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About Squamish

Squamish is a city in British Columbia, Canada, with a population of around 17,158. The town was the railway's first southern terminus and dates back to the 1910s, during the Pacific Great Eastern Railway’s construction.

Forestry has traditionally been the area’s primary industry. The Western Forest Products-operated pulp mill was the city’s largest employer, but the company ceased operations in 2006. Today, the city boasts exceptional employment opportunities, with an unemployment rate below 8%.

About 17% of Squamish’s population are immigrants, and 3.6% recently immigrated to Canada. Besides English, Punjabi is the most common language spoken in the city, with about 6% of the population considering it their mother tongue.

Squamish has a wide range of attractions and recreational facilities, making it one of the best places to live in British Columbia; Stawamus Chief, a gigantic cliff-faced granite massif, is among the city’s most notable attractions. It is also popular for hiking, mountain biking, and climbing.

Squamish - Land Transfer Tax

When purchasing a property in Squamish, you’ll have to pay the British Columbia Property Transfer Tax, which is due upon closing. There is no municipal transfer tax. If you’re a first-time home buyer, you could be eligible for a rebate to a maximum of $8,000. See below for British Columbia Property Transfer Tax rates.

British Columbia Property Transfer Tax

Purchase PriceRate
$0 - $200,0001.0%
$200,001 - $2,000,0002.0%
$2,000,001 - $3,000,0003.0%

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Provincial tax$8,000
Municipal tax$0
Total land transfer tax$8,000

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