Garibaldi Mountain Resort will contribute to the sustainable development of Squamish’s natural and economic assets, creating long-term growth and quality jobs directly in the community, while simultaneously contributing to the overall economic success of the Sea to Sky region, BC, and Canada.
Many Squamish residents who currently commute, to Whistler and Vancouver, will be able to work locally and spend more time with their families or doing the things they love.
The annual sustained economic activity will benefit local residents and businesses over the 20 years of phased construction. According to a study conducted by MMK Consulting for the District of Squamish, there is:
The resort will be built in four phases in accordance with the guidelines of the provincial Mountain Resorts Branch, with the requirement that each phase has to be proven as successful before approvals are given to build the next phase. This policy specifies that land is not released for housing until resort infrastructure is built.
When the resort is fully built out, the economic study from MMK Consulting calculated the following ongoing benefits:
When viewed as one component of British Columbia’s overall tourism market, the proposed resort will complement other existing and future destination facilities, thus supporting the overall tourism and economic goals of the Province and the Sea to Sky Corridor, as well as the existing communities of Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton.