A German investment company has expressed interest in building a new tourist attraction in town, though there are very few details at this point.
Remy Holler, a representative of the company, has written to the economic development office of the District of Squamish asking for a meeting where the company can present its plans to local officials. In August this year, the owner of the company toured the community.
According to Heller, the team “identified a potential site where building a suspension bridge would make sense and enhance Squamish with a major tourist attraction”.
“We would, of course, be ready to outline our plan/proposal/idea during an initial meeting at your convenience,” Holler says in an email to the District’s Economic Development.
Jen Stone, an economic development specialist with the District of Squamish, is now discussing the project with the proponents.
Last year, the Squamish council gave the final nod to another tourism project, the Squamish Canyon project. Unrelated to this new proposal, it aims to create 800 metres of elevated boardwalk and canyon walkway to Mamquam Falls.
Squamish Canyon is described by proponents as “a year-round destination with a boardwalk in and around the Manquam river, overlooking waterfalls, canyons and rainforests preserving our ecosystems”.