Shared Mobility

To get to and from Squamish, carpooling and ridesharing is common for both commuters and for visitors. Vancouver and Whistler are common destinations and there are established services to help facilitated ridesharing. Commercial bus services also run between Vancouver and Squamish, and Squamish and Whistler. Check ahead with the operator or carpool driver if you are planning on taking bikes, skis or snowboards to ensure space. 

 Shared mobility options provide affordable, convenient and sustainable alternative to private car ownership.

  • According to the Canadian Automobile Association, it costs an average of $9,000 annually to own a vehicle in Canada.
  • Cars are the largest depreciating asset for most households, and sit idle more than 95% of the time.

Commercial Regional Buses

Up to date commercial bus service providers are available through Tourism Squamish. Please contact the operator for latest on fares, schedules, stops. and acceptability for bikes, skis, snowboards and dogs. 

Carpooling and Ridesharing

Ridesharing and carpooling are arrangements where individuals share a ride with a common origin or destination and share costs. This is not the same as for-profit organizations such as Uber (these are known as ride-hailing), that do not currently operate in Squamish.

There are several options for carpooling and ridesharing in Squamish. In addition to Facebook and Craigslist, those looking for rides or with seats to spare can use Poparide to find a ride or riders.

Regional Commuting

Many people living in Squamish commute either north or south for work on a regular basis. Both regular bus service and carpooling can help reduce costs. The Squamish Connector provides a regular bus service for those commuting to Downtown Vancouver, and Poparide has an active community of commuters travelling north to Whistler or Pemberton, or south to many parts of Metro Vancouver. 

All day commuter parking for those connecting to a bus or carpool is available, free of charge, in the gravel lot across from the Adventure Centre.

Carsharing 

The District of Squamish has designated parking stalls for two hybrid carshare vehicles in Squamish operated by Modo.

Fast Facts:

  • Two-way carsharing vehicles start and end their trips in the same location.
  • Every two-way carshare vehicle removes 9 to 13 private cars from our roads.
  • Two-way carsharing is proven to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 to 50%.
  • Two-way carsharing reduces parking demand, traffic and congestion.
  • Two-way carsharing complements other modes of active and sustainable transportation such as walking, cycling and public transit.

What you should know:

  • Two hybrid vehicles, a RAV4 and Prius V, are located at Chieftain Centre (1301 Pemberton Avenue) and Municipal Hall (37955 Second Avenue)
  • Both vehicles are equipped with ski and bike racks.
  • New members can pick-up their Modo fobs at Squamish Savings located at 1325 Pemberton Avenue.
  • Members get access to a diverse fleet of over 600 cars, trucks, SUVs and vans across the Modo network.
  • Members can offset the cost of longer booking by using Poparide to fill empty seats

Cycling

Cycling from Squamish heading north or south is popular. The Sea to Sky Trail is a partially off road, partially on road trail that when completed will go from Squamish to D'Arcy through the Sea to Sky region. It currently runs from Squamish to Whistler, with some completed sections between Whistler and Pemberton. Sea to Sky Trail maps are available here. 

Regional Transit

The District continues to work with the Province to move this priority forward. See this report for more information.