Key Sectors

Driving Momentum in Squamish

Our thriving economy is the product of people's deep passion and connection with Squamish's awe-inspiring geography. 

Meet the key sectors in Squamish: green economy, outdoor recreation, and sustainable tourism and hospitality. While there’s plenty of variety across these different industries that we’ve seen develop and grow over the years, they all have one thing in common. They are vibrant and flourishing, with a vision to better the lives of our people and the environment around us. Join us and let’s build something great together.

Green economy

The transformation to a green economy ecosystem has been nothing short of stunning. Environmentally focused businesses are growing, and dynamic sub-sectors have emerged.

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Outdoor recreation technology

Fast-growing, innovative, and thriving – with the great outdoors in our backyard it’s no wonder we’re seeing incredible advancement in this distinctive sector.

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Sustainable tourism and hospitality

Nestled along the Sea to Sky Highway in a prime location with wide-ranging experiences and attractions, this sector has a rich history and an exciting future.

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Empowering our economy behind the scenes

Enabling sectors in Squamish play an equally important role in our thriving economy. Higher education supports the growth and development of our exceptionally educated population, and our extensive commercial transportation infrastructure keeps us connected to the rest of the world.

Our higher education network includes a Capilano University campus in Squamish.

Meanwhile, our commercial transport infrastructure connects businesses to a global network by rail, port, air, and highway.

Learn more about our education and transporation sectors. 

Railyard in central Squamish.

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