Canada’s answer to V festival, Squamish does what it says on the tin. Great bands and good times in a well organised fashion.
Canada isn’t short of festivals each summer. The wonderfully-named town of Squamish now holds the Squamish festival (keeping the naming simple) every August.
Only a few years old, Squamish has already outgrown its original boutique premise and 2014 saw it grow to 35,000 people a day flocking to see everyone from Arctic Monkey to Arcade Fire. Historically well organised, the festival sets up plenty of room for campsites with regulated pitch spaces. Premium campsites are closer to your car, have posher loos, hot showers and points to charge your phone.
While Squamish might seem to be lacking in the more eccentric, artsy side of the UK festivals, it’s got a huge following amongst Canadians for being easy to navigate, well set up and really rather friendly.
Squamish festival is a cashless festival. No, that doesn’t mean it’s free sadly. Credit is loaded onto your wrist band which can be topped up in a variety of ways. You just swipe it to pay for that round of 10am pear cider.
How do I get there?
Travelling by Car from Vancouver: Get on Highway 99 headed north and take it all the way to Squamish! At the Horseshoe Bay junction, keep to the left. Always be on the lookout for signs marked ‘Highway 99 Squamish / Whistler.’ That’s where you want to be.
Travelling by Car from: Even easier than from Vancouver. Take Highway 99 South until you enter the town of Squamish.
Travelling by Bike: There will be a free and secure bicycle valet for everyone who comes by bicycle.
Shuttles to Whistler and Vancouver:$50
Single day passes: $149
Regular Weekend Passes:
Tier 1: $295
Tier 2: $325
VIP starting from: $599
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets will be available through the website.