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Tourism Squamish recently invited myself and some other local online media folks to come get a taste of life in nearby Squamish. It is like a little secret paradise, less than an hour’s drive from Vancouver. In this four part series, I will share with you some of the adventures we experienced.

Via Ferrata at Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola

I have hiked the Squamish Chief many times, and each time I’ve looked up from the base and seen little ants up on the cliff. Well, not really ants but rock climbers, way up high on the rock face. I haven’t tried that yet, but I am one step closer after having tried the Via Ferrata by Mountian Skills Academy and Adventures at Squamish Sea to Sky Gondola.

‘Via Ferrata’ is Italian for “Iron Way”, an engineered vertical climbing adventure, assisted by metal rungs and a specialized cable system. It was an exciting and unique climbing experience, rich with awe-inspiring views of Howe Sound and the nearby peaks. Experience Squamish Via Ferrata through my eyes in the video above!

SQUAMISH – Located on the ocean at the tip of the Howe Sound fjord, Squamish offers the world’s most epic outdoor adventures from Sea to Sky, all within 10 minutes. In Squamish you can play on the ocean and explore the mountains all in the same day. The Sea to Sky Gondola opens up easy access to expansive alpine hiking and sightseeing. Located on the doorstep of eight Provincial Parks, Squamish boasts more than 3,500 rock climbing routes and bouldering problems including the famous Stawamus Chief, more than 200 kilometers of world renowned mountain biking single track trails and access to some of the best kiteboarding and windsurfing conditions in North America.

The Beatler/Surrey604 Exploring Squamish Series:

Daman Beatty
The creator of Surrey604.com, Daman Beatty (AKA 'Beatler') is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime blogger, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, tech and photography. He has taught online marketing at BCIT, and Brighton College and is also the Marketing Manager for Microsoft Education Partner, CCI Learning.
Daman Beatty
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