Invest in Squamish-Lillooet Regional District

British Columbia, Canada

Economic Development Contact

Jeannette Nadon  |  Communications and Grants Coordinator
604-894-6371 ext. 239  |  

Located in southwestern B.C., the Squamish-Lillooet Regional Districtprovides local, regional and sub-regional government services to approximately 38,000 residents living in four municipalities and four electoral areas. The municipalities are: the District of Lillooet, the District of Squamish, the Village of Pemberton and the Resort Municipality of Whistler. The four electoral areas are: Area A (Upper Bridge River Valley), Area B (Yalakom Valley / Pavilion Lake / Texas Creek), Area C (Pemberton Valley / Mount Currie – D’Arcy corridor) and Area D (Howe Sound East / Upper Squamish Valley / Squamish to Whistler corridor).

Straddling the southern pacific ranges of the Coast Mountains and encompassing 16,500 square kilometers of land, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District features some of the province’s most spectacular forests, glaciers, rivers and lakes as well as an abundance of fertile agricultural land. From the historic mining town of Bralorne, to the sprawling ranch lands of West Pavilion, to the international resort destination of Whistler, the character and opportunities of the many communities within the region are as varied as its striking topography.

While the southern Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is already well-known for its outdoor recreation, tourism is emerging as an important economic driver in the northern region as well. With its rugged terrain, rich cultural heritage, incredible climate, friendly small-town atmosphere and proximity to the lower mainland, the northern Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is poised to become a “must-do” for regional and destination visitors alike.

In addition to tourism, opportunities abound in agriculture, both in the Pemberton and Squamish valleys in the south and in the Lillooet area to the north. The Lillooet region has a long history of cattle ranching, farming and fruit production. Recent ventures into hops, grape-growing and wine-making are fueling excitement about the area’s agricultural potential.

Value-added forestryrenewable energy and mining add to the diverse mix of economic opportunities.

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Jeannette Nadon
Communications and Grants Coordinator
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
604-894-6371 ext. 239

Community Contacts

Community Contact

Lynda Flynn
Chief Administrative Officer
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
604-894-6371 ext. 231

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Lillooet & District Chamber of Commerce

Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce


Seton Portage - Shalalth and District Chamber of Commerce

Squamish Chamber of Commerce

Whistler Chamber of Commerce

Bridge River Valley Economic Development Society




Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Howe Sound

Community Futures Sun Country