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Squamish Valley Trail

The SAS has been asked to participate on the District of Squamish Select Committee for the Corridor Trail, which will oversee the development of a planned 11 kilometre multi-use trail running roughly parallel to Highway 99 from The Chief to the Depot Road area. The trail will

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Mountaineers’ Soiree

On December 16th, 2006 at Whistler the SAS participated in the annual Mountaineers’ Soiree hosted by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and presented by ARC’TERYX. The evening’s events included a silent auction of donated goods and services by the mountain business community and an excellent slide

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Art Gallery Crag Update

Status: closed; further complications to future access. This cliff remains closed due to the proximity of the Squamish Valley Rod & Gun Club outdoor range, which will remain in use for the foreseeable future as they expect to provide the range as a resource for 2010 Olympic

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Squamish Mountain Festival – July 2007

In partnership with ARC’TERYX, The Squamish Film Society, and The Climbers’ Access Society of British Columbia, the Squamish Access Society is excited to be part of this festival planned for July 13-21st, 2007. Two volunteer work days are planned amidst a week of slideshows, film viewings, climbing

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Smoke Bluffs: No Closures; Trail Damage and Trail Work

The three-year process of creating a governance, management, and legal framework to establish the Smoke Bluffs as the showcase Municipal Park for Squamish passed an important stage on December 5th when Squamish Council approved the Development Plan prepared by the Planning Group. Coming up in January Squamish

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Access Update for the Papoose

Work at the Papoose has started in earnest now with blasting occurring regularly between the highway and the cliff. Here is a photo of the current situation (mid-October) on the site. As of late October, we understand significant work has started at the North end of the

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Access to Comic Rocks

The new four lane stretch between Furry Creek and Comic Rocks is now partially complete. Concrete barrier dividers now prevent any southbound traffic from entering the future right-in & right-out planned entrance, or the current optimum parking spot of Britannia Forest Service Road several hundred meters to

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Trail Work

On Sunday, October 15th, eleven individuals from the community of Furry Creek and the BCMC donated approximately 40 hours of trail clearing in less than clement conditions – in fact it was pouring. Thanks to all those involved in helping maintain a trail system to an area

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State of Smoke Bluffs Park Initiative

An article in the Chief newspaper, ‘20-year Smoke Bluffs Park odyssey almost a reality‘ speaks to the state of the Smoke Bluffs Park initiative to date. Much work is still continuing behind the scenes.

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Access Work

During the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. climbers’ festival staged on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September, a lot of great on-the-ground work was done at three different areas: Petrifying Wall at Murrin Park, the Smoke Bluffs and ‘The Squaw’. A new set of

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LATEST NEWS

  • Recent donations and assistance
    SAS is very grateful to Varsity Outdoor Club for an extremely generous donation. Thanks also to staff at MEC headquarters who helped us raise significant funds and new membership sign-ups at the Tommy Caldwell lecture event last month. Thanks also for online donations so far in 2018...
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  • 2018 Falcon Closure
    See BC Parks closure notice here. Closed routes include Alaska Highway, The Calling, Gone Surfin’, The Ron Zalko Workout, and the Astro Ledge between the top of Alaska Highway and the bottom of Gone Surfin’....
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  • New bus service linking Squamish “south parks”
    A seasonal bus service linking the Squamish “south parks” is starting on June 16th. SAS encourages climbers to use this service if it is convenient for them, rather than driving, as parking at the Chief and Shannon Falls is very constrained in peak season....
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  • SAS VP Brian Moorhead is BC Parks Volunteer of the Year
    BC Parks have recognised Squamish Access Society vice-president Brian Moorhead as their 2017 “Volunteer of the Year“. Along with society secretary, Todd Gerhart, Brian is one of the two members of SAS’s board who have served since the society’s inception. Brian’s award primarily recognises his work at...
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