Sidewalk Usage

The District of Squamish permits the extension of sidewalk café patios and sidewalk sales areas onto District owned sidewalks at no cost through the traffic bylaw.

The licence agreement and a link to the traffic bylaw are available below.

To obtain a licence for a sidewalk café, please provide two copies of a detailed site plan drawn to scale of the restaurant, the sidewalk café and the adjacent sidewalk and curb, clearly showing all exits, outside  tables and chairs, bus zones, parking, landscaping and any other District street furniture to a distance of 15 feet on either side of the restaurant footage.

If the site plans are approved, a licence agreement is required between your business and the District to legitimize your occupation of the sidewalk or parking stall.

General Requirements

  • No fees.
  • No security deposit.
  • Enter and execute Licence Agreement.
  • Parking Stall Café Term: April 1 to October 31 each year.
  • Insurance Certificate:
    • $2 million – Sidewalk Sales/Cafes
    • $5 million – Parking Stall Cafes
  • Comply with the traffic bylaw and all of the restrictions, requirements, terms and conditions of the Licence Agreement.

More information

For more information, please contact Nav Gill, Real Estate Coordinator at 604.815.5024 or by email.

Design Specificiations

For design specificiations, please view the brochure.

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