Squamish travel guide

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You're Going to Love Squamish

Squamish is a must-see destination in British Columbia, Canada.

When to visit Squamish

Squamish in October
Estimated hotel price
$191
1 night at 3-star hotel
Squamish in October
Estimated hotel price
$191
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Squamish in July, when the average temperature is 18 °C, and the highest can go up to 23 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 391 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Squamish, with an average rainfall of 59 mm.

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How to Get to Squamish

Plane

Although Squamish doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH), which is located 46 km from Squamish.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Squamish, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Squamish to Seattle takes 4h 00m and costs around $51 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Vancouver, expect to pay about $82 for a 7h 32m trip. The train station in Squamish is called Squamish North Garibaldi, and is located 5 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Squamish is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 46 km from Squamish. You’ll find branches of Avis and Thrifty, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Squamish, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Squamish takes 145 km and will cost you around $26. From Seattle, the ticket costs about $53 for a journey of 314 km.

Plane

Although Squamish doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Vancouver Coal Harbour (CXH), which is located 46 km from Squamish.

Train

Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Squamish, followed by VIA Rail Canada. The train journey from Squamish to Seattle takes 4h 00m and costs around $51 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Vancouver, expect to pay about $82 for a 7h 32m trip. The train station in Squamish is called Squamish North Garibaldi, and is located 5 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Squamish is to pick up a car hire from Vancouver, which is about 46 km from Squamish. You’ll find branches of Avis and Thrifty, among others, in Vancouver.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Squamish, including Quick Shuttle, Amtrak and BC Ferries Connector. From Bellingham, the bus ride to Squamish takes 145 km and will cost you around $26. From Seattle, the ticket costs about $53 for a journey of 314 km.

Airlines serving Squamish

Lufthansa
Good (4,427 reviews)
KLM
Good (806 reviews)
SWISS
Good (910 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,190 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,599 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,237 reviews)
Air France
Good (961 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,519 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (474 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,828 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,099 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,458 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,336 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
Finnair
Good (896 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,098 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (869 reviews)
LOT
Good (671 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,180 reviews)
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Where to stay in Squamish

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Sea to Sky Hotel & Conference Centre and Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company.

Where to stay in popular areas of Squamish

Hiring a car in Squamish

Expect to pay $2.09 per litre in Squamish (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $25.02 and $33.35. Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Squamish, while also 61% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $2.09 per litre in Squamish (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $25.02 and $33.35. Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Squamish, while also 61% cheaper than other types, on average.