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Vancouver, Coast & Mountains

Squamish

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A four-season feast for every rider

Squamish is the quintessential mountain bike town boasting hundreds of kilometres of singletrack to satisfy every skill level, from gentle cruises in the estuary to hair raising downhill descents on Diamond Head. When it comes to mountain biking, few places in the world rival Squamish's legendary trails with rock slabs, deep loam, and amazing flow.

The Valleycliffe area offer expansive networks of singletrack trails that take cross-country riders through stream beds, woodlands, and granite features of Squamish’s costal forest. For big bike shuttles, Diamond Head offers paydirt and the gradual slopes and occasional technical sections of Alice Lake’s cross-country trails are perfect for first-timers. While the Squamish Valley’s dyke trails allow for a more leisurely ride along the river's edge to check out the area's spectacular mountain views.

Number of Trails:
293
Highest Elevation:
2,225 m
Trails:
easy
50
intermediate
112
difficult
89
extra difficult
42

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Getting Here & Trail Access

Situated half way between the metropolitan hub of Vancouver, and the world-class ski resort of Whistler, Squamish is easy to get to with lots of transportation options.

No matter which way your coming from—Vancouver or Lillooet—the drive is part of the experience. Just an hour from Vancouver, a drive up the Sea-to-Sky Highway is one of the most scenic in the world.

Drive Times & Distances:

  • Whistler – 60 km (37 mi), 45 minutes
  • Vancouver – 60 km (37 mi), 1 hour
  • Seattle – 295 km (183 mi), 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Kelowna - 500 km (310 mi) , 5 hours

Squamish has it’s own municipal airport and water access for float planes. Flights between Squamish and Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and all over BC may be arranged through the various flight companies directly. Flight times for custom flights are flexible and pricing depends on the destination.

Trails in Squamish can be accessed from five main areas:

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