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Squamish Travel

Mar 3, 2009

Perfectly located 40 minutes south of Whistler and 45 minutes north of Vancouver, the oceanfront town of Squamish is the ideal Highway 99 accommodation center for attending Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics venues in both areas.

The name Squamish comes from the Coast Salish word ‘Sko-mish’ which translates as ‘Strong Wind’. Squamish is the recreational capital of Canada, offering windsurfing, mountain climbing, mountain biking hiking, scuba diving, kayaking, wind surfing, kite boarding and many other opportunities. Outdoor enthusiasts should visit Shannon Falls, BC’s third largest waterfall.