Surrounded by spectacular Coast Mountains scenery and billed as the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada,” Squamish is one of the most popular places to rent a cabin or ski chalet in British Columbia, with vacation rentals tucked among the region’s parks, rivers, and lakes.
Squamish means “Mother of the wind” in the local Aboriginal language, which is apt considering that the Squamish Pit in Howe Sound is rated as one of the 10 best places in the world to kiteboard and windsurf! Head to Porteau Cove for ocean kayaking, or try whitewater rafting along the Elaho, Mamquam, and Cheakamus Rivers. Go bird watching, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming in any of the eight provincial parks located nearby, including Alice Lake, Brackendale Eagles, and Garibaldi. Golfers can take their pick at a selection of nine courses, and boulderers, climbers, and mountaineers will be well served with Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, which towers over downtown Squamish. Come winter, check out Whistler Olympic Park for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Only an hour’s drive from Vancouver or 45 minutes from Whistler, Squamish vacation rentals are ideally and idyllically located.+ More