SQUAMISH  () , district municipality, pop 23,819 (2021), lies at the head of HOWE SOUND, 66 km north of VANCOUVER at the mouth of the SQUAMISH R. Originally occupied by the SQUAMISH First Nation, the site was settled by Europeans in the 1880s and was known briefly as Newport. Squamish is a Native word meaning "mother of the wind." Hop farming was important until WWI; the FOREST INDUSTRY and BC RAIL, which opened a maintenance depot here,...

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