Backpacking trails in Squamish
Perfectly situated along the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish offers relatively easy access to a vast area of rugged terrain that is tailor made for multi-day backpacking excursions. Surrounded by imposing mountains, coursing rivers, and swathes of dense forest, the wild nature of this area will provide countless opportunities for hiking, camping, and climbing through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in British Columbia.
Although it is less popular than its well-known neighbour Whistler, Squamish is fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations for outdoor exploration on the West Coast. From the beautiful scenery along the shores of Howe Sound in the southern part of the region, to the majestic peaks of the Tantalus Range and the vast expanse of Garibaldi Provincial Park; you can rest assured that there is no shortage of stunning backcountry terrain to explore on your next backpacking adventure in Squamish.
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Best Backpacking trails in Squamish
Mamquam Lake Backpacking Trail
The Mamquam Lake Backpacking Trail is a 40.0 km out-and-back hiking route in Garibaldi Provincial Park that takes hikers through the beautiful subalpine landscape east of Squamish to the backcountry waters of Mamquam Lake. Best done as a 2-day trip, this is a scenic hike that will allow you to experience the beautiful sights around Elfin Lakes, Mamquam Lake, the Garibaldi Mountains. This hiking route is a great multi-day option, especially if you are looking to tack on a bit of extra distance from Elfin Lakes.
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