District of Squamish

Category 2 Open Fires restricted in parts of Coastal Fire Centre effective May 18 (noon)

Note from the SLRD: The Information Bulletin below from the Coastal Fire Centre was issued on Thursday, May 17 and impacts all public and private land within SLRD Areas C and D. Residents and property owners living in the Village of Pemberton, Resort Municipality of Whistler or District of Squamish should check with their local fire departments to determine whether the prohibitions apply within municipal boundaries.

District of Squamish & SLRD Electoral Area D Agriculture Land Use Inventory 2017

The BC Ministry of Agriculture and its partners conducted an Agricultural Land Use Inventory (ALUI) for the District of Squamish and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Electoral Area D in the summer of 2017. The ALUI was funded in part by District of Squamish, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, and Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial territorial initiative.

Special Weather Statement issued for Howe Sound & Sea to Sky (March 22, 2018)

Note from the SLRD: The Special Weather Statement below was issued by Environment Canada at 5:29 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and updated at 3:00 p.m. It impacts SLRD Areas C and D, the District of Squamish, the Resort Municipality of Whistler, and Village of Pemberton. Please note that weather in the mountains can change suddenly, resulting in potentially hazardous driving conditions. 

Snowfall warning issued for Sea to Sky (including Squamish, Pemberton, Area C and parts of Area D)

UPDATE: The Snowfall warning has ended.


Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

A Pacific frontal system will spread snow heavy at times to Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway between Squamish to Whistler tonight. Snowfall amount of 15 cm can be expected before the snow eases off near midnight tonight.

Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

Rainfall Warning issued for Howe Sound (January 28, 2018)

UPDATE: January 30, 8 a.m. - The Rainfall Warning has ended. 


Note from the SLRD: the Rainfall Warning below was issued on Sunday, January 28 at 3:38 a.m. It impacts SLRD Area D and the District of Squamish. 


Current details:
Rain, at times heavy, is expected.

A moisture-laden frontal system will move today the south coast today. Rain has developed early this morning and will intensify in the afternoon. 60 to 90 millimetres of rain will fall by Monday before the front weakens and exits the area.

High Streamflow Advisory issued for South Coast, including Howe Sound (January 26, 2018)

Note from the SLRD: The High Streamflow Advisory was issued by the BC River Forecast Centre and impacts all rivers, creeks and tributaries in the Howe Sound area (SLRD Electoral Area D and the District of Squamish).


High Streamflow Advisory – South Coast

ISSUED: January 26, 2018 9:00 AM

The River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast including:

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