Shannon Falls Provincial Park

Plummeting a spectacular 335 metres (1,105 feet), Shannon Falls is the third tallest fall in British Columbia and is the Sea-to-Sky corridor’s most popular spot for a picnic.

Around the base, you’ll find a well-maintained boardwalk and trail network to explore some of the area’s towering trees, old-growth stumps and ever-present mist from the roaring falls above. There are also some fantastic rock climbs in this area, mainly on the rock slabs to the south of the falls

In the summer, families can splash in the water in the creek below the falls or have a picnic in the field. As this area does get busy, especially during the summer months, the prime time to visit is in the spring and fall when it’s less crowded. Plus, you’ll get to experience the high water levels from the rain and snowmelt, which make for cascading, thunderous falls.

Known as Kwékwetxwm, Shannon Falls holds particular significance for the Squamish people, the area’s first inhabitants. One legend tells that Say-noth-ka, a two-headed sea serpent, created the falls by repeatedly slithering up and down the mountainside. 

How to get here

Shannon Falls Provincial Park is located just off the Sea to Sky Highway approximately 58 kilometres north of Vancouver and just 2 kilometres south of Squamish. The falls are adjacent to Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.

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