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Views on Shannon Basin Recreation

Thanks to everyone who participated in a survey to inform recreation management in the Shannon Basin. The survey is complete and the results available.

Visit the Province of British Columbia website for the survey report: Shannon Basin Visitor Use Management Project Online Survey: What We Heard.

FBC provides facilitation and outreach support for the project. Take a look at this page for background on the work.

What is needed for future recreation management in these popular areas?

  • Stawamus Chief Provincial Park

  • Shannon Falls Provincial Park

  • Shannon Creek Watershed

  • Sky Pilot, Mt. Habrich, Goat Ridge

  • Petgill Lake

About the Project


The Shannon Basin is a popular year-round recreation destination for locals and tourists alike. The popularity of the area continues to grow as are interests in expanding commercial recreation offerings in the area.

As more and more people visit this area, the Province wishes to develop a management strategy that enables sustainable recreation use while protecting the area’s important environmental and cultural values.

This area has been home to First Nations peoples for thousands of years and is within the traditional territories of the Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and the Musqueam Indian Band (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm). This area, and the resources within it, continue to be culturally, spiritually and economically important to First Nations communities today.

Work is underway on a recreation management strategy for the greater Shannon Basin – an area encompassing the Stawamus Chief & Shannon Falls Provincial Parks and the Shannon Creek Watershed. This project is a partnership between the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (Sea to Sky district) and Squamish Nation, in collaboration with BC Parks. The Fraser Basin Council has assisted in the project partners as an impartial facilitator and to conduct outreach and engagement with stakeholders.

The public was invited to participate in a 2019 survey to help inform a recreation management strategy for the Shannon Basin.

Project Process & Tentative Timeline


Note: The survey closed  October 20, 2019. Survey results are now available on the Province of British Columbia website. See Shannon Basin Visitor Use Management Project Online Survey: What We Heard. If you have any questions about this project, please get in touch with Susie Dain-Owens, Land and Resource Specialist, Sea to Sky Natural Resource District, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (E: ).

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.