Squamish is located along the Sea to Sky highway about 60 kilometres from Vancouver
, British Columbia
. The popular ski resort of Whistler
is only 45 minutes away. Recreation opportunities seem endless in Squamish.
Mountain climbers come to the area to climb Stawamus Chief, a huge cliff-faced granite massif. In addition the over 300 climbing routes on the Chief,
there are also steep hiking trails that will provide visitors with a fantastic view of Howe Sound and the surrounding Coast Mountains. Climbers will also enjoy conquering Shannon Falls, Murrin Park, The Malamute and the Little Smoke Bluffs. Area accommodations are close to all the local attractions.
If you don’t climb mountains, perhaps you might like to bike them?
Mountain biking is also a popular area activity. There are over 600 trails that are suitable for all abilities surrounding Squamish. River rafting, kite surfing, visiting Shannon Falls, and snowmobiling are other attractions in the area.
The weather in Squamish, BC is wet. In fact, Squamish is one of the wettest places in all of Canada
, with nearly 2400 millimetres of rainfall each year. The wettest time of year is the winter and snow can fall in winter as well, though it will often melt quickly. Average winter temperatures are above freezing and summer temperatures average in the low 20’s (Celsius).
Most visitors to Squamish come for the great outdoors. The area has been named the ‘Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada’
and nature plays a huge role in the area. After an exhilarating day hiking, biking or climbing, put your feet up and relax in your spacious accommodations inside your Squamish vacation rental. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals matches visitors with lodging such as cabin and condo rentals and home vacation rentals. Choosing accommodation is quick and easy.