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Monday, March 16, 2009

Greetings from Squamish, BC

Oh, Squamish. Where to begin? How to accurately describe?

Seated along the Sea-to-Sky corridor, Squamish is the Heber City to Whistler's Park City. It is pretty much half way between Vancouver and Whistler, and is trying its darnedest to be an up-and-coming enclave for young professionals. Good luck with that.

Since it is half way between the two, the idea is you can easily (kinda) go to either and live for much less than you could in either of those locations.

All sarcasm aside, Squamish has an incredible granite face towering above it called The Stawamus Chief. Perhaps reminiscent of Yosemite? (I don't know, I haven't been there yet).

The "entrance" to Squamish from the north (headed in from Whistler)

The Chief from the north

Squamish really does have a "downtown" sort of area...but it is not the strip mall-y kind of fast food chain mecca you know Squamish to be. You have to actually turn OFF the highway to get here. Which means you have probably never been.

Legit downtown

We stayed at Quest University in the dorms. Yes, real dorms. It was just like college dorm life all over again -- except we could drink legally. On a clear day I would imagine the view to be spectacular, as the University sits above the town and looks out toward the Chief and Howe Sound.

Pizza party in our 'living room' (the rooms were set up suite style)
...trying not to wake the RA...

our "kitchen"

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