Squamish Camping Guide

Squamish features numerous secluded campgrounds equipped for tents, full-sized RVs, and everything in between. It doesn't matter if you want to stop in during your journey, or make our authentic mountain town your destination – you'll find everything you need just off the road.

Where to Camp

MAP CAMPGROUND TYPE SITES
1 Stawamus Chief Provincial Park BC Parks 74
2 Klahanie Campground Private 150
3 Squamish Municipal Campground Municipal 35
4 Mamquam River Campground Non-Profit 75
5 MTN Fun Basecamp Private 50
6 Alice Lake Provincial Park BC Parks 110
7 Cat Lake Recreation Site BC Rec Site 50
8 Paradise Valley Campground Private 49
9 Porteau Cove Provincial Park BC Parks 60
10 Squamish Valley Campground Private 78

The popularity of Squamish within the #vanlife community has increased to the point where there is great concern about the group’s collective environmental impact. “Wild” or “Freedom” camping has become unmanageable environmentally because of the high numbers of campers. Use the helpful calendar on this page to find available camping sites for your trip dates.

Campsite Availablity:

Please do NOT camp in the following hotspots:

  • Spit Road - Squamish Estuary/Wildlife Management Area
  • Downtown Squamish
  • Mamquam Forest Service Road/Powerhouse Springs Road
  • Any residential area

Places Not to Camp in Squamish

#NOTRACE CAMPING

  • Local fire bans restrict the use of campfires.
  • Check squamish.ca for the latest info.
  • Leaving food unsecured will attract bears and other wild animals. This is dangerous for you, and puts the bears at risk once they become garbage bears. Never keep or consume food in your tent.
  • Garbage/recycling must always be secured and disposed of properly. See the list of resources for drop-off locations.
  • Ensure proper disposal of human waste and toilet paper. No one wants to encounter it while walking with kids or dogs.
  • Please don’t pollute our waterways. Before leaving, return your site to the condition in which you found it.
  • Be respectful to your neighbours – we live here and take great care of our community.