Ten minutes away from downtown Squamish, Brackendale real estate has a strong community feel and is mostly populated by families. Homes in Brackendale are generally detached houses, with a mixture of new-build and character homes.
Brackendale is well-known for its Eagle run. Every winter, thousands of Bald Eagles make their home in Brackendale and can often be seen soaring above the Squamish river.
Although it is only a short distance from downtown, Brackendale residents don’t even need to go that far for many amenities. Brackendale has two schools — Brackendale Elementary (K-6) and Don Ross Middle (Grades 7-10) — and several popular restaurants.
As with the rest of Squamish, Brackendale exists in a beautiful natural setting. There are trails for hikers and sandy beaches on the river for locals to enjoy. Thanks to its riverside location, it is also an ideal neighbourhood for anglers.
Brackendale also has a thriving arts scene and is home to Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre Tea House.
It was separate from Squamish until 1964. Prior to that, it was governed by the Farmer’ Institute. It takes its name from the first postmaster of Squamish, Thomas Hirst Bracken.