Squamish Off The Beaten Path

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    Britannia Beach's Britannia Creek
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    PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN #2
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    The tumbs and the totem
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    CAP COLLEGE

    by jhorsfield30 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Squamish campus of Capilano College initially opened in 1973 to serve the Howe Sound communities of Squamish, Whistler, Mount Currie and Pemberton.

    In addition, local community members and people can use the local IT resource there for study and work.

    Located in the beautiful thriving community of Squamish, known as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada
    The campus offers a variety of preparatory and University Transfer courses, as well as programs in:
    Wilderness Leadership
    Destination Resort Management
    Festival & Event Coordination
    Special Education Teacher Assistan
    Applied Business Technology Online
    Counselling, advising and internet access are available to all members of the community
    Capilano College
    Squamish campus
    P.O. Box 1538, 1150 Carson Place,
    Squamish, BC V0N 3G0
    Tel: 604.892.5322; Fax: 604.892.9274
    Call toll-free from the Vancouver area: 604.986.1911, ext. 5800

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    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Archeology

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    Britannia Beach

    by Carmanah Updated Oct 28, 2006

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    Britannia Beach's Britannia Creek

    No, it's not really a beach in the traditional sense of the term. Don't expect to go sunbathing here! Britannia Beach is a tiny unincorporated community located along the Sea to Sky highway (Hwy 99) between Vancouver and Squamish. Initially founded as a copper mining encampment in the early 1900's, Britannia Beach now holds a permanent resident population of about 300.

    It's probably most famous for its Britannia Beach Mining Museum. This is a very unique building, looking like steps carved into the mountainside. Many movies have filmed here, including many X-Files episodes!

    What's unique about Britannia Beach is that the town was built on top of an alluvial fan on Howe Sound. This alluvial fan was caused by an overflowing stream that brought rocks and boulders down the face of the mountain. So, the reality of Britannia Beach is that this kind of natural disaster could happen again! In fact, back in the early days of the community, a rock slide wiped out half of the town!

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Museum Visits

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    YOUTH CENTRE IN SQUAMISH

    by jhorsfield30 Written Feb 27, 2006

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    Welcome to the Squamish Youth Site! This site is designed to provide youth with a means to find resources in order to meet their needs. Even though this site is primarily for youth, people of all ages are welcome to use the resources provided!

    Two youth working at the Squamish Public Library as part of the Youth@BC program, which is funded by the Provincial Government. This site was created last year under the same program and this year we are renovating it. We have a new name, a new background, and some new information. We hope you enjoy it!!

    If you like what you see, or if you think that there's something we should include, let us know about it! You can leave a comment in our guestbook or you can email us.

    Don't forget to check out the sites done by other communities for the Youth@BC program. You can find links to their pages on the Youth@BC site at: http://youth.bccna.bc.ca/

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    SEA TO SKY COMMUNITY SERVICES

    by jhorsfield30 Written Feb 27, 2006

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    Serves individuals and families in the Sea to Sky corridor, which lies between Squamish and Pemberton. Provides information and referral, and publishes the 'Sea to Sky Directory of Services'. This is also a designated agency responsible for looking into reports of suspected abuse and neglect of adults who cannot seek help for themselves. Programs are listed below, under the following headings: addiction services, child care, community living services, counselling and mediation services, employment services, mental health services, and parenting education and support. Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

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    • Women's Travel
    • Religious Travel

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    Squamish - Royal Hudson 2860 Steam Locomotive

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Royal Hudson 2860

    Royal Hudson 2860 at its new home on May 24th 2002, Squamish and the West Coast Railway Heritage Park.

    As a summer 2002 exhibit, the beautiful locomotive is perfectly positioned for photographs.

    Over the summer 2002, #2860 will be available as an exhibit, but you do need to see her by this fall, as she will then move into the shop for the start of refurbishment work ?a project that will take several years.

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    Squamish - Westcoast Heritage Railway Park

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003
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    The West Coast Railway Heritage Park is located just off Highway 99 in Squamish, BC on the way to or from Whistler. In a beautiful mountain setting, the 12-acre Heritage Park tells the story of the role of the railways in creating Western Canada. Open year round.

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    Squamish Nation Cemetary

    by mike-tango Written Dec 30, 2005
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    Interesting to see this small cemetary in the Squamish Nation Reserve (Cf map below) with a nice totem.

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    • Arts and Culture

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