Take a break from the lively city of Vancouver, by traveling north on British Columbia Highway 99, also known as the Squamish Highway. Travelers along this vital north-south thoroughfare will find the community of Squamish, as well as the resort town of Whistler. This popular British Columbia town in the Coast Mountains, has become a large urban center not only in the province of British Columbia, but in the entire country of Canada.
This popular town of approximately 9,000 residents receives as many as two million visitors each year. The majority of visitors visit Whistler for outdoor recreation at Whistler-Blackcomb, North America’s largest ski resort. This impressive ski resort features the highest vertical skiable distance, more than two hundred ski runs and the Peak 2 Peak Gondola system, transporting passengers between Blackcomb and Whistler mountains.
Whistler-Blackcomb hosted the bobsled, luge, Nordic, skeleton and alpine events during the 2010 Winter Olympics. While on Whistler Mountain, be sure to capture a picture of the statue of Llanaaq, the mascot of the 2010 Olympics. During the summer, Whistler Mountain Bike Park is home to an average of 100,000 mountain bikers ready to ride more than 47 trails. Year-round visitors enjoy strolling through Whistler’s award-winning pedestrian village. Whether visiting during the winter or the summer, stay close to this magnificent outdoor recreation area.
Attractions & Services
- 4 kilometers from West Coast Railway Park, is a railway heritage park.
- 6 kilometers from Shannon Falls Provincial, a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. From here you can gaze up the smooth sides of the granite walls over which the falls foam and tumble.
- 7 kilometers from Stawamus Chief Mountain, is a strenuous, 4 – 11 km return hike, depending on which of three summit routes you choose.
- 9 kilometers from Rocky Mountain Cycle Tour
- 13 kilometers from BC Museum of Mining, located in Britannia Beach. Experience the underground in a real mining tunnel See inside the Mill – a National Historic Site.
- 15 kilometers from Brackendale Eagles, the eagles start arriving in mid November and stay until mid February, with the largest concentration in late December to January.
- 15 kilometers from Sea to Sky Stables, north to Brackendale
- 20 kilometers from Garabaldi Provincial Park, known Canada-wide for its wildlife, squirrels, chipmunks, and birds, eagles, jays. Garibaldi has 90km/56mi of established hiking trails.
- 50 kilometers from Whistler Olympic Park, the park has 55km/34mi of groomed trails to explore, ranging from beginner- to expert-level terrain, and 5km/3mi of that total is lighted at night.
- 1 kilometer from Wal-mart
- 3 kilometers from Squamish Town Centre, more than 50 shops and services and is home to several specialty boutiques and shops offering the perfect location to buy unique giftware, sporting goods, art, home furnishings, clothing, appliances and more.
- 50 kilometers from Whistler Centre, over 200 stores available to shop til you drop. It’s worth the trip just for the shopping. The Village of Whistler is a shoppers paradise, pedestrian friendly walkways and plazas lead you through shops, boutiques, art galleries and theatres.
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 57 kilometers from Whistler
- 67 kilometers from Vancouver
- 2 kilometers from Scotiabank
- 2 kilometers from Bank of Montreal
- 2 kilometers from Royal Bank
- 4 kilometers from Squamish Terminals Ltd, shipping docks
- 5 kilometers from Squamish Harbour Authority
- 2 kilometers from Capilano University, located in the beautiful thriving community of Squamish, known as the ‘Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada’. The campus offers a variety of preparatory and arts and sciences courses.
- 6 kilometers from Quest University Canada, Quest is Canada’s first independent, secular, not-for-profit University of the liberal arts and sciences.
Local Area Recreation
- 5 kilometers from Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club, Squamish Valley is located in the heart of one of the world’s most scenic drives and premier golf destinations – Sea to Sky Country
- 15 kilometers from hiking, there are seemingly endless hikes to choose from in the Squamish area. From ocean walks and river walks to hikes in the forest or up the mountainside, there is something for everyone.
- 15 kilometers from cross country skiing, Squamish is a bona fide Nordic skiing destination, with 230 centimeters / 90 inches of precipitation falling on average in the surrounding Coast Mountains.
- 20 kilometers from back country skiing, another exciting option in the Diamond Head area of Garibaldi Provincial Park.
- 50 kilometers from skiing, Whistler Olympic Park
- Timberwolf, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Across the street from Tim Hortons, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- 3 kilometers from White Spot, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- 5 kilometers from Boston Pizza, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 5 kilometers from Sunrise Japanese Restaurant, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner
- 6 kilometers from Shady Tree Neighbourhood Pub, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 6 kilometers from Sushi Sen, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner