Location

Living in Squamish means living at the edge of something spectacular.

Land

GROWTH AND PROSPERITY START HERE

Squamish sits at the northernmost tip of Howe Sound—a special part of the coastline where you can take in views of the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls, N’chkay and the Tantalus Range while watching the local rivers empty into the sea. The land here has a primal quality, and throughout history, it’s provided the seed of growth and been a source of prosperity for those lucky enough to call this place home.

15

Minute Flight
to Vancouver

50

Minute Drive
to Vancouver

10

Minute Bike
Ride to the
Trailhead

05

MINUTE WALK
TO DOWNTOWN

40

MINUTE DRIVE
TO WHISTLER

01

Minute Walk To
Sp’akw’us Feather Park

05

Minute Walk
to Downtown Squamish

15

Minute Flight to Vancouver

50

Minute Drive to Vancouver

40

Minute Drive To Whistler

01

Minute Walk To Sp’akw’us Feather Park

05

Minute Walk to Waterfront

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FORESTS, RIVERS, MOUNTAINS AND OCEAN

The communities along the Sea-to-Sky corridor attract people from across the world for a reason. This is one of the most spectacular landscapes in all of Canada. And, it’s an easy drive from British Columbia’s largest city. Located between Vancouver to the south and Whistler to the north, Squamish offers connection to everyday convenience—on the edge of vast wilderness.

LAND

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Al Habrich
Trail

A picturesque backcountry hiking trail winding through old-growth forests, ancient landforms, creeks and waterfalls.

Shannon
Falls

British Columbia’s third-highest waterfall where waters from Mount Habrich and Sky Pilot plummet 335 meters.

Sea-To-Sky
Gondola

A destination just off the highway with sweeping views, dining, trailheads and year-round events.

ATL'KA7TSEM /
HOWE SOUND

This UNESCO biosphere reserve encompasses North America’s southernmost fjord, its islands and areas of the surrounding coastline.

STAWAMUS
CHIEF

This iconic three-peaked granite monolith stands more than 700m high over Squamish and Howe Sound.

Squamish
Downtown

A walkable, convenient thoroughfare in the heart of town with local shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries.

Spruce, pine, fir and cedar blanket the surrounding slopes.

History

The Squamish Nation has lived on this land since time immemorial.

YEAR

1792

Captain Vancouver visits Howe Sound, meeting Skwxwú7mesh people at Watts Point.

YEAR

1800s

The gold rush, along with the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad to Vancouver, bring further exploration to Squamish and Coast-Interior travel routes.

YEAR

1900s

New deep sea docks accommodate larger vessels, supporting farming, logging and the growing settler population. Squamish becomes the portal to the BC interior as the expanding railway system enhances transportation throughout the region.

YEAR

1900s

While the operation of the chlor-alkali plant supports the pulp and paper industry, the environmental effect of the chemicals results in a mandated clean-up.

YEAR

2000s

Environmental remediation efforts remove significant amounts of soil and sludge, marking a crucial step in rehabilitating the site and setting a new standard for practices worldwide. Groundbreaking techniques include a comprehensive stormwater management plan that ensures treatment on-site before water discharges into the surrounding ecosystems.

YEAR

2004

The Province transfers the site to the District of Squamish, leading to the establishment of Squamish Oceanfront Development Corporation (SODC) for master planning, including public consultation, feasibility studies and environmental remediation.

YEAR

2016

The current landowner takes over, initiating construction while environmental remediation continues. The masterplan is updated to align with Squamish's present and future needs.

YEAR

2017

Construction starts, facilitating access and service to the site while a detailed design for the Oceanfront Park is completed.

YEAR

2024

The new 11-acre Oceanfront Park opens to the public, offering many new spaces for the community to come together.

YEAR

1792

Captain Vancouver visits Howe Sound, meeting Skwxwú7mesh people at Watts Point.

YEAR

1800s

The gold rush, along with the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad to Vancouver, bring further exploration to Squamish and Coast-Interior travel routes.

YEAR

1900s

New deep sea docks accommodate larger vessels, supporting farming, logging and the growing settler population. Squamish becomes the portal to the BC interior as the expanding railway system enhances transportation throughout the region.

YEAR

1900s

While the operation of the chlor-alkali plant supports the pulp and paper industry, the environmental effect of the chemicals results in a mandated clean-up.

YEAR

2000s

Environmental remediation efforts remove significant amounts of soil and sludge, marking a crucial step in rehabilitating the site and setting a new standard for practices worldwide. Groundbreaking techniques include a comprehensive stormwater management plan that ensures treatment on-site before water discharges into the surrounding ecosystems.

YEAR

2004

The Province transfers the site to the District of Squamish, leading to the establishment of Squamish Oceanfront Development Corporation (SODC) for master planning, including public consultation, feasibility studies and environmental remediation.

YEAR

2016

The current landowner takes over, initiating construction while environmental remediation continues. The masterplan is updated to align with Squamish's present and future needs.

YEAR

2017

Construction starts, facilitating access and service to the site while a detailed design for the Oceanfront Park is completed.

YEAR

2024

The new 11-acre Oceanfront Park opens to the public, offering many new spaces for the community to come together.

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