COVID-19 Business Resources

The District of Squamish has created a number of programs and initiatives to support local businesses as they navigate through the challenges of the pandemic. You can access the resources by clicking through to the webpages below.

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The District of Squamish has worked with our local partners to share information, resources and support to our local business community as and when we receive updates.

Squamish Business Resilience Program

The District of Squamish Economic Development is pleased to provide the Squamish Business Resilience Program, developed in partnership with Spring Activator and The Discovery Foundation and supported by the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Squamish, and the Downtown Squamish BIA.

This program aims to help small businesses and entrepreneurs recover from recent closures and other impacts related to COVID-19 by helping our community evaluate their current business, identify their ‘new normal,’ create a plan to survive, and take necessary action to thrive one again. 

The program provides tools and resources from experts and is free for Squamish businesses to access.

Temporary Patio & Sidewalk Sale Permits

To support local businesses' ability to adhere to new COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines outlined by the Provincial Health Officer, you can now apply for a temporary permit for patios or sidewalk sales.

The permit authorizes the temporary creation or expansion of patios, sidewalk sales, or parking stall cafes on District-owned or privately-owned land, until October 31, 2021.

Temporary Park Use Permits

To support local businesses' ability to adhere to the new COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines outlined by the Provincial Health Officer, you can now apply for a temporary permit for the use of municipal park space. There are no fees to book the park space during this temporary program.

The permit authorizes the temporary use of municipal parks for businesses with an active District of Squamish business licence, until October 31, 2021The intent of the program is to facilitate physical distancing as businesses restart operations.