Stawamus Chief Park, Squamish

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Take in views of pristine surroundings as you hike one of the many trails at Stawamus Chief Park. The park spans for 5 sq km (1.9 sq mi) and takes visitors past mountains, trees, and lakes. Tackle The Chief trail to head to the park's main attraction, an impressive rock formation of the same name. Following a tough hike, reward yourself with panoramic views from atop the 700 m (2,297 ft) tall granite monolith, which stands above the waters of the nearby Howe Cove. It's commonly believed that this is the second largest granite monolith in the world. Before you head to Squamish, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Squamish trip planner, to make sure you see all that Squamish has to offer, including Stawamus Chief Park.
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  • We stopped by Stawamus Chief Park on our way from Vancouver to Whistler as we had heard the hike was one of the better ones in the area. Hiking 'the Chief' you have 3 peaks to choose from and we chose...  more »
  • Short, but steep hike. Takes about an hour to get to one of the three peaks. Great place to enjoy the view over the sea to sky corridor and Squamish.  more »
  • The chief is an awesome hike that is just 30 minutes outside of Vancouver, therefore is very easily accessible via car or public transport! The walk begins with an amazing view of Shannon Falls, howev...  more »
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