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The 2017 Official Squamish Adventure Guide is a publication of Tourism Squamish. To obtain extra copies of this guide, please contact: Tourism Squamish 38551 Loggers Lane Squamish, BC V8B 0H2 604.815.5084 1.877.815.5084 (Canada/United States) info@tourismsquamish.com exploresquamish.com

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explore Squamish | 2017

contents

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check out!

8 #exploresquamish 10 bucket lists 12 top spots

Fergie’s Café

42 festivals & events

hardwired for adventure

Squamish

14 hike

16 mountain biking 20 climb

44 wildlife

46 museums & history 48 parks & camping 50 golf

52 winter

22 wind

24 water

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Squamish Beer Festival

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references 34 maps

58 hotels

64 business listings

features

40 where to eat 56 shopping

58 arts & culture 70 deals

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welcome This authentic West Coast mountain town has people talking. It’s not just the spectacular setting that’s captured the world’s attention, it’s also the ease of access to the great outdoors for everything from wind and water sports to hiking and biking. Unquestionably, the geography here will amaze you. The Pacific Ocean narrows into Howe Sound, where the spectacular Coastal Mountains surround the Stawamus Chief, a granite monolith unlike any other. From the ocean to the snowy mountain peaks; from the rocky cliffs and waterfalls to the forests, lakes, rivers and estuary, Squamish is truly extraordinary. The area’s unique mix of mountains and water has created a world-class playground for adventurers of all levels. Within minutes of town, you can ride unbeatable mountain bike trails, hike in coastal rainforests, climb one of the world’s largest granite monoliths, kiteboard, windsurf, kayak, raft, paddleboard and, depending on the season, snowshoe and ski tour into the pristine backcountry. If you’re seeking a quieter adventure, Squamish has that too, in fresh air, scenic viewpoints, and a wealth of wildlife. With an award-winning brewery and distillery, farm to table dining experiences, a vibrant arts scene, a rich First Nations culture, and a variety of festivals and events for all ages, your itinerary will be full any time of year. Less than an hour from either Vancouver or Whistler, Squamish is a unique fusion of rugged landscapes, stunning vistas and West Coast culture. Discover what the buzz is about. Start planning your Squamish adventure today! exploresquamish.com

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There’s something about Squamish!


99 Whistler BRITISH COLUMBIA

SQUAMISH Vancouver

3 Richmond

Abbotsford Bellingham 100 km 50 mi

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Everett WASHINGTON, USA Seattle

Bellevue

Visitor Info Centre Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC 604.815.4994 (local) 1.877.815.5084 (Toll Free Canada/US) info@tourismsquamish.coms exploresquamish.com Squamish is located half-way between Vancouver and Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway.

Distance From Seattle 293km/182mi – 3 hours 20 minutes Bellingham 148km/92 mi – 2 hours Vancouver International Airport 78km/48 mi – 1 hour 15 minutes Downtown Vancouver 68km/42mi – 1 hour Whistler 59km/36mi - 40 minutes

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#exploresquamish Show us your Squamish adventures! Whether it’s exploring the vast trail system by bike, catching air at The Spit or just chilling out on a sunny beach – we want to see all the reasons why YOU think Squamish is a great place to be. Tag your photos with #exploresquamish on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to join in the conversation. Check out our most insta-famous spots in Squamish!

Shannon Falls Provincial Park

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Eagle viewing

Swimming at Alice Lake Provincial Park

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Stawamus Chief

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Kiteboarding at Newport (Nexen) Beach

Newport (Nexen) Beach

Sea to Sky Gondola

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Brohm Lake

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This Beautiful Day sign + the Stawamus Chief

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Canadian Outback Rafting

ultimate Squamish

BUCKET LIST

Sea to Sky Air

BUCKLE-UP bucket list

Whether you want to buckle up or wind down, the Squamish area is

Sky Pilot suspension bridge at Sea to Sky Gondola

chock full of unique experiences

Challenge your intestinal

all year round.

fortitude with a walk suspended thousands of feet above Squamish. You’ll be treated to 360 degree views of snow-capped peaks above Pat Mulrooney Photography

and the Howe Sound below. Approximately 100 metres long, the bridge is suitable for all ages and abilities. available: year round

Devil’s Elbow rapids on the Elaho River The Elaho Valley is an unspoiled wilderness intersected by two mighty rivers. More than 18km of nearly continuous whitewater takes you on an exhilarating ride among old growth forests, hanging glaciers and cascading waterfalls. Paul Bride - Sea to Sky Gondola

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available: spring through fall operators: Canadian Outback Rafting, Squamish Valley Golf Course

Squamish Rafting, Wedge Rafting

Fly a plane Take the controls on an Introductory Flight Experience Tour and get a

WIND DOWN bucket list

layout. Expect spectacular views from every tee – and especially the patio! available: spring through fall

birds-eye-view of the area’s jagged

Watch them soar

mountain ranges, glaciers and fjords

Squamish is a birder’s paradise,

Fly fish

from a perspective usually reserved

and renowned as one of the world’s

Experience the serenity of casting a fly

for only the most intrepid explorers.

best places to observe the annual

on one of Squamish’ many rivers or lakes.

Suitable for all ages (if you can see

migration of wintering bald eagles,

available: year round

over the cockpit dashboard)

who follow the salmon run between

operators: Valley Fishing Guides

available: year-round

November and February. Hundreds

operator: Sea to Sky Air

of other bird species make their

Sip a cocktail

home in the estuary and along the

At the end of your day, share stories of

Summit the Via Ferrata

Squamish River. Be sure to check out

adventure over cocktails handcrafted

Italian for “Iron Way” Via Ferrata is a

the colourful soaring kiteboarders

with spirits made in small batches

fully guided vertical adventure assisted

and wind surfers at mouth of the

from BC grown grains and fruit.

by metal rungs and specialized cables.

Squamish River while you are there.

available: year round

Starting from the Summit Lodge atop

available: year-round, seasonal

operator: Gillespie’s Fine Spirits

a catwalk, cross bridges, and ascend

Shannon Falls

Bonus: jump in a lake

granite slabs. Suitable for children and

Feel the raw power of water

Whatever adventure yo u choose, be

families alike.

tumbling 335 metres from Mount

sure to jump in one of the many lakes or

available: year round

Habrich and Sky Pilot above. A short

rivers surrounding Squamish to cool off.

operator: Mountain Skills Academy

path leads from the parking lot to

the Sea to Sky Gondola, you’ll traverse

the bottom of the falls, where you’ll

Callaghan Valley – Ski Callaghan

experience refreshing mists from

Immerse yourself in the glory and

the water crashing onto the rocks

gold of recent Olympic history. In

around you.

summer, test your marksmanship and

available: year round

skill with a traditional biathlon rifle, explore trails on a fat bike, or take an

Play a round

interpretive walking tour. Winter offers

The Squamish Valley Golf Club plays

cross country skiing, base boarding,

through classic parkland along the

fat biking, tobogganing, ski jumping

Mamquam River with massive stumps

and biathlon.

from the original first growth timber

available: year round

incorporated into the challenging Valley Fishing Guides

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top picnic spots

where to brown bag it in Squamish

MJ Blanchet & Canadian Outback Rafting

top sunset spots

1 Newport (Nexen) Beach

lots of picnic tables and one

at Squamish Oceanfront

of the best swimming lakes in

Lay your blanket on a sandy

Squamish.

where to catch a breathtaking sunset in Squamish

beach a stone’s throw

4 Stawamus Chief

1 Sea to Sky Gondola

watching the sky transition

the afternoon splashing in

Provincial Park

End the day on the deck of the

from sun to stars is not to be

the water, watching seals

missed.

from downtown. Spend

Spend your brown bag session

Summit Lodge watching the

or snapping pics of the

watching some of the world’s

sun dip below the Howe Sound

kiteboarders catching waves.

best climbers tackle the

and the Coast Mountains. One

4 Summit of “The Chief”

massive walls of the Stawamus

of the best views in BC.

