Explore Squamish

Welcome!

While big open spaces, fresh mountain air, endless adventure and the sun on your face beckon, please observe these simple guidelines to help preserve our community and protect our residents, as we welcome you into our beautiful and unique backyard.

Never before have we appreciated Squamish's great outdoors so much! But as we look to travel a little further and explore a little more, it's important to remember that our open spaces may look a little different now and we need to behave a little differently when we visit them.

Interact Considerately
Squamish is committed to upholding the highest standards in health and safety. Let’s all interact considerately and follow the latest recommendations of health authorities to keep ourselves and each other safe. Together, we’ll cultivate an environment where health and well-being are second nature.

Play Simply
During these times, let’s play simply, by emphasizing fun, wellness and a connection to nature while staying in our comfort zones to avoid burdening local health resources.

Explore Responsibly
Let’s explore responsibly, by leaving no trace, keeping wildlife wild and respecting the amenities, people and nature around us. During peak times, this could mean seeking out quieter spaces to help maintain physical distancing.

Enjoy Patiently
We’re working hard to re-open and revitalize Squamish responsibly and safely. Let’s enjoy patiently, by being courteous to each other, by understanding that some things may not be the same right away, and by sharing the Squamish we all know and love, as we navigate this new normal.

Know Before you Go... 

There are a few considerations to keep you and our community safe. Please respect the health guidelines and recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer, as well as physical distancing. 

Top 14 Tips for Safe and Responsible travel:

  • If you or anyone in your travelling group has been sick in the previous week or have flu-like symptoms, please reschedule your trip. 

  • Squamish’s businesses have implemented provincially approved guidelines for cleaning and physical distancing to keep staff and patrons safe.

  • To ensure physical distancing, there will be limited space at attractions and activities, if possible, make reservations or book tickets before you arrive.

  • If a trail, park or facility is closed, it means it’s closed, please respect the closure.

  • Avoid peak times by arriving early in the day or visiting later in the afternoon.

  • While visiting parks please bring a "clean trip kit" containing your own hand sanitizer, wipes and a disposable bag.

  • A reminder to follow the physical distancing requirements of 2 meters or 6 feet apart, even when recreating outdoors and have patience for others.

  • Have a backup plan, there is a good chance you are not the only one who wants to enjoy Squamish and the Sea to Sky area. If you arrive at the trailhead to find a full parking lot, continue to your backup hike, ride or climb.

  • Avoid recreating in large groups or congregating at trailheads. Consider accessing the trailhead without your car (ride or walk from your basecamp).

  • Help our first responders by recreating responsibly and being careful not to get injured or lost. Now is not the time to take risks. Do what you love, but do so with extra caution.

  • Bring an extra bag to dispose of your garbage, please don’t leave garbage behind and remember to pack out what you pack in.

  • We live in a fire-prone ecosystem and it is a shared responsibility to take the necessary steps to prevent wildfires. Poorly managed and abandoned campfires result in numerous wildfires each year threatening our community. Please observe all local fire restrictions and campfire bans.  

  • If you plan to eat out, expect it to be busy. Call ahead to make a reservation, or choose take out instead.

  • Enjoy the outdoors, the freedom, and breath in the fresh air!

Thank you for respecting our home, please enjoy your visit and remember to #exploresquamish...responsibly

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