The Squamish Valley Music Festival is among Western Canada’s largest music festivals and draws thousands of visitors project management steps. Many people will choose to stay in the area during the weekend-long event, and there are several options available for lodging. Wherever you choose to stay, be sure to book early.
Staying in Squamish
Squamish is a small town offering limited selection for lodging. While hotels here are closest to the festival, they will sell out quickly and may be difficult to book. There are a few large hotels in town that are close to the festival. There is also a small selection of motels and bed and breakfast options. Those looking for a more private stay can look to rental cabins and vacation rentals in the area.
Staying in Whistler
Thirty minutes to the north of Squamish, Whistler is a convenient location from which to attend the festival. The hotel options are more numerous here, and with the ski season long past, accommodation is easier to find. Whistler also has a great selection of cabins and vacation rentals and even offers a vibrant nightlife. Shuttles run to and from the festival to make accessing the events easier for those who choose not to drive. If you do drive, heading south from Whistler each day gives you the advantage of avoiding the major traffic jams coming from south of Squamish.
Attending from Vancouver
Vancouver is approximately 45 minutes south of Squamish, but you can expect the drive to be longer in festival traffic. This major city offers a very large selection of accommodations in all budget ranges. Shuttles also run between Squamish and Vancouver during the festival.
Camping at the Festival
The closest place to stay for the festival is right on site. Four different campgrounds are available to choose from, all walking distance from the festival grounds. The options include premium camping and a Quiet/Family campground with a noise curfew. This year’s camping options have been expanded due to the large turnout expected for the festival, but sites are expected to book quickly.