Tall two floor log cabin perched on hillside with lake views and snow on ground

Klahoose Multi-Purpose Centre






Squirrel Cove


2011 VRCA Silver Winner (General Contractor – Ledcor Construction)


  • Water conserving plumbing was designed throughout the facility to provide both energy conservation and resource savings.

Project Details

Merrick Architecture was chosen by the Klahoose community to design its new multi-purpose centre in Squirrel Cove, Cortes Island, BC. Its multi-use design incorporates everything from a health wing and fitness centre to a language lab, kitchen facilities, and a 300-person “Great Room”. This impressive 15,000 sq.ft. building was entirely self-financed by the Klahoose Nation.

The AME Group designed condensing boilers to be set up with air source heat pumps. With sustainability a key focus, AME utilized natural ventilation to provide improved indoor air quality which lends to a healthy space for the Klahoose community and improved level of functionality during the frequent and extended power outages that occur on the island.