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Moving to Squamish

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Squamish is a town on the rise. 2015 saw a record year in terms of real estate sales, and property prices continue to increase. With more and more people choosing to move to Squamish the future of the area looks incredibly bright.

Choosing to live here means choosing lifestyle, community, work and family. The location of the town gives you easy access to both Vancouver to the south, and Whistler to the north, along with everything in between.

To help you on your journey moving to Squamish, here is some useful information.

Where to live

There are lots of options to choose from when looking for a location in Squamish. Whether you want to be close to amenities, live in a quiet area, or have some land, there is something for everyone.

Squamish is blessed with a huge amount of choice when it comes to location and property type. Downtown offers a range of townhouses and condos, along with easy access to all of the local amenities.

While areas such as Brackendale, Rural Squamish and Garibaldi Estates have larger properties and townhomes, with access to land and wide open spaces.

For a full breakdown of where to live, you can see our guide to Squamish neighbourhoods.


Squamish is full of amenities, from shops and outlet stores, to restaurants and cafes. Wherever you choose to live, you are never far from everything you need.

Living here you will notice that many people come from surrounding areas to take advantage of the amenities on offer. This includes anything from shopping, to dining, and even visiting one of the many campgrounds or RV parks.

For more information on what Squamish has to offer, check out the District of Squamish website.


One of the biggest reasons people come to the area is for the lifestyle. Squamish offers the perfect balance of work and play. Many locals even commute to Vancouver for their jobs, but prefer the relaxed atmosphere and options for adventure of Squamish.

As the outdoor recreation capital of Canada, the town is full of things to do throughout the year. From hiking, climbing and biking in the summer, to backcountry skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing and more in the winter, there is something for everyone.

The community itself is incredibly welcoming and will make you feel at home right away. There are plenty of events and community activities to get involved in, whatever your interests.


For more information on moving to Squamish please get in touch with us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.