If you have spent anytime in downtown Squamish, it is likely that you have checked out our Local Fave for shopping: Wild and Heart.

Wild and Heart is a chic clothing store in downtown Squamish that focuses on encouraging and supporting the creative, inspiring and active people in Squamish. They opened their doors in 2012 and have been growing with the town ever since, welcoming new faces and creating a loyal community.

This summer, they published this great article sharing some local love with Meg Sayle, who is a long term Squamish local and a frequent model for wild and heart.

They organized a ‘Squamish local’ photo-shoot which showcases the uniqueness and beauty of Squamish and it’s surroundings . Have a read below to see what they have to say about it and check out the original post on their blog.


From Wild and Heart:

“We asked our original Squamish local muse and model (pictured) Meg Sayle to share what it was like growing up in Squamish? How has it changed? and Her favourite local spots in Squamish?”

As I get older, I realize how truly lucky I am to have grown up in Squamish. The natural beauty of the mountains, the truly fresh air, the magical forests, the ocean at our doorstep.
It may be hard to believe now, with the rate it’s booming, but it definitely was a cozy, small town! Everybody knew everyone and their grandma. We used to have to travel to Vancouver if we wanted to shop at Walmart!

I used to get bored with how small our town was, but now as I watch it grow and change before my eyes I realize just how much I miss how simple, familiar and little it was. But, it also makes me proud to be able to say I’m a true Squamish local as the interest for it expands.


Photo from wild and heart

Some of my favourite spots downtown are Oryzae for the best sushi, The Green Moustache for an amazing vegan dessert or a smoothie, and Be Clean Naturally for natural, handmade goods to care for your body and home. And of course, my family at Wild and Heart for bringing free-spirited-yet-chic style to the ‘outdoor recreation capital of Canada!

No matter how much Squamish grows, in my heart it will forever be my beautiful little hometown and I am so grateful to have danced, played, loved and lived under the glory of The Chief.


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