The Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground

Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground

This creek runs through the centre of the Resort and Campground

Bottom Line:

The Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground is a hidden gem for staying overnight in Squamish. Situated in an amazing location in the trees, with moss covered cliffs beside it, a babbling brook running through it and a secret viewpoint to watch sunsets on the impressive Stawamus Chief and beyond.

The amenities are generous with fast Wifi (tested at 50Mb/s download during our stay), laundry facilities onsite for washing and drying and clean washrooms. We found the showers always had hot water and the pressure was always high. Loved it!

The huge boulders at Campsite 5!

The huge boulders at Campsite 5!

First Impressions:

Hidden in the forest just north of Squamish near Brackendale is the Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground. As you leave Squamish heading towards Whistler it is on the right at the intersection of Highway 99 with Depot Road East. This intersection is known locally as “The Yellow House Intersection” due to the large yellow house on the right as you drive north.

Turn right here and head along the road into the forest, following the wonderfully designed purple and gold signs for Wonderland.

The distinctive purple and gold sign

The distinctive purple and gold sign

As we entered the grounds for the first time we realized that this was not an RV park like any other we’d seen before. It was colourful, vibrant and charming.

We checked in and went about getting our trailer, an old Boler camper, hooked up to power and water. We picked a spot beside a flowing creek for those soothing babbling sounds that would lull us to sleep every night. The trees above rustled with the wind casting speckled sunshine across the forest floor. This place was indeed Wonderland.

The perfect spot for our Boler

The perfect spot for our Boler

The Wonderland name originates from this Resorts location next to Alice Lake, referring to the story of “Alice in Wonderland”. Alice Lake can be reached from the grounds on foot or mountain bike by using the “Wonderland” trail. A lot of the trails nearby have been given “Alice in Wonderland” themed names also.

Even though we were only a few minutes drive from Squamish we felt like we were out in the wild. Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground has done an excellent job of preserving the natural experience to their grounds.

In the evenings be sure to check out the Water Tower Viewpoint that offers amazing views of the sun setting over the Stawamus Chief mountain and the town of Squamish. It will take your breathe away.

The Water Tower Viewpoint over Squamish and the Chief

The Water Tower Viewpoint over Squamish and the Chief

More than just a Campground:

Not only can you camp out in a tent here, they also have service for both 15 amp and 30 amp Campers and RV’s with water, electrical and sewer hook ups as well as a Hotel with views out above the trees into the Tantalus Range.

Click left and right on your keyboard to cycle through the images below of what you can expect from the warm and cozy Hotel rooms at the Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground.

Hotel Rooms Of Wonderland

Surprising Amenities:

Generally with camping we expect to “rough it” even at drive in Campgrounds, which is why the amenities that offered at Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground will surprise you.

For one the WiFi, for the entire duration of our visit (1 Month) was amazing. Super fast upload and download speeds for streaming Netflix or working from our home away from home under the trees. We tested it using speedtest.net and  results of 50Mb/s for download speeds and 3Mb/s for uploads. Wow!

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On top of the WiFi, you will also have access to onsite laundry for washing and drying. This was a huge bonus to us as it meant when we got wet in the rain we could wash and dry our clothes without having to leave the grounds. A lot of campgrounds don’t offer this service in Canada so we really appreciated it.

Another problem we have found with other campgrounds is dirty showers with tepid water that just drips out of the shower heads. This is not the case at Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground. At Wonderland the showers were always clean and the water temperature will always be as hot as you like and the pressure as strong as you want. Perfect! After a long day out adventuring in Squamish this really helped reset the day for dinner and hanging out around a fire.

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Feels like a Wilderness Retreat:

Wonderland is in a pretty unique location in Squamish. It’s only a short drive from Squamish but surrounded by wilderness with Alice Lake Provincial Park right beside it. Walk around the grounds and breathe in the fresh air and listen to the sounds of nature. At the far north end of the grounds you can ramble over boulders and along the banks of the creek that runs beside many of the camp sites.

We always felt refreshed and rejuvenated after our nights sleeping there, listening to the sounds of nature and waking up beneath the trees. View this resort as a wilderness retreat with the ease of access to all the amenities that Squamish has to offer.

Exploring around the creek at Wonderland

Exploring around the creek at Wonderland

Conclusion:

Such a wonderful spot! When you’re planning a trip to Squamish, whether it be for Camping in a tent, Glamping in an RV or looking to stay in a cozy Hotel room then book a stay at the Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground. Highly recommended.

The Wonderland Resort with the cliffs behind

The Wonderland Resort with the cliffs behind

Info:

Book your stay now: Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground

Website: Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground

Facebook: Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground

Getting there: Directions

Map: Wonderland Resort Map

Images: Hotel Rooms

Nearby Hiking: Alice Lake Provincial Park

Trip Advisor Reviews: Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground

More Images:

24 Tent Sites and 25 RV Sites with Hookups

24 Tent Sites and 25 RV Sites with Hookups

An example of one of the tent camping sites

An example of one of the tent camping sites

One of the bridges in Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground

One of the bridges in Wonderland Valley Resort and Campground

The community area near the tent camping sites

The community area near the tent camping sites

 

Author: Leigh McClurg

I grew up in County Dublin, Ireland and moved to British Columbia, Canada with my wife in 2010. I fell in love with being in the Backcountry and Mountains that are all around me here and try to spend all of my free time exploring those wild places. My main goals are to chase happiness, see as much of this planet and its cultures as possible and grow every day through knowledge and experiences.

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