Welcome to the SWS, thank you for buying a pass, your support is important for our operation to continue in the future.


Shuttles schedule:

Start End Note
12pm 1pm  
1:30pm 2:30pm  
3pm 4pm  
4:30pm 5:30pm This is last shuttle period to go to the island
6pm 7pm  

With the larger sandbar it will be tide permitting and we ask that everyone wears their wetsuits in case we need to drop off in shallow water. We’ll do our best to follow this schedule and update if anything change


Access to the shuttles

Thanks to the District of Squamish and Matthews West, which is building the Oceanfront Squamish and new Windsports beach, we have permission to use the small parking on Galbraith Road with easy walking access to Mamquam Beach in the Blind Channel.


Take Logger’s Lane, and continue past the boat launch onto Galbraith Road.

Galbraith curves to the right, and the gravel parking lot is approximately 300m on the right.


Please do not park on the road as it is an active construction site. CARS PARKED ON THE ROAD WILL BE TOWED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE, AND ACCESS WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR ALL. 

Parking is limited to 25-30 vehicles and there is no additional street parking in the vicinity due to ongoing construction vehicles on the access road.

For overflow parking, please drop your gear and park at the south end of downtown and make the walk back along the walking trail which starts at Cleveland and Vancouver St.Please carpool if you can.


Matthews West is doing their best to accommodate our access. Please respect the rules around parking only in the parking lot, and walking on designated walking paths, not the main road. Please be courteous to workers and respectful to other members of the public who come to enjoy the beaches. If our behavior impacts their ability to work, access will be closed.


Parking Lot on Galbraith Road



Walking to Mamquam Beach

Please note that this year, we will not be using the same trail entrance as last year.

Instead, pedestrians are to walk along the side of the road, being mindful of cars and trucks, until reaching the green pedestrian route leading into the trail.

Sp'akw'us Landing will not officially open until May 25th, for everyone's safety, all pedestrians are requested to cross over Sp'akw'us Landing at the stop sign located at the corner of the temporary road and Sp'akw'us Landing (please avoid the route marked in red and use the pedestrian route marked in green). Access the trail from the right side of the temporary road.

Cross the road at the stop sign for safety.


Overview - Shuttle

Shuttle Boat Schedule & Operations

The shuttle ride is only ~5 mins from Mamquam Beach to the island. In order to maximize occupancy and keep fuel expenses in check (and membership costs low), the shuttle boat will run one hour on completing as many trips as possible, with 30 mins off schedule. To catch the shuttle arrive anytime during the scheduled hour of operation.

Last shuttle back to the mainland is 7pm. Staff are always on standby, but there are no operations on windless days.

Check our website to make sure staff are on duty.



Thank you for your support!

It’s been a very challenging start to the season for access. But it’s been awesome to see everyone share their stoke on the water, and the community come together to make the most of what’s started out as an amazing wind season. We look forward to seeing you on the water!

~Squamish Windsports Society