The company planning a massive Whistler-like resort near Squamish will have to provide more information about the environmental effects of the project before the province gives it the green light.

Garibaldi at Squamish Inc. wants to build more than 21,000 residential and commercial bed units, two golf courses, 25 ski lifts and 123 runs. It also plans the construction of five large dammed reservoirs and roads leading to the Sea to Sky Highway.

While the project has been criticized by environmentalists, its planners say it will generate thousands of jobs.