Continent
North America
Country
Canada
Next Big City
Vancouver
Next Town
Squamish
 
Type:
River Mouth
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, School, Rescue, Toilet, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Currents, Ships, Jetskis, Rocks
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Falling tide, Tide independent

Shallow access. Water is not always flat and depends on tidal activity.

Beach

Type:
Pebbles, Rocks, Stones
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks, Concrete, Other
Beach Users:
None

At low tide there is sandy beach but otherwise you are on a rocky jetty. Then assistance is required for launching and landing. Launch right at the Squamish River mouth from the spit that juts into Howe Sound.

Wind

Best Months:
May, June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
SSW
Main Direction:
SSW, SW, WSW

Squamish has the most reliable wind near Vancouver from April to October. Typically we are on 10 meter kites. Very reliable 17-24 knot thermal inflow wind. Usually steady. During the summer the wind turns on like a light switch at around 11am.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Long walk

Drive north from Vancouver to Squamish. Then ask for directions to the spit.

Extra information

Rules
Fees, Other

Not a beginner spot! You must be able to stay upwind to kite here. During summer months: $15.00 user fee, toilet facility, jet ski assisted rescue, ample parking, insurance.

Nightlife

Brew pub after session beers.