BC’s Hidden Winter Wonderland

  • Posted on November 24, 2016
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There is a place where the Pacific Ocean meets the mountains, as “The Chief” towers over the lapping waters of Howe Sound, yachts dot the bay at Nexen Beach. The town of Squamish, along the #99 Highway (and less than an hour’s drive from Vancouver) is Winter’s best kept secret, and the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada. The winter holidays can present a challenge for families. Apart from all the festivities of the Christmas season, children long for excitement and entertainment over the holidays. Squamish is an affordable solution, and there are many wonderful adventures, and hidden treasures to discover….

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Squamish: BC’s Outstanding Biking Destination

  • Posted on October 28, 2016
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Sea to Sky is the name of a very special stretch of the Highway #99, and it absolutely deserves the grand title… This route, just a 45 minute ride from both Vancouver, and Whistler includes the town of Squamish, the ultimate biking destination. Squamish is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and Howe Sound (the Pacific Ocean) on the fourth. If you’re looking for a picturesque ride through winding views of waterfalls, mountains, snatches of vast ocean, and BC rain forest, you absolutely can’t beat this route! In fact, if you’ve done Chucanut Drive in Washington, you need to chalk…

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Squamish Accommodations for Road Construction

  • Posted on September 11, 2016
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Running along a steep cliff overlooking the majestic Howe Sound, the Sea to Sky Highway is the section of highway 99 running between horseshoe bay and Pemberton. Following the original upgrades prior to the 2010 winter Olympics, the government of British Columbia again pledged around $5.4 million to additional upgrades to this highway as part of the B.C. on the Move programme. The upgrades, which will take place between Lions Bay and Pemberton, are intended to improve not only road conditions for drivers, but also to improve both safety and mobility for pedestrians and cyclists along one of the busiest…

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Squamish Accommodations for the Film Industry

  • Posted on August 17, 2016
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Since the construction of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway gave birth to a small terminus town in the early twentieth century, Squamish has attracted people for a variety of reasons. The city is incorporated into the homeland of the Squamish people and is close to a number of Squamish nation reservations. It is also home to a large network of trails suitable for hiking, climbing and mountain biking, while the winds on Squamish Spit make this a popular destination for windsurfing and kiteboarding. What you may not know about Squamish, however, is that it is a very popular destination for…

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Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival

  • Posted on July 2, 2016
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This year marks the 59th consecutive year of the Squamish Logger Sports festival. The events will span four days, from July 28th through August 1st. Thursday, July 28th will begin with the Kettle Boil Challenge, held at the Squamish Valley Golf Course at 6:00pm. Teams of two will attempt to boil water in the fastest time. It’s free to watch, $15 to enter. On Friday from 3:30 – 5:30pm, across from MacDonald Realty on Cleveland Avenue, the World Championship Chair Carve will be held. It’s a free event to watch. Chairs will be auctioned off after the contest, with proceeds…

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Squamish Wind Festival is an annual event that brings a wide range of live performances by artists, thrilling watersport activities and incredible art exhibits in a span of three or four summer days each summer. The event takes place in an outdoor setting in the grounds near Howe Sound, the world’s best wind and water sports playground. Some of the highlights of this festival include sailboat races and traditional dance ceremonies by Squamish locals. This year, the festival will again feature free music by many different performers in an incredible outdoor environment. There will also be a high calibre outdoor…

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Don’t Miss The Final Test of Metal Mountain Bike Race

  • Posted on April 24, 2016
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The Squamish Test of Metal mountain bike racing could be described as “a tough 67-kilometers cross-country mountain bike race. But Squamish Test of Metal is much more than a mountain bike race. It is a special and memorable event that participants never forget. The Squamish Test of Metal mountain bike racing was originally known as the Brodie Test of metal and it was held at Robert Creek on the Sunshine coast. This was back in the 1990s and the race was later held in Squamish in 1994 and 1995. However, after the races in Squamish in 1995 the event was…

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Squamish Valley Music Festival Organizers Cancel 2016 Event

  • Posted on March 23, 2016
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Residents of Squamish and BC at large woke up to rather disappointing news on Tuesday March 2nd when the organizers of the annual Squamish Valley Music Festival announced the cancellation of the event. This years’ event was scheduled to take place in the summer from August 5th to 7th and just like all the previous summer festival events; it was hugely anticipated and there was a lot of excitement over it. The Squamish Valley Music Festival which has been an annual event and organized by Brandlive and Live Nation Canada had built an excellent reputation and had grown in stature…

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