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Squamish is town on the Sea to Sky Highway, tucked between Vancouver and Whistler. Often viewed as a stop for snacks or gas on the way to Whistler, Squamish is booming as people realize the stunning outdoor options in Squamish, which is brimming with outdoor adventures!

Located in the northern tip of Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky Highway, Squamish is surrounded by towering mountains—like the Stawamus Chief, and home to the famed Sea to Sky Gondola, which will whisk you past cliff faces to explore mountain peaks with ease.

Squamish has limitless options for exploring the great Canadian outdoors. Test your mountain climbing skills at the Squamish via Ferrata, where you climb ladder-like rungs to experience breathtaking views. Take to the water and paddle through Howe Sound, with beautiful teal blue fjords and exciting vantage points. Tackle Squamish’s most famous granite—the legendary Stawamus Chief that offers hiking routes and heart-pounding climbing walls. Or better yet, check out the Squamish mountain biking scene, where daredevils can find legendary trails to conquer.

Less than an hour from Vancouver, Squamish is the perfect blend of rugged landscapes, stunning vistas and West Coast culture. After you’re done exploring in the mountains, the town itself offers three award-winning breweries, farm-to-table dining, a vibrant art scene and a rotating schedule of unique and quirky festivals.

As they say, “there’s something about Squamish,” but don’t just take our word for it, get out and explore this outdoor wonderland for yourself. If you need some inspiration or help planning your next trip, check out our route guides below to get started.

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