Spacious Suites Overlooking Rivers, Mountains, and Forests
The Coast Mountains surround the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort, Squamish, forming a dramatic backdrop of snowcapped peaks. The visually dazzling landscape has been used in a number of movies and TV shows, including Rambo, MacGyver, and Men in Trees. You can enjoy the majestic views on a hike through nearby Crumpit Woods or while kicking back in the resort's indoor-outdoor pool. From the heated indoor side, you can paddle outside to watch the steam rise into the mountain air.
Each studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suite boasts a private balcony overlooking the craggy horizon. Dark-wood furnishings and forest-green linens echo the colors of the woods outside. Cook your own meals in a kitchen equipped with cookware, a fridge, and a dishwasher. Or you can head down to The Living Room Restaurant & Lounge for fresh seafood such as a British Columbia wild sockeye salmon fillet and tequila and lime ceviche. Breakfast is served daily until 2 p.m.
Squamish, British Columbia: Skiing and Snowshoeing in "Sea to Sky Country"
The region between Vancouver and Whistler is often called "Sea to Sky Country" because of the juxtaposition of ocean tributaries and mountain peaks. The Sea to Sky Highway traces the coastline from Horseshoe Bay, just west of Vancouver, up to the municipality of Squamish. Along the way, you pass waterfalls, lakes, and the Stawamus Chief, one of the largest granite monoliths in the world.
With an average of 90 inches of snow settling in Squamish each year, opportunities for skiing abound in winter. Head to the Diamond Head area of nearby Garibaldi Provincial Park for a wide range of ski terrains, or drive 30 minutes north to Whistler Olympic Park—the site of skiing events during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games—to find trails for all skill levels. Backcountry snowshoeing is also a popular pastime, particularly on Mount Garibaldi’s Brohm Ridge and in Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, where a 2-mile trek takes you across the Brandywine Creek bridge and past groves of cedars.