Squamish

Backpacking trails in Squamish

Region in British Columbia, Canada

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.

Don’t want to plan your own trip? Check out these tours in British Columbia to see what’s currently on offer! Join a group or plan a custom trip for just you and your loved ones on a BC Hiking Tours. Or check out this list of backpacking tours all over the world.

Guide-book quality info for over 8,000 trails

View Backpacking trails in Squamish on Map

View Map

Best Backpacking trails in Squamish

Open details for Mamquam Lake Backpacking Trail

Mamquam Lake Backpacking Trail

Hard
40.0 km
1,953 m
2d

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.

User Ratings
No Reviews

Change happens, fees shouldn't

Other Activities in Squamish

Essential Tools for Any Adventure

Find a hotel in some of the most beautiful locations on earth.

Book your own car to have complete freedom on your next adventure.

Gear-up for your next adventure.

This page may include affiliate links. We may get a small commission for the purchases made through these links at no additional cost to you.
We only recommend tools we personally think are great.

Related regions

Change happens, fees shouldn't

Recent Stories

Open details for 10 Best Backpacking Trips in Canada

10 Best Backpacking Trips in Canada

By Richard Campbell
May 2nd, 2017
Open details for Winter Weekend in Whistler, BC

Winter Weekend in Whistler, BC

By Lynn W
November 9th, 2019
Open details for Elk Lakes Backcountry Skiing Adventure

Elk Lakes Backcountry Skiing Adventure

By Richard Campbell
October 7th, 2019
Open details for Planning A Trip To The West Kootenays

Planning A Trip To The West Kootenays

By Lukas Saville
October 2nd, 2019
Detailed Route Guides
Real GPS Coordinates
Reliable Trail Reports
Experienced-Based Travel Tips
GPS App
Extensive Travel Guides

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Tours

Routes

Blogs