Squamish Travel Guide
Welcome to Squamish!
Conveniently located only 45 minutes south of Whistler and 45 minutes north of Vancouver, the seaside community of Squamish is a diamond amongst many other jewels. The community of Squamish consists of the suddivisions of Squamish, Garibaldi Higlands, Brackendale and Valley Cliff. The name Squamish is adapted from the Coast Salish word 'Sko-mish' which translates to 'Strong Wind' or 'Birthplace of the Winds', affirmation of the constant gales that are present here. The eruption of Mount Garibaldi thousands of years ago left remnants of granite throughout the city and adds drama to its already dynamic landscape-complete with mountains, water and lush forests. Above all else, Squamish is a recreational hot-spot conducive to windsurfing, mountain climbing, hiking, scuba diving and kayaking, to name a few. Those who love the great outdoors should check out Shannon Falls Provincial Park, home to BC's third largest waterfall, as well as a number of hiking trails.
This is a notable collection of railway heritage cars, locomotives and various equipment and memorabilia.
Hotels & Motels
Featuring a completely smoke-free atmosphere and 95 beautifully-appointed guest rooms, the Sandman Hotel & Suites of Squamish is a great place to stay while visiting the area.
Soar above towering snow capped peaks, ancient glaciers, cascading ice falls and turquoise alpine lakes! Flight seeing in British Columbia is the mountain flying experience of a lifetime.