The amenities of Squamish motels are varied and provide visitors with a selection. In the heart of some of the most unique and beautiful country in British Columbia, a motel in Squamish provides a delightful vacation destination to fit any need. Not only that, but motels in Squamish, located in the pristine Coast Mountains in British Columbia, act as a base to many exciting and exhilarating recreational opportunities. In addition, the leisure pleasures available as well as the profound sense of relaxation infusing one in a beautiful natural setting filled with pleasant surprises, makes this type of accommodation choice a winner.
Our motel in Squamish, The August Jack Motor Inn, invites you to select us as your host. Our friendly, helpful staff and unique features are sure to make your stay a memorable one. We are ready to make your stay as pleasurable as possible, and offer this information on motels and attractions in the Squamish area in order to help you plan your trip and enjoy your stay in our area as fully as possible.
Known as the outdoor recreation capital of Canada, Squamish is less than an hour north of Vancouver and is rated one of the top 10 recreational destinations in Canada. The rugged scenic magnificence and natural wonder of the Sea to Sky highway is the gateway to an experience you will never forget. Chose a Squamish motel to provide you with a convenient and economical base from which to enjoy your vacation. You will find that a variety of world class recreational activities are located in close proximity to your motel in Squamish. Windsurfing, mountain biking, scuba diving, hiking, golf, fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, swimming, snowmobiling, ski touring, and the rare opportunity to view bald eagles provide multiple chances to enjoy your Squamish motel stay.
Squamish is known as one of the premiere mountain biking locations in British Columbia. And windsurfing enthusiasts will be glad to learn that The Squamish Spit, located at the mouth of the Squamish River, is said to be one of the top ten windsurfing locations in the world (“Squamish” means “mother of the wind” in the Coast Salish language). The area’s many small lakes offer novices opportunities and lovely swimming, too. Scuba diving can be enjoyed in at least three locations and equipment is available for rent in the area (check with staff of the Squamish motels for location and details). In our area, hiking trails abound, both easy walks and challenging wilderness experiences. For hiking aficionados, a three hour “Stairmaster” excursion on the Stawamus Chief is a memorable day hike. And at Squamish motels information is available on hikes in Alice Lake Provincial Park, Garibaldi Provincial Park, Lake Lovely Water Provincial Park, in the Squamish River Estuary, around Deeks Lake and Brohm Lake and many more. Your motel staff will be able to provide additional details on Squamish hiking opportunities. Golfers will be delighted with two excellent 18-hole courses. Squamish has long been recognized by fishermen as a world-renowned destination. Motels in Squamish have information and assistance available to help create your ideal fishing experience. Those who have never seen bald eagles soaring over the waters to catch salmon. have an unusual and thrilling treat in store. The Squamish area has the greatest concentration of wintering bald eagles in the world. Only minutes from your motel in Squamish from November until February or even March, you will be able to view literally thousands of eagles. Ask your motel in Squamish to provide names of local companies which offer walking and rafting tours for eagle viewing, or check the Brakendale Eagles Park website for directions.
Squamish also boasts a railway museum, The West Coast Railway Heritage Park, which has on display over 50 pieces of historic equipment, as well as a significant collection of railway artifacts and memorabilia. The largest collection of vintage rolling stock, locomotives, and artifacts in Western Canada, provide railway history buffs with plenty of thrills, and a miniature train provides a ride around the grounds which will delight the entire family. The Railway Heritage Park is open May through October 10-5 daily. Another gratifying meld of history and amusement, a trip to the BC Museum of Mining is recommended. This attraction offers an underground tour of the historic Britannia Mines. They were once the largest copper producer in the British Empire, and now provide a glimpse into the life of the legendary hardrock miner.
You will enjoy tasting local fare at our various fine and casual restaurants. An enthusiastic visitor from Ireland recently crowed, “A Squamish village bistro is the best find I had on my travels around BC. Food was EXCEPTIONAL and the service was OUTSTANDING! I didn’t think such a fab wee place existed.” Thanks for the tip! And don’t forget our many other outstanding eating spots as well. Again, check with the friendly staff at your motel in Squamish for recommendations to suit your taste and budget.