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The town of Squamish is perfectly located between the glittering skyline of Vancouver, and the snow-laden slopes of Whistler's sprawling ski resorts - and it offers accommodation right in the heart of the area known as Canada's 'biggest outdoor play area'. Hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics gave British Columbia a chance to showcase its natural wonders to the world, and the mix of sea, snow, and alpine forest is a winning combination - perfect for adventurous vacations.

Things to see

You'll see shades of blue more commonly associated with the seas surrounding a Caribbean island at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, where views of turquoise, mineral-rich lakes are complemented by mountains spilling with snow, and lines of thin fir and cedar trees rising from the banks. You'll have to earn the views at Stawamus Chief Park, however, by either hiking up the steep terrain or, if you're an experienced climber, strapping on your harness and testing your nerve on the vertical ascents. The reward for reaching the top of the granite monolith is sweeping views of wide, glistening lakes, overshadowed by jagged glacial peaks. Don't have a head for heights? Put your hardhat on and journey deep into the mines of Britannia Mine Museum, where you can even strike gold in the Gold Panning Pavilion - if you do find some, it's yours to keep. While it's easy enough to organize trips to track down grizzly bears stalking the wild, or whales flapping their tales out of the water, one of the best wildlife experiences in British Columbia can be found at Brackendale Eagle Park. Arrive between December and February to witness a feeding frenzy, as bald eagles gather to take advantage of the easy pickings - dive-bombing to pluck salmon from the river's water, as they struggle upstream.

Hotels in Squamish

After a day tackling the Olympic slopes of Whistler, or landing fish from the Squamish River, there's nothing better than returning to a luxury hotel - with a warm bath to dip into, and a roaring open fire to huddle around. Squamish hotels offer indoor and outdoor pools, and take advantage of the natural surroundings by offering you the chance to enjoy breakfast on your own balcony with a view. Cheaper options - in the downtown area of town - provide good-sized rooms and beds to help you wake up refreshed and ready to go each day.

Where to stay

The downtown area of Squamish is a great base, and there are plenty of stores selling snacks and supplies to fuel your adventures. Return at night to the smell of chargrilled steak filling rustic wooden pubs, where you can sample the town's extra hoppy 'Devil's Elbow' beer - named after a particularly wild rapid in the Elaho River. Stay a little further out - in the Garibaldi Highlands neighborhood – if you're bringing a bicycle with you, as wide cycle lanes make riding safe and easy.

How to get to Squamish

The 'Sea to Sky Highway' – Highway 99 – links Vancouver and Squamish, and you'll immediately start wishing the 1 hour 15 minute drive could last a little longer - because the scenery is out of this world. Dark, island encrusted ocean waters sit to your left, as you drive along a road that cuts through sharp, tree-coated inclines. Fly into Vancouver International Airport and hire a car from the terminal to experience one of the world's best drives for yourself, or catch a bus to Squamish directly from the airport.