Bring a headlamp! Watching

2 Lunch on Howe Sound

Chief. In season, catch the

What better way to spend

Peregrine Falcons roaming

2 Murrin Provincial Park

Stawamus Chief is something

a sunny day than on a boat

the skies around the granite

The trail around Murrin Park

truly magical.

in Howe Sound? Squamish

monolith.

has some lookouts over Howe

Harbour Marine Adventures

the sunset from the top of the

Sound that are breathtaking for

5 Scenic Twilight Float

watching a sunset.

Enjoy the sunset on the

offers powerboat rentals and

5 Shannon Falls

tours so you can gather the

Provincial Park

family and head out onto the

What better place to have

3 Porteau Cove

inflatable raft. Take in the

water for a sunny day picnic.

an outdoor meal than in the

Provincial Park

views of the Stawamus Chief,

Squamish River from an

vicinity of BC’s third highest

The sunsets over Howe Sound,

Shannon Falls and Howe Sound

3 Alice Lake Provincial Park

waterfall? Surrounded by old

seen right from the beach, are

as you float down the river

Choose a spot right beside

growth forest, the picnic area is

a sight to behold. Spending

at twilight with Canadian

the lake with two beaches, a

well equipped and perfect for a

an evening at Porteau Cove

Outback Adventures.

playground for the little ones,

family lunch.

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top rainy day walks

where to splash in puddles in Squamish

1 Alice Lake Provincial Park

3 Mamquam River Salmon

5 Porteau Cove

The Four Lakes Trail offers a

Spawning Trails

Provincial Park

great, mellow hike around four

On a rainy day, especially

If it’s stormy, the shores of Howe

distinct lakes and a forest that

during the annual salmon

Sound at Porteau Cove will

comes alive in the rain.

runs, these easy trails are like

put on a show as the rains roll

walking through a nature

through the Sound and the Coast

preserve.

Mountains.

2 Newport (Nexen) Beach at Squamish Oceanfront Walking along the shores of

4 Panorama Trail, Sea to

Howe Sound in the rain is

Sky Gondola

something majestic. Watch

Enjoy a majestic ride through

seals, herons and otters fish for

the mist up to the summit of

their midday meal.

the Sea to Sky Gondola. From there, take a walk down one of the most picturesque trails in Squamish.

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Four Lakes Trail Distance: 6km - 8km, 1.5 to 2 hours Difficulty: Look for: Views of Mt Garibaldi and the four beautiful lakes the trail visits as it meanders through

hike

the mossy rainforest of Alice Lake Provincial Park. Directions: Exit Highway 99 at Alice Lake Provincial Park, just north of Squamish. At the main park sign veer left; park just past

Some of the best places you

the ranger station.

can only get to by foot, so lace up and explore one of Squamish’s many hiking

Local Favourites

trails. Whether you have time

Squamish Oceanfront Trail

for a quick hike around the

Distance: 2km, 30 minutes

lake, a stroll on the beach, a

Difficulty:

full day hike or a multi-day

Look for: Sea shells on the

backpacking trip, Squamish

beach, otters and seals in the

has plenty of trails to choose

water, Shannon Falls, “The

from. With spectacular scenery

Chief” in the distance and

through some of the most

kiteboarders catching waves

rugged and breathtaking

on Howe Sound.

mountains in BC, Squamish

Directions: At the end of

will be sure to satisfy your

Cleveland Ave., turn left on

need for a walk in the woods.

Vancouver St., then right on Galbraith until the signed trailhead.

Smoke Bluffs Trail D’Arcy McLeish - Shannon Falls

Distance: 2.3km 45min to 1.5 hours Difficulty: Look for: Climbers hanging off the cliffs, views of the Stawamus Chief, Howe Sound and downtown Squamish. This is a great little hike through some of the most popular climbing areas in Squamish. Directions: Exit Highway 99 at Cleveland Avenue and turn east. 500m down Logger’s Lane on the right is the entrance to Smoke Bluffs Park and the parking area. Trailhead is located at the far end of the parking area.

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Stawamus Chief, First Peak Distance: 7km, 2 to 3 hours

Elfin Lakes – Garibaldi Provincial Park

Difficulty:

Distance: 22km, 6 hours

Look for: Waterfalls, eagles, the

Difficulty:

massive trees of the coastal forest

Look for: Breathtaking views of

and the tipping rock ¾ of the way

Mt Garibladi, Atwell Peak and the

up. Enjoy the breathtaking views of

glaciers of Garibaldi Park. This trail

Howe Sound, Mt Garibaldi and the

climbs an alpine ridge and ends

Squamish Valley.

at two of the most beautiful lakes

Directions: Just South of Squamish

in Southern BC. Be sure to jump in

(between the Sea to Sky Gondola

when you get there.

and downtown) is the Stawamus

Directions: Turn onto Mamquam

Chief Provincial Park turn-off and

Road from Highway 99 and follow

parking area. Walk through the

it until it turns to gravel. Continue

campground to the trailhead.

on the gravel road, past Quest University and onto the gravel Ring

Sea to Summit Trail

Creek Road, then onto Garibaldi Park

Distance: 8.9km

Road. This will take you all the way

3 to 4 hours (one way)

up to the Garibaldi Provincial Park

Difficulty:

parking area and trailhead.

Look for: Views of Howe Sound, Sky Pilot, the backside of the Stawamus Chief. Take time to stop and take in Upper Shannon Falls. It makes for a great place to take a break. Finish with a cold beverage on the deck of the Summit Lodge at the Sea to Sky Gondola. Directions: The trail starts at the Sea to Sky Gondola Basecamp; walk to the trailhead at the back of the parking lot. The trail has great

Local Tip

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mountain

biking

A few must-do rides: Ray Peters Loop Trail Other worthy trails in this area are Rusty Bucket, Live Wire and Wonderland Park: Parking area at Squamish Valley Road and Highway 99 Trail Area: Brackendale

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Magazine as one of the top 25 wildest, most exotic places to ride in the world, Squamish is one of the most talked-about destinations for mountain bikers in North America. The

Squamish has five distinct trail areas:

descents is always in season,

2 Brackendale

thanks to an accommodating coastal climate. From famous free-ride trails to gnarly wilderness single-track, to cruisy rain forest trails, no

Corners, Cliff’s Corners, Rollercoaster, Lumberjack, Jacks Trail back to Alice Lake Provincial Park Park: Alice Lake Provincial Park

1 Alice Lake and

land of loamy dirt and long

Trail Area: Alice Lake and

Garibaldi Highlands

3 Brohm and Cat Lake

Jacks Trail to 50 Shades of Green, Tracks from Hell, Rob’s

Garibaldi Highlands

Josh McCulloch

4 Diamond Head 5 Valleycliffe

Stl’lhalem Sintl’ Trail, Legacy Climb, Half Nelson, Pseudo-Tsuga Park: In lower parking area off the

matter what your skill level, you

Mamquam Forest Service Road

will not run out of satisfying

just above Quest University

single track in Squamish.

Trail Area: Diamond Head

BC Bike Race Course

This 55km ride covers some of the finest single-track Squamish offers. Pat Mulrooney Photography

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fantastic riding. Too many trails to list. See trailforks.com or the trailforks app for full route details. Park: Brennan Park Recreation Centre Trail Area: Alice Lake, Garibaldi Highlands, Diamond Head, Valleycliffe The Squamish Off Road Cycling Association (SORCA) is dedicated to promoting and preserving the enjoyment of

Local Tip

Before you st art exploring Squamish’s ex tensive trail network, buy a map of th e trails at the Squam ish Adventure Centre or download the Trail Map ps or Trailforks app; all are great resources for biking in the area

mountain biking in Squamish. Purchase a $20 “Trail Supporter

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Pass” as an easy way to give back to the trails you love. 100% of all proceeds go to keeping the trail crew slinging dirt and splitting cedar for your riding

Help Support our local trail network and buy a SORCA Trail Pass – available at the Adventure Centre.

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Loggers Lane and the beautiful Mamquam River with plenty of

family rides Groms and their bike-minded parents will find an abundance

take in the views. This trail is also great for chariots and run bikes!

Newport (Nexen) Beach Loop at the Squamish Oceanfront This short, scenic trail takes riders and walkers alike along the oceanfront at the tip of Howe Sound. You’ll find the trailhead at the entrance to Newport Beach at the southernmost end of Logger’s Lane.

of terrain to suit all sizes

Family Favourites

and skill levels in Squamish.

