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  • FLAT IRON BUILDING
    FLAT IRON BUILDING
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    Alice Lake swimming area
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Squamish Things to Do

  • FLAT IRON BUILDING, GASTOWN

    Visit the Flat Iron Building in Gastown, which looks more like a slice of cheese or cake than a flat iron!

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  • ROYAL HUDSON STEAM TRAIN

    Visit the West Coast Heritage Park and you will find this wonderful old train that used to roll up and down the track from Vancouver to Squamish every day, puffing out smoke while it passed by the beautiful landscape. I first road this train on my first visit to Vancouver in 1983 and it was first on t my list of things to do for my next trip, only...

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  • LIBRARY - FOR A READ

    Public Library Hours of OperationMonday: 1:00PM to 8:00PMTuesday: 1:00PM to 8:00 PMWednesday: 1:00PM to 8:00PMThursday: 1:00PM to 8:00PMFriday: 10:00AM to 4:00PMSaturday: 10:00AM to 4:00PMSunday: 10:00AM to 4:00PMHolidays: ClosedContact:Address37907 2nd AvenueP.O.Box 1039Squamish, British ColumbiaV0N 3G0Phone: (604) 892-3110Fax: (604) 892-9376For...

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  • REC CENTRE FOR ICE, SWIM, AND FOOTBALL!

    Brennan Park Recreation Centre provides programs that reflect your lifestyle and help you achieve your personal health goals.Excellent community resource with plenty for all ages adn interestsoffer a variety of programs:Specialized preschool programs Sports and outdoor adventure camps Performing and visual arts programs Birthday parties (Ultimate...

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  • A Walk in the Park

    Four Lakes Trail is an easy hike arond four lakes (obviously) in Garibaldi Park, near Squamish, BC. It took the 14 of us about 2 1/2 hours, but we stopped a few times to view the sights.

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  • Swim and hike at Alice Lake

    Alice Lake is a popular BC Provincial park located on the Sea to Sky highway just north of Squamish. We spend two days here and found that there was plenty of things to do. Alice Lake has two swimming and picnic areas, busy with families. There are also several hiking trails in the park. The four lakes loop is pleasant, and very close to the...

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  • Shannon Falls

    Shannon Falls is often sited as one of the tallest waterfalls in Canada. At 335 m (1,105 feet) it is one extremely large waterfall and to add to its draw, the waterfall is accessible by a very short paved pathway. The renovation of the park in recent years has cost $325,000 and has greatly improved accessibility of the park and added a second...

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  • Shannon Falls

    A beautiful stop along the Squamish region. Give it an hour or so so you can walk up along the river, till you reach the view point of these huge falls.

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  • Squamish Tourist Information Center

    Modelled after Calgary's saddledome, the tourist information center is a great place to stop and grab a coffee while you're planning what to do in Squamish. The staff really knew their way around the city and there were countless flyers, brochures and maps of squamish and the surrounding area.

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  • Eagle sanctuary

    This is one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles anywhere in BC. From across the river, you can watch the eagles as they are perched in the treetops. Also at specified times of the day, ( i'm told 7-8 am and 3-4 pm) if you're lucky, you'll be able to spot the eagles swooping down to catch fish and eat them on the rocks

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  • impossible tree

    you can find this tree in the picnic area of the shannon falls provincial park. Its growing out of a dead trees stump at a right angle then makes a a second right angle straight up. A really interesting tree

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  • Shannon Falls

    Shannon falls is located only 2 km south of squamish directly off of the sea to sky highway. the falls are the thrid highest in BC clocking in at an impressive 335 meters high. There is a nice viewing platform just at the base of the falls but if you'd care for a more interesting look there is a staircase that climbs the falls. it a great workout...

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  • The chief!

    Squamish sits at the base of a very forbidding looking giant known as the Stawamus Chief. a sheer granite cliff that climbs 700 meters almost straight up, it is possible to climb the chief only you need to go the long way around the back. depending on your ambition, physical condition or available time, there are three different hikes of varying...

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  • THE WIFI HOTSPOT

    The 'Hot Spot', the Satellite Labs and SSCN are non-profit programs of the Sea to Sky Freenet, a federally registered charity. An excellent place to use the net with excellent programmes for locals and travellers,the place to go for volunteering opportunities.One of four seperate locations around the areaDonations are gratefully accepted and tax...

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  • MOUNTAIN BIKNIG

    Squamish has over 100 trails where the terrain ranges from easy riding for the whole family to intense white knuckle single track. A dedicated army of trail builders and mountain bike enthusiasts constantly maintain these routes for the enjoyment of all.Mountain Bike Magazine has rated Squamish as one of the top 25 wildest and exotic places to ride...

