Squamish Economic Development
Transportation

Squamish is part of a world-class transportation infrastructure. Use Highway 99 to reach Vancouver within an hour, or export internationally using our deep-sea port, extensive rail lines or Squamish Airport.

Squamish is part of a world-class transportation infrastructure. Use Highway 99 to reach Vancouver within an hour, or export internationally using our deep-sea port, extensive rail lines or Squamish Airport.

Drive to Vancouver or Whistler within an hour.

Squamish is situated midway between downtown Vancouver and the world-famous resort municipality of Whistler, each approximately a 45-minute drive away. 

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Ship globally from downtown Squamish.

Squamish Terminals Ltd., a deep-water, break-bulk terminal located in Squamish, has been serving customers in Western Canada, North America and around the world since 1972. Squamish Terminals offers efficient handling of forest products, steel, break-bulk and project cargos for loading to or from ocean vessels and barges. Stevedoring services are available by arrangement. Squamish Terminals is a wholly owned subsidiary of Star Shipping AS, based in Bergen, Norway.

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Access municipal and international airports.

Squamish has its own municipal airport and water access for float planes. Flights between Squamish and Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and to other destinations in B.C. are provided by Sea to Sky Air, Glacier Air, and Blackcomb Aviation. In addition, Squamish is within easy driving distance to Vancouver International Airport.

Take advantage of extensive railroad connections.

Squamish is served by CN Rail, the only railroad that crosses the continent east-west and north-south, serving ports on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts while linking customers to Canada, the United States and Mexico. Together with Squamish Terminals, CN Rail is part of Squamish’s broad, multi-modal transportation system.

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Connect to Vancouver on the world-famous Sea to Sky Highway.

Over eight million vehicles, and countless more trucks, travel along the Sea to Sky Highway (Hwy 99) from Vancouver to Squamish and Whistler annually. The Sea to Sky Highway is also a tourist destination, with panoramic ocean and mountain views, as well as an abundance of waterfalls, parks and interpretive kiosks along the way.