District of Squamish

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound, Whistler and Fraser Canyon (including Lillooet)

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound, Whistler and Fraser Canyon (including Lillooet)

Note from SLRD: The following Air Quality alert was issued by Environment Canada at 3 a.m. August 1, 2018

Current details:
Wildfire smoke is continuing to impact the province.

During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler; Special Air Quality Statement continued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler; Special Air Quality Statement continued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Note from the SLRD: The Special Air Quality Statement below was issued today by Environment Canada and the BC Ministry of Environment:


Current details:

During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.

Heat warnings issued for Howe Sound and Whistler/Pemberton area

Note from the SLRD: The heat warnings below were issued on July 23rd and impact SLRD Areas C and D, as well as the District of Squamish, the Resort Municipality of Whistler and the Village of Pemberton. Temperatures reaching 35 degrees are expected in the Whistler/ Pemberton area and temperatures reaching the high 20s are expected in the Squamish/ Howe Sound area.


Heat warnings issued for: 

  • Howe Sound, B.C. (082500)
  • Whistler, B.C. (082400)

Current details:

Extended Spell of Summer Heat over the South Coast...

Heat Warning issued for Howe Sound - including Squamish and SLRD Electoral Area D

Update - July 18, 2018 - The Heat Warning for Howe Sound has ended. Conditions are no longer expected to reach heat warning criteria.


Heat warning issued for: 

  • Howe Sound, B.C. (082500)

The summertime heat continues over much of the inner-south Coast early this week. Inland areas can will experience day-time highs of at least 28 degrees and overnight lows near 16 degrees. 

Some slightly cooler weather is in store beginning mid-week as an on-shore flow develops.

Squamish Valley Agricultural Plan

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is excited to move ahead with the development an Agricultural Plan for Squamish Valley, in partnership with the District of Squamish and Squamish Food Policy Council, following a successful funding application to the Investment Agricultural Foundation of B.C. The intent of the Squamish Valley Agricultural Plan is to build upon an expressed desire by the agricultural and food systems community to create a plan that will assist agriculture and related sectors.

Open House (Squamish): SLRD Regional Growth Strategy Review - 14 June 2018

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is an initiative of the District of Squamish, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton, District of Lillooet, and SLRD Electoral Areas B, C and D. The RGS establishes long-term settlement boundaries and supports collaboration across jurisdictions.

The RGS was first adopted in 2010, and a review and update is currently underway. Learn more about the RGS Review.

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