Oceanfront Parking Weekend Closures Update


April 17, 2020


RE: Oceanfront Squamish SARS-CoV-2 Response


As a local company, whose employees all reside in Squamish, Matthews West Ltd. understands both the role and importance the Squamish Oceanfront plays in the community. It is where we walk our dogs; observe the Sound; find reprieve in our day to day; and, up until recently, where we gathered with friends.


We know, in time, this will be true again.


For now, we cannot stress the importance that any and all visitors to the Oceanfront Park and Loop strictly follow the social distancing guidelines as detailed by the province of British Columbia.


We are anticipating an influx of visitors to Squamish the next number of weekends, and while our community is generally quite welcoming, we must request visitors to Squamish and the Oceanfront visit at a later date.


In an attempt to mitigate this influx and for the safety of our community, we will take the precautionary measure of restricting vehicular access to the Oceanfront Park by closing the gate on the access road from Friday evenings to Monday mornings. Additionally, any vehicles parking outside of the gate, along the access road will be towed. We hope this will deter non-local visitors.


We will continue to monitor the use of the Oceanfront Park System. In order to keep this amenity open and accessible to locals and visitors alike, we MUST act appropriately and within the guidance set out by the province of British Columbia.


We understand that our outdoor activities are becoming further restricted through the closures of all neighbourhood and provincial parks, but if the Oceanfront Park System becomes a place of transmission, we will close access to this area until a time when it is safe again for the general public.


We must be diligent about our actions to ensure we keep our community safe. Squamish must work together to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Through these proactive measures, let’s keep access to the Squamish Oceanfront.


We thank you in advance for your cooperation, action, and understanding.


In solidarity,

The Matthews West Team

Construction on the Cattermole Slough

Starting August 6th you may notice some construction works in the area of the Cattermole Slough. PW Trenchless Construction Inc. has been retained to connect the watermain from Third Avenue to the Oceanfront Peninsula to service the Oceanfront development. Constructoin is expected to take place from August 6th until September 13th.

As a result of this work, there may be times when the Oceanfront trail will be redirected as per the map attached.

Should you have any questions please contact:

PW Trenchlesss Construction Inc. Troy Norum at 778-828-8476 or Greg Deacon at 604-369-8606

Dave Marrow dmarrow@squamish.ca or 604-815-4953

Karl Hainzl khainzl@cornerstonedevelopments.ca or 604-373-3090

Oceanfront Trail Temporary Redirection June 17th

Solid red line trail closure
Blue hatched line trail redirection

On Monday June 17, 2019 the Oceanfront Trail will be redirected on the the Cattermole Slough. A large crane and machinery will be working to remove the remaining creosote pilings. A 150 ft buffer from the work area will be in place to ensure the safety of the workers and the public. The work is anticipated to last one or two days. There will be site safety in place to help the public navigate the closure. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please exercise caution when enjoying the trail.

Restricted Public Access and Beach Closures

Oceanfront Public Access Restrictions and Closures

May 28-31 2019

The last sections of the wharf structures at the Oceanfront are in the process of being decommissioned, May 28-31 2019.

This work involves complex rigging and deconstruction of large old timbers, concrete blocks and steel framing. Safety of the workers and the public is of the utmost importance and therefore access to the most southern part of the Squamish Oceanfront, land and water, is closed to the public. A 300 foot perimeter from the workers and their equipment must be maintained and will be enforced by security on land and in the water. Kiters and windsurfers must pay particular attention to this perimeter.

To enable that the Oceanfront beach remain open for most of this process we are asking that all water sports enthusiasts abide by the current regulations. If at any time security feels that the safety of the crew or their machinery is compromised, this will result in temporarily closing public access to the beach.


The beach will reopen on Saturday June 1st.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes to all  outdoor enthusiasts. Rest assured we are working diligently to get this work completed so that we can reopen the beach for everyone’s enjoyment.

If you have any questions please contact:



MAY 28-31

MAY 31

Wharf Demolition Safety

As the wharf demolition continues on the Squamish Oceanfront you may notice a few safety measures being implemented to ensure the safety of the public and the workers throughout the demolition process. Please take the time to read the following information and familiarize yourself with the areas under construction before heading down to the beach. Construction times will be from 7 am- 5:30 pm Monday- Friday from now until June 15th.

Please contact the following if you have any questions or concerns:



Oceanfront Wharf Decommissioning

Commencing Week of April 29, 2019

Squamish, BC, April 24, 2019 – In preparation for the construction of the Oceanfront Park, Newport Beach Developments LP will be initiating in-water works to demolish all derelict wharf structures, and at the same time remove all dolphins ( A dolphin is a man-made marine structure that extends above the water level and is not connected to shore. ) and pilings.  These works will commence in April and last an estimated 8 weeks.

All necessary government permits have been obtained and approval awarded in relation to the work being done. An environmental monitoring program has been secured to ensure best practices when working in fish habitat. The current marine environment surrounding the wharf hosts limited vegetation and is considered low productivity fish habitat.

The wharf, dolphins and pilings have not served a purpose for many years on the waterfront and their removal will allow for greater ease navigating the area as well as enhance public safety and human health. 

As a result of this decommissioning there will be increased construction activity onsite and in the water.  The public is advised to be mindful of these activities when recreating on or around the Oceanfront especially with children and or dogs. Please pay particular attention to onsite signage as access to the public may change.

Newport Beach Developments LP is motivated to start construction on the Oceanfront and will endeavour to keep the community up to date with all activities as they progress.

Should you have any questions or require further information please reach out to:

Dave Marrow at dmarrow@squamish.ca

Kristen Gauley at kgauley@cornerstonedevelopments.ca

We Are At It Again

We will be actively working on the Oceanfront starting March 18th! The Squamish Oceanfront Development is in the process of further environmental site investigation on the Northern portion of the Oceanfront lands, to ensure compliance with new provincial environmental standards. The public can expect to see some drillers and machinery on site. The Cattermole Walking Trail will remain open whenever possible, however please use extra caution when in the area and keep all dogs on leash.

Road Work Oct 10th-19th

Temporary road work will be taking place on the Oceanfront road where Loggers Lane meets Galbraith Rd. You may experience single lane alternating traffic from time to time during the period of October 10th through the 19th. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation during this phase of utility construction. 

October 5th Action Starts

Site clearing at the Squamish Oceanfront Development will begin Friday, October 5 in order to facilitate environmental site investigation work on the northern portion of the Oceanfront lands, to ensure compliance with new provincial environmental standards. This area is an active construction zone and the public can expect to see drillers and machinery on site. Please use extra caution when in the area and keep all dogs on leash. Work will continue through the weekend and although the Cattermole Walking Trail will remain open when possible, temporary trail closures can be expected.