The eagle has always been viewed as a majestic, impressive bird. This is in part due to their sheer size and wingspan (an average of 5-7 feet) but also due to their hunting efficiency, strength, fierce look, and their amazing ability to spot prey in waters below (which also inspired the phrase “eagle eye”). The ability to get right up close, and shoot photos of these magnificent birds in their natural habitat, draws throngs of visitors to Squamish each year. The best place in all of Canada for people to witness a large gathering of these magnificent birds is the…
- Posted on September 24, 2015
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10 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss Next Year In early August, music-lovers of all kinds were treated to 4 days of unbelievable live musical acts taking place on 5 different stages at the 6th annual Squamish Music Festival. Festival-goers had an absolute blast this year, enjoying the crowds, the food, and the atmosphere. Those who skipped the festival or weren’t able to make it may want to consider booking early so they don’t miss next year’s lineup. The following 10 reasons may provide some extra incentive to do so: 1. The 2015 Squamish Music Festival was a Record-Breaker This…
Live at Squamish, the Squamish Valley Music Festival, returns Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 in 2013. brand.LIVE will be working with Live Nation Canada to produce the event. The festival will again feature local and international artists on four stages throughout the Hendrickson Fields & Logger Sports Ground.
The 2012/2013 ski season officially opened today. Blackcomb is scheduled to open on the 22nd. Whistler was recently awarded Number One Ski Resort in North America by the readers of SKI Magazine. Whistler’s consistent and reliable snow fall, the size and variety of its natural terrain, combined with the highest quality visitor experience make Whistler Blackcomb one of the best ski resorts in the industry. Snowfall is expected to be excellent again this season. Additional Information Whistler Snow & Weather ForecastWhistler Road Conditions (and of course you can check the top bar of this site for weather)Cheap Whistler Accommodations in…
With the 2010 Winter Olympics nearly upon us, I thought I’d provide a list of some of the pubs, nightclubs and dining spots for anyone traveling through Squamish. Squamish Hotel Pub & Night Club38005 Cleveland Ave.Squamish(604) 892-9119www.chieftainhotel.com Howe Sound BrewPub37801 Cleveland AvenueSquamish, B.C.(604) 892-2603www.howesound.com Cliffside Neighbourhood Pub1893 Maple DriveSquamish604 892-5955cliffsidepub.com The Shady Tree40456 Government RoadGaribaldi Highlands(604) firstname.lastname@example.org If you’re passing through on the way to Whistler, to enjoy the Olympics, we wish you wonderful trip. Remember, August Jack offers economically priced accommodations for your Whistler ski vacations, and we’re located just 40 minutes from the lifts.
Squamish bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels along B.C.’s scenic Highway 99 are gearing up for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Hwy. 99 accommodations promise a budget alternative to the higher cost of Whistler hotels, b&bs and motels. Road construction crews are already taking advantage of Squamish cheap hotel rates. Squamish is positioned on Highway 99, halfway between Vancouver and Whistler, ideally situated for attending Olympic venues in both locations. If you’re skiing in Whistler this winter, consider staying in a Highway 99 hotel, motel or B&B. Squamish offers world class rock climbing, mountain biking, wind surfing and kite boarding….
Perfectly located 40 minutes south of Whistler and 45 minutes north of Vancouver, the oceanfront town of Squamish is the ideal Highway 99 accommodation center for attending Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics venues in both areas. The name Squamish comes from the Coast Salish word ‘Sko-mish’ which translates as ‘Strong Wind’. Squamish is the recreational capital of Canada, offering windsurfing, mountain climbing, mountain biking hiking, scuba diving, kayaking, wind surfing, kite boarding and many other opportunities. Outdoor enthusiasts should visit Shannon Falls, BC’s third largest waterfall.
Take a kid Mountain Biking Day is sponsored by the International Mountain Biking Association. A barbeque is being provided by Test of Metal and there will be prizes. You may pre-register at Brennen Park Arena. Parent participation is mandatory. All participants must wear an approved helmet. As this is a community event, volunteers and local sponsorship make it a reality. To list your Squamish event on this blog please contact us.
- Posted on July 30, 2008
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Many Whistler skiiers and snowboarders have discovered that the best way to ski on a budget in Whistler is to stay in nearby Squamish. If you have your own vehicle you can drive into Whistler each day. It’s about 45 minutes each way. Or take the convenient shuttle. It’s a beautiful drive through one of the most spectacular winter wonderlands on earth. The Tantalus mountains are breathtaking and streams and rivers weave their way through snow-covered forests. It’s pretty much impossible to find Whistler hotel rates starting at only $65.00/night. Availability and selection are better in Squamish and Squamish offers…
One of Squamish’s top attractions is the bald eagle. The bald eagle is found over most of North America. British Columbia is home to about 20,000 bald eagles, with the greatest stronghold on the northwest coast. They flourish here largely due to the salmon. Dead or dying fish are an important food source for the Brackendale eagles that visit the area every year. Nearly 20% of British Columbia’s eagle population wintered in Brackendale in 1994. Eagles can be viewed from the Tenderfoot Creek Fish hatchery in the Cheakamus Valley down to the Squamish Estuary near downtown Squamish. The Brackendale eagles…