Sq'éwlets Cultural and Recreational Multi-use Trail Project

The proposed project is the construction of a new multiuse pathway and recreational trail for the Sq'éwlets First Nation. Project works include:

  • New multiuse pathway and recreational trail (~770 m)
  • Signage and trial markers
  • Greenery, trees, and landscaping
  • Construction of benches (2)
  • Paving of asphalt and gravel
  • Drainage culverts

The project is on federal lands, the Squawkum Creek No.3 Indian Reserve land. The project is not within a Migratory Bird Sanctuary, National Wildlife area or Marine Protected Area. The proposed project will require vegetation clearing and excavation on undeveloped land.

This trail segment will be the first phase of a comprehensive trail network connecting this community. The trail will connect to an upper viewpoint overlooking Harrison Bay. The intent of the trail is to improve access to important cultural spaces, such as the Sq'éwlets cemetery, a place of great community and cultural significance for community members, while also providing a trail that can serve recreation, mental and physical health, and economic development needs (due to its proximity to Squawkum Park and RV Campground).



Latest update

June 10, 2024– Infrastructure Canada issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents


Infrastructure Canada
Camryn O'Keeffe, Environmental Review Officer
180 rue Kent St., Suite 1100
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6
Telephone: 437-433-7632
Email: camryn.okeeffe@infc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Squawkum Creek No.3 (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Sq'éwlets First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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...within 200 kilometres
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