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Welcome to the Gateway of Fun

Once a sleepy logging town, Squamish has evolved into an epicenter of adventure in the past few decades and now offers some of the province’s best stand up paddleboarding experiences on both saltwater and fresh, as well as scenic rafting and kayaking opportunities. Located on the appropriately named Sea-to-sky Highway an hour away from the Vancouver International Airport, this community is easy to get to but hard to forget.

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Alice Lake

The Alice Lake provincial park is 12 kilometres north of Squamish and includes its namesake lake as well as three others that are perfect for canoeing and stand up paddle boarding.

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Howe Sound

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Cheakamus River

The “Cheak” is one of the most popular whitewater rivers in the province and for good reason.

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Meet the specialists Squamish

From guides and instructors to marina owners and sales reps, here are the people who will ensure you’re not sent up the creek without a, well, you know. 

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Canadian Outback Rafting Company

Whitewater rafting expeditions located in Vancouver, Whistler, and Squamish the Canadian Outback Rafting Company has something that will suit everyone.

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Mosaic Earth Travel

Mosaic Earth Travel offers guided and self-guided tours in beautiful British Columbia.

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Norm Hann Expedition

Norm Hann Expeditions explores the ocean and coastlines of Squamish and Howe Sound: connect with nature while observing a unique and vast ecosystem that’s easy to access.

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Squamish Paddling Club
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Squamish Paddling Club

Squamish Paddling Club is perfect for paddlers that have a strong focus on the environment and keeping local waterways safe.

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Squamish Rafting Company

The Squamish Rafting Company offers everything from whitewater rafting to family experiences on the Cheakamus River.

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Squamish Water Sports

Explore the waters of Howe Sound while paddling, kiteboarding, and even wakeboarding there is something here for everyone!

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Valhalla Pure Kayak Rentals
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Valhalla Pure

Valhalla Pure in Squamish BC is a great outfitter store that has a wide variety of gear options and even clothing for paddle sports.

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The Best Whitewater Rafting in British Columbia

The Kicking Horse is only one of many whitewater experiences that make British Columbia one of the best rafting destinations in the world.

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