Photo Challenge

First Annual Photo Challenge featuring Squamish Trails and Trail Users


Celebrating all things trail related, this event challenges amateur and professional photographers to capture the very best of Squamish trails through their camera lenses.

The Trails we Roam…

The people who use them

The folks who build them

The world class jank, flow and fun of globally recognized and local favourites

These are the trails we roam – whether we’re bikers, runners, hikers, trail riders, or out for a walk with the dog and the kids. They’re what make Squamish such an incredible place to live and visit.

We acknowledge that the trails we roam are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Skwxwu7mesh Nation.

The Fundraiser

On Saturday, October 26th, 2019 we brought together over 200 community members to celebrate the Trails We Roam, and the awesome images captured by local photographers.

The winner of each category recieved a $200 cash prize, and the overall Grand Prize Winner took home a $500 cash prize.

A huge thanks to everyone who attended and donated, and to our silent auction sponsors.


Photo Challenge Details

Contest Categories:

  • Trail Culture – Capture the spirit of trail users and community. These can be photographs of people who are clearly trail users, but aren’t currently on the trails. Perhaps having a cat-nap next to the trail or enjoying a refreshment after being out on the trails.
  • Trail Work – Squamish is home to some incredible trail builders, and countless hours of maintenance have gone into keeping the trails word class. Showcase this with images of builders, group trail days, earth moving equipment, someone doing their part throwing logs off the trail, etc.
  • Slab Trails – Slabs in the spotlight. Love ‘em or fear ‘em, they’re a classic Squamish trail feature. We’re looking for images that highlight the majesty and mayhem of playing on slab.
  • Green Room – West Coast rainforest and stunning vistas are what we’re known for! This category includes photographs of our natural surroundings – a babbling brook, a majestic panorama, or any other scenery shot; it may or may not include trail users.
  • Family – Fun for the whole family – a day on the trails! Or maybe just an hour or two before things start to melt down. Capture the glorious moments of kids and families enjoying all the trails have to offer. Permission must be obtained from the parents of any minors shown in the photographs; SORCA may request written proof of this permission.

Submissions Now Closed. Stay tuned for 2020!

Submissions are now closed