Shannon Falls Provincial Park

Shannon Falls Provincial Park

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Beautiful waterfalls just outside of Squamish, easily accessible off the Sea to Sky Highway.
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ElissaClaire
North Vancouver, Canada557 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Decided to go on a field trip and check out Shannon Falls the other day. I have not been in 20 years and my friend I went with had never been.

There was light rain and we went early Sunday morning, so it was very easy to find parking in the main lot.

They were washroom facilities as you left the parking lot and started on the path. Ironically there was absolutely no odour when you pass the outhouses, but further up the pathway when you get to the actual bathrooms it stunk.

The pathway is easy to follow and easy to walk. A few minutes up the path, there’s a fork and signage. To the left it has the wheelchair sign and it’s fully paved, to the right or actually straightahead it’s a mix of paved and gravel surface to walk on. We went on the straightahead path which ended up looping back around if he chose the other way down.

It’s not a long walk, only about 10 minutes up and 10 minutes down. You could wander more but there’s not a lot to see.

We had not processed the thought that we had not had rain for over a month so the falls weren’t excessive but they were still nice to see, and if you put zoom on your phone or camera you can have a decent picture. Also on the pathway up to the right there’s a stream with rocks.

Overall it was a nice excursion and something fun to do. There’s lots of trees which covered a lot of the rain.
Written September 5, 2022
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,386 contributions
Sep 2020
Some BC Parks require a Day Use Pass to visit because of the pandemic. But a visit to Shannon Falls Provincial Park does not require this pass. After exploring the Sea to Sky Gondola, on our way back, we stopped here for a short visit. This nice shady scenic park has a big parking lot, and a picnic area and restrooms. There is an easy trail to walk to the viewpoint platform at the lower part of the falls. If you like, you can just go up a bit more for a different view of the falls. On a sunny hot day there are lots of people dipping their feet in the water along the banks of Shannon Creek to cool off. Oh, you can get snacks at the food stand as well.Happy Travelling!
Written September 15, 2020
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Rafael Teixeira Castelo
Vancouver, Canada156 contributions
Apr 2021
Like all British Columbia provincial parks (sorry for that) it is just another amazing park with great trails, falls, views, and gorgeous spots. I prefer to go at the end of the Spring or the end of the Summer so it is not too hot and not too crowded. Bring your water bottle.
Positive: it is amazing right.
Negative: few parking spots
Written January 20, 2022
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Iain A
Kirkcaldy, UK593 contributions
Sep 2022
Stopped here on an organised tour and it was worth the trek to see the falls. Our guide had deliberately arranged for us to be there at a time when the sun was shining onto the falls which made them so much more worth seeing. A decent walk up by path or steps(about 100) but well worth seeing.
Written October 18, 2022
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G3nLondon
Silver Spring, MD523 contributions
Aug 2022
The Falls, just south of Squamish, are beautiful to behold and easy to get to via a series of paths and steps. The biggest issue with accessing them, however, is trying to find parking; it can be near impossible during peak hours. Tip: instead of trying to find a spot right in front of the trail head inside the park, park on the other side of the main highway. You can easily cross (there's a traffic light) and the walk to the falls adds just a few minutes to your stroll. Well worth it and much less aggravating.
Written August 30, 2022
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Micheltravel
Netherlands820 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Nice stop on your way from Vancouver to Whistler. It will take you only 20 minutes max to take the short walk to the falls, make pictures and go back. There are options for longer walks if you fancy.
Written August 5, 2022
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pramod J
Toronto, Canada157 contributions
Oct 2022
I could have given a better rating if there was some more water in the falls...! though, we tried going up the boulders and was fun. If you are falling short of time, you may skip it...! again this review is my personal opinion as there was not much water when I went there...!
Written October 24, 2022
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SidV1967
Kitchener, Canada11 contributions
Dec 2019
This scenic waterfall is in very close proximity to the parking and so accessible for individuals with limited mobility. The flow of the fall is dependent on recent rain but the drop is spectacular. Some wet-rock areas can be slippery. Great experience.
Written January 14, 2020
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Vancouver, Canada4,311 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Very popular attraction that doesn't take long to see. Having said that the parking lot is major packed so you may have to wait for someone to leave. Flush and pit toilets available. Wheelchair friendly paths too. Picnic table area.
Written July 7, 2022
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Travelling Wallbury
Edmonton, Canada47 contributions
Aug 2020
Wonderful little park with an easy walk to a beautiful waterfall. Kids climbed around and I was able to enjoy the area on my mobility scooter. You can choose a more rugged path to get up even closer to the falls but I still had a great view from my scooter. You would never know this lovely little oasis was in town. Parking was ample. There is a gift shop. About an hour to leisurely explore with kids.
Written August 18, 2020
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