Travel Information

FESTIVAL TRANSPORTATION

We’re expecting over 35,000 people at Squamish Festival this year.  So we’re offering lots of different transportation options to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy the full weekend, while making sure we’re managing the impact on highway traffic and local residents.

 

DRIVING

GPS ADDRESS

39641 Loggers Lane, Squamish, BC V8B 0H3

TRAVEL HELPLINE

Sea-to-Sky Highway Travel Information 1-877-472-3399

BY CAR FROM VANCOUVER

Get on Highway 99 headed north and take it all the way to Squamish! At the Horseshoe Bay junction, keep to the left. Always be on the lookout for signs marked ‘Highway 99 Squamish / Whistler.’ That’s where you want to be.

BY CAR FROM WHISTLER

Even easier than from Vancouver. Take Highway 99 South until you enter the town of Squamish. 

BICYCLE VALET

You came by bicycle? Good for you! Your reward shall be a FREE and secure bicycle valet. Every year we have more bicycles - thanks for being awesome! This also means each year we have to move it to a bigger space. The bicycle valet is located inside Brennan Rec Centre on Loggers Lane - cycle to the festival on Loggers Lane and follow the green Bicycle Valet signs to check your bicycle next to Gate 9 and then go have some fun.

Just don’t leave your bicycle overnight or a bear will probably take it. Seriously.

 

PARKING

We have several parking options available this year. See below to determine what kind of parking you will need (if any):


WEEKEND FESTIVAL PARKING

You should purchase this parking if:

  • You have purchased a full weekend pass or VIP pass
  • You are NOT camping 

*You will be able to leave your car in the weekend lot overnight but you will NOT be permitted to sleep in your car. Check out our hotel recommendations below. 

Parking options will appear when you are purchasing your festival pass. 

If you've already purchased a festival pass, but forgot to purchase parking, you can buy weekend parking on its own here.

 

WEEKEND CAMPING PARKING

You should purchase this parking if:

  • You have purchased a full weekend pass or VIP pass
  • You have purchased a camping pass (not a premium camping pass)

 

While you can select your parking pass type, you won’t be able to select your exact parking lot when purchasing your passes – we will assign you a parking lot, and provide further instructions in your festival package which you will receive closer to the festival date.

Please note some parking lots which are further from the festival grounds will be serviced by a complimentary shuttle to and from the festival site, but no lots are more than 10 minutes away.

Camping Parking options will appear when you are purchasing your festival pass. 

 

SINGLE DAY PARKING

You should purchase this parking if:

  • You have purchased a single day festival pass
  • You are NOT camping
  • You have purchased a weekend festival pass but only need to park for one or two days (you will need to purchase a parking pass for each day you require it)

 

Purchase Friday parking here.

Purchase Saturday parking here.

Purchase Sunday parking here.


WHEELCHAIR & ACCESSIBLE PARKING

 

Wheelchair parking will be located on Raven Drive directly across from Gate 3. This limited quantity of parking will be available through Ticketmaster Customer Service at 1-855-682-6736. Have your Ticketmaster account number ready when you call so they can link your parking to your festival pass.

 

PARKING LOGISTICS

 

You must have purchased festival parking ahead of time if you plan to drive to Squamish.  Don’t expect to be able to just arrive and find parking, as all designated festival parking areas in Squamish are being specifically allocated ahead of time.  Parking areas not controlled by the festival will be monitored by District of Squamish traffic enforcement and will be subject to ticketing and towing at all times.

