Saahtlam (Former St Andrews Waterfront Park)

Saahtlam (Former St Andrews Waterfront Park)

St Andrews collage


The Town of Qualicum Beach undertook planning and visioning for a new waterfront park at the former St. Andrews Lodge site (3319 Island Highway West)! Some elements of the plan considered:

  • A park vision and guiding principles
  • Short-term and long-term options for activities that could occur in the park
  • Ideas for new park facilities
  • Key challenges and opportunities that exist on the site today, and that may arise in the future
  • Priorities to sustainably balance park recreation with respect for the waterfront’s environmentally sensitive areas

The Project Timeline

  • June 2019 - Planning & visioning event held for public input.
  • June - July 2019 - Online survey completed for public input on Phase 1.
  • July 2019 - Information Table at Beach Day Event
  • September, 2019 - Public Outreach. See results here
  • October, 2019 - Online survey. See results here
  • January, 2020 - COW Meeting presenting Preferred Concept Plan.
  • February, 2020 - Concept Plan adopted. See the plan here
  • February, 2020 - Council approves next steps. here
  • March 2020 - Naming Feedback Invited.
  • June 2020 - Feasibility Report presented to Council, Council approved follow up actions. Memo here
  • July 2020 - RFP seeking proposals for former St. Andrews Lodge Building- here
  • November 2020 - Decision to rescind motion to demolish St Andrews here
  • November 2020 - tree remediation complete
  • Spring 2021 - Park Opens
  • A ballot question is added in the 2022 Election asking "Should the Town spend the necessary funds, up to a maximum of $700,000, to refurbish the St. Andrew’s Lodge building?". Read more information here
  • The park is gifted with the name Saahtlam Park from Qualicum First Nation. Read more here.
  • June 2023 - official naming and interpretive signage unveiling by Chief Michael Recalma - see the sign here
  • June 2023 - RFP Saahtlam Park – Detailed Park Plan, awarded to Lanarc Consultants here

Planning and Community Development

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