Investing with Squamish Nation



Region:  Lower Mainland/Southwest

Nation:  Coast Salish

The Squamish Nation is a vibrant and dynamic Coast Salish Nation, with a strong culture, rich history and bright future.

The Squamish Nation has existed and prospered within our traditional territory since time immemorial. We are Coast Salish people. Our language is the Squamish language. Our society is, and always has been, organized and sophisticated, with complex laws and rules governing all forms of social relations, economic rights and relations with other First Nations. We have never ceded or surrendered title to our lands, rights to our resources or the power to make decisions within our territory.

The modern era of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw was declared on July 23, 1923 through the “Prayer of Amalgamation.” This was the result of eight years of discussion, planning and a legal agreement signed by the 16 Skwxwú7mesh Chiefs. This document was the instrument to declare that the traditional governance of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, our People and lands, is still in place. The hard working Squamish Nation people of the time laid the groundwork for the growth and development of the society we enjoy today.

The Skwxwú7mesh stelmexw (Squamish People) continue to reside in the area now described as the lower Mainland of British Columbia. The largest proportion of Squamish Nation members reside on several urban reserves in the city of Vancouver, North and West Vancouver and the municipality of Squamish, B.C.

The Nation’s population is scattered among nine communities stretching from North Vancouver to the northern area of Howe Sound. Over 60% of the more than 3,600 Squamish Nation members live on-reserve and membership is determined by guidelines set out in the Squamish Nation Membership Code.


The Squamish Nation is a leader in the field of First Nations economic development. The Squamish Nation’s sources of revenue are taxation, leases and Squamish-owned businesses, such as:

Mosquito Creek Marina

Lynnwood Marina

Marina Grill

North Vancouver Smoke Shop at Mosquito Creek

Squamish Valley Gas LP

Superstore Gas Bar, North Vancouver

Capilano River RV Park, West Vancouver

Northwest Squamish Forestry LP

The Park Royal Shopping Centre, International Plaza, and Greater Vancouver Storage Sewage Plant, are a few examples of existing tenants on Squamish Nation lands.

In addition to revenue generated from existing leases and businesses, the Squamish Nation plans to develop various parcels of lands.


Latitude: 49° 18' 55".051 N
Longitude: 123° 05' 13".772 S

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