Municipal Campground

As of Monday, June 29, the District of Squamish’s Municipal Campground is open for monthly rentals.

We have introduced a subsidized rate for recipients of the CERB benefit or Income Assistance that aligns with our low income access program rate of 50% fee reduction. This amounts to $375 per month + tax.

This resource is to support the public health concerns of van dwellers and others living in our community on a long term unsheltered basis, without access to appropriate sanitation.

The intention of this resource is not for short term visitors and to achieve this we are have 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.

To inquire about remaining availability please visit Brennan Park during registration hours or call 604-898-3604.

The campground

  • 35 single camp sites
  • Campground has port-a-toilets, a dish washing station, and potable water
  • No power, no water hooks up and no sani dump
  • COVID protocol apply – physical distancing is mandatory.
  • Recreation Centre next door with access to paid showers during posted times.  
    • $3/ $1 admission (proof of CERB/ IA applies) applies for use of the shower facilities

Weekly maintenance: Camp grounds  are maintained weekly (Monday, subject to change) by Operations Staff to support a safe and healthy operation. By renting a camp site it is agreed that individuals support this requirement of a safe and healthy operation by removing belongings. Further details will be provided upon rental.

Rates

  • Monthly Rate - $375 + tax/per month/per site for each of the 35 camp site spaces.
  • Monthly fees are payable on arrival by cash, credit card or debit card.
  • Where space allows
    • Check-in time:
    • 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
    • 6 p.m. -  9 p.m.  
    • Check-out time: 10 a.m.
  • No refunds
    • No partial months- No paybacks on leaving early.
    • Payment is at the beginning of your month- if you do not renew, your spot is forfeited.
  • No reservations; Campsite 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, social distancing applies, your vehicle group is your household/ bubble.

  • 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 in 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 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.
  • Port-o-toilets are there for your use - Remember human waste is an animal attractant and a public health hazard please use toilets provided.

 Drug & Alcohol Consumption

  • Except as authorized by the Operator, person(s) must only consume alcohol within their registered campsite.
  • If you chose to use, please do so safety and have present a naloxone kit.

 

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 - wildlife attractants and use bear-resistant food containers are required.  Coolers and tents are not bear proof.

 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 campground daily for compliance with District Bylaws and Policies

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Comments

  • A different John Doe Aug 20, 2019 7:09 AM (11 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 (11 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.

  • Jon Doe Aug 18, 2018 10:23 PM (23 months ago)

    If my math is correct, you allow up to 318 people in the campground and only provide 4 go-cans! Gross...

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