Squamish, British Columbia
Squamish is just past Vancouver, about a three-hour drive from Seattle. It’s a small, but fantastic town that is well-known throughout the climbing and outdoor sports community. Allegedly it’s one of the top climbing and bouldering spots in the world since it’s home to The Chief, one of the largest granite slabs outside of Yosemite. There’s tons of hiking within and near Squamish (including the Mt. Garibaldi hike pictured below and tagged in another post, which has the most stunning peak view I’ve seen), and lots of kayaking options in the crystal clear blue sea.
Squamish is absolute heaven for campers because the town is set up perfectly for people like us! We stayed for 2 weeks at various spots along a forest service road near The Chief (photos below). This road goes on for miles and branches many different ways. There’s plenty of room for lots of boondockers, and cell service is great throughout most of the first 10 or so miles. There are also a number of clear glacial streams to bathe in, so you shouldn’t need to pay for a shower frequently!