The Garibaldi Mountain Resort will be one of the few new mountain resorts built in the last 40 years.
The project envisions bringing together the diverse facets of the Squamish community that make it a unique place in the world.
Specific examples include:
The new resort will complement Squamish’s extensive array of outdoor recreation activities. Which include:
Currently, Stats Canada reports that over half of Squamish workers are employed out of town and most report commutes of more than 15 minutes. With a local mountain resort, more Squamish residents can work closer to home, avoiding long commutes to Whistler or Vancouver.
The Resort will provide over 4000 direct local jobs at full build-out, and another 2000 indirect jobs. Reduced commuting times mean reduced highway congestion at current bottlenecks, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. More local jobs mean Squamish residents spend less time commuting, and more time with their family or doing the things they love.