Continuously building and maintaining, sustainable, on going, long term access projects along the Mamquam River
Our mission to provide affordable, great service, urban camping in the geographic center of
Squamish (The Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada) We serve local, regional and international campers and adventurers.
It is also our mission to advocate for free drivable access to the Mamquam River in perpetuity, especially the renowned Mamquam River Kayak Race Site.
MRAS educates users and visitors to our projects the ethics of No Trace use personified by No Trace Camping , endearing them to respect the natural environment as if it was their own.
For Whitewater enthusiasts and other human-powered recreationists MRAS supports your access rights and responsibilities. Volunteerism continues to be our mantra and supports our vision.
The vision of the Mamquam River Access Society (MRAS) is to continue to develop access projects for the Mamquam River by working with other stakeholders in whole or in part as "boots on the ground" participants, advisors and advocates as well as a bridge between development projects of all types and users of the river, such as Whitewater access and recreation use.
As a not-for-profit charity, MRAS endeavors to create something everyone will
recognize as fundamental in our developed world: free public access to
greenspace to increase society’s beneficial connection to nature. These tenants
remain at the core of MRAS - providing free drivable access to the Mamquam
River for whitewater paddlers.
We are very proud to have developed our campground. In 2015, MRAS began the reclamation of an abandoned industrial site, converting it into a rustic, accessible and affordable camping experience. The Mamquam River Campground, is now MRAS’s current focus; we are continuing to develop the vibrant camping experience for outdoor recreation enthusiasts that flock to
The campground vision came to life in 2013, six years after MRAS was founded we finally opened for our first season May 1 st , 2018. MRAS responded to the growing need for more and better camping capacity in the Squamish region.
We look forward to continually developing our affordable, Non Profit campground and to continue to expand our efforts to create ongoing, sustainable access to the amazing Mamquam River.
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