Tantalus Landing Sxwan’shnm

South Coast Mainland
Paddling Area:Howe Sound
Coordinates:49.6765156, -123.2198786
Site Type:Campsite primary
Tent Sites:6
Site Access:Sea
Marine Trail:Sea to Sky Marine Trail
Last Update:03/19/2024

Landing Comments:

Semi-cleared boat run through rough boulder, bedrock shore 40 m W of creek mouth, or at high water, moderate landing at creek mouth on boulders, bedrock ledges. S aspect. 10% slope or greater, some portions gravel, varied 100 mm cobble. Prone to drift logs. Prominent sign visible from water. Very limited portable boat stowage unless boats carried up bank.

Camp Comments:

Steps lead up bank across footbridge crossing creek to upland sites at 3 small level flats near shore or 3 wooden platforms built on steep slopes above. Composting toilet. Steel food bin near landing, large picnic table built on old industrial concrete footing to be shared by all site users. Visitor log book. Please restrict any fires to near-level open rock slab near NE shore in calm conditions.

Other Comments:

Water at year-round stream, waterfall through centre of site. Attractive. View. Squamish (Coast Salish) name Sxwan’shnm. Site stewards: Sea Kayak Assn of BC.

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  1. Marcus Shell

    FYI, 10 Apr 2023: For anyone using Tantalus Landing there is a deer carcass hidden in the rocks just above high tide. It is not visible unless your out of your boat and walking through the boulders. Based upon the lack of decomposition I don’t think it had been there that long. Unsure if it was a bear food cache.

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