The city of Squamish is located midway between Whistler and Vancouver, making it the perfect place for a summer escape. Easy access to mountains, water and scenic trails means there's a bit of everything when it comes to the great outdoors.
Travelers can explore more than 120 miles (200 kilometers) of single-track mountain bike trails, like those that wind through Crumpit Woods and the Valleycluffe area. Technical landscapes that include streambeds, woodlands and downhill slopes offer intermediate and advanced riders the ultimate adventure.
Those who prefer to explore on two feet will find plenty of hiking trails in this scenic destination. Spectacular views, diverse wildlife and easy access to ocean shores are just parts of what makes Squamish so unique. The backside of Stawamus Chief is one of the area’s most popular hikes thanks to its truly impressive views. and visitors looking for a more challenging ascent can still find their way to the top by rock-climbing on the front of this massive mountain.
Land isn’t the only place to find adventure while on a visit to Squamish. Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing and kite surfing all provide travelers with another way to explore the city’s wild side. In addition, whitewater rafting, fishing and sailing round out a long list of water sports on offer in this scenic town.