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 important links and #NOTrace practices below.


Where to Camp

1 Stawamus Chief Provincial Park BC Parks 109
2 Klahanie Campground Private 100
3 Mamquam River Campground Non-profit 111
4 MTN Fun Basecamp Private  33
5 Alice Lake Provincial Park BC Parks 110
6 Cat Lake Recreation Site BC Rec Site 48
7 Paradise Valley Campground Private 79
8 Porteau Cove Provincial Park BC Parks 66
9 Squamish Valley Campground Private  65
Listed above by distance from the Stawamus Chief. 

Visit for a Campsite Availability calendar.


20 Garbage and
recycling drop-off
Squamish Landfill, Landfill Road.  Only dispose of garbage in locked bins or at the landfill. Do not leave garbage beside bins. Unsecured is a bear attractant.
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

The sani-dump at Canadian Tire is closed for the season and will re-open in March 2024.

The Alice Lake sani-dump is available for public use after 11 a.m. for $5.  To pay for the sani-dump, please visit the check-in gatehouse. The sani-dump will close October 31 and reopen mid-March 2024.

Important Links

Public washrooms:               Map of public washroom locations

Fire bans and restrictions:    Provincial bans (Coastal Fire Centre)

District of Squamish current fire bans

Emergency notifications:      Squamish Alert (free sign-up)


#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

(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 

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