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Stawamus Chief

Visitors to the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park trails, (Chief Peak Trail aka Backside Trail) are required to obtain a free day pass in advance of their visit. 

 

Day passes can be reserved in advance, online through Discover Camping.

Visit BC Parks’s Day-Use Pass Program page for more information. 


Hail To The Chief.

Squamish’s iconic landmark is many things to many people. It’s a family-friendly hike that provides easy access to some of the most breathtaking views you might ever see. It’s a rock-climber’s paradise with hundreds of multi-pitch crack climbing routes and granite walls, the most well-known of which are The Apron and The Grand Wall, that will keep even the most advanced rock climbers challenged for an entire season.

Towering nearly 2,000 feet above Squamish, the Stawamus Chief is one of the largest granite monoliths in North America, and one of the most talked about rock climbing and hiking destinations in North America, attracting hundreds from all over the world during the busy summer season.

Hiking trails on The Chief are easily accessible from the day-use parking lot at the base as well as from Shannon Falls Provincial Park.

The Three Peaks:

First Peak: 1.5-kilometre trail with an elevation gain of 540 metres. (Most popular)
Second Peak: 1.7-kilometre trail with an elevation gain of 590 metres.
Third Peak: 1.8-kilometre trail with an elevation gain of 630 metres.

Please note pets must be on a leash at all times except on the Chief Peaks trail.

Getting There:

Stawamus Chief Provincial Park is located just 2 kilometers south of Squamish alongside the Sea to Sky Highway.

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