“Mother of the wind” is the honorable phrase Native Indians used to describe the area of Squamish, referring to the Stawamus Chief Mountain that rises over the small city. Many Squamish vacation rentals are found in the region. Squamish, BC rentals are good stopover destinations for recreational enthusiasts, due to the rock climbing, skiing, and windsurfing that are so popular here. Guests wishing for privacy will discover Squamish cabins meet their needs, as they are small affairs with the comforts of home.
Whether you choose one of the Squamish cabins or larger Squamish vacation rentals, you will have a view of the Squamish River Valley, which is almost two hours from Vancouver and Whistler. The Valley is characterized by lush cottonwoods and alders, with steep slopes surrounding the valley floor. Visitors on day trips from Squamish, BC rentals will find the slopes are filled with hemlock, fir, and ancient cedar. In fact, the mountains around them rise 8,000 feet, often remaining snow-covered and ice-clad throughout the year, making it possible for visitors to enjoy their experiences at Squamish cabins.
Tantalus Range is set apart from the lower peaks because of its glacier. If you have the time during your vacation to any one of the Squamish, BC Rentals, you may want to take the Glacier Air Tours. A helicopter or plane can be used to sightsee over the glacier. In fact, the tour will even land on the top of the peak in a flat area for glacier excursions. Flights are only available during the summer months due to weather conditions.
From many Squamish cabins, it is possible to hike towards a beautiful waterfall, which is eight kilometers up the valley near Mount Garibaldi Volcano. Garibaldi Provincial Park is a short drive from Squamish vacation rentals where visitors will discover Alice Lake. This lake was formed by glacier runoff, making it very cold even in summer.