Corridor Trail

Whether you prefer paved

Connecting neighbourhoods

trails or dirt, flat lines or flowy

from north to south and

– you’ll find options for every

recreation sites such as Brennan

shredder in your family.

Park Recreation Centre, Smoke Bluffs Park and Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, the paved Corridor Trail also serves as a commuter route. Starting in the southernmost neighbourhood of Valleycliffe, and ending in Brackendale, riders will pedal past Blind Channel,

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Logger’s Creek Nature Trail

short ride south of Brennan Park

Flat and flowy, this short, paved

Recreation Centre, where parents

trail leads riders through the

and kids can race side-by-side on

forest and over several bridges

a dual dirt track.

to Brennan Park Recreation Centre. Access from Squamish Adventure Centre.

Pump Track at Alice Lake Provincial Park Young riders and run bikers will

SORCA Mountain Bike Skills Park at Brennan Park

get into the groove on novice

Want to sharpen your mtb

learn new skills. Extend your fun

chops in a fun and safe

on the nearby play structure, or

learning environment? The

relax by the shores of Alice Lake.

features to boost confidence and

dirt features at the skills park include berms, jumps, bridges and teeter-totters that will have you playing all day long. There’s ample space to spread out and have a picnic afterwards.

Squamish BMX track If speed is your style, the

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easy but exposed moves, easy climbing leads to an obvious finger to hand crack. Great beginner lead.

Skywalker (5.8 - 6 pitches)

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climb

Located: Shannon Falls – This is one of the best multi-pitch beginner leads in Squamish. Good protection, bolted anchors, fun situations and beautiful views. Skywalker offers a bit of

Every summer, the massive

Along with the thousands of

everything: face, crack, layback

granite cliffs and seaside crags

climbing options, accessibility is

climbing and even a horizontal

dotted around Squamish draw

what separates Squamish from

traverse.

rock climbers from around the

other climbing destinations.

world. With over 3,500 climbing

Almost all the climbs in

routes, ranging from single

Squamish are between a five-

Octopus Garden in the Shade (5.8 – single pitch)

pitch sport and traditional

minute walk and a ten-minute

Located: Smoke Bluffs - An

climbs to boulder problems to

drive from downtown.

awesome splitter crack and one

long multi-pitch classics and oceanside crags, Squamish is one of the world’s premiere rock climbing destinations. It’s most famous crag is the Stawamus Chief. At over 2,000

of Squamish’s classic climbs. The Visit the Squamish Adventure

bonus here is Octopus’ Garden has

Centre, Valhalla Pure

a myriad of other moderate crack

Outfitters or Escape Route for detailed local guide books, maps and information.

climbs from easy to hard. Great Christie-images.com - Slot Machine - Stawamus Chief

spot to spend a summer day.

feet, this massive granite monolith towers over the town and is the center point for climbing in Squamish.

NOVICE (5.6 - 5.8) Mousetrap (5.7 - single pitch) Located: Smoke Bluffs – Climb a massive detached block on the left side of the crag. After a few

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Located: The Apron, Stawamus

Angels Crest (5.10b - 13 pitches)

Millennium Falcon (5.11b – 14 pitches)

Chief – One of the stauncher routes

Located: Chief/North Walls - this

Located: Western Dihedrals, the

on The Apron and right on the mark

long, adventurous climb meanders

Chief – this route is a big outing,

Located: The Malamute – Perched

for its grade, this climb is a great

up the crest of the North Gully and

so plan on a full day. With a good

over Howe Sound is this rappel access

route to practice your jamming skills,

is one of the most breathtaking

mix of sustained face and crack

climb. A long, moderate crack with

with one of the nicest hand cracks in

climbs in BC. It offers crack and

climbing, it is one of the more

the crux right off the start, it can be

Squamish.

face climbing, stunning views, fun

challenging long routes on the

exposure and some memorable

Chief. Only four of the 14 pitches

moves and route finding. An

are below 5.10.

MODERATE (5.9 - 5.10a) High Mountain Woody (5.9 - a long single pitch or a shorter 2 pitch route)

done in one long pitch or setup as a

St Vitus’s Dance (5.9 - 6 pitches)

above the water but go early as it can

DIFFICULT (5.10B +) Birds of Prey (5.10b - 6 pitches)

get windy in the afternoons.

Located: Slhanay – Looker’s left of

two-pitch climb. Spectacular setting

absolute classic.

the Chief - A wild and rugged crag

The World’s Toughest Milkman (5.9 - single pitch)

with some of the most exposed and

Located: Murrin Park – Fun, steep

It is filled with variety; exposure,

and pumpy, this route climbs up

solid protection and fantastic and

overhanging flakes on the far-right

memorable climbing, with finger and

side of the wall. Excellent climb and a

hand cracks, traverses, corners and a

local classic.

chimney.

challenging climbs in Squamish.

Local Tip

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Davy Jones’ Locker - Smoke Bluffs

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Jim Hegan - Squamish Spit

Garry Broeckling - Howe Sound

wind “Squamish” means Mother

Kiteboarders & Windsurfers

of the Wind. Strong winds

Launch and land at the

blow consistently at the

Squamish Spit, managed by the

north end of Howe Sound,

Squamish Windsports Society. A

providing the ultimate

$20-day use fee covers services

playground for kiteboarders

including emergency pick up.

Named by the original Coast Salish inhabitants,

and windsurfers from around the globe.

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Sailors Travelling Howe Sound by sea, you’ll experience views of the Stawamus Chief and surrounding mountains from a new perspective and likely get a glimpse of local marine Garry Broeckling

life including seals, dolphins and orcas. Squamish has three marinas. Overnight moorage, including a hot shower and power, is available.

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Spectators Windy weather isn’t just for extreme athletes. Take a picnic blanket to Newport (Nexen) Beach and enjoy front row seats as vivid sails and kites dance across the sky in a kaleidoscope of colours. Better yet, bring your own kite to fly!

Photo: Garry Broeckling

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water Squamish is blessed with an abundance of H20. Four rushing rivers, Shannon

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Squamish is one of BC’s

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of popular lakes can all be

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Whether you prefer river,

enjoyed in different ways,

destinations. From mellow

lake or ocean, kayakers of

whether you are a water sport

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all abilities can choose their

enthusiast or simply enjoy

adventurous rapids, our

playground in Squamish.

the soothing sounds of waves

local rivers offer bountiful

Beginners can hone their

lapping against the shore.

options for all thrill levels.

skills on any of our local

Canadian Outback Rafting,

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walking trail. To the north, Alice Lake has expansive beaches

water

and grassy picnic areas, as well

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as camping. Brohm Lake is surrounded by hiking trails and has numerous rocky ledges that are ideal for refreshing plunges. For the more adventurous, plan a day hike to Levette Lake or

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FISHING

paddle from the Squamish

Dip your line year-round in

Oceanfront to Britannia Beach.

SWIM

Be sure to check the tide charts

It’s easy to cool off on a warm

the Mamquam, Cheakamus,

summer’s day at our local

Squamish and Elaho rivers

lakes – all easily accessed from

for a chance to hook several

Highway 99. Just south of

varieties of salmon and trout.

Squamish, Browning Lake at

Rainbow Trout is stocked at

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family fun

2 Squamish Oceanfront 3 Shannon Falls Provincial Park 4 Porteau Cove Provincial Park 5 Hike the Four Lakes Trail –

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make your time together

memorable, relaxing and FUN! Squamish is a huge playground waiting to be explored. There are

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Top 6 FamilyFriendly Activities

mountains, beaches, lakes,

1 Sea to Sky Gondola

trails, parks, tours, festivals,

2 Britannia Mine Museum

attractions and plenty of other surprises prefect for family getaways.

3 West Coast Railway

Heritage Park

4 Rafting

West Coast Railway Heritage Park

5 Squishy’s Family Fun Zone 6 Rope Runner Aerial Park

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Skills Park

finish up at Alice Lake for a

picnic and a swim


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Squishy’s Fa mil y Fun Zon e offers an all -day discoun t for toddlers Monday to Fr iday. Enjoy a coff ee while you r littles wear themselves ou t in the toddler soft play a rea.

