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Squamish Paddling Club is well located on the Blind Channel in downtown Squamish.

SPC is a CKBC paddling club and benefits through CKBC paddling support and items such as club indemnity insurance to offer reasonable, community based club programming.  If you use a paddle to move on the water - join the club and get involved.

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Mon, Feb 17


Let's Talk Squamish

Marine Access Review


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Marine Access Review

Time & Location

Feb 17, 2025, 5:00 p.m. – Mar 13, 2025, 9:00 p.m.

Let's Talk Squamish

About the event

The District of Squamish is beginning a Downtown Marine Access Review to assess community ocean access needs, coordinate marine access areas and infrastructure, and improve ocean access for all marine users.

Advancing actions in the 2018 Marine Action Strategy(External link), the review aims to:

  • Create a unified map of marine access points in Squamish, as well as marine areas of cultural, ecological, social, and economic importance
  • Assess ocean access needs, challenges, and opportunities in Squamish for all marine users
  • Examine boat launching needs and options within the community
  • Develop recommendations for Council to improve ocean access, funding, and management

Working with the community, we want to ensure an inclusive, accessible, safe, healthy, vibrant and working waterfront for all.

Let us know what is important to you:

  • Take the Marine Access Survey(s) (Open Feb 17-March 13, 2022)
  • Mark the Marine Access Map below to indicate the marine areas that are most important to you
  • Join us at a Waterfront Pop Up and Community Open House (March-April 2022)
  • Comment on draft priorities and marine access recommendations (April-May 2022)

Click here for a map of the core downtown area included in this review. The downtown core marine access review area includes community water access points and infrastructure (existing, interim, planned future) within the Mamquam Blind Channel (upper, mid and lower reaches), and Cattermole Slough (East of Third Avenue).

As part of this process, we want to hear from:

  • Community members and visitors to the marine environment
  • Outdoor recreationalists
  • Community organizations
  • Businesses
  • Land owners and marine tenure holders
  • Commercial and industrial operators
  • Government agencies, regulators, and public safety staff
  • Marine researchers, educators and citizen scientists

Understanding community, business, and industry needs is an important first step towards improving ocean access in Squamish while protecting sensitive coastal environments, community values and resiliency.

The inputs and priorities gathered during this process will help to inform specific recommendations for Council consideration on both short and long-term waterfront and marine planning.

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