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Stawamus Chief Park

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Squamish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Mountains
Activities: Rock climbing
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great park with excellent climbing! Definitely worth a visit! The views from the top are spectacular. It's definitely a rainy area, but when the sun comes out, it's very special!

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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Cool, unspoiled mossy wonderland that will blow your mind. There is often no clear path, so be prepared. It's also probably not a family-walk-in-the-park kind of hike, unless you've got some tough, smart kids, and are bear/cougar aware. Really, some of the most beautiful rainforest walking I have ever done. We wanted to do some climing/bouldering too, but the rock... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I've lived in the Lower Mainland for awhile now and until recently I thought the only way up the Chief was to 'rock' climb it....for me, that wasn't happening! So after learning that I could hike it, I was game. We headed out early last Friday to do the hike. I found the time commitment, intensity and rewarding view a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Only made it up to the top of peak one of the chief, but what an amazing view. Such a fun hike, especially with the ladders and chains to assist you during the last leg of the trip. Being a little vertically challenge I found coming back down a little harder! With my difficultly coming down the first peak and... More

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My brother and I were in BC and drove up the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver. We decided we'd just go with the flow and go hiking at a park off the highway. I should have done more research.....the trail involved navigating through rocky terrain or going up steep staircases most of the way up. There was one point... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a great hike that is challenging but not too strenuous. The views from the top are breathtaking and well worth the hike up. There are several additional peaks and hikes to choose from which make this place a must see for all types of hikers

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Holy Heaven, this hike was insane. I love hiking & this is easily the most challenging hike I've ever been on. At the trailhead, a sign reads literally that the hiking the trails will not be a walk in the park. What it should have said is that if you want to hike to the summit, you'll have to navigate... More

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Port Moody
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The "Chief" in Squamish, BC is about a one hour hike up to the top. There are different look out points after you reach the first look out. For experienced hikers, this is a great hike and very scenic! For the not so experienced, it is definately a challenge. The beginning of the hike starts off with some waterfalls and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I live in Squamish and climb the Chief by the back trails several times a year. Rock climbers climb the face and that is world class but I am a hiker, not a rock climber. The trails are easy to follow. There are 3 peaks and there are directional signs on the trails. All climbs should be treated as difficult.... More

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Britannia Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Was the hardest but seriously the utmost rewarding and exhilarating hike I have ever done! And the prize at the top (the view of course) was breathtaking! I even crawled on my belly to the very edge and took a pic! It's definitely an intense upward hike/climb, but sooooo worth it! And the jog down was fabulous! When we reached... More

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