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Squamish is an outdoor adventure-driven area in British Columbia—it could be an easy day trip from Vancouver. Scenic gondolas, a bustling foodie scene and local shopping appeal to our practical side, but a wild offering of hikes, bike trails and waterfalls wait beyond. But all the interweaving rivers and ocean access make Squamish a sought after fishing paradise, where salmon and variations of trout swish through the waters. When coming to fish, stay in an Airbnb that offers close proximity to some of the best water—we’ve rounded up a list of properties to get you started.
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Tucked in a cove that opens up into the wide ocean, this shipping container home is fresh, with a new appearance. Inside is adorned with light woodwork, that connects to a deck, with the most incredible mountain views. The host noted that guests can peer out to see ocean life right outside the windows. In addition to the amazing location on the water, paddleboards are available for use.
Somewhere down the grapevine, we’ve heard this spot is the best for steelhead trout and salmon, on the Cheakamus River. A deck that nearly extends over the water is ideal for casting or just enjoying a meal. Take a break from all of that exhaustive angling to sip a Bloody Mary while swinging in the hammock. Inside, you’ll find somewhat of a Scandinavian vibe with all those clean lines and light wood tones. Oh yeah, there’s a hot tub!
Pristine, clean and ready for the cover of a magazine, this Airbnb Plus epitomizes modern luxury tiny living. Rich wood countertops, aqua bathroom tile, a shaded boutique-style outdoor patio and a cozy sleeping loft are just the tip of this beautiful iceberg. But the fishing is just a short walk or bike ride away, over the bridge. Simply put, it is a stunner.
Technically in North Vancouver which sits south of Squamish, this open, oceanfront listing has views worth mentioning. While sitting by the 70s-esque fireplace, large windows open toward a spectacular ocean view. Skylights and sleek decor further enhance the space. While a canoe is available, there is no dock access (those are private). Be certain to have a fishing license before hitting those gorgeous waters.
Worth a short skip from Squamish is a little place called Whistler, and here, is Alta Lake. The lovely body of water houses both rainbow and cutthroat trout, just waiting to be reeled in. It’s amazing how the brightness of this condo can bring such a sense of serenity, as does the lake.
From greenery, changing fiery foliage or a glistening frosted wonderland, the cottage is a mesmerizing place to be. Cozy up inside by the wood-burning stove, or enjoy the beauty of the Cheakamus River, right outside the door. An open deck is angled perfectly toward the water, making for quite the foundation for a relaxing evening.
The space most definitely seems like something an authentic boatbuilder would craft. Unusual touches and lovely wooden construction emit a richness that of an old schooner. The advantage of this location is both its proximity to water and the vast food and brewery scene of downtown. Maybe someone is coming along that doesn’t love fishing (gasp), they’ll certainly enjoy all the quaint shops.
The snug carriage house has a wonderful flow with its open concept. Everything feels refined and quite comfortable, so it’s a relaxing place to chill when not hitting the Stawamus River, which is just minutes away. Bike trails are also right outside the door, making the location ideal for all things outdoors.
Are you that type of fisherman or woman that likes a little luxe living mixed into a fishing trip? Because ya know, it doesn’t have to all be outdoorsy and rugged. Pamper yourself in this breathtaking carriage house with all the lavish aesthetics, then embark on a river adventure just five minutes away. Fishing and luxury truly belong together.
Technically on a former private island that now has enough exposed land to drive to and from the mainland, the woodsy cabin is perched over the ocean. Windows everywhere ensure no view is missed, and doing the dishes may not be so much of a choir with an opening like the one in this kitchen. Take advantage of the free paddleboard and canoe access!
Britannia Beach is a community within the Squamish region, and this industrial contemporary home maximizes the wow factor of the already memorable area. Expect huge windows, unparalleled views of ocean and mountains, artisan textiles and an overall ambiance fit for royalty. Here you can catch some hearty salmon.
Find that dreamy vacation at this boat only access Airbnb. Hammocks hang over the water, the construction is very “fairytale treehouse”, and the best water glimpses are from a rooftop deck. Cook fish up on the beach, enjoy an outdoor shower and just drift away to a happy place. That should be easy!