Squamish travel guide

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You're Going to Love Squamish

Squamish is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Squamish to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Squamish

If you’re looking for affordable options, Saha Eatery (38128 2nd Avenue) and The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar (37991 Second Ave) are great picks.

When to visit Squamish

Squamish in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 155
1 night at 3-star hotel
Squamish in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 155
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Squamish in July, when the average temperature is 18 °C, and the highest can go up to 23 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 391 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Squamish, with an average rainfall of 59 mm.

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How to Get to Squamish

Plane

Although Squamish doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Vancouver Airport (YVR), which is located 35 miles from Squamish.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Squamish, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Squamish to Everett takes 3h 09m and costs around C$ 41 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 47 for a 4h 00m trip. The train station in Squamish is called Squamish North Garibaldi, and is located 3 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Squamish is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 29 miles from Squamish. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Squamish, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Squamish takes 80 miles and will cost you around C$ 44. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 195 miles.

Plane

Although Squamish doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Vancouver Airport (YVR), which is located 35 miles from Squamish.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Squamish, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Squamish to Everett takes 3h 09m and costs around C$ 41 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 47 for a 4h 00m trip. The train station in Squamish is called Squamish North Garibaldi, and is located 3 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Squamish is to pick up a car rental from Vancouver, which is about 29 miles from Squamish. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Routes Car & Truck Rentals, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Squamish, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Squamish takes 80 miles and will cost you around C$ 44. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 195 miles.

Airports near Squamish

Airlines serving Squamish

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (920 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,152 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,459 reviews)
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Where to stay in Squamish

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Sea to Sky Hotel & Conference Centre and Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company.

Where to stay in popular areas of Squamish

Most booked hotels in Squamish

Executive Suites Hotel & Resort, Squamish
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 318+
Squamish Adventure Inn
2 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 62+
Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 237+
Crash Hotel Squamish
2 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 134+
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
2 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 186+
Hotel Squamish
3 stars
Good (6.5, Good reviews)
C$ 141+

Renting a car in Squamish

Renting a car in Squamish costs C$ 67 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 8% more expensive than at Vancouver Intl.

Expect to pay C$ 1.94 per litre in Squamish (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 23.19 and C$ 30.92. Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Squamish, while also 60% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Squamish costs C$ 67 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 8% more expensive than at Vancouver Intl.

Expect to pay C$ 1.94 per litre in Squamish (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 23.19 and C$ 30.92. Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Squamish, while also 60% cheaper than other types, on average.