the outdoor possibilities are nearly endless. Along with rock climbing and river rafting, Squamish?s eight area provincial parks offer a myriad of hiking, fishing, camping, swimming, bird watching and mountain biking opportunities.
The area's lush, sprawling parks - including Garibaldi Provincial Park, Alice Lake Provincial Park and Porteau Cove Provincial Park (to name just a few) - offer incredible hiking trails through some of the world's most unforgettable and pristine forests. From steep hiking trails to easy walks, Squamish is a hiker's paradise.
The Al's Habrich Ridge Trail starts from the top of the Sea To Sky Gondola and offers incredible views of Howe Sound, the mountain ranges to the west, and to the north in Garibaldi Provincial Park.Read More
A popular camping spot in the summer, Alice Lake contains a network of hiking trails perfect for those looking to get outdoors for a nice walk.Read More
The Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest is located north of Squamish and features lush forest trails with occasional views looking over the Squamish Valley and Tantalus Mountain Range.Read More
A scenic route that follows the Sea To Sky Trail through Cheakamus Canyon, offering views of the river canyon and Tantalus Mountain Range.Read More
Crooked Falls is a spectacular waterfall located in the Upper Squamish Valley just off of the Sigurd Trail, with views from the front and the side of the falls.Read More
The hike to Demon Ridge provides some incredible views of the region, including the Mamquam area, Martin Peak, and down towards Watersprite Lake.Read More
Elfin Lakes are two small lakes located in the scenic alpine setting of Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish, British Columbia.Read More
With a stunning waterfall and several gorgeous views of the Squamish Valley and Tantalus Range, High Falls Creek is one of the most scenic hikes in the area.Read More
Located north of Squamish, Levette Lake Loop is a nice hike with views of the Squamish Valley as you walk through the Evans Forest.Read More
Mamquam Falls is a scenic waterfall in Squamish, BC, that follows a trail along the river before looping back through the lush rainforest.Read More
Located in Squamish, Mount Crumpit offers several spectacular views of the Stawamus Chief, Howe Sound, and several mountains to the west.Read More
Murrin Provincial Park is located south of Squamish and includes the popular Browning Lake and a steep hiking trail to Jurassic Ridge and the Quercus Viewpoint.Read More
A quiet, calm lake located in the mountains alongside the Sea To Sky Highway near Murrin Provincial Park just south of Squamish.Read More
The Sea To Summit Trail begins at the bottom of the Sea To Sky Gondola and finishes at the lodge at the top, passing scenic views of Howe Sound and the top of Shannon Falls.Read More
Shannon Falls is an iconic waterfall located in Squamish, BC, and a short walk can be done that takes you to two separate viewpoints, with incredible views of the falls.Read More
Smoke Bluffs Park is located in Squamish and is a popular area for rock climbers which has a trail that loops through the park, providing access to each of the climbing areas.Read More
With scenic views of Howe Sound and the surrounding region around the town of Squamish, the Chief is a popular destination for day hikers.Read More