SUP, CANOE & KAYAK

Squishy’s Family Fun Zone

TOURS

Top 5 Playgrounds (See fold out map on page 33 for park locations)

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family itinerary Option 1 Start the day with a tour through the awardwinning Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site. Have lunch at Fergie’s. They have a fantastic outdoor seating area, swings for the kids and a delicious locally sourced menu. Test your climbing skills on a Rope Runner Aerial Adventure Park adventure at the Squamish Adventure Centre. Finish your day with a stroll through dowtown Squamish and play at Stan Clarke Park.

West Coast Railway Heritage Park

Squamish has many options; Executive Suites Hotel & Resort, Mountain Retreat Hotel & Suites and Sandman Hotel & Suites all have swimming pools. Enjoy dinner at the Howe Sound Brewing Co. They make delicious woodstone oven fired pizza. For breakfast KristallTurm

go to the Crabapple Café (they offer deals for kids).

Option 2

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Visit the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. This interactive

Take the Sea to Sky Gondola and

train museum is fun and

walk across the suspension bridge,

informative for all ages! Have

then enjoy the views as you walk

lunch at Norman Rudy’s; they

the Panorama Trail. Lunch time!

have a fantastic patio. Spend

Try kid approved options and local

the rest of the afternoon at

cuisine at the Summit Lodge. For

the beach or hiking at Alice

those 8 years and up, try the Via

Lake Provincial Park. Before

Ferrata climbing adventure with

you leave, have dinner at The

Mountain Skills Academy. Check

Nest; they have a delicious,

in to your hotel or campground.

family-friendly menu.


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downtown Squamish Bustling with boutiques, cafes, restaurants, historical sites, parks and services – it’s easy to spend a day browsing Squamish’s vibrant downtown core. During the summer, you’ll find festivals and special events as well as the Farmer’s Market every Saturday from April through October.

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WHERE TO STAY 1 August Jack Motor Inn 2 Executive Suites Hotel and Resort 3 Hotel Squamish 4 Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Co. 5 Mamquam River Campground 6 Mountain Retreat Hotel 7 Sandman Hotel & Suites 8 Sunwolf Riverside Cabins WHERE TO PLAY 47 Brtiannia Mine Museum 9 Canadian Outback Rafting Co. 10 Brennan Park Recreation Centre 11 Rope Runner Aerial Park 12 Sea to Sky Adventure Company 13 Sea to Sky Air 14 Sea to Sky Gondola 15 Ski Callaghan 16 Squamish Days Loggers Sports ** 17 Squishy’s Family Fun Zone 18 Squamish Rafting 19 Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures 20 Squamish Valley Golf Course 21 Valley Fishing Guides 22 West Coast Railway Heritage Park 23 Wedge Rafting The WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK Copilot 24 A Frame Brewing Co. 25 Backcountry Brewing 26 The Crabapple Café 27 Gillespie’s Fine Spirits Ltd 8 Fergies Cafe

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where to eat & drink A Taste of Squamish

best of Squamish

Best Patio (in the mountains)

There are many great

The Sea to Sky Gondola’s

places to eat in

Summit Lodge

Squamish, but you

Nothing beats the spectacular

cannot visit without

view from the Sea to Sky

trying these local

Gondola’s Summit Lodge

favourites!

patio and viewing platform – except maybe enjoying a cold beverage while you’re there.

Best Food Truck Locavore Burgers, subs, donairs and more are all made to order using fresh, locally sourced ingredients at this popular

Fergie’s Café

food truck. Look for it on

Best Brunch

Mamquam Road at the

Fergie’s Café

Squamish Town Hub.

Enjoy the locally sourced and lovingly prepared food at this

Best Sushi

cozy riverside favourite. Try

Sushi Sen

the eggs benny!

Sushi Sen’s chef uses fresh local ingredients to create

Gillespie’s Fine Spirits

Best Coffee

unique and delicious rolls;

Cloudburst Café

they’re consistently voted the

Locals start their day with the

Best Sushi in Squamish.

unbeatable coffee and fresh

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muffins at this friendly indoor/ outdoor spot.

Best Patio (in the valley) Norman Rudy’s Norman Rudy’s sunny patio is a top spot for craft beers and comfort food with a twist; it opened in 2017 in the Executive Suites Hotel on Tantalus Road. Howe Sound Brewing

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A RIVERSIDE RESORT

1 844 898 1537 www.sunwolf.net

#1 Hotel in Squamish

#1 Squamish Outdoor Activity

Norman Rudy’s

Best Pub

Best Pasta Buffet

Howe Sound Brewing

The Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club’s pasta

This long-established local

buffet. Who knew? You don’t have to be a golfer

favourite, complete with

to enjoy the all-you-can-eat made-to-order pasta

views of the Chief, ranks as

buffet at the golf course’s Clubhouse restaurant.

one of BC’s best pubs for

It runs every Friday night and comes with

both food and brews.

fabulous fairway views.

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604 898 1537

www.fergiescafe.net

#1 Restaurant in Squamish

#1 Squamish Outdoor Activity

Best Pizza

Best Dessert

The Nest Pizza

XOCO Westcoast Chocolate

The handmade and house-

Mother and son team Annette and Kevin Young

baked pizzas at the Nest

handcraft chocolates, cakes and pastries at this

include gluten-free and thin

much-loved downtown sweet shop.

crust options.

Best Healthy Farm to Table

Best Cocktail Gillespie’s Speakeasy Lounge

The Crabapple Café

Thursday through Saturday nights Gillespie’s Fine

Creative and wholesome farm

Spirits, distillers of artisanal gin, vodka and more,

to table food including gluten-

morphs into Gillespie’s Speakeasy Lounge, purveyors

free and vegan options are

of craft cocktails made with local ingredients.

served at this family-friendly Brackendale café.

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festivals & events The action never stops as Amanda Escudero Gomes

Squamish hosts festivals and events year round. Explore the arts and culture scene

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MAY

as well as the many live musical performances and

Day Out with Thomas

special events throughout

May 20, 21, 22, 27, 28

Squamish. Here are some

All Aboard! The West Coast

signature Squamish events. A

Railway Heritage Park

full list of events is available at

transforms into a Thomas

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the Tank Engine theme park experience.

JUNE Spakwus-50 Marathon Mountain Bike Race June 17 55 km mountain bike race with roughly 2,400 metres of climbing! Open to all racers, this course will be challenging and is a celebration of recreation in the Squamish area. Ian Robertson

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JULY Squamish Beer Festival July 8 An outdoor celebration of craft beer culture in the heart of Downtown Squamish. 40+ Breweries. 120+ Craft Beers. Live Music. Local Food. One Ticket.

Canadian SurfSki Championships July 15 A point-to-point, mass start, downwind 21 km surfski race that tests paddler’s skills and stamina.

Squamish Triathlon

AUGUST Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival August 3 - 7 Celebrating 60 years. A five-day

July 16

festival of family events including

19th annual memorial to Bob McIntosh

music & arts events, a parade and

featuring a lake swim and an off-road

world-class loggers’ sports shows

mountain bike course. Sport and

and competitions.

Ian Robertson

championship distances, team and individual categories.

Squamish 50 Trail Running Festival August 19 - 20 A seriously tough race, mostly on single track, with 11,000 feet of climbing. There are 50-mile, 50 km, 23 km and a kids race.

SEPTEMBER Arc’Teryx Climbing Academy July 20 - 23 A celebration of mountain culture including international speakers, clinics, live music and product demos on all topics related to climbing.

Squamish Wind Festival

Brackendale Fall Fair September 9 Enjoy food, live music, farm animals, hay rides, fun and games plus over 50 vendors with crafts and specialty items.

NOVEMBER

July 27 - 30

Polar Express

A community open house showcasing

November– December

art & music, wind & water sport demos.

Kick off the holiday season

It will blow you away!

aboard the Polar Express! After a one-hour train ride, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a mini rail ride and so much more!

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JANUARY Brackendale Eagle Festival January 2018 A month-long festival including music, lectures, art and the annual bald eagle count.

