If you live in the city, the stars are hidden from you from all the light pollution, but in Squamish, you can see the stars in all their beautiful, natural glory, and we have a list of where you can get the best view.

WATERSPRITE LAKE

Shooting stars and clear sights of the milky way your thing? Then whip out your camera and head to Watersprite Lake in the Squamish backcountry. Although this area is most popular in the Spring-early Fall months, backcountry skiing is a popular activity in these parts and can be used rather than the hiking trail to reach the perfect lookout.

PORTEAU COVE

Porteau Cove is perfect for stargazing as the area is completely void of any lights that might tamper with the view. It even comes with its own viewing deck so those into photography can set up a tripod and get some Instagram worthy shots. 

ELFIN LAKES

Popular in the summer for its beauty, Elfin Lakes can also be enjoyed in the later months of the year for stargazing at a hut located with Garibaldi Provincial Park. Getting to the hut is no small feat. A roundtrip hike is around 22km, but it is accessible by snowhoeing in the snow.

 TANTALUS LOOKOUT

For an easy to reach place that requires no hiking whatsoever, drive 10 minutes north of Squamish to the Tantalus Lookout. With a backdrop of the mountains that continuously have snow on them, this is another place that is popular with photographers.