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Address: , Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Activities: Rock climbing

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Great hike! Stunning views!

Located at the sea to sky corridor in Squamish Theres 3 hiking option the 1st 2nd and 3rd peak.. I did the first peak this is the easiest and also has the best view when you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Located at the sea to sky corridor in Squamish Theres 3 hiking option the 1st 2nd and 3rd peak.. I did the first peak this is the easiest and also has the best view when you reach the top you will see the howe sound and the over looking of squamish. Just make sure to bring lots of fluids before... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you haven't walked the Chief, this is a must-do for the fit. Well marked, straight uphill, stairs and good foot holds. Some steep parts at the top have ladders and aids with ropes. Not for the feint of heart.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A beautiful hike up the chief. Be aware it's all steps, and near the top there are chains to pull yourself up and a narrow ladder to climb. The top is bare and scared me - I'm terrified of heights. The view is amazing though!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Grueling hike with very rewarding views from the top. This is an advanced hike with very steep ascent so do not attempt without proper shoes and good cardio fitness. From the top you can see 40-50km up and down the valley with spectacular mountain peaks. There is also good mountain climbing up the front side of the peak with very... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

No easy task 😄. But we worth the pain and bragging rights. Bring some snacks and plenty water as you will be a while. No washroom, so get that done before you start your hike

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a medium to difficult hike. We did all three peaks and stopped at each one for 15-30 minutes. As well, we took the more difficult descent from the third peak. My legs were jello and my knees were killing me by the time we finished. I am in relatively good shape for a 48 year old. From beginning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Stawamus chief is a great hike! If you love to hike to see beautiful view go there! There are three peaks there! People go usually to the first one.... But believe me second one and third one is just amazing!!!!! The views from those tops are the most beautiful views!!! And the hike is more adventurous!!! Less people then on... More 

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The new Gondola has really taken away from the quiet of this place. Now while climbing the face or the backside of the Chief all one hears is the annoying wrrrring of the Gondola. Really sad that BC allowed this to be built in their Provincial Park. Canada is desperate for money. I wonder what else they will do when... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the hike.The views at the top were well worth the effort. Midweek not too busy. Saw a garter snake cross our path some way up. Walking shoes/ boots a must. Make sure you take your camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Be ready for a climb. So you want to hike the Chief? Good choice. Way Way better then the grind in Vancouver. During the week you'll have the place almost to your self. The beginning is all stairs but after that the trail splits in 3 and your free to find your own way. Each of the 3 paths lead... More 

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