Camping

Camping is not permitted on streets, on public land including parks and parking lots, or Crown land including forest service roads within District of Squamish boundaries.

Over 700 campsites and recreation sites in the area provide accommodations to visitors. Campgrounds are equipped with washroom facilities, fire rings and bearproof garbage facilities.

Please refer to the map below for campground locations. If you don't currently have a campsite, check out the Campsite Availability Calendar to secure your spot. 

Dispersed #NoTrace Crown land camping can occur outside of District of Squamish boundaries. View #NOTrace practices below.

 

Where to Camp

MAP CAMPGROUND NAME TYPE SITES
1 Stawamus Chief Provincial Park BC Parks 109
2 Klahanie Campground Private 100
3 Mamquam River Campground Non-profit 75
4 MTN Fun Basecamp Private  55
5 Alice Lake Provincial Park BC Parks 110
6 Cat Lake Recreation Site BC Rec Site 50
7 Paradise Valley Campground Private 91
8 Porteau Cove Provincial Park BC Parks 60
9 Squamish Valley Campground Private  78
Listed above by distance from the Stawamus Chief. 

Visit ExploreSquamish.com for a Campsite Availability calendar.


Resources

MAP SERVICE LOCATION
20 Garbage and
recycling drop-off
Squamish Landfill, Landfill Road
21 Recycling drop-off Queens Way Recycle Depot
22 Showers and Aquatic Centre Brennan Park Recreation Centre. Call for shower hours: 604.898.3604
23 Medical Care Squamish General Hospital, Walk In-Clinc, VCH, Community Health Centre. 
24 Police

RCMP Station

25 RV Sani-dump

Canadian Tire (located at Mamquam Road and Highway 99)

Public Washrooms

View a map of all public washroom locations in Squamish (flushable and portable toilets included). 

 

#NOTrace Camping

  • District bylaws prohibit campfires on public lands, and provincial fire bans restrict campfires outside municipal boundaries. Know before you go.
  • Be Bear Smart: leaving food and garbage unsecured will attract bears and other wild animals. This is dangerous for you and puts the bears at risk too. Never keep or consume food in your tent.
  • Garbage/recycling must always be secured and disposed of properly. See the list of resources for drop-off locations.
  • Ensure proper disposal of human waste and toilet paper. Dig a hole to bury both waste and paper if washroom facilities are unavailable. Please don’t pollute waterways, beaches or trails.
  • Please don’t use toiletries in rivers and streams.
  • Before leaving, return your site to the condition in which you found it. Pack out what you pack in.
  • Be thoughtful and respectful. The community of Squamish and the environment thank you.

 

Important Numbers

FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911
(including backcountry emergencies)

Report a Wildfire (*5555 on a cell) 1.800.663.5555
Police (non-emergency) 604.892.6100
Bylaw Enforcement 604.815.5067
RAPP line to report wildlife concerns or other natural resource violations  (#7277 on a cell)  1.877.952.7277