Tourism Squamish


Let’s Talk About Poop

When nature calls, what do you do? There is a right and wrong way to relieve yourself in nature.

Please (we beg of you!) do it the right way. Here’s how:

  • Try to hold it until you can find an outhouse
  • If you must go, dig a hole 100m away from camps, water sources and trails and bury your waste
  • You can also choose to pack your poop out (we recommend bringing doggie poop bags or a similar alternate with you in case this occurs)
  • Packing out what you pack in also applies to toilet paper – soiled or not
  • No one wants to see toilet paper while hiking (it’s much grosser than you placing your own TP in a bag and carrying it out yourself). We can all agree that it can ruin an outdoor adventure when you see used toilet paper everywhere, please take it with you

Remember - pooping in nature can have detrimental effects on the environment, water quality, wildlife and landscape.