MARKETS Summer Farmer’s Market Every Saturday from April 1 - October 28 10am - 3pm Downtown Squamish

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keep our bears wild by being Bear Smart. Visit bearsmart. com to learn more.

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wildlife

Fishing The rivers, creeks and lakes around Squamish offer worldclass sport fishing for all levels of anglers. There are many species of salmon and

Squamish is surrounded by the pristine

trout in the area and each

wilderness of the Coast Mountains. From

season brings its own special

wintering bald eagles and the annual

adventure for anglers. With so

salmon runs through the mountain

many fishing opportunities,

creeks to pine martins, grouse, marmots,

local knowledge is the best

coyotes, bears and deer, the mountains

knowledge so hire a guide

and forests around Squamish are home to

to show you around. Contact

a rich environment of wildlife.

Bears

Valley Fishing Guides to plan your next fishing trip.

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common in the area, grizzly

Eagles

bears are occasionally around

Each year, salmon make the

Squamish. Grizzly bears are

long and arduous pilgrimage

brown, but black bears can be

from the wilds of the Pacific

black, brown, cinnamon and

Ocean far inland to the creeks

even blonde. These large and

and rivers of British Columbia

beautiful animals are wary of

to spawn. Each species, from

humans. Remember that you

Coho to Steelhead to Pink

are their guest and while seeing

have a different spawning

a bear from a safe distance

cycle; during the late summer,

in its natural habitat can be a

fall and early winter it’s not

memorable experience, please

uncommon to see thousands


of salmon in the creeks around Squamish. It’s a sight to behold and makes for a truly memorable experience if you’re lucky enough to see a salmon run in full force. For more information and tips on safe viewing please visit exploresquamish.com.

Eagles Between November and January each year Squamish hosts one

Local Tips

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of the largest congregations of wintering bald eagles in North America. In the 1994 bird count, Squamish had the world record count of 3,769 eagles. Throughout the fall and early winter,

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thousands of eagles sit perched along the treetops and crags of the Mamquam, Cheakamus and Squamish Rivers, enjoying the winter gorging on salmon.

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Squamish Historical Society

Historical Highlights West Coast Railway Heritage Park

Britannia Mine Museum

history

Home of the Royal Hudson, the West Coast Railway Heritage Park takes you on a trip back in time. The “ Train Museum” as the kids call it, offers an interactive glimpse at Canada’s railway history. Take a ride

As long as 5,000 years ago

on the Miniature Railway and

ancestors of the Sko-mish, or Squamish, people arrived

Although the British explorer

at tip of Howe Sound. For

Captain George Vancouver

thousands of years the

sailed into Howe Sound in

Squamish Nation has called

1792, the first non-native

Squamish home; this land

settlers did not arrive until

provided a lush valley for

1888. A lot has changed in

their families to hunt, trap

Squamish since then, but

and fish.

pieces of history remain

walk through the park’s many exhibits. Some of the older exhibits are housed in the CN Squamish Historical Society

Centre. The park is open to the public year-round. wcra.org

Britannia Mine Museum

throughout the Squamish

The Britannia Mine Museum

Valley. Today Squamish has

is the perfect stop between

a diverse group of artists,

Vancouver and Whistler to step

artisans, historians and performers that weave

Roundhouse and Conference

Dave Thomson - WCRHP

back in time and learn what life was like when Britannia

a cultural mix into our

was a mining town, and as

adventurous and energetic

one of the British Empire’s top

recreational lifestyle.

producing copper mines. Now 113 years later, this National Historic Site features fun, modern and historical exhibits, the awe-inspiring 20-storey Mill building, as well as the Britannia Mine Museum

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memorable underground train and gold panning area britanniaminemuseum.com

The Downtown Squamish Heritage Walking Tour Discover Squamish’s history on this self-guided walking tour around downtown Squamish. Download a printable map at squamishhistory.ca.

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Buy an ann ual pass and SAVE! Both Britannia M ine Museum and West Coast Railway Heri tage Park of fer annual pass es. Invest in an annual pass , so you can enjoy the museum year-round!

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Garibadi Provincial Park

parks

Josh McCulloch - Shannon Falls

Smoke Bluffs Park

Newport (Nexen) Beach Park

Home to hundreds of rock

Located along the shores

climbing routes, the Bluffs,

of Howe Sound just a few

as they are known, also offers

minutes walk from downtown

Squamish is home to a variety

a great hike five minutes

is Nexen Beach. With a long

of parks, all within a stone’s

walking distance from

beach and a nice trail that

downtown.

winds around the ocean front

throw of downtown. From picnics and quick walks in the woods close to town to long alpine hikes to rock climbing, mountain biking and backcountry expeditions, when it comes to exploring and enjoying nature, the parks

Our eight provincial parks: 1 Alice Lake Provincial Park 2 Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park

lands, it’s a great place to Brohm Lake Interpretive

spend a sunny afternoon.

Forest Just a short drive north on Highway 99, The Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest is home to fantastic hiking, swimming

around Squamish have you

3 Garibaldi Provincial Park

and some of the oldest trees

covered.

4 Murrin Lake Provincial Park

in Squamish.

Playground

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5 Porteau Cove Provincial Park 6 Shannon Falls Provincial Park

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The Park is named after Mount Garibaldi, the distinct 2,678 m peak you can see from throughout Squamish. Mount Garibaldi is a volcano; it last erupted in 8051 BC. Some of our preferred campsites in the park include Elfin Lakes, Mamquam Lake and Cheakamus Lake. Garibadi Provincial Park

camping

Alice Lake Provincial Park Located just north of Squamish on Highway 99, Alice Lake is a small provincial park with four distinct mountain lakes. The campground surrounds the

Squamish has some of the

Provincial Parks in Squamish

Private campgrounds in

best camping options in BC.

that offer camping:

Squamish:

1 Alice Lake Provincial Park –

1 Kinsmen Campground at

the best swimming lakes in

the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Everything from family friendly campgrounds with tent pads and RV sites to backcountry

tent and RV sites

wilderness camping nestled

2 Garibaldi Provincial Park –

deep in the rugged peaks of

the Coast Range. The options are a combination of private and public campgrounds, including sites in some the 8

wilderness camping

3 Porteau Cove Provincial

Park – tent and RV sites as

well as two cabins

provincial parks that surround

4 Stawamus Chief Provincial

Squamish.

Park – tent and RV sites

shores of Alice Lake and offers RV sites, tent pads and one of

Brennan Park

2 Klahanie Campground 3 Mamquam River Campground

4 MTN Fun Basecamp 5 Paradise Valley Campground 6 Shannon Falls Provincial Park

5 Tantalus Provincial Park –

7 Squamish Valley Campground

wilderness camping, two

8 WhistlePunk Hollow

Alpine Club of Canada

backcountry huts

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Garibaldi Provincial Park Garibaldi is a sprawling provincial park covered in rugged peaks, glaciers and the forests of the Coast Range. With over 90 km of established hiking trails, along with some of the most beautiful campsites in BC, Garibaldi Park is a favourite for backcountry adventurers year-round.

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golf

Squamish is a spectacular setting for golf. With pristine parkland, oldgrowth forests, mountain backdrops and panoramic views, you have to stay focused on your ball and not the surrounding scenery! Squamish Valley Golf Club

Squamish Valley Golf Club has the longest season in Sea to Sky Country, you can almost play year-round! It is a Canadian Championship Course, and in 2015, Squamish Valley hosted a Canadian Open Qualifier. The walkable 6467-yard, par 72 course opened in 1967 and is built at sea level, on flood plan rock bed along the bends of the Mamquam River. The views from the clubhouse are breathtaking, and the food is delicious. Squamish Valley Golf Club

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4 Snowmobiling: Squamish is the perfect home base for a Christie-images.com

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winter Top 7 Things to do Squamish is a year-round destination, waiting to be explored. The winter weather typically stays between a few degrees above or below

access to the best snowmobile terrain in South Western BC.

5 Skating: Public skating at Brennan Park Recreation Centre is always an option. When the lakes freeze, there are many Pat Mulrooney Photography

when there is snow!

more options for skating in Squamish. Be sure to check with Tourism Squamish for

1 Ride the Sea to Sky

safety reports first!

