squamish fun facts
Outdoor Adventure Capital of Canada | Only 45 minutes travel time to both Vancouver and Whistler
Population of 19,893 | Approximately 74% of the population is under the age of 40
One of the fastest growing populations in B.C., Squamish has grown at 14% over the past 5 years
23% of employed residents commute to work outside Squamish | Home to largest population of Bald Eagles in the world
Education, Tourism, Manufacturing, and Retail industries are experiencing growth in Squamish
*population stats gathered from 2016 census data
Known for being quiet, safe and family oriented; Brackendale is home to Brackendale Elementary School and Don Ross Middle School. It also features a small shopping precinct, the Watershed pub and Crabapple café. Located at the northern most end of Squamish, it is a popular amongst Whistler commuters. It’s a quick 30 minute drive to Whistler and only 10 minutes to Downtown Squamish.
The sub-neighbourhoods of central Squamish include Garibaldi Estates, Dentville, Northyards, Tantalus and Brennan Park. All located on ‘the flats’, Garibaldi Estates combines both commercial and residential areas, meaning shops are walking distance for residents. Kids can also walk or bike to Mamquam Elementary School. Dentville and Northyards are seeing an explosion in new housing developments, attracting young families and professional trendsetters. Tantalus and Brennan Park feature a substantial number of new housing developments. Brennan Park is also home to a Recreation Centre and the Squamish Adventure Centre, offering a great varierty of indoor sports including skating and swimming.
Be in the centre of it all! The hub of Squamish, downtown has many new condos and townhouses available and everything is within walking distance. The main street – Cleveland Avenue offers great shopping, services and a Summer farmer’s market. Squamish Elementary School and Howe Sounds Secondary School are also located right in downtown Squamish. The waterfront area is expecting much new commercial and residential development, and you’ll often see locals kiteboarding, windsurfing and sailing.
Garibaldi Highlands & University Heights
The well established neighbourhood of Garibaldi Highlands is situated above Garibaldi Estates, in a green and leafy setting. Big lots with family homes and Garibaldi Highlands Elementary school make it a family friendly neighbourhood. It’s also a mecca for mountain bikers, with access to world class biking trails. University Heights is a relatively new neighbourhood set amongst Quest University and Coast Mountain Academy, featuring superb modern single-family homes offering spectacular views.
Located at the southern most end of Squamish, Valleycliffe is a popular destination for Vancouver commuters. With its high elevation, Valleycliffe is afforded some of the best views of Howe sound. Families also have the convenience of Valeycliffe Elementary School as well as a small shopping precinct providing every-day necessities.