Blasting

The Blasting Bylaw regulates the use of explosive agents for the purpose of blasting within the outer boundaries of the District of Squamish. 

IMPORTANT - Applicants must follow municipal and provincial fire regulations due to "Extreme" and "High" fire risk ratings.  Hours of permitted works may be amended or suspended based on these ratings.

View the Blasting Bylaw

Download the New Blasting Application Form

Helpful Tips with your Application

1.  Applicant’s name:  must be the blaster or blasting company;
2.  At least 3 days-notice must be given so Staff may ensure blasting certificate and insurance are valid;
3.  Worksafe clearance letter must be provided;
4.  Blasting certificate must be submitted;
5.  $1M liability insurance with the following requirements:
  • District of Squamish co-insured 
  • Insurance Certificate valid for up to one year, permit will not be approved if the insurance certificate lapses within the month the permit is requested.
  • 30 days written cancellation notice
  • Name on the insurance certificate must match applicants information
6.  Permit, once approved, will be valid for up to 30 days;
7.  Actual blasting is permitted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. depending on the location. If in a residential neighbourhood the latest blasting time will be determined based on discussion with the blaster;
8.  A map, including longitude/latitude may be required if a civic address is not supplied.

 Questions?  Email us or call 604.815.5012