About Us


We are Squamish's only full-line mountain shop, stocking pretty much everything from soup to nuts (OK, soup is next door at the IGA, but everything else, we've got). The mainstay of our operation is our exclusive ~Valhalla Pure~ clothing line, made at our own factory in Vernon, B.C., just a half-day's drive east of here. Using quality materials and our in-house design and production staff, we are able to produce comfortable, durable, and attractive technical and casual wear that will make you the envy of the whole town when you get home from your Squamish vacation.

~In addition to our ~Valhalla Pure~ clothing, we also carry Marmot, North Face, Moonstone, IceBreaker, Prana, Stonewear and others to supplement our own production.

~Then we load up on hiking boots, trail shoes, and sandals from Scarpa, Merrell, Five-Ten, Garmont, Chaco and the ever popular Blundstones.

~We have tents from Marmot, The North Face and Sierra Designs; sleeping bags, too (plus our own house-brand "All-One-World" bags), sleeping pads from Cascade Designs and Sunny Rec, and backpacks from Deuter, Cerro Torre, Arc'Teryx and DaKine.

~And climbing gear. Boy, do we have climbing gear… Black Diamond, CCH, Petzl, DMM, Omega Pacific, Trango, Grivel, AustriaAlpin, and locally-made On-Sight sewn webbing products; ropes from Mammut, Sterling and Maxim; harnesses from Arc'Teryx, and rock shoes from Boreal, Five-Ten and Saltic.

~Our book section contains by far the broadest selection of guide books in town. All of the local climbers' guides are here (between rock, alpine, and bouldering, there are five different guides…so far. We can help you figure out which is best for you), plus three different hiking guides to the area and the ski-touring guide. We also carry a variety of how-to books, and the bird and plant guides for the region. Oh, and all your favourite climbing magazines, too. We sell 1:50,000 and 1:250,000 scale topographic maps of the entire region and beyond, and the local hiking/biking trail map as well (proceeds from the trail map go to the Squamish Trails Society, so they can build more trails and maintain the existing ones).

~The Five-Day weather forecast is available on our "free"* public internet terminal in the store. You can even study the latest satellite images yourself and make your very own, personalised incorrect forecast rather than relying on the weather office to get it wrong for you. Or sit down with your morning coffee (Starbucks is about a rope-length away) and e-mail all your friends and co-workers telling them what a great time you're having, before heading out for the day.

*All we ask in return is that you make a donation to the local Bolt Fund, so we can ensure that the local climbs continue to be safely equipped.

Phone 604.892.9092 Toll-Free 877.892.9092 Fax 604.892.9094
Or send us an email at squamish@vpo.ca

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