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Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Amazing views, lovely any time of year

As a local, I hesitate to send people to my favourite spot, but since there is plenty of space, here we go! There are several parking areas, but for your first visit, drive out... read more

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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a local, I hesitate to send people to my favourite spot, but since there is plenty of space, here we go! There are several parking areas, but for your first visit, drive out the "spit" road and park before you go out onto the narrowest part. You can walk back along a trail that takes you into the estuary... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

We arrived to watch a fisherman pulling in his nets and holding the most fabulous huge salmon and to our delight seals bobbing for salmon treats.

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Thank ANGELA M
Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

The crown jewel of the estuary is the Spit, where we saw a pair of huge squawking ravens challenge the kiteboarders for air supremacy : -).

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Thank John J
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were lucky enough to be able to paddle on the estuary on a calm day when the tide was turning, so we did not have waves, wind, tide or current to contend with. It was very tranquil and the views and reflections spectacular. We saw king fishers, blue herons and an eagle. We saw seals while paddling around from... More 

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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We saw lots of different birds in addition to a huge group of Canada Geese and their babies! Peaceful and quiet when we visited. No facilities so take care of business before you travel out to the Spit.

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Thank sweetatr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Our Airbnb had a trail that led to the estuary and it was a very pleasent surprise that we found this place. It is so nice, quiet, secluded yet accessible from downtown. We enjoyed a very good walk with our dog and took lots of very nice pictures.

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Thank Brenda I
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We went out on the spit and enjoyed the view, sun and breeze on March 25 and then decided to have our picnic on a sand bar of the Squamish River. Put up a wind break and had a great time with scenery all around. Collected some interesting rocks too.

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Thank BCvisitor1
New Brunswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Nice walking trails, saw lots of birds (migratory and otherwise) and lots of fish in the shallow water. A good place to enjoy nature for an hour or two. Very few other people around on the day we were there (actually, none, now that I think of it).

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Thank debbie506
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

when you need to get away from all the life stresses and noises. its in the neighborhood but feels far from it all. yes

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Brownsville, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The estuary is out on a spit of land extending into the sound. There were a number of kite surfers enjoying the stiff breeze. There is a walking path around some of the estuary, with educational signs. Some graffiti and trash was around. We saw several species of birds over the water.

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