Squamish is a town in the Sea to Sky region of British Columbia. Located half-way between Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish calls itself The Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada due to the abundant Rock Climbing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golf, Fishing, Kayaking, Bouldering, White Water Rafting, Horseback Riding, Scuba Diving, and other activities readily available in the area.
The "Royal Hudson" at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park
Eagle Run, Government Rd, near the Easter Seal Camp (Turn west off Highway 99 at Garibaldi Way -- a right turn if coming from Whistler; left turn from Vancouver -- a Petrocan, 7-11, and Husky mark the corner. Turn right on Government Rd at the T-junction 30 m later, and wind down the road about 1km. There is ample parking next to the Easter Seal Camp/Camp Summit area.). Between mid-November and late February, Squamish hosts hundreds of Bald Eagles who winter here and feast on the plentiful salmon coming up the rivers to spawn. The most popular viewing area is Eagle Run on the Squamish River. There are a number of interpretive displays and seats in the viewing area. Eaglewatch volunteers usually staff the viewing area on weekends from Dec to early Feb and may set up telescopes at the interpretive centre. Free. (49.75234,-123.14147)edit
Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Highway 99 & Shannon Falls Park Rd (turn at the lights 2 km south of Squamish). Shannon Falls are the third highest falls in British Columbia at 335 meters. The main trail is a paved ten minute walk from the parking lot to a viewpoint at the bottom of the falls. Another, steeper trail (also about ten minutes), leads to a second viewpoint. There are also other hiking trails in the park and some rock climbing routes.(49.67103,-123.15776)edit
West Coast Railway Heritage Park, 39645 Government Rd, ☎ +1 604 898-9336, . 10AM-5PM. A treasure trove of old train paraphernalia reflecting Western Canada's Heritage. The star attraction is "The Royal Hudson", a steam train currently being restored there, but there are a variety of cars and locomotives to see and tour. The 3 km miniature train ride is good fun for kids of all ages.$10/$12/$15 (students/seniors/adults). (49.728,-123.23515)edit
Squamish Party Bus, Squamish BC, . Roomy 14 passenger charter bus, Sightseeing of Squamish & Whistler, YVR airport service, transfers within Squamish.edit
Alice Lake Provincial Park, (Access road is 11 km north of Squamish on Hwy 99). Four lakes with a number of trails connecting them. There are a couple of beaches on Alice Lake, and hiking and mountain biking trails nearby.(49.77917,-123.12439)edit
Rafting - Squamish has amazing rafting on the Elaho and Squamish Rivers a mere 25 miles north of the town in the Squamish Valley. The rapids are class 3 and 4, including the spectacular "Devils Elbow". Canadian Outback Adventures  is the primary outfitter in this region.
Rock Climbing - Squamish is world renowned among climbers. The towering granite monolith, the Stawamus Chief, serves as the primary draw. There are over 600 established routes in the area, most of them traditional in nature, requiring the placement of gear for protection. There are many sport routes in the area with fixed/bolted protection though the majority of sport climbing in the area is along the Squamish-Whistler corridor. The boulders located at the base of the Stawamus Chief are starting to attract many climbers. This is to be partially attributed to the Climbing DVD 'Rampage' staring Chris Sharma. There are several quality guide books available for the established climbers as well as several commercial guides for hire.
Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, Highway 99 (1 km south of town). The park provides a number of hiking trails that lead to each of the three peaks on the Stawamus Chief. It takes some effort to get to the top but the views of Howe Sound and the Squamish River valley are outstanding. Hiking times range from 3-6 hours, with the hike to the first peak being the shortest.edit
Along Highway 99 you'll find the usual fast food fare with a higher concentration near the city center exit.
Dragon Terrace Chinese Restaurant, 38037 Cleveland Ave, ☎ +1 604 892-3717, . W-M 4PM-10PM. Tasty Chinese meals at affordable prices.$10-15. edit
Howe Sound Brewpub, 37801 Cleveland Ave (at the Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co), ☎ +1 604 892-2603, . Brewpub known for its in-house beers. The menu has a selection of burgers, pizzas and normal pub favourites. Brunch is served on weekends and holidays. There is also a dining room with a different menu and an inn.$6-15 for an appetizer, $11-15 for a main. edit
August Jack Motor Inn, 37947 Cleveland Avenue, ☎ +1 604 892-3504, . Non-descrept on the outside but clean and functional rooms. There is high-speed internet in the lobby and most rooms can access the free wifi. Some rooms have kitchenettes.$65-$75, kitchenette $15 extra. edit
Sea To Sky Hotel, 40330 Tantalus Way, ☎ +1 604 898-4874 (toll free: 1-866-845-8511), . Choose from standard rooms with two queen beds or one-bedroom suites. Rooms include microwave, mini-fridge and complimentary breakfast. Wireless internet is also available.$139-199. edit
Smokebluff Vacation Rental, 1005 Panorama Place (email@example.com), ☎ 1-604-815-0113, . 3 bedrooms house and/or 1 bedroom suite located in the heart of Smokebluff Climbing Park, overlooking Squamish with ocean & mountain views 1-888-812-0113(NA)edit
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