Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish

July 12, 2012

Garibaldi Highlands lies across the Mamquam River, approximately 5 kilometres north of downtown Squamish, and is home to the Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club, as well as Garibaldi Village Shopping Centre and other amenities. The residential community in Garibaldi Highlands is growing, and more housing is planned as part of the development of the Quest University Canada campus.

Garibaldi Highlands average home prices are relatively low, with an average sale price of $590,000. Condos begin at $125,000, while homes max out at $965,000. Okay, there was that one $2 million house. View Garibaldi Highlands MLS® listings

Recreational opportunities in Garibaldi Highlands include not just golfing on the local courses but hiking and mountain biking, with the Garibaldi Highlands Trail being one of the more popular venues for enthusiasts. The trail connects with Alice Lake Provincial Park, where camping and fishing are also possible.

Garibaldi Highlands Amenities

Garibaldi Highlands Shopping

Garibaldi Village Shopping Centre on Glenalder Place is home to several merchants, and serves as the retail hub for Garibaldi Highlands.

Schools and education in Garibaldi Highlands

Primary schools

Garibaldi Highlands Cafés and Restaurants

Onatah Coffee is a taste of something different from the standard Tim Hortons or Starbucks in Garibaldi Highlands. Wigan Pier offers fish and chips.

Garibaldi Highlands Sports and Recreation

Garibaldi Highlands Trail is one of the key recreational features of Garibaldi Highlands, providing a route for hikers and mountain bikers and connections to other regional trail systems. Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club is popular with golf enthusiasts.

Garibaldi Highlands Transportation

Connected to surrounding communities by the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Garibaldi Highlands is best travelled by car. Residents can also depend on the Squamish Transit System for local jaunts. BC Ferries offers services to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island from Horseshoe Bay, a 45-minute drive away.

Garibaldi Highlands Property Statistics

Home prices*
Houses $590,927
Townhouses $455,444
Condos $303,125

*Average price for the past 12 months (March 2011) from Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Garibaldi Highlands Demographics

Population*- Squamish 14,949 *Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

60+ 12.8%
40 to 59 30.4%
20 to 39 29.6%
5 to 19 20.8%
0 to 4 6.4%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Fully owned 76.2% ("Owners")
Rented 23.7%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Detached 53.6%
Semi-detached 21.9%
Apartments 18%

*Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Suburbs surrounding Garibaldi Highlands

Why I Love This Neighbourhood
I love my neighbourhood! There is no place on earth that has views of Oceans and Mountains, Old Growth forests, No Crime, access to the BEST Mountain Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Snowmobiling, Running, and walking trails. Not to mention the wonderful people who create a community that knows how to come together in times of need or celebration. The elementary schools in our neighbourhood are under capacity and have full parent participation. We also have a beautiful international University and Campus. I would never choose to live anywhere else. Tara Hunter Gray, Royal LePage - Black Tusk Realty