Squamish River

CanadaBritish ColumbiaSouthwest
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Murray Watt
Trip Date : 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
30 km
Duration: 
1 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
0 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Not applicable
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Low
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

Squamish River Campground at Ashlu bridge about 18 km up Squamish Valley Road. Fisherman\'s Park at end on Judd Road in Brackendale. Squamish Spit access from near West Coast Railway Heritage Museum

Technical Guide: 

Multiple put in sites. Squamish River Campground, Sunwolf Resort, and Fisherman's Park. Intermediate to advanced moving water skills dependent on water levels. Standing wave and riffles of class 2 to 3 moving water. Spray deck not required as most larger standing waves can be avoided. Numerous log jams that create sweapers. Take out is Fisherman's Park or Squamish Spit.

Trip Journal/Log/Report/Diary: 

Swift moving mountain river with no drops. Some sections are braided river. Intermediate to advanced moving water skills required. Vehicle shuttle required. River passed Squamish Nation lands where no camping is allowed. West side of river near Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park best for camping. Recommend hiked to Echo Lake west side of river across from Dentville

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:50,000): 
92G14 92G11<br />
Other Maps: 
Squamish Forest District Recreation Map District of Squamish Trail Recreation Map.<br />
Other
Special Comments: 

Check conditions with local paddlers at Squamish Paddling Club or local Valahla Pure outdoor store. Squamish is known as the Eagle capital of Canada. The float by Brackendale in winter will produce a view of hundreds of eagles.