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Stawamus Chief Park

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Squamish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing
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Type: Mountains, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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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12 attraction reviews
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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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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Chilliwack, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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70 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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