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About Squamish

Squamish is Canadian Coastal's adventure playground. It is conveniently nestled between Vancouver and Whistler at the head of North America's southernmost fjord, Howe Sound

Appropriately named Sea-to-Sky country, this is where mountains rise thousands of feet above the ocean and waterfalls cascade into the tidal waters below. Mt. Garibaldi, Diamond Head, the Stawamus Chief, Black Tusk and Shannon Falls are among the many famous surrounding landmarks uniquely witnessed only from the perspective of the water.

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UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Canadian Coastal Sailing promotes education, awareness and sustainable tourism practices so that we may respect and protect the rich ecological system in which we are privileged to share with nature, residents and guests.

Sailing In Howe Sound

Adventure Capital of Canada

If you crave multi-sport adventures, then consider adding several world-class activities to your trip to Squamish.

The corridor between Vancouver and Whistler is home to some of the best mountain biking, hiking, climbing and kiteboarding in British Columbia. For those that know how to treat themselves, there is a wonderful selection of bistros, sushi bars, cafes and restaurants within minutes of our docks.

Canadian Coastal Departs from the Squamish Harbour Authority

Sailing Tours

Sailings depart from the public docks at the Squamish Harbour Authority, located at 37778 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC.

Whether coming from Whistler or Vancouver, drive to Squamish on highway 99, better known as the Sea-to-Sky highway. When you see the McDonald&s restaurant, turn south onto Cleveland Ave, drive through downtown and, at the end of Cleveland Ave, turn left onto Vancouver St. You will see the docks straight ahead. Park in the gravel lot and we'll meet you on the pier.

Squamish FAQs

The Sea-to-Sky highway (highway 99) is one of the most scenic drives in North America. If you are driving, plan extra time, especially on weekends, due to additional traffic volumes. Although there is currently no public transportation, there are several services providing transportation between Vancouver and Squamish. The Squamish Connector provides scheduled bus service between Vancouver and Squamish, whereas Alpine North Limousine offers an on-demand luxury transportation option.

Travelling between Whistler and Squamish is a a sensory journey between sea and sky. If you are driving, plan extra time, especially on the weekends, due to additional traffic volumes. Both the BC Connector and Skylynx provide scheduled bus service between Whistler and Squamish, whereas Alpine North Limousine offers an on-demand luxury transportation option

Squamish is truly a playground for people wanting to live their best life. As the gateway to Sea to Sky country, we have an abundance of mountain activities such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking, rafting, heli & flight seeing, but the activities commonly missed by most visitors occur on the waters of Howe Sound. The combination of consistent wind and stunning scenery make Squamish one of the premiere locations to sail, windsurf and kite-board.

Squamish is well-known for our bald eagle population, which are especially prominent along the banks of the Mamquam and Squamish Rivers during the fall salmon runs. Keep an eye along the shores of Howe Sound for black bears, seals, sea lions, pacific white-sided dolphins and whales. The fjord of northern Howe Sound often attracts both resident and transient orcas, especially when their prey are attracted by the herring spawns.