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Squamish & Around

Watch out Whistler, Squamish is awakening. A one-time coffee-stop on the way to BC’s famous skiing capital, this small former logging town has become a destination in its own right in the last 10 years. Climbers from around the world converge on the town to tackle the intimidating rock-walls of The Chief, while kitesurfers brave the stiff winds of Howe Sound, and hikers enjoy the steep network of paths that stretch between Shannon Falls and the top of the cable-car station.

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