View of False Creek South, Charleson Park, Granville Island, and Burrard Bridge with sailboats anchored and moored in False Creek

City looks forward to working with Squamish Nation after development approval

December 11 2019 –

The City looks forward to working with the Squamish Nation, following their approval of the Sen̓áḵw project last night.

The Sen̓áḵw development will be located on reserve lands under and on either side of the south end of the Burrard Bridge. Squamish Nation will not be required to apply to the City to redevelop this area as it is reserve land.

The City will continue discussions with Squamish Nation to determine how City staff may be engaged in the project and, if desired, how the City could best work with Squamish Nation as a government partner.

"I want to congratulate the Squamish Nation on this historic vote and taking another step forward towards building Sen̓áḵw," said Mayor Kennedy Stewart. "This project not only affords Vancouver an opportunity to practice meaningful reconciliation as we work in partnership with the Squamish Nation, it will also bring 6,000 new homes to the city — many of them rental — helping us tackle the city's housing crisis."

The City looks forward to continuing its relationship with Squamish Nation, and discussing what support may be of assistance to integrate the project with the existing community and establishing servicing agreements to effectively integrate the development of surrounding transportation and utility network city service connections.

City of Reconciliation

The City of Vancouver was designated a City of Reconciliation by Council in July, 2014, and seeks to strengthen relationships of mutual respect and understanding with local First Nations and the Urban Indigenous community, incorporate a First Nations and Urban Indigenous perspective into our work and decisions, and provide services that benefit members of the First Nations and Urban Indigenous community.