The Squamish River is a beutiful, wildlife enriched river located just west of the senic sea-to-sky highway. The area has alot of grizzly and black bears especially when the salmon are running so keep that in mind, especially if your fishing the northern
part of the river. This area is also the greatest bald eagle population in the country. Besides all the beuiful wildlife on the river, lets not forget the fishing! The river is best known for its salmon runs, which features a good run of Chinook, Coho, Chum,
and on odd years a very strong run of Pinks. Chinooks peak in September, Coho October, and Chum in late October. On odd years pinks peak at the end of August, beggening of September. Besides the salmon there are also Dolly Varden, Bull trout, Rainbow trout,
Cutthroat trout, and a late run of Winter Steelhead. The best parts of the river are at the mouth of the Cheakamus at the bottom and at the top north of the Ahulu/Squamish confluence. Inbetween these points the river is broad and meandering with a sandy bottom,
poor fishing and limited access.
How to get there
The Squamish River is found just off the Sea to Sky Highway. When you enter Squamish make a left onto Cleavland Avenue,
shortly after make a right onto Bailey Street, then right onto Government Road. When on Government road you can access the entire lower river, with many access points all the way up to the Cheakamus. A popular way to fish the lower river is park
near the Squamish River Dyke Trail and hike along the river fishing different areas. To access the upper river take a left onto Squamish Valley Road and follow this all along the river where you will find multiple access points.