Gondola: Enjoy the thrilling

6 Nordic Skiing: From treks

tube park and pristine

through ungroomed terrain

snowshoeing trails as well as

by frozen waterfalls and cedar

0ÂşC. Due to changes in

spectacular views.

temperatures, winter days in

2 Backcountry skiing &

facilities at Ski Callghan, there is

Squamish can be mild and

snowboarding: Although there

a cross country experience for

sunny, cold and snowy or rainy

are many to choose from, one

every level of skier.

and wet. Often there is little

of the most popular ski touring

snow in the valley, but don’t be

areas is Paul Ridge near Red

fooled, up in the surrounding

Heather Shelter in Garibaldi

mountains the snow abounds.

Provincial Park.

Bring an open mind because rain or shine, snow or mud, the options are endless in the winter months too!

groves, to the world-class nordic

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in the snow and go for a pedal. Rentals: Sea to Sky Adventure

3 Snowshoeing: There

Company.

is extensive alpine terrain surrounding Squamish for snowshoeing. The Sea to Sky Gondola also has marked snowshoeing trails as well as rental equipment.

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In Squamish we live by the mantra that there is no bad weather, only bad gear. So bundle up, get outside and explore winter in Squamish.

Top 5 winter activities in Squamish – Paul Bride - Sea to Sky Gondola

no matter the weather!

1 Eagle Viewing & Floats View eagles from Eagle Run Park in Brackendale, or go on an Eagle Float with Squamish Rafting.

2 Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola There are spectacular views (even with moody skies), great Squamish Rafting

hiking trails and wonderful food.

3 Fishing The sport fishing in Squamish throughout the winter draws anglers from around the world. Valley Fishing Guides offer tours and lessons.

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4 Shopping From downtown to the Squamish Town Hub, shopping in Squamish will surprise you! There are plenty of great shops with unique finds and excellent deals

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Garibaldi Village II Shopping Centre

shop

Just off of Highway 99 at the

Whether you are looking for

your adventure, clothing,

outdoor gear, a gift, home décor, flowers, a new outfit or a souvenir of your visit, you will be sure to find what you are looking for in Squamish. Shopping in Squamish is laidback, and there are no crowds or troubles finding parking. Check out these shopping destinations to begin your retail therapy.

Downtown Squamish

will find Garibaldi Village. Park your car and explore the many shops, services and eateries in this modern plaza. Whether you need gear for supplies to stock up your hotel room, snacks or a full

Squamish’s downtown core

meal you will be happy you

can be accessed by Cleveland

stopped at Garibaldi Village.

Avenue from Highway 99. Park the car, so you can discover the many gems throughout the downtown area. There are clothing stores, flower shops and eclectic boutiques as well as a few cafés and restaurants that you do not want to miss! From homemade chocolate, fresh, homemade gelato and gluten free cookies to bacon fries and award winning local beers, you will want to bring an appetite with your shopping list!

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Squamish Town Hub This pocket of Squamish is hidden gem! The charming shops, eateries and services are connected by a quaint walkway with a central courtyard in the middle. The mellow vibe makes Squamish Town Hub a favourite local meeting place.


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arts & culture Squamish is an arts and culture petri dish. World renowned photographers and filmmakers, painters and potters, metal and wood workers, brew

4 ways to experience Squamish culture:

masters and chefs –

1 Visit a gallery

3 Take a Workshop

Britannia Mine Museum

creators of all kinds

You’ll find local art in numerous

Up With Art provides an

In its heyday, Britannia

incubate their craft here.

cafes and establishments, such

inclusive environment where

Beach was home to more

Whether inspired by the

as Zephyr Café, the Ledge Café,

creativity can be inspired

than 60,000 people and

natural environment, our

Green Moustache, Treasure

and fostered. A range of

the top producing copper

rich resource-based history

Boutique, Euphoria Natural

workshops and classes

mine in the British Empire.

or First Nations heritage,

Health and more.

are available for everyone

A National Historic Site,

from absolute beginners to

the awe-inspiring 20-storey

advanced artists and crafters.

Mill 3 building is just one of

the common thread is a dynamic convergence

There are also several galleries

of culture.

dedicated to local art:

the modern and interactive

Downtown: Inspired Squamish

Bungalow 968 offers a full

historical exhibits to be

and Foyer Gallery at Squamish

roster of creative workshops

experienced, as well as

Library

facilitated by industry leading

the underground train

Garibaldi Estates: Andy

creatives and makers covering

and gold panning area.

Anissimoff Gallery on Mamquam

topics from refurbishing a

britanniaminemuseum.com

Road (www.artinbc.com)

piece of furniture using milk

Brackendale: Brackendale Art

paint to learning the art of

Xwu’nekw Canoe Shelter

Gallery

modern calligraphy.

Pronounced Whoo-Nay-Oak, the exhibit is located in

2 Sip, Sketch and Jam

4 Immerse yourself in History

Xwu’nekw Park on Loggers

Draw together. Draw alone. Talk

West Coast Railway Heritage

Lane opposite O’Siyam

art. Sip a drink. Stick around for

Park. Home of the famous Royal

Pavillion. Built in 2015 to

the open jam/open mic session

Hudson, WCRHP takes visitors

house, restore and showcase

and sketch all night! Squamish

on an interactive journey into

historical First Nations

Academy of Music offers artists

Canada’s railway history. Take the

canoes, people can visit

and art lovers, musicians and

kids on the Miniature Railway ride

and learn Squamish Nation

music lovers of all genres and

and walk through the lovingly-

traditions surrounding the

levels to collaborate, perform,

restored rail cars of yesteryear.

sacredness of their canoes.

and connect on the second

wcra.org

Saturday of every month from 7pm-midnight.

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During mythological times Siy’ám’ Smánit (The Chief) was a longhouse. A Tl’a7áshen-Feast was held inside with all of the animal people as guests. Xaays-Transformer Brothers immortalized this event by turning both the guests and the longhouse into stone.

The longhouse is still visible today. The spirits of the guests remain trapped inside. The Squamish People are careful never to point at Siy’ám’ Smánit, pointing shows disrespect and brings the rain and storms.

STAWAMUS CHIEF MOUNTAIN

Learn more about the legends of the Squamish Nation landmarks and people.

VISIT THE SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE IN WHISTLER. Our Class A museum space and galleries feature our ancient and modern cultures through a wide variety of interactive, video and exploratory exhibits. See, feel, taste, and hear the traditions of the ancient Salish people through their songs and stories, food and artists. Tours starting every hour on the hour.

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made Whether you need something while you are here, or you want to bring a souvenir home, there are many great places to shop in Squamish. From the boutiques in downtown Squamish to the bigger stores along Highway 99, you are sure to find what you need. Here are some quintessential Squamish items from some of our favourite local shops.

XOCO Westcoast Chocolate Always starting with the finest ingredients, the XOCO team make all their delicious creations in in downtown Squamish. They believe in bringing simple, pure ingredients together to make something extraordinary. The Valrhona chocolate XOCO uses pairs with any ingredient, whether it is Agassiz hazelnuts, caramelized and turned into praline cream, or pears, roasted and pureed for pear ganache.

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in Squamish gifts to take home

Stop in for a taste of Squamish and a gift to bring to those back home.

Trae Designs Trae Designs makes handcrafted wooden designs that are modern, funky and fun. Each item is handmade in Squamish using beautiful woods such as maple, walnut, mahogany and

Squamish Water Kefir

Nootka Naturals

Water Kefir is a centuries old

Small batch goods inspired

fermented drink that is packed

by the Pacific Northwest,

full of the probiotics and

handcrafted in Squamish.

beneficial enzymes that our

Natural healing for the wild

bodies love. A great alternative

adventurer. Products include:

to juice and pop, locally

salts, sprays, soaps, candles

handcrafted using an authentic

and essential oils. Visit their

two-step fermentation process

apothecary & lifestyle retail shop

that takes place in water.

at the Squamish Town Hub.

