Squamish Neighbourhoods


Squamish’s downtown neighbourhood, including the areas of Dentville and Northyards, offers a delightful blend of both old and new homes. Originally an agricultural settlement and trading post in the early 1890s, the downtown quarter has blossomed over the years into a booming commercial centre offering a wide selection of amenities including fine restaurants, specialty shops and boutiques, art galleries, furniture stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, a post office, retail shops, veterinary offices, and so much more.

This neighbourhood also includes the town’s waterfront on Howe Sound, complete with marina and dock. In addition, the area will soon feature an exciting new Squamish Oceanfront development with a mix of commercial and residential spaces.

Dentville is situated just a five or ten–minute walk from the main downtown core, and offers lots of sun and larger, flat lots. Once considered an older neighbourhood, Dentville has evolved into an up-and-coming area, thanks to new construction and the revitalization of many properties, as well as the area’s affordable prices.

The area features the West Coast Railway Museum’s fascinating and up-close exhibits of Canada’s railway history. It is also only a few minutes drive to the BC Museum of Mining and the gorgeous Shannon Falls.