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Popular amenities for Squamish vacation rentals

Stay near Squamish's top sights

Sea to Sky Highway387 locals recommend
Shannon Falls Provincial Park3 locals recommend
Alice Lake Provincial Park90 locals recommend
Stawamus Chief Park23 locals recommend
Sea to Sky Gondola Summit Lodge7 locals recommend
Howe Sound Brewing95 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Squamish

  • Total rentals

    550 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    210 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    10 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    140 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    280 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    23K reviews

Your guide to Squamish

All About Squamish

Located in British Columbia between Vancouver and Whistler, the coastal town of Squamish sits at the northern point of Howe Sound on the legendary Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99 North). Named after the original inhabitants indigenous to the area, Squamish is surrounded by mountains, and the magnificent scenery regularly attracts TV and film crews. It also draws cyclists and hikers to its many trails, including the Squamish Estuary’s flat stretches, easily accessible from downtown. Take one of the trails high above the pristine waters of nearby Alice Lake, and you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views — and an up close look at the Stawamus Chief granite dome towering over the region, an area with spiritual importance to the Squamish people even today. For gorgeous panoramas without all the legwork, ride one of the local gondolas or visit the Spit at the mouth of the Squamish River to watch kiteboarders and windsurfers gliding across the water.

Within the town of Squamish, you’ll find a vibrant artist community of painters, potters, photographers, and musicians. The lively downtown is a collection of shops, cafes and restaurants, local breweries, and numerous galleries and street murals, including more than 20 pieces of street art that you can take in on the self-guided Mural Walk.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Squamish

Squamish has a humid climate and, as such, it experiences long periods of rainfall and a short, but dry, summer. The city is full of climbers, bikers, and other outdoor lovers from March through October. June to August are the warmest, driest months, allowing you the clearest skies to take in the awe-inspiring views. Consider booking Squamish cabins in late May or early September if you’d like the nice weather with fewer visitors. During wintertime, the area’s slopes and backcountry trails attract many skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers.

Top things to do in Squamish

Stawamus Chief

Stawamus Chief, an enormous cliff-faced granite rock, is very popular with rock climbers, as there are more than 300 climbing routes on the mountain available for those with the experience and correct safety gear. The hiking trails are steep here, but the views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains are spectacular.

Shannon Falls

Part of a provincial park just a mile from Squamish, Shannon Falls is the third highest waterfall in British Columbia at a little under 1,100 feet in height. The scenic falls have been captured by numerous film and television production companies and can be reached by ferry from Squamish via Darrell Bay or Woodfibre or by using the Sea to Sky Gondola. You can view the cascades from below or hike up the Sea to Summit Trail to the top.

Alice Lake Provincial Park

Alice Lake Provincial Park is a popular recreation area home to four freshwater lakes — Alice, Edith, Fawn, and Stump. You’ll also find DeBeck’s Hill, which provides stunning views of the Tantalus Range and Mount Garibaldi. The waterway is a convenient spot for swimmers from its two beaches. Multiple hiking trails crisscross the park for walkers and bikers, and the lakes provide ample opportunities for fishing and canoeing. Home to many mammal and bird species — the Brackendale bald eagle colony is adjacent to Alice Lake — there is also an abundance of marine life, including the black and orange box turtles and the iridescent rainbow trout.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Squamish?

    Squamish has a temperate climate. In summer, temperatures range between 60°F (15.5°C) to 80°F (26.6°C), while in winter, it ranges between 20°F (-6.6°C) to 40°F (4.4°C). Squamish receives substantial rainfall, particularly in winter. Snow activities, such as snowshoeing and skiing, are common in the surrounding mountains during winter.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Squamish?

    Visitors often enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Boat tours on the Howe Sound provide stunning views of the coastline. Cultural enthusiasts can explore the rich mining history at the Britannia Mine Museum or enjoy local arts at the Squamish Adventure Centre.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Squamish?

    The most popular time to visit Squamish is during the summer months, from June to August, when the weather is warmest. During this time, the Squamish Wind Festival for the Arts, a community-driven event celebrating local talent, usually takes place.

  • What are the best places to stay in Squamish?

    Downtown Squamish is a vibrant area with easy access to a variety of restaurants, shops, and parks. Squamish Valley is well-suited for those seeking tranquility and proximity to nature. Another popular area is Britannia Beach, where you can enjoy picturesque views of the Howe Sound.

  • What are the best places to visit in Squamish?

    Explore the natural beauty of Squamish by visiting places like the Stawamus Chief, a large granite monolith with hiking trails, or Shannon Falls, a towering waterfall. The Sea to Sky Gondola is a popular lift that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding areas. For cultural and historical insights, consider a visit to Britannia Mine Museum or West Coast Railway Heritage Park.

  • What are some hiking trails in Squamish?

    Squamish has a variety of hiking trails for all levels of experience. The Four Lakes Trail in Alice Lake Provincial Park is a gentle hike, while the Stawamus Chief offers a more challenging climb. For experienced hikers, the Elfin Lakes Trail in Garibaldi Provincial Park provides an adventurous experience.

  • What are some family activities to do in Squamish?

    Families can enjoy wildlife spotting at the Estuary and Spit, or explore marine life at the Porteau Cove Provincial Park. The Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park provides an exciting climbing experience for all ages. The West Coast Railway Heritage Park is another family-friendly destination where children can learn about railway history.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Squamish?

    For day trips, consider exploring the beauty of Garibaldi Provincial Park, known for its stunning alpine landscape. Adventurous visitors can try rock climbing at the Smoke Bluffs Park or kitesurfing at the Squamish Spit. For a peaceful retreat, Alice Lake Provincial Park, with its four freshwater lakes, is a preferred destination.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Squamish?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 210 vacation rentals in Squamish featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Squamish?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Squamish. Choose from more than 140 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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