Social Services

Supporting Squamish’s van-dwelling and vulnerable populations

The District of Squamish values the life and safety of all community members, and aims to balance the perspectives and values shared among the year-round van-dwelling community of residents who live and work in Squamish, while balancing the needs of other residents.  

Simultaneously, the District’s goal is to decrease camping within sensitive areas and public land, and minimize the corresponding environmental, neighbourhood and waste management impacts including the improper disposal of human waste and garbage. 

Various support options and resources are available within Squamish:

Mamquam River Campground 
Low cost campground and open year-round.

Squamish Helping Hands 
Providing food and shelter programs within Sea to Sky communities.

Under One Roof
Centralized health, housing and support services. 

Squamish Food Bank Society
Providing food to community members in need. 

Howe Sound Women's Centre
Supporting women, children and youth impacted by violence or abuse. 

Pearl's Value and Vintage
Donation and sale of gently used clothing, furniture and household goods. 

RCMP
Non emergency: 604.892.6100. For emergencies please call 9-1-1.

Sea to Sky Community Services 
Social service provider for individuals and families living in BC’s Sea to Sky Corridor.

Sea to Sky Safety Net 
Mental health, substance use, crisis and basic needs support resource.

Garbage, Waste and Recycling Drop-Off

Squamish Landfill 
Landfill Road off Squamish Valley Road near Highway 99 (opposite the Alice Lake exit). Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Queens Way Recycle Depot
38950 Queens Way
Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Sani-Dump 
Canadian Tire RV Dump Station, 1851 Mamquam Road

 

Medical Care

Squamish General Hospital 
Sea to Sky Walk-In Clinic
Vancouver Coastal Health Community Health Centre