Squamish Terminals

Squamish Success Stories: Transportation

Squamish Terminals (SQT) is a deep-water, break-bulk terminal located at the north end of Howe Sound in beautiful Squamish, BC. SQT’s intermodal transportation infrastructure (with access to rail, ocean and highway) efficiently handles cargo for local and export uses and includes two berths in our deep-water port, three warehouses, specialized handling equipment and an experienced team. SQT values and supports their people, the environment and the local community. For more than 45 years, they have been serving customers in the Squamish region, across Canada and around the world.

SQT is an economic mainstay for the District of Squamish with more than 240 full-time equivalents (FTEs) of direct and indirect employment and $30 million contributed to Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

In addition to making a strong economic contribution, SQT and its staff are actively involved in the community, lending a leading voice in volunteerism, business and environmental advocacy that is powered by the terminal’s key role in the local economy.

SQT supports numerous organizations through monetary and in-kind donations, as well as volunteer hours of staff members. The terminal aligns its business with significant initiatives and issues in Squamish and the Lower Mainland, while regularly connecting with the local community, Squamish Nation, port stakeholders and customers. In the past five years, SQT has contributed a portion of its annual net income to charities with recent contributions that include the establishment of the Ron Anderson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund, sponsorship for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and the Squamish Chamber’s Ron Anderson Memorial Golf Tournament.

SQT supports a variety of initiatives focused on reducing its environmental footprint. These include monetary contributions, investment in new technology, awards and certification, as well as concrete actions in which staff members can participate. In addition, SQT is a certified member of Climate Smart as well as Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for the marine industry in North America.

This success story is due in no small part to the diverse economy and vibrant community of Squamish. Squamish is where sea and sky intersect along a vibrant transportation and tourism corridor connecting urban and rural communities, indigenous culture and adventure.

Squamish is home to a passionate and engaged network of community organizations that are committed to economic development as well as environmental sustainability and stewardship. SQT is proud to be a primary taxpayer in the District of Squamish, and the lifestyle the region affords enables their team to thrive and attracts highly-qualified employees to the Squamish community.


“Squamish is not only where we conduct our business in a way that supports our local, regional and national economy, it is where many of us have chosen to live and to raise our families. At Squamish Terminals, we put a high value on our contribution to the community and our role within it. Being stewards of the local environment, wildlife and vibrant community is an integral part of how we work, play and grow right here in Squamish.”

Kim Stegeman-Lowe, Vice President of People and Sustainability. Western Group