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Canada Squamish Estuary and Spit

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Located at the tip of the Howe Sound and bordered by the Spit on the west, the Squamish Estuary provides some of the best local unobstructed views of the Stawamus Chief (mountain) and is home to hundreds of species of birds and other habitats. In this photo, Shannon Falls is visible in the background. This is a beautiful area but in my opinion, the best part of this was watching the kite surfers. When we were there, there were dozens of them being routinely launched 20-30 feet (6-9 meters) above the water.

Photography Tips

As you might expect, it is extremely windy there. Be prepared. Protect your gear.

Travel Information

Heading north on the Sea to Sky Highway (Hwy. 89), continue past downtown Squamish until you reach Industrial Way where you will turn left. Turn right at the Queen’s Way T intersection and follow Queens Way until it curves left and becomes Government Road. Follow Government Road 1 kilometre past the train tracks, to a small sign for “The Spit” on your right. Continue down the gravel route until you reach another T intersection where you will turn left. Follow the gravel road until you reach the hiking trailhead signs on your left for the Estuary. Continue to the end of the road to reach the Spit.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Daytime during summer
Sunrise & Sunset 07:48 - 17:02 | current local time: 02:57
Photo Themes Mountain and Seascape
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