Buy Local Squamish | unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) First Nation
When you buy local, you help build a stronger communities. Local businesses buy from other businesses in the community — growers, makers, manufacturers, graphic designers, accountants, repair services and credit unions, just to name a few. So many Squamish businesses are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of how Squamish businesses keep your community strong!
The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C. Check out more reasons to buy local.
Tucked between the mountains and the sea, halfway between Vancouver and Whistler, on the traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, Squamish offers a lifestyle that is unlike anywhere else. After work, Squamish residents can access some of the best bike trails on the West Coast, or jump on their SUP or kiteboard while enjoying the breathtaking waters of the Howe Sound. Squamish is also known as one of the best places in the world for rock climbing and hiking. Winter brings more outdoor recreation, with easy access to world renowned mountain resorts and backcountry skiing. Beyond the outdoors, Squamish offers many indoor activities, such as rock climbing and trampolining, along with an eclectic shopping scene, vibrant arts & culture, and loads of dining options. From vegan restaurants and craft breweries to fine dining and international cuisine, Squamish has it all. It has a small town feel with access to big town services. Community spirit is strong here.
There is a special feeling of belonging in Squamish — it’s easy to find to your people. The combination of Squamish’s amazing location, infrastructure, young educated residents and outdoor lifestyle makes Squamish awesome. There’s no better place to live, work and play, and others are starting to notice:
- In 2015 The New York Times ranked Squamish 32 of 52 Places to Go in 2015
- Expedia named Squamish one of the top 18 cities to visit in 2018
- Squamish was ranked #1 in 2019 in BC Business Best Cities for Work in B.C.
The Squamish Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by actively supporting business, economic growth and economic diversification. They work to develop strong, strategic partnerships to grow the local economy, and ensure participation is recognized across the Squamish community.
Check out the Squamish Chamber directory for great local businesses.