Hibiscus, lemon ginger, blood

cedar. Many of the creations are smaller toys and home dĂŠcor items which make them great gifts to take home. Available at One Small Room at the

orange and mint are the

KNWN Manufacturing

flavours. Available at Nesters

Boutique manufacturer of

Market and Fergies CafĂŠ at

high-end custom handcrafted

Sunwolf Resort.

skis and snowboards. Sourcing raw materials locally, using

Squamish Town Hub.

sustainably sourced timber for their woodcores and a 100%

HOWE SOUND BREWING

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water-soluble printing process, this company is serious about running an environmentally responsible production process to protect our mountains and snow for future generations.

Howe Sound Beer At Howe Sound Brewing you will find an award-winning selection of locally brewed handcrafted ales and lagers. Using only the best ingredients and local flavours to create new and innovative ales that match the changing seasons, a bottle or two of Howe Sound beer is a must to take home with you.

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where to stay

go ahead and get a room

From boutique to budget, you’re one step closer to finding your ideal hotel in Squamish.

1 August Jack Motor Inn 2 Executive Suites Hotel & Resort 3 Hotel Squamish 4 Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co. Sunwolf Riverside Resort

5 Mountain Retreat Hotel & Suites 6 Sandman Hotel & Suites 7 Sunwolf Riverside Resort

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Explore

With so many things to see and do, we guarantee you will have a hard time fitting it all in! There’s no rush, so get comfortable and stay a while. Choose from a variety of hotels, boutique inns, cabins, and spacious campgrounds; you are sure to find the perfect place to rest and re-charge at the end of your adventure-filled days! Please use the pages that follow as a resource while you are here for Where to Stay, Where to Camp & RV, Where to Play, Where to Golf, Where to Eat & Drink, Where to Shop, and other Services available.

WHERE TO STAY August Jack Motor Inn

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37947 Cleveland Ave, Squamish V8B 0A3 604.892.3504 | augustjack.com Clean and comfortable. Offering single, double and kitchenette rooms in the heart of downtown Squamish with a perfect view of the iconic Stawamus Chief.

Executive Suites Hotel & Resort Squamish

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E XECUTIVE S UITES HOTEL & RESORT SQUAMISH

40900 Tantalus Road, Squamish V8B 0R3 604.815.0048 | executivesuitessquamish.com Executive Suites Hotel & Resort, Squamish, a spacious all-season and all-suite Squamish BC resort hotel, 40 minutes from Vancouver and Whistler.

Hotel Squamish 37991 Second Ave, Squamish V8B 0A8 604.892.9584 | hotel-squamish.com Clean, Comfortable, Affordable. Offering this and more at this small owner operated hotel downtown Squamish. Thoughtful extras like free laundry, WiFi, bike wash

Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co HOWE SOUND BREWING

37801 Cleveland Ave, Squamish V8B 0A7 604.892.2603 | howesound.com The Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company is a boutique inn, brewpub and award winning micro-brewery located in Squamish, BC.

Mountain Retreat Hotel & Suites 38922 Progress Way, Squamish V8B 0H2 604.815.0883 | squamishmountainretreathotel.com Just off the Sea-to-Sky Highway this hotel features an indoor pool with a water slide, hot tub, exercise room, on-site restaurant and liquor store. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s, a microwave and fridge.

Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish 39400 Discovery Way, Squamish V8B 0R5 604.848.6000 | sandmanhotels.com A great place for vacationers and business travellers; you’ll fall in love with Sandman Hotel & Suites Squamish. Indoor pool & waterslide, free high-speed Internet.

Sunwolf Riverside Resort 70002 Squamish Valley Road, Squamish 604.898.1537 | sunwolf@sunwolf.net | sunwolf.net #1 hotel in Squamish on TripAdvisor. 12 cozy riverside cabins set in 5 acres of woodland. Award-winning onsite cafe. Year round nightly rentals. Pet friendly.

WHERE TO CAMP Mamquam River Campground 2023 Centennial Way, beside Centennial Stables, .5 km from Brennen Park Leisure Center 604.892.1101 | mamquamrivercampground.ca | mamquamrivercampground@gmail.com The new Mamquam River Campground, operated by the Mamquam River Access Society, provides affordable, rustic camping in the center of Squamish. Walk-in and drive-in sites are available.

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WHERE TO PLAY Britannia Mine Museum 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach V0N 1J0 1.800.896.4044 | britanniaminemuseum.ca A multi award-winning museum and National Historic Site offering underground train tours and gold panning. See why Trip Advisor gave it 4 1/2 stars!

Canadian Outback Rafting Company 40900 Tantalus Road, Squamish V8B 0R3 604.898.2363 | reservations@canadianoutbackrafting.com canadianoutbackrafting.com Experience the best half-day, full-day and multi-day white water rafting trips in some of the finest rafting terrain in the world: Squamish, British Columbia.

Cheakamus Centre 2170 Paradise Valley Road, Brackendale V0N 1H0 604.898.5422 | cheakamuscentre.ca A destination of excellence in environmental education and sustainable hospitality. The perfect location to learn, work and play in nature’s classroom.

Rope Runner Aerial Park 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish V8B 0H2 1.888.284.2453 | roperunnerparks.com Rope Runner is the newest Squamish activity for you to try. An Aerial Park with a range of safe and fun challenges for all skill levels. Come and enjoy this experience with incredible views!

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures 207B - 4368 Main Street, Market Pavilion, Whistler Town Plaza Whistler V0N 1B4 604.938.9242 | mountainskillsacademy.com Offering guided mountain adventures and for all levels including rock climbing, hiking and the Via Ferrata at the Sea to Sky Gondola.

Sea to Sky Adventure Company

Sea to Sky Air Squamish Airport 46041 Government Road, Brackendale V0N1H0 604.898.1975 | seatoskyair.ca Sightseeing flights over Squamish & Whistler. Our planes are your big window onto the ancient mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, & fjords of the Coast Mountains.

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Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish V8B 0H2 1.888.284.2453 (bike) adventure@seatoskyadventurecompany.com seatoskyadventurecompany.com We are adventure. Mountain bike rentals and guiding. Guided hikes, bike shuttles and supported road bike tours. SUP & Kayak rentals and tours.

Sea to Sky Gondola 36800 Hwy 99, Squamish V0N 3G0 1.855.732.8675 | seatoskygondola.com The Sea to Sky Gondola offers a 10 minute gondola ride to year-round adventures, a suspension bridge, local cuisine in the Summit Lodge and breathtaking views of Howe Sound.

Ski Callaghan 5 Callaghan Valley Road 604.964.0060 | info@whistlerolympicpark.com Nordic centre & Olympic legacy: 130 km of ski & snowshoe trails and activities like biathlon, ski jumping, tobogganing & baseboarding guarantee family fun!

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Squamish Harbour Marine Adventures 37796 Galbraith Avenue, Squamish V8B 0K1 604.898.2095 | squamishharbour.ca, info@squamishharbour.ca Offering guided and self-guided tours of Howe Sound. Take one of our rental boats on your own adventure or climb aboard a 12-person tour boat. Wildlife and dramatic scenery abounds in North Americas southernmost fjord. Logo | Identity Wordmark: Primary

Squamish Rafting 38145 Second Avenue, Squamish Summer whitewater rafting, from family adventures to extreme whitewater expeditions. Winter Eagle Viewing Floats.

Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival Al MacIntosh Loggers Sports Ground squamishdays.ca Squamish Days is a long weekend full of excitement, action, and entertainment for the whole family! Thursday, August 3rd to Monday, August 7st, 2017!

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre 4584 Blackcomb Way, Whistler V0N 1B4 604.964.0990 | info@slcc.ca | slcc.ca The Centre features a museum, gallery, exhibits, gift shop, café, and theatre. Admission includes a welcome song, guided tour, film and a fun craft activity.

Squishy’s Family Fun Zone 38224 Eaglewind Blvd, Squamish 604.848.0744 | squishysfamilyfunzone.com Beautifully naturally lit, clean, safe, indoor playground /climbing centre. Locally roasted coffee and healthy snacks available.

Valley Fishing Guides Ltd. 1477 Judd Road, Brackendale V0N 1H0 604.938.4458 | contact@valleyfishing.com | valleyfishing.com Provides fly fishing trips by helicopter, float plane, and 4x4 for trout, salmon, and steelhead. All gear provided!

