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In western Canada, Squamish a haven for outdoor enthusiasts
In western Canada, Squamish a haven for outdoor enthusiasts

I've driven through this burg of roughly 17,000 souls, about halfway between Vancouver and the skiing and snowboarding resort of Whistler Blackcomb, more than a dozen times. And each trip, I would gaze at the Stawamus Chief, a granite monolith that rises more than 2,100 feet above Howe Sound and that looks as if it had been plucked out of Yosemite National Park. I'd heard stories about the great rafting, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, kite boarding and other activities that have earned Squamish the reputation as one of Canada's main outdoor recreation meccas. But it took me a couple of decades to finally stop and visit the for four days last summer. It...

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