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Squamish Estuary

#13 of 46 things to do in Squamish Features Animals
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Seals seeking salmon and wonderful views.

We arrived to watch a fisherman pulling in his nets and holding the most fabulous huge salmon and... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Bird Lovers Heaven - and Kiteboarders Too.

The crown jewel of the estuary is the Spit, where we saw a pair of huge squawking ravens challenge... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
John J
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We arrived to watch a fisherman pulling in his nets and holding the most fabulous huge salmon and to our delight seals bobbing for salmon treats.

Reviewed 27 August 2016

The crown jewel of the estuary is the Spit, where we saw a pair of huge squawking ravens challenge the kiteboarders for air supremacy : -).

Thank John J
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were lucky enough to be able to paddle on the estuary on a calm day when the tide was turning, so we did not have waves, wind, tide or current to contend with. It was very tranquil and the views and reflections spectacular. We...More

Thank Joan O
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We saw lots of different birds in addition to a huge group of Canada Geese and their babies! Peaceful and quiet when we visited. No facilities so take care of business before you travel out to the Spit.

Thank sweetatr
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Our Airbnb had a trail that led to the estuary and it was a very pleasent surprise that we found this place. It is so nice, quiet, secluded yet accessible from downtown. We enjoyed a very good walk with our dog and took lots of...More

Thank Brenda I
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We went out on the spit and enjoyed the view, sun and breeze on March 25 and then decided to have our picnic on a sand bar of the Squamish River. Put up a wind break and had a great time with scenery all around....More

Thank BCvisitor1
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Nice walking trails, saw lots of birds (migratory and otherwise) and lots of fish in the shallow water. A good place to enjoy nature for an hour or two. Very few other people around on the day we were there (actually, none, now that I...More

Thank debbie506
Reviewed 25 July 2015

when you need to get away from all the life stresses and noises. its in the neighborhood but feels far from it all. yes

Thank Jimmy W
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The estuary is out on a spit of land extending into the sound. There were a number of kite surfers enjoying the stiff breeze. There is a walking path around some of the estuary, with educational signs. Some graffiti and trash was around. We saw...More

Thank TravelVet61
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The Squamish Estuary is an outstanding spot to explore if you like hiking, bird watching or are an avid botanist - if you like kite boarding this is the spot for you. Grab a Kayak and explore the river - take a hike and you...More

Thank anafricanincanada
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Azmina P
Can one drive to the estuary since I have my 84 year old mother. if not, how long a hike would it be. please and Thanx Azmina
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