Wedge Whitewater Rafting 2170 Paradise Valley Road, Brackendale V0N 1H0 604.932.7171 | wedgerafting.com Wedge Rafting has been operating for over two decades. We raft on 2 rivers in Squamish - the family friendly Cheakamus River and the mighty Elaho River.

West Coast Railway Heritage Park 39645 Government Road, Squamish 604.898.9336 | wcra.org B.C.’s largest collection of heritage railway equipment and railway village. Also onsite is the Sea to Sky corridor’s largest and most unique conference centre.

WHERE TO GOLF Squamish Valley Golf Club 2458 Mamquam Road, Squamish V8B 0H8 604.898.9521 | squamishvalleygolf.com A Canadian Championship Course set in a panoramic mountain back drop that plays through classic parkland with five lakes and mature trees.

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK Gillespie’s Fine Spirits 8-38918 Progress Way, Squamish 604.726.2411 | kelly@gillespiesfinespirits.com A family owned craft distillery making sipping vinegars, vodkas, gins and liqueurs. Our whiskey is currently aging in the barrel. Slide into our Speakeasy cocktail bar and pick up some locally crafted Squamish spirits.

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Fergie’s Cafe 70002 Squamish Valley Road, Squamish 604.898.1537 | sunwolf@sunwolf.net | sunwolf.net #1 restaurant in Squamish on TripAdvisor. Award-winning cafe in riverside location, covered deck. Kid & pet friendly. Open year round for breakfast & lunch.

Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co HOWE SOUND BREWING

37801 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish V8B 0A7 604.892.2603 | howesound.com The Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company is a boutique inn, brewpub and award winning micro-brewery located in Squamish, B.C.

Sushi Sen Japanese Restaurant 40382 Tantalus Way, Garibaldi Highlands V0N 1T0 604.898.8235 | sushisensquamish.com Voted for the BEST SUSHI in Squamish! Quality you deserve! Always at SUSHI SEN!! (We are newly renovated and have expanded seating capacity!)

The Crabapple Café 41701 Government Road, Brackendale V0N 1H0 604.898.1991 | thecrabapplecafe@gmail.com | thecrabapplecafe.ca A community focused daytime café and intimate night time restaurant providing healthy food at exceptional prices.

Norman Rudy’s Pub 40900 Tantalus Road, Squamish V8B 0R3 gibbonswhistler.com Fantastic new pub concept in Squamish. Craft beers, a carefully curated bar, and a fabulous menu of comfort food with a twist. All backed up by the best patio in town.

The Nest Restaurant 41340 Government Road 604.898.4444 | info@ thenestrest.com | thenestrest.com Pizza, pasta, steak and more...full menu pick-up and delivery. Heated covered patio, families and large parties welcome.

XOCO West Coast Chocolate 38020 Cleveland Ave, Squamish V8B 3A1 604.892.9446 | xoco.ca Xoco Westcoast Chocolate produces small batch, freshly made chocolates and pastry. Using locally sourced ingredients Xoco offers fine quality chocolate we are proud to serve to our community.

WHERE TO SHOP Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association PO Box 2597 Squamish V8B 0B7 604.815.8725 | info@downtownsquamish.com | downtownsquamish.com The collective voice for businesses of the downtown core. Our mandate is to stimulate and promote the downtown neighbourhood as a vibrant hub of the Squamish community.

KNWN Snowboards | KNWN Manufacturing Ltd. 201-1201 Commercial Way, Squamish V8B 0V1 604.567.KNWN | knwnmfg.com | knwnmfg@gmail.com KNWN is a snowboard manufacturing company based in Squamish that specializes in producing high-quality snowboards, split boards and skis. Our factory store is open from October to March.

The Escape Route 40222 Glenalder Place, Squamish V8B 0G2 604.892.3228 | escaperoute.ca Outdoor Specialty Retail Shop focusing on quality gear and clothing for the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Squamish Town Hub 1861 Mamquam Rd, Squamish V8B 0H5 604.898.9596 | squamishtownhub@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/TheSquamishTownHub/ Local food & coffee shop, independent shops and services all surrounding a quaint courtyard with picnic tables and play area. Washrooms and Wifi also available.

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The Squamish Store Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish 604.815.5084 | 1.877.815.5084 | exploresquamish.com We sell a wonderful mix of locally-crafted art, pottery, jewellery, books and glassware in addition to a wide array of Squamish-branded clothing for kids and adults.

Valhalla Pure Outfitters #805 - 1200 Hunter Place (Squamish Station) 604.892.9092 | squamish@vpo.ca | vpo.ca All-Season Adventure Gear: outdoor clothing and equipment for Climbing, Hiking, Paddling and Backcountry Skiing. Maps, guidebooks and equipment rentals too.

SERVICES Scott McQuade – Realtor 38090 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish V8B 0C3 604.815.1985 | RealEstate.Squamish.com Scott helps both buyers and sellers with honest, well informed advice on the Squamish Real Estate market.

RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate 38261 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish V8B 0A6 604.892.3571 | remax-squamish.com/properties@myseatosky.com For the most exposure for your Squamish property or to purchase your own piece of paradise, call us, the local experts, at RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate.

Royal LePage Black Tusk Realty #3-1900 Garibaldi Way, Squamish, BC, V0N 1T0 604.898.5904 | blacktuskrealty.com For the past 30 years, Royal LePage Black Tusk Realty has served Squamish’s ever-changing real estate needs with local experience that is second to none.

Squamish Arts Council 37950 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish 604.364.8618 | squamishartscouncil.com Not for profit arts and culture umbrella for the community of Squamish, offering resources and funding to improve access to the arts.

Squamish Integrated Health 103-37989 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish V8B 0S8 604.567.2666 | squamishintegratedhealth.com Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition and Dietetics.

Squamish Visitor Centre Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish 604.815.5084 | 1.877.815.5084 info@tourismsquamish.com | exploresquamish.com Stop in for maps, brochures and activity & accommodation bookings. We have all the latest local info on what’s happening in Squamish. Open 7 days per week.

Tourism Squamish Squamish Adventure Centre 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish 604.815.5084 | 1.877.815.5084 | exploresquamish.com A non-profit community destination marketing organization. We promote Squamish and coordinate marketing efforts. Become a member and take advantage of our valuable membership benefits.

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2 for 1 Appies

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40900 Tantalus Road (in the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort)

normanrudys.ca

*1 coupon per visit. Expires December 31st 2017

✁ 15% OFF

$10 OFF

A 60 MINUTE OR LONGER MASSAGE * one coupon per customer * for new patients only     EXPIRES DEC 31, 2017

www.squamishintegratedhealth.com

Enjoy 15% off the Sea to Sky’s best rafting! This coupon must be redeemed at time of purchase and cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Includes group bookings. No cash value. Limit 1 coupon per person. Direct bookings only. Valid until September 15, 2017.

604-567-2666

1 (888) 498–4677 www.squamishrafting.co

✁ Squamish Visitor Guide Coupon

Bring this coupon for $5.00 off the price of admission. One per Adult ticket purchase. Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.

$2

Single adult day ticket at the Sea to Sky Gondola Ticket Window Valid until May 31, 2018

Valid to December 31, 2017

No cash value Visit seatoskygondola.com for Hours of Operation details

✁ Home of the world-famous Royal Hudson steam engine In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary All regular admission prices are 50% off (until the end of August 2017) www.wcra.org 604-898-9336

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toward summer access or activities

summer season (Jun. 24 – Sep. 3, 2017)

35 minutes from Squamish whistlerolympicpark.com


TRIPADVISOR

The Greatest Show Under Earth.

Eyes widen and imaginations soar aboard the underground train at Britannia Mine Museum. Open 7 days a week. 10 minutes south of Squamish on Highway 99.

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Located two kilometres south of Squamish, along the Sea to Sky highway, the 10 minute gondola ride provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the Coast Mountains and pristine forests. Once at the top, enjoy a thrilling suspension bridge, local cuisine in the Summit Eatery and year-round adventures.

Daily shuttle service from Vancouver seatoskygondola.com 1.855.732.8675

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