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Stawamus Chief Trail - Hiking

Vancouver Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Stawamus Chief Trail ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Stawamus Chief Trail?

The Stawamus Chief Trail is a hiking trail located in Squamish, British Columbia. The trail is 8.4 km long and takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete. The trail begins at the Shannon Falls parking lot and climbs up to the summit of the Stawamus Chief, the second largest granite monolith in the world. The trail is well-maintained and features a number of switchbacks, making the climb manageable for hikers of all levels. The views from the summit are spectacular, with panoramic views of Howe Sound and the surrounding mountains.


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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-123.1493535
49.6762232

What are the coordinates and address of Stawamus Chief Trail?

Stawamus Chief Trail
Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0, Canada

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Stawamus Chief Trail in British Columbia can be accessed by driving to Squamish, British Columbia and then following the signs to the Stawamus Chief Trailhead.

Why visit Stawamus Chief Trail

The Stawamus Chief Trail is a hiking trail located in Squamish, British Columbia. The trail is 7.5 km long and takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete. The trail climbs 700 metres and offers stunning views of the Howe Sound and the surrounding mountains. The trail is considered to be moderate in difficulty, but is well worth the effort for the incredible views.

Is Stawamus Chief Trail in British Columbia a good place for the whole family?

The Stawamus Chief Trail is a great place for the whole family. The trail is easy to hike, and offers beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Stawamus Chief Trail in British Columbia are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - The Stawamus Chief Trail is a great place for a hike with stunning views of the surrounding area.

2. Rock Climbing - The Chief is a world-famous rock climbing destination, with routes for all levels of climbers.

3. Camping - There are several campsites near the trailhead, perfect for an overnight camping trip.

4. Fishing - The Chief is home to some of the best fishing in the area, with plenty of trout and salmon waiting to be caught.

5. Swimming - There are several swimming holes along the trail that are perfect for a refreshing dip on a hot day.

Where to eat?

1. The Gourmet Warehouse - This hidden gem is a must-go for foodies looking for an unique culinary experience. The Gourmet Warehouse is a store and restaurant that specializes in selling and preparing rare and exotic foods from all over the world.

2. The Boathouse - The Boathouse is a waterfront restaurant located in the heart of Stanley Park. It offers stunning views of the Vancouver skyline and the North Shore mountains, as well as a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes.

3. Cactus Club Cafe - Cactus Club Cafe is a chain of upscale restaurants with locations all over Canada. They are known for their creative cocktails, delicious food, and trendy atmosphere.

4. La Taqueria - La Taqueria is a small, family-owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of Gastown. It is known for its authentic Mexican cuisine, friendly service, and affordable prices.

5. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - The Keg is a Canadian chain of steakhouse restaurants that are known for their high-quality steaks, extensive wine list, and elegant atmosphere.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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