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Stawamus Chief Park

Address: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Squamish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing

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Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The hike is somewhat intense in that it’s relentlessly uphill. Expect to be stopping frequently on the ascent, even if you’re fit. After all you’ll gain about 550 meters of elevation (the height of the CN Tower) in under 2km of trail. It’s rare to be able to accomplish such a stunning feat in a comparatively limited amount of time... More 

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Berkeley, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We climbed up to Second Peak and then looped back down via North Gully; it took about 3 hours. It was wet so we were grateful for the chains and ladders across the steep parts at the top. The trails were well marked so we were fine without a map.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

a good hike to do during the fall. Not too many people so we didn't too long to take the chains/ladder/very narrow ways. A great view on Mount Garibaldi and on Howe Sound. + with a good rythm, it's a good work out!

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great work out. You can push hard and really get a great work out climbing the chief. Technically very simple, mainly steps, stairs and paths with exposed roots and rocks, but a challenge none-the-less. A few choke points near the top that slow progress on busy days. And at these points there are chains attached to the rock to help... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Good trails with a variety of terrain. Stairs, dirt trails, ladders and chains await you. Knees beware.

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Chengdu, China
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44 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Skip the grouse grind and come to Squamish. There is more here to do than can be done in a lifetime and the Chief should be your first stop. Try to tackle all three peaks if they are accessible if you want full street cred. Also, watch out for all the little side paths and hanging ropes since a lot... More 

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stockholm
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13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We are quite used to walking and have walked to reasonably challenging heights in Norway through the years but this was a whole different ballgame. There are three peak trails to choose from and we had already decided against the most challenging Third Peak so we headed off on the trail for the First and Second Peak. After walking quite... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is the best place to watch the rock climbers in action. They look like ants up there so take some binoculars . You won.t be able to see some of them without them. There NUTS!

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've done this hike many times and I would that this is the one hike near Vancouver that you should do. It's not steep enough to ruin your time but steep enough to be challenging. The first peak is great but if you have time do the second peak as it's much more interesting and has fewer people climbing it.... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 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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