Three people hiking in the Alpine Squamish

Quick stats …

  • 20,000
  • 1 hours from Vancouver
  • %

In the area …

New 2-bed, 2-bath downtown condo
MLS: R2233988

CAD$ 850,000

A couple of years ago, this town changed its tag line from “Canada’s Outdoor Adventure Capital” to “Hardwired for Adventure.” The appeal to tech start-ups is starting to pay off: events like the annual Canadian Internet Marketing Conference brings together big thinkers from global companies like Shopify, LinkedIn and Hootsuite.

Squamish is a young, vibrant and growing community, proud of its forestry roots yet embracing diversification. Subdivisions like Valleycliffe are situated ideally for Vancouver-bound commuters. Community centres, sports leagues, service organizations and family-friendly programs have created a deep sense of community, despite the town’s layout into four distinct neighbourhoods: Valleycliffe, Garibaldi Highlands, Brackendale and downtown.

Downtown Squamish will get a makeover, with the approval to develop a former industrial site at Nexen Beach into a vibrant oceanside village. And, of course, there are those amazing Coast Range mountains and Howe Sound waters to enjoy because, really…who wants to work on a sunny day?

Work: With major retail stores lining Highway 99, Squamish is a service centre for residents in Whistler and Pemberton, too. Jobs are plentiful across a wide range of industries.

Play: Since it opened in 2014, the Sea to Sky Gondola has opened up the Coast Range mountains to adventurers and tourists who go up to enjoy the view, washed down with a local craft brew.

Culture: Long before axe-throwing became a hipster pastime, logging was a mainstay of the economy here, still recognized in downtown murals and each August’s Logger’s Sports Days Festival.

Municipalities & Districts:
Squamish – squamish.ca

Real Estate:
Squamish Listings

Wentworth Malpass & Hunter – wentworthmalpasshunter.com

Discovery Dream Homes – discoverydreamhomes.com
Pan-abode – panabode.com

Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types.