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Stawamus Chief Park

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Squamish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Mountains
Activities: Rock climbing
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

My 13 year old daughter and I zip up this trail usually every week. It's such a nice drive up from Vancouver to reach the trail head. Check out the climbers on wall above before heading up. 2nd peak is our favourite. It's nice and big on top so there's room to spread out. Watch out for the fearless hungry... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I hike in this park often. The hike to the Chief's three peaks is great but if you are local or experienced hiker start your hike before 8:00 am as this park and the hiking trail to the first peak fill up with tourist by 10:00 am (parking lot is full and the stairs at the start of the trail... More

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Mountain View, California
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51 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This an attraction that can be reached by gondola, or by foot hike. The foot hike is VERY steep - a good workout, even if you're fit. The views, even for the first peak are worth the trip!

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A 50 minute uphill stair-master type hike gets you a great view. If you get there early (between 7-8am) then you will have the trail and the view all to your self. The trail will start getting busy shortly after that time. The climb is very well maintained and set up with positioned step stones and constructed wooden stairs to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's a little on the busy side, especially during mid-day and on weekends. Prepare for a whole line of tourists in the beginning. If you don't want to see the 1st & 2nd peak, just take a right at the fork all the way up to the 3rd - it's quieter and the crowd was more local. Doggy made it... More

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Montreal
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52 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stawamus Chief mountain is right off the Sea-to-Sky Highway and only recently had a gondola installed, making it accessible to all instead of only hikers. At 34.95 per adult it is fairly priced and well worth a visit. The trails at the top are well maintained and the view outstanding. A suspension bridge to boot makes this a great experience... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have now done the first and second peak... Now realizing that if you continue from the second, you'll reach the third. The trails are well maintained, sometimes you have to look for the markers.. And the rare times you need to use the chains provided to pull you up..but once you're on top you'll be greeted by chipmunks, squirrels... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took the airel tram up the Chief in Squamish. The tramway was completed earlier this year and it's well worth the trip up. We chose one of the busiest days of the year but the tramway easily handled the volume of people. Once on top the views & trails are fantastic. This is a perfect family day outing. There's... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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