Squamish

A popular climbing area in British Columbia, Canada. Crags with rock and aid climbs include The Chief, Smoke Bluffs, Cheakmus Canyon and Tatoosh. There is also some great hiking and other adventures in Squamish.

GETTING THERE

Take I-5 North towards Vancouver, BC.  Pass through the border and continue on BC-99 N.  Take exit 16 towards BC-91 N. Proceed through Vancouver, following signs for Trans-Canada Highway/BC-1 W.  Merge onto Trans-Canada Highway/BC-1 W.  After 19 miles, merge onto BC-99 N.  At mile 26 the Stawamish Chief Trailhead Parking Lot will be on the right.

Climbing

Crags with rock and aid climbs include The Chief, Smoke Bluffs, Cheakmus Canyon and Tatoosh.

  • Guidebook: Squamish Select, 3rd ed by Marc Bourdon (Quickdraw Press 2012).
  • Guidebook: Squamish Rockclimbs by Kevin McLane & Andrew Boyd (High Col Press 2018).

Day Hiking

The Sea to Sky Walking trails consists for four trails. To access the trails, take the Sea to Sky Gondola to the plaza at the top.

  • The Panorama Trai
  • The Spirit Trail
  • The Wonderland Lake Loop
  • Front Country Trails

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and teaching at different areas.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.

Considerations for international travel

  • Start by reviewing the latest regulations.
  • Everyone will need a passport or other valid ID such as a NEXUS card.
  • NEXUS cards can save a lot of time but only work if everyone in the car has one.
  • Make sure your vehicle insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Make sure your health insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Border crossing regulations are strict in both directions. Know what you’re allowed to take and declare everything to avoid problems.
  • You may be able to save time by checking alternate border crossings. Find apps that show updated times and other good tips.
  • Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
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Activities

Upcoming Activities

Leading on Rock: Field Trip 2 - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Crag Climbing
Practicing more of the skills learned at the first field trip.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, May 28, 2022 - Sun, May 29, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants 1 instructor
Bellingham Branch

Leading on Rock 4, Everett Intermediate Climbing Course - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading On Rock
This trip will focus on multi-pitch climbing where the climbers are building anchors and swinging
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jun 11, 2022 - Sun, Jun 12, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants 3 instructors
Registration closed Mar 4
Everett Branch

Intermediate Rock 1 - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Intermediate Rock 1 Field Trip
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jun 11, 2022 - Sun, Jun 12, 2022
Prerequisites
0 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Jun 9
Bellingham Branch

Seattle Explorers Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Explorers
Join the Explorers (and Jr. MACers) on a 5 day trip to Squamish, BC!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Mon, Jun 20, 2022 - Fri, Jun 24, 2022
Prerequisites
8 participants 5 chaperones
Registration closes May 31
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle Junior MAC Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC
Join the Jr. MACers (and Explorers) on a 5 day trip to Squamish, BC!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Mon, Jun 20, 2022 - Fri, Jun 24, 2022
Prerequisites
5 participants 4 chaperones
Registration closes May 31
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle Pathfinders Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Pathfinders
Join the Pathfinders (and Nomads) on a 4 day trip to Squamish, BC!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Mon, Jun 27, 2022 - Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Prerequisites
7 participants 5 chaperones
Registration closes May 31
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle Nomads Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Nomads
Join the Nomads (and Pathfinders) on a 4 day trip to Squamish, BC!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Mon, Jun 27, 2022 - Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Prerequisites
5 participants 3 chaperones
Registration closes May 31
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Top Rope Rock Climb - Squamish

Youth, Climbing & Family Trip
Family oriented single-pitch climbing in Squamish, eh?
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Mon, Jun 27, 2022 - Fri, Jul 1, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants on waitlist 1 leader
Registration closes Jun 9
Olympia Branch

Seattle MAC - Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
Each year, MAC goes on a 10-day long car camping, rock/alpine/glacier climbing, hiking, backpacking, and
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Fri, Jul 8, 2022 - Mon, Jul 18, 2022
No Prerequisites
5 participants 4 instructors 4 chaperones
Registration closes Jul 6
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

Leading Trad, Field Trip 2 - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Crag Climbing
Continue to build skill and knowledge from previous field trip and lecture.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jul 23, 2022 - Sun, Jul 24, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants 3 instructors
Bellingham Branch
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