Community Health Service Area
Health Profile (Version 1.0)
Community Health Service Areas (CHSAs) in British Columbia (B.C.) are administrative bounds nested within Local Health Areas (LHAs) as defined by the B.C. Ministry of Health. This CHSA health profile contains information about the community’s demographics, socio-economic and health/disease status as represented through various community health indicators. The purpose of CHSA health profiles is to help B.C.’s primary care network partners, public health professionals and community organizations better understand the health needs of a specific community and to provide evidence for service provisioning and prevention strategies.
Squamish (CHSA 3351) is 110 km² in size and located in southwestern British Columbia, north of the Squamish Harbour. It is comprised of the towns of Squamish, Woodfibre, Brackendale, Cheekeye, and Paradise Valley. Major establishments include Squamish General Hospital, Quest University, Squamish Adventure Centre, Squamish Airport, and Brackendale Art Gallery. Provincial parks include the following: Murrin, Shannon Falls, Stawamus Chief, Brackendale Eagles, Tantalus, and Alice Lake.