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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Squamish has to offer.

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 May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 124
1 night at 3-star hotel
Squamish in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 124
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


Although Squamish doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH), which is located 28 miles from Squamish.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Squamish, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Squamish to Bellingham takes 1h 53m and costs around C$ 19 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seattle, expect to pay about C$ 62 for a 3h 00m trip. The train station in Squamish is called Squamish North Garibaldi, and is located 3 miles from the city centre.


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 Discount Car & Truck Rentals and Hertz, among others, in Vancouver.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Squamish, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Squamish takes 105 miles and will cost you around C$ 44. From Seattle, the ticket costs about C$ 44 for a journey of 190 miles.

Airlines serving Squamish

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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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
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 214+
Squamish Adventure Inn
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 56+
Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 182+
Crash Hotel Squamish
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 119+
Mountain Retreat Hotel
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
C$ 162+
Hotel Squamish
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
C$ 116+
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Renting a car in Squamish

Renting a car in Squamish costs C$ 59 per day, on average, or C$ 178 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Vancouver Intl.

Expect to pay C$ 1.73 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$ 20.71 and C$ 27.61. The most frequently booked car type in Squamish is Compact (Toyota C-HR or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Nissan Versa or similar) are, on average, 44% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.