Municipal Campground

Updated: September 22, 2020

The District of Squamish Municipal Campground is temporarily open for monthly rentals.

News Release, September 16, 2020: The District issued a news release to the community clarifying the terms and intent of the temporary use

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The District has introduced a subsidized rate of $200 + tax to support those experiencing economic hardship. This resource is to support the public health concerns of vehicle dwellers and others living in our community on a long-term unsheltered basis, without access to appropriate sanitation. This resource is not intended for short-term visitors the campground will be open for monthly rentals only. 

RCMP and Bylaw are here to support a harmonious environment. Vancouver Coastal Health resources will be doing outreach to the campground to ensure safety and connection to appropriate services.

The campground is located off of Highway 99 at 39275 Loggers Lane between Finch Drive and Centennial Way.

For availability inquiries please visit Brennan Park Recreation Centre during registration hours or contact customer service at 604.898.3604.

Campground information and amenities:

  • 35 single campsites;
  • Portable toilets;
  • Dish washing station and potable water;
  • There is no power, water hook-ups or sanidump;
  • Shower facilities are available at Brennan Park Recreation Centre for a subsidized fee of $2 per use;
  • COVID-19 protocols apply and physical distancing is mandatory.

Campgrounds are maintained on a weekly basis every Monday (subject to change) by Public Works staff to support a safe and healthy operation. By renting a campsite it is agreed that individuals support this requirement of a safe and healthy operation by removing their belongings. Further details will be provided upon rental.

Rates

  • Monthly Rate - $200 + tax/per month/per site 
  • Monthly fees are payable on arrival by cash, credit card or debit card
  • Check-in times are as follows:
    • 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. every day
    • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mon-Fri 
  • Check-out time is 10 a.m.
  • There are no refunds or partial refunds on campsite rental fees. 
  • Campsites can only be rented on a monthly basis. No partial rentals are available. 
  • Payment is due at the beginning of your monthly stay. If you do not renew your reservation your campsite will be forfeited.
  • There are no reservations; campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and no telephone reservations will be accepted.

Campsite Single Site Registration:

  • Up to six persons per campsite are permitted
  • Physical distancing must be observed at all times.
  • Vehicle groups must be within your household or social bubble.
  • The following vehicles are permitted:
    • One recreational vehicle, and one non-recreational vehicle, or one non-recreational vehicle and one legally towed trailer that is not a trailer primarily designed as temporary living quarters for recreational or travel use.
  • Furniture must remain inside your vehicle, or stored inside each night

Prior to occupying a campsite, you must first register at Brennan Park Recreation Centre front desk located at 1009 Centennial Way. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and registration must be made in person.

Campfires
A person must not start or maintain a fire in the campground unless the fire is:

  • In a fireplace provided by the Operator;
  • Not more than 0.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres in height; 
  • Not subject to a fire ban.

A person who starts or maintains a fire must extinguish the fire when that person leaves the campfire unattended.

The Operator may at any time prohibit a fire in the campground extinguish a fire, or require that a fire be contained within a device approved by the operator.

Disturbance prohibited

Unless authorized by the Operator, a person or group must not create or cause a disturbance in the campground between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., operate or permit another person to operate any device that produces sound at a level which a reasonable person would determine disturbs the peace and quiet of:

  • An occupant of another campsite, or
  • An occupant of a property neighbouring the campground.

 Waste & Garbage only goes in receptacle provided

  • A person must not deposit litter in the campground except in a receptacle provided for that purpose by the Operator;
  • If a receptacle is full or is not available, a person must not leave litter in the campground.
  • Portable toilets are available for your use. Please remember that human waste is a wildlife attractant and a public health hazard and to please use the toilets provided.

 Alcohol Consumption

  • Except as authorized by the Operator, person(s) must only consume alcohol within their registered campsite.

Illegal parking and tow away

No vehicles are permitted in the campground:

  • Without a valid insurance;
  • Unless the vehicle belongs to a registered party or group;
  • Unless in a site designated by the Operator or signage.
  • If a vehicle is stopped or parked in contravention of section 13 (1), the Operator may affect the removal of the vehicle to a place of impoundment and any costs incurred by that removal are the sole responsibility of the owner of the vehicle.

Control of domestic animals

Except as authorized by the Operator, a person must not allow a domestic animal to enter or remain in the campground unless:

  • Restrained by a leash not longer than two metres, or
  • Confined in a camper, trailer, or crate
  • Must not be confined in a car or truck
  • Must not be left unattended whether confined or not
  • A person who has a domestic animal in the campground must dispose of animal waste in a manner and at a location where the waste will not cause a public inconvenience or annoyance.

 

Wildlife

  • The District of Squamish is bear country: Please manage your wildlife attractants. Bear-resistant food containers are required; food and toiletries should always be stored and secured, and should not be left in your cooler or tent. 

 Evictions

  • The District of Squamish retains the right to evict or have removed any party or group acting contrary to any District Bylaw, Policy or law
  • Evictions are considered to be immediate unless otherwise stated by the Operator or RCMP
  • A person who is evicted is not entitled to a refund of any fee and will have belongings and or vehicle removed
  • A party or group evicted from the campsite may reapply to camp after not less than 72 hours.

 

Compliance

The Operator will check the campground daily to ensure compliance with District Bylaws and Policies at all times. 

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Comments

  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2020, 9:35 PM (2 months ago)

    Where was the public consultation prior to giving away this public land for this particular cause? The campground has quickly started its descent into chaos and local residents are left living next door to this garbage dump with the district pretending nothing ever happened.

  • Jane Doe Aug 5, 2020, 12:19 PM (4 months ago)

    Hello, How much is the municipal campground per month if I am not a recipient of CERB? Thanks!

  • A different John Doe Aug 20, 2019, 7:09 AM (15 months ago)

    How rustic are these camp sites? Are there any washrooms or showers? There's no mention about these facilities anywhere in your description above. Are these for self-contained RV's only? You've posted all kinds of rules and regulation, but very little in the way of a description of the features of the campsite.
    :-(

    • Communications Aug 20, 2019, 7:40 PM (15 months ago)

      Hi Jay. Thanks for your message! We will update the page with information about the campground facilities. The campground has port-a-toilets and potable water at common taps. There are no power or water hook ups and no sani-dump. Hope this helps! If you have any other questions, please contact Brennan Park Recreation Centre at 604.898.3604.

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