Host an Event in Squamish

Are you planning to hold an event in Squamish? Will it be a race, trail event, wedding, musical event, arts event, or? If so, we want to assist you in making your event a success. It is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. You already completed Step 1 by being on this page!
2. Fill out the events application.
3. You will be contacted by an Events lead to help you have a successful event.

Council adopted a new Special Events Policy on March 5, 2013.  This policy will apply to all events received after the date of adoption and includes requirements for fees and deposit as well as liability insurance.

Event FAQ 

Q: Do I need to fill out the event application if I just want to have a ball tournament?
A: Yes. This aids us in planning and processing other special event requests and you will have first opportunity with booking.

Q: Do I need to fill this out if my event is on private property?
A: Yes, this will aid us in planning with other special events; however you will not have to go through the formal process. Traffic management plans, parking plans and other governmental permits may be required.

Q: I would like to have my wedding in a park. Do I need to fill out the event application?
A: Yes, this allows us to book the park for you and prevents double booking or conflict with other events.

Q: If I am from out of town, does my event need a business licence?
A: No. However, you do require a Special Event Permit

Q: Do you rent any of the District of Squamish equipment?
A: No. There are numerous rental companies within the Corridor that can meet your needs.

Q: Can I have my fees waived, as I am a not-for-profit company and cannot afford them?
A: Not by staff, as fees are established through the Fees and Charges Bylaw. You can request  a Community Enhancement Grant from Council to cover the fees assessed for your event. You will need to fill the application and appear before Council in November of each year.

Q: Do you issue food permits?
A: No. Food permits are issued through Vancouver Coast Health Authority.

Q: Is it possible to have a Beer Garden?
A: Yes; but you must obtain a Special Occasions Liquor Licence from the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (liquor store) and RCMP.

Q:I held my event last year. Do I need to re-apply?
A: Yes. This is a yearly process. It will enable you to have the same time slot if you apply again, as soon as your event is complete.

Q: How soon do I need to apply?
A: The earlier the better, as it allows us time to process your application. We need at least two months lead time.  All events are on a first come first served basis.

Q: Does the rental of Brennan Park Recreation Centre include shower and pool access?
A: Not unless you have requested them.

Q: Can I receive a package deal if I book more than one facility or park?
A: At the moment we do not have any package deals but we are reviewing our Fees and Charges Bylaw.

Q: Do you have an aerial view of the Brennan Park Rec Center and fields?
A: Yes you can view aerials on our GIS System.

Q: Are all the rooms at Brennan Park Recreation Centre accessible?
A: Most of the areas within Brennan Park Recreation Centre are accessible. However, the Mezzanine and arena bleachers/stands are not easily wheelchair accessible.

Q: What is the size of the pool?
A: The pool is 25m in length & 6 lane wide.

Q: What is the size of the arena?
A: The arena is 85' by 200'.

Q: What is the size of the auditorium?
A: The auditorium is 64' by 105'.

Q: How many campsites does the campground have?
A: 42 campsites.