Squamish

Squamish is a community in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located at the north end of Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky Highway. Upon entering the town of Squamish, one is greeted by a sign declaring it the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada.

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Enjoy the natural activities it has to offer. In the warmer months the town’s population swells with climbers, mountain bikers and boaters. Within minutes of the downtown area one can find a multitude of bike trails, windsurfing and kiteboarding, whitewater rivers of all classes, hiking, camping, and of course the granite monolith of the Stawamus Chief. Although quieter in the winter, plenty of backcountry access makes it a great stop for ski-touring and snowshoeing.

Other tourist attractions in Squamish include Shannon Falls waterfall; river-rafting on the Elaho and Squamish rivers. Squamish is also a popular destination among Greater Vancouver hikers, mountaineers and backcountry skiers, who visit the large provincial parks in the surrounding Coast Mountains.

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