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 minimize the corresponding environmental, neighbourhood and waste management impacts including the improper disposal of human waste and garbage. 

Initiatives to support the van dwelling community and vulnerable populations through the COVID-19 pandemic included allowing monthly rentals at the Municipal Campground on Loggers Lane, and supportive housing in the temporary Bridge to Housing project downtown (which transitioned to the new Under One Roof facility in November 2020.

With the closure of the Municipal Campground for winter, below are various support options and resources within our community:

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. 

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 in the Brackendale neighbourhood off of 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. 

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

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  • bill mcenery Nov 20, 2020, 4:17 PM (7 months ago)

    my concern for this project is where do these people go who have been living in their vehicles for some time with the district s approval to do so. my understanding is that the campsites locally are full. it would seem to me that the district has some responsibility here to provide parking for these people .

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