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Background Howe Sound is one of the world’s most majestic outdoor playgrounds. An hour from Vancouver, orcas and dolphins arc alongside kayakers and commercial fishermen. Marine scientists study the unique underwater world. The Sea-to-Sky Highway `s breathtaking views are enjoyed by visitors from around the world. Our goal is to facilitate these discussions and one of the most successful means of doing so is via the Howe Sound Community Forums. […]

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Now we have a real opportunity to move this vision forward thanks to the David Suzuki Foundation who set the initiative for a National Park on Gambier Island as a strategic goal.

On April 27th, the Future of Howe Sound Society and the David Suzuki Foundation are co-hosting an All Candidates Meeting for the West Vancouver Sea to Sky riding. On May 9th voters will cast their ballots in the Provincial Election. The future of Howe Sound will then be influenced by the new government for the next four years.

A glimpse into the future of the marine life growing in Howe Sound is made easier and more accessible thanks to the success of Aquatica Submarines.

The Future of Howe Sound Society is pleased to have contributed to the Comprehensive Planning chapter of the recently published OceanWatch - Howe Sound Edition report.

The study confirmed the Fixed Link options fail on the environmental scorecard. Studying more feasible ways to improve transportation safety, reliability and frequency without harming our environment must be a top priority for the benefit future generations.

Together with BC Spaces we have formed a committee to move the possibility of achieving UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status forward.

At a time when climate change threatens our future and so much value is attributed to these estuaries, it begs the question of planners and our leaders why they would mess with our estuaries.

The Future of Highway 99

April 8, 2016

The timing appears to be right for a number of developers to move their projects forward in the Howe Sound - Sea to Sky corridor, but what about the traffic?

View this wonderful video by Bob Turner that just won the Festival Prize at the 2016 Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival.

Camp Fircom on Gambier Island is the location for the next Howe Sound Community Forum taking place on April 29th T

Innovative solutions for meeting transportation needs around Howe Sound will be needed in the future with the increasing development planned.

Proposed Projects Update

February 3, 2016

Brief overview of the various industrial projects proposed for Howe Sound at the start of 2016. Re-industrialization of the sound is being closely watched by those that believe the recovery of Howe Sound's ecosystem must be protected for current and future generations.

New MP says she "expects our riding to be as vocal as it always is,” “I don’t think it’s going to be easy, but it’s something we need to do, and I am prepared to take a leadership role in that regard.”

The District of Squamish hosted the Howe Sound Community Forum on October 16, 2015.

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