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Squamish Restaurants

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    by lazyman_1 Written Apr 2, 2006

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    There are actually 3 separate sections to this restaurant. there is a sports bar, a finer restaurant and a micro brewery. the great thing about Howe sound brewery is they will let you sample any of the beers they have on tap (usually 4 or 5) the samplesizes are generous, about 1/3 of a pint meaning that you can pretty much sit and drink close to two pints of some really fine beer without spending a nickel!

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Squamish Transportation

  • Getting around squamish and brackendale...

    Fare Information1 August 2003 Cash Fare Adult $1.75 Senior* $1.50 Student to Gr. 12** $1.25 Child under 5 years no charge Book of 20 Tickets Adult $29.00 Senior* $24.00 Student** $24.00 DayPass Adult $3.25 Senior* $2.75 Student** $2.75 Monthly Pass Adult $39.00 Senior* $30.00 Student** $30.00 Special Monthly Student Pass Students only*** $20.00...

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  • The Sea to Sky Highway

    The Sea to Sky Highway (Hwy 99) is considered one of the most scenic drives in British Columbia. While the drive is short, it does connect the city of Vancouver to the town of Squamish. Many people use this highway when driving north to the swanky ski resort of Whistler. This highway is appropriately named, as the mountains tower above on one side...

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Squamish Shopping

  • Sex toys in Squamish

    We were recently on vacation on the west coast, and stumbled upon this little gem Trinity Romance Shop. Unlike some adult shops I've seen this one was very upscale, and geared more towards women. They had everything from toys, to lubes, to lingerie, and a great book section. My husband and I picked up a couple of things, and found while chatting to...

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  • Computer Recycling

    This Program is in development, funding is being sought for storage space, staffing and recycling the parts that cannot be utilized. We take old computers that are no longer in use and resell them as systems and parts to community members at low cost.Recycling:If you have older computers that are no longer being used, we can give them new life. We...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Squamish Warnings and Dangers

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    by Carmanah Written Sep 1, 2002

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    If you're not wearing the proper footwear while hiking around the Chief in Squamish, you might want to think twice about hiking. I found that my old combat boots were worn a little too thin. I felt my feet slipping around whenever I was walking along the stairs and the dusty trails - especially when it got steep. There's nothing worse than the feeling of losing your footing while on a steep path. Keep this in mind before you leave, or you might have to do what I unfortunately had to do - and turn back!

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Squamish Off The Beaten Path

  • CAP COLLEGE

    The Squamish campus of Capilano College initially opened in 1973 to serve the Howe Sound communities of Squamish, Whistler, Mount Currie and Pemberton.In addition, local community members and people can use the local IT resource there for study and work.Located in the beautiful thriving community of Squamish, known as the Outdoor Recreation Capital...

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  • Britannia Beach

    No, it's not really a beach in the traditional sense of the term. Don't expect to go sunbathing here! Britannia Beach is a tiny unincorporated community located along the Sea to Sky highway (Hwy 99) between Vancouver and Squamish. Initially founded as a copper mining encampment in the early 1900's, Britannia Beach now holds a permanent resident...

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  • YOUTH CENTRE IN SQUAMISH

    Welcome to the Squamish Youth Site! This site is designed to provide youth with a means to find resources in order to meet their needs. Even though this site is primarily for youth, people of all ages are welcome to use the resources provided!Two youth working at the Squamish Public Library as part of the Youth@BC program, which is funded by the...

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Squamish Sports & Outdoors

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    by Carmanah Written Sep 1, 2002

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    One of the most famous short hikes in south-western BC. The hike takes you along the back of the Stawamus Chief (aka "the Chief") where you climb to the very top. The view from the top is supposed to be amazing... just don't fall off the cliff as there is a sheer drop-off when you get to the top!

    Also, read the sign before you start the trail. It clearly states, "This is not just a walk in the park" and continues on to say that many hikers have had to be rescued from this trail in the past. It's a little disconcerning at first, but the trail is popular and rarely will you ever be alone for more than 10 minutes.

    Equipment: Bring an excellent pair of hiking boots, and enough water to last you for the entire hike. While I only did part of the hike, they say it takes about 3 hours.

    Part of the trail as you hike up the Chief

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Squamish Favorites

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    by Carmanah Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The most famous hike in Squamish is the Stawamus Chief Trail. The trail takes you along the back of the chief up to the top of the granite rock where you can look down the face of the cliff. The view from above is supposed to be spectacular, as you could see all the surrounding mountains, glaciers, forests and Howe Sound.

    Hiking across a bridge on the Stawamus Chief trail
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