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CNN names Squamish as Best Mountain Town to visit in summer 2014

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DH Vancouver Staff May 28, 2014 3:21 pm

CNN Money has declared Squamish as the Best Mountain Town destination in North America to visit for this summer.

The accolade can likely be linked to the recent opening of the Sea to Sky Gondola and its mountaintop attractions, just south of the town – wedged between Stawamus Chief and Shannon Falls within the provincial park.

“Travelers visiting British Columbia’s Coast Mountains usually make a beeline for Whistler,” CNN wrote. “This year, though, the Squamish area, located about halfway between Vancouver and the former Olympic host, is becoming a destination in its own right, thanks to a new $22 million Sea to Sky Gondola and summit lodge.”

While the Sea to Sky Gondola is prominently highlighted, other activities such as rock climbing, kiteboarding, whitewater kayaking and craft beer tasting are part of CNN’s descriptions of the activities available at Squamish.

The Colorado town of Crested Butte was the runner-up for this year’s Best Mountain Town category.

 

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