Here are some helpful parking tips:

  1. If you purchased weekend, single day, or premium camping parking, you will receive your parking decal in your wristband package.
  2. If you purchased camping parking, you’ll receive your parking decal and lot assignment when you arrive at Camping Check In.  Click here for more camping info.
  3. If you forgot to purchase camping parking, you will be able to purchase this at Camping Check in.
  4. You must display your vehicle parking decal at all times on your vehicle windshield. Vehicles parked outside of designated festival lots will be subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense.
  5. Check out the handy map below indicating parking lot locations.  Follow signs along the highway which will direct you to your designated parking lot.
  6. Overnight parking is allowed in the weekend lots, but no sleeping in your car! No overnight parking is allowed in single day lots, and your decal is only valid for the day it states.
  7. Single day parking lot will open 2 hours prior to festival gates opening each day.

 

If you haven’t planned your travel yet, see below for shuttle options, see above for parking options, or call Ticketmaster at 1-855 – 985-5000 to purchase parking.

 

Parking Map

VANCOUVER - SQUAMISH - WHISTLER SHUTTLES

Our festival is right in the middle between Vancouver and Whistler and we want to make it as easy as possible for people traveling from either place to get to the festival. We strongly encourage using the Squamish Festival shuttle to get to and from the festival site.  Our shuttle partners are offering a round trip shuttle from Vancouver to Squamish and Whistler to Squamish. For those of you camping with us, the shuttles are a great option with plenty of room for your bags and gear. 

The luxury, air conditioned coaches are the easiest, no-fuss way to get to and from Squamish. Leave the car at home, ride with all your friends and arrive in style on the doorstep of the festival grounds. 

Note that these shuttles are operated by third party operators, not the festival itself.

To purchase your shuttle ticket please click here. A shuttle ticket costs $50 per roundtrip. 

 

SHUTTLE DEPARTURE TIMES

*There are multiple departure locations in Vancouver, for specific departure times please visit the shuttle website here

If you require an accessible shuttle, please write to our shuttle provider at info@movesmedia.com

THURSDAY AUGUST 7

Vancouver - Squamish • 3:00pm

Whistler - Squamish • 3:00pm

FRIDAY AUGUST 8 / SATURDAY AUGUST 9 / SUNDAY AUGUST 10

Vancouver - Squamish • 11:00am, 1:30pm

Whistler - Squamish • 3:00pm

Squamish - Vancouver • 11:30pm, 1:30am

Squamish - Whister • 11:30pm, 1:30am

MONDAY AUGUST 11

Squamish - Vancouver • 12:00pm

Squamish - Whister • 12:00pm

 

ONSITE SHUTTLES

There are various shuttles running throughout the Squamish area during the festival.  Please see the map below for routes and stops.

Service times:

August 7 & 8 - 9:30am – 8pm

August 9-11 - 12:00pm – 8pm

Camping Shuttles:

There will be shuttles running between Britannia Camping Check in and all campgrounds throughout the festival days before, during, and after opening hours each day.  Campers can hop on / hop off the shuttle loop posted above.  There will be direct shuttles back to campgrounds from the festival site each night.  They run 8:30pm - 1:00am on Thursday, and 8:30pm - 2:00am Friday through Sunday.  Please click here for more information.

Shuttle map

 

RIDE SHARE

Need a ride?  Planning to drive and have room in your car?  Click here for our ride share program.

 

HOTELS

The are several hotels in Squamish, but they fill up VERY quickly. The three closest to the festival are:

The Sandman
39400 Discovery Way
Squamish BC
V8B 0R5
tel: 1 604 848 6000

The Best Western Mountain Retreat
38922 Progress Way
Squamish BC
V8B 0K5
tel: 1 604 815 0883 

Executive Suites Hotel & Resort
40900 Tantalus Road
Squamish BC
V8B 0R3
tel: 1 604 815 0048

For more hotels visit the Tourism Squamish website.

 

You may also wish to stay in Vancouver (45-minute drive).  Visit bevancouver for hotel suggestions. 

 

Staying in Whistler?

Whistler is a quick 30-minute drive north of the festival and a great alternative to staying in Squamish. Visit our Whistler hotel partners here for accomodation options. Daily bus shuttles will be running between Whistler and the festival grounds. Pricing and travel schedules are available here.