Squamish has been setting the gold standard for craft beer and mountain biking for over 25 years. Both scenes have developed in tandem offering progression, diversity, and most importantly, an experience that keeps you coming back for more.
As A-Frame Brewing founder Jeff Oldenborger states, “Beer is… a mechanism through which people can sit and chat and use gather around.” This philosophy holds true to the Squamish craft beer scene. From Howe Sound Brewing’s beginnings as one of BC’s first craft breweries founded in 1996 to the contemporary IPAs and sours pouring at Backcountry Brewing, each of Squamish’s three (soon to be four) breweries complement each other—offering a variety of beer that is hard to match.
This diversity of recreation opportunities abound with world-class rock climbing, hiking, kite boarding and river sports—but it’s the mountain biking that truly sets Squamish apart. As an early adopter of the once fringe sport, Squamish locals took to riding moto and trials bike trails on rudimentary mountain bikes that were barely equipped to take on the granite rock slabs and steep rooty hillsides. With the capable mountain bikes of today, the experience is much more inclusive with over 300 trails ranging from Green to Double Black. There’s something for every style and skill level.
We acknowledge that we work, live, and ride on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples: Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh & Musqueam First Nations. This acknowledgment comes with our support for these nations’ efforts to reclaim and revitalize their territories.
Learn more about the BC Ale Trail and Mountain Biking BC.
Credits: Ben Haggar @benhaggarphoto / Mike Gamble @mikegamble
Featured Breweries: Howe Sound Brewing, Backcountry Brewing, A-Frame Brewing.
Featured trails: Miki’s Magic, Gouranga, Boney Elbows.