Fantastic Array of Outdoor Adventures and Adventure Services
Mount Garibaldi & The Stawamus Chief
12 Lakes and Recreation Centre for water enjoyment
Brackendale's Eagle Viewing
Walking, Rafting and Skiing Tours
Climbing sites: The Little Smoke Bluffs, Murrin Provincial Park, Comic Rocks and Cheakamus Canyon
Pacific Salmon Fishing and Lake Fresh Water Trout Fishing
The first human inhabitants arriving after the ice age would have appeared here over 5,000 years ago. The Sko-mish, or “Squamish” First Nations tribes were supported by the rich forested living and dense abundance of land and water fresh food sources.
During the voyage of Captain George Vancouver, in the 1700’s, the crew would discover many of British Columbia’s shorelines (islands and the mainland). In June of 1792, they would arrive at Darrell Bay, in Howe Sound, just south of Squamish.
By 1889, farming families and gold rush adventures had become familiar with the area in passage or to settle. As families settled they grew dairy farms in nearby Brakendale. Forestry took over soon after and became the areas base economy. After the railway in 1956 and Sea-to-Sky Highway were complete Squamish was no longer solely dependant on transportation of goods or products by sea.
Summer average between 20 - 28 degrees Celsius
Winter average between 0 - 10 degrees Celsius
Wet West Coastal Rainforest rainfall occurs periodically during the Fall and Spring keeping the area lush green. Winter may have periods of snowfall at sea level, however the majority of snowfall keeps to the higher elevations, which can be seen on the nearby mountain peaks.
Map of Squamish
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