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Squamish Estuary

Located at the tip of the Howe Sound and bordered by the Spit on the west, the Squamish Estuary provides some of the best local unobstructed views of the Stawamus Chief and is home to literally hundreds of species of birds and other habitats. Take a walk through the estuary’s salt marshes, mudflats and reeds or, bike along the flat trails or paddle your way through the stream and take in one of our scenic sunsets.

Where the River Meets the Sound.

Located at the mouth of the Squamish River as it enters Howe Sound, the estaury is a protected area teeming with wildlife such as deer, bobcats, beavers, bears and a plethora of birds. Be aware of your surroundings, and if you encounter wildlife keep your distance. This is the first piece of land struck by the wind and it's a wonderful spot to search for endemic birds soaring in the skies and nesting in the trees of the area.

Know Before You Go:

Dress warmly as wind can pick-up suddenly. If on the water, a wet or, dry suit is essential.

Visitors should also be aware that the area is a designated Wildlife Management Area. Please adhere to posted signage and stay on the trails.

Getting There:

Heading north on the Sea to Sky Highway, turn left into Downtown Squamish. Drive south along Cleveland Avenue until you reach Main Street. Take a right onto Main Street and drive to the end. There is free street parking here, once you are parked you can continue to the very end of Main Street where the trails begin.

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