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?
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: ).