Winter Weather Advisory

Many areas of British Columbia are experiencing extreme cold, snowfall, and winter storms. This may continue at various periods throughout the holiday season.

Update December 27, 2022
Community Advisory: High Water Levels & Extreme Tides

Rising water levels due to persistent rain on top of heavy snowfall has created dangerous conditions in our rivers and streams in the Squamish Valley and North Shore. In our coastal areas, extreme tides are also creating hazardous conditions in the Howe Sound and inlet areas along the North Shore. With more rain in the forecast, Nation Members are advised to:

  • Avoid rivers and streams and stay alert to rising water levels if you live near waterways
  • Stay away from seawalls, beaches and inlet areas due to high water and dangerous conditions

The Squamish Nation is here to support you in case you need assistance. Our emergency evacuation number – 604-374-2687 – is available 24/7.

A full list of Emergency Supports available during the holidays is available here. 

For up to date information from the River Forecast Centre, please click here.

Assistance is available for Members both on- and off-reserve who have been affected by extreme weather events (flooding, landslides, or power outage.)    

Please contact David Harrison, Manager, Emergency Planning & Response: 

Phone: 604-374-2687 

High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

Flood Watch means that river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas adjacent to affected rivers may occur.

Flood Warning means that river levels have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, and that flooding of areas adjacent to the rivers affected will result.