Squamish Valley Longhouse
Community Engagement


Project Background
Squamish Valley does not currently have a longhouse for ceremony/cultural use. As such, the Nation, through Council, has set aside funds for the development and construction of a longhouse in Squamish Valley.

Goals and Objectives
On August 18, 2020, Council requested a Needs Assessment be completed by Ta na wa Shéway I7x̱w ta Úxwumixw (Planning & Capital Projects). This assessment will include:

  • Input from Members
  • Testing of project assumptions
  • Environmental assessment
  • Cultural identity and reflection assessment
  • Proms to be accommodated in the space
  • Estimate of capital project costs and operational costs

March – April 2022 | Community presentation and engagement survey which identified “The Island” at St’á7mes as the preferred location

May 2022 | Council approved the Needs Assessment Report and requested that a Business Case be completed

Fall 2023 | detailed design anticipated to be complete

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Nick Guidobono, Manager – Capital Projects at Nick_G@squamish.net or 604-904-7474.

Community Presentation

If you missed the Community Presentation, you can review the slides here.