Welcome to Squamish, a town located at the north end of Howe Sound on the Sea to Sky Highway that leads from Vancouver to Whistler. Squamish began to develop as a town during the construction of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and has a rich history as a forestry town. The name comes from the indigenous people of the area whose name in their language is Sḵwx̱wú7mesh. Squamish is now undergoing a period of rapid change, developing as a bedroom community for young Vancouver commuter families and those who value access to all the outdoor recreational activities the area offers. These include skiing, hiking, kiteboarding, rock climbing and boating. Squamish is known internationally as an adventure sport destination.
The City at Glance
Average Household Income: $80,956
Top 3 Languages: English, Punjabi, French
Distance to Downtown Vancouver: 64 km
Driving time to Vancouver Airport: 1.5 hours
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Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Alice Lake Provincial Park
Sea to Sky Gondola
Public transportation in Squamish is provided by the Squamish Transit System. Even though Squamish is about an hour away from Vancouver, there are Squamish shuttles that can take you directly to Vancouver or the Vancouver International Airport. There is also bus service to Whistler along the Sea-to-Sky Highway 99.
School District No. 48 operates 4 high schools and 9 elementary schools in the Sea to Sky corridor. There are also several independent private schools in the area.
Click here to see a complete list of Sea to Sky public schools.
Public Elementary Schools:
Mamquam Elementary School
Squamish Elementary School
Valleycliffe Elementary School
Public High Schools:
Howe Sound Secondary School
Don Ross Middle School
Private Elementary Schools:
Squamish Montessori Elementary School
Cedar Valley Waldorf School
Private High Schools:
Coast Mountain Academy
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