Paradise Valley in Squamish
Paradise Valley is a rural area on the Cheakamus River about 22 km north of Squamish. Instead of turning right off the Sea to Sky Highway and heading to Alice Lake Provincial Park, you turn left at the same turnoff to get to Paradise Valley.
There’s a nice private campground in the area, appropriately named Paradise Valley Campground. This makes for a good and affordable place from which to explore the area. Of the two main camping options in the Squamish area, Alice Lake is our first choice, primarily because of the lake for swimming in the summer and the free hot showers, although Paradise Valley places a close second. Rarely do private campgrounds come close to comparing to ones in provincial parks, but Paradise Valley is an exception – it’s a great one.
The camping season at Paradise Valley runs from May 1st to October 15th and rates start at close to $35, which is reasonable for a private place. They have a “no amplified music” policy, which most guests appreciate, while campfire singing and guitar playing is welcomed.
Just steps away from the Paradise Valley Campground is the Tenderfoot Creek Salmon Enhancement Hatchery, which is open daily from about 9 to 3 pm.