Squamish and the Howe Sound - BC Canada
Squamish BC

Squamish - Transportation and Getting Here.

Squamish, a rapidly growing town of 16,000 people, is ideally situated at the mouth of the majestic Howe Sound of the Pacific Ocean, in a valley carved out of the Coast Mountains and sheltered by the glorious Stawamus Chief. Located between Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish is the jewel of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Less than an hour's drive north from Vancouver on Highway 99 and 45 minutes south of Whistler, Squamish is at the heart of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Whether you are arriving by plane, bus, car or train, the journey to Squamish is scenic and convenient. Squamish has rail links serviced by CN Rail, a natural deep-sea port, and a small municipal airport

Drive Times: From Whistler – 45 minutes
From Vancouver Airport – 1 hour 15 minutes
From Seattle – 3 hours 45 minutes

Vancouver Airport to Squamish

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1. Leave Vancouver International Airport heading east on Grant Mcconachie Way
2. Turn right onto Arthur Laing Bridge
3. Take the ramp toward Granville Street / City Centre
4. Stay straight and head onto SW Marine Drive
5. SW Marine Drive becomes Granville Street; continue north on Granville Street
6. Take the Highway 99 N/Seymour Street ramp to BC Ferries/Horseshoe Bay/Whistler
7. Continue north on Seymour Street/Provincial Route 99 N
8. Turn left onto West Georgia Street/Provincial Route 1A/Provinicial Route 99. Continue to follow. Provincial Route 1A / Provincial Route 99
9. Take Highway 99 ramp to West Vancouver/Horseshoe Bay-Ferries/Squamish across the Lions Gate Bridge
10. Continue onto Marine Drive/Provincial Route 1A/Provincial Route 99
11. Turn right onto Taylor Way/Provincial Route 1A/Provincial Route 99
12. Turn left on Mathers Avenue
13. Merge onto Provinicial Route 1 W/Trans Canada Hwy W
14. Take the exit to Squamish/Whistler Highway 99
15. Take the Highway 99 N Exit to Squamish/Whistler
16. Slight right onto the Sea to Sky Highway N/Provinicial Route 99 N

Downtown Seattle to Squamish

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1. Take I-5 N
2. I-5 N becomes Provincial Route 99 N
3. Take Exit 2 toward Cloverdale / Hope
4. Turn right onto 8 Avenue
5. Turn left onto 176 Street / Pacific Highway / Provincial Route 15 and continue
6. Take Route 1 West ramp to Vancouver
7. Merge onto Provincial Route 1 W / Trans Canada Highway W to Vancouver
8. Take exit to Squamish/Whistler/Highway 99 N
9. Take Highway 99 N exit on the left to Squamish/Whistler
10. Turn right onto Sea to Sky Highway 99 N

Whistler to Squamish

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1. Head south on Blackcomb Way toward Village Gate Blvd
2. Turn right at Village Gate Blvd
3. Turn left at HWY-99/Sea to Sky Hwy
4. Turn right at Cleveland Ave
5. Turn right at Pemberton Ave
6. Turn left at 2nd Ave


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