As the sixth fastest growing community in Canada, Squamish has something for everyone
Stroll through one of many local art galleries and boutiques, take a nature-rich walk through the estuary, or go eagle watching. Nestled at the top of Howe Sound, where the ocean meets the mountains in Sea to Sky country, Squamish’s population has topped 20,000.
There’s an established community of longtime residents who proudly uphold the memories of a town that’s past is rich in history and lore. Young families, tech professionals, and nature lovers are contributing to census numbers daily. The influx has resulted in a plethora of fantastic supplementary businesses.
Finch Drive is centrally located in Squamish
Just steps away from unprecedented nature and outdoor adventure; and mere minutes (or a 10 min. walk) to downtown shops, cafés and workspaces.
Cleveland Avenue is the anchor to Squamish’s original established commercial district. Downtown is thriving with multiple remote workspaces, upscale and major grocery stores, a new butcher, and commerce. Get your coffee or specialty tea fix at one of the many cafés, craft beverage producers, world class restaurants, or bakeries – in fact, Squamish is becoming renowned for its burgeoning doughnut scene! And the big city has nothing on our chic boutiques, sport stores, vintage and consignment shops.
Squamish is at the epicenter of incomparable outdoor activities and West Coast culture.
It’s where rugged landscapes and stunning vistas come together to create memorable adventures for the young – and young at heart. Access to recreating on both land and sea, or a bit of both if your heart so desires, is unsurpassed whether you are seeking out world-class mountain biking trails, the ocean spray on your face while you kite, or chalky hands from climbing or bouldering some of the most incredible rock on Earth.
The influx of adventure-driven professionals and young families seeking the idyllic live-work-play reality in Squamish is remarkable.
Statistics suggest that up to 60 per cent of the population is under 40. Nothing is more than 10 minutes away by car. The air is clean and the views are stunning.
There are opportunities galore for children in this town! Music lessons, library, world renowned athletic coaches, a selection of public and independent schools (including Montessori, Waldorf, French, and Coast Mountain Academy) and post-secondary institutions, festivals and community celebrations.
Families will delight in the countless parks and playgrounds, and access to the local rec centre Brennan Park with a pool, skating rink, pump track, BMX park and ball fields – all just a short bike ride away. Year-round access to the Sea To Sky Gondola provides limitless backcountry opportunity.