Shannon Falls Provincial Park

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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  • deepakgupta5
    Vancouver, Canada585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit on the way to Whistler
    This is a beautiful waterfall which is located on the sea to sky highway to Whistler. In the summers the parking lot gets filled up very quickly so make sure you reach there before noon. There are two viewing points and the higher viewing point gives a much better view of the waterfall.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 28, 2023
  • Steph O
    124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning waterfall
    Beautiful and stunning, this waterfall will not disappoint. It is huge, literally. One of the biggest we have seen. Surrounding forest is really stunning too, well worth a visit. Unfortunately the area gets busy with tourists, so maybe get there early or later in the day.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 2, 2023
  • MPP2703
    Caythorpe, United Kingdom1,831 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy walk to a stunning falls.
    Beautiful. It's a nice easy walk up to the falls, although the main viewing area does get exceptionally busy with everyone looking for that magical photo. There are a number of trails in the area for the hiker. Definitely worth a visit if you are passing either to/from Vancouver/Whistler on the main highway.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 22, 2023
  • Bunchkin
    Courtenay, Canada199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another British Columbia Gem
    A great setting, an easy walk from the parking lot to the falls and back is less than 30 minutes. Great photo opportunities, up some additional stairs to view the large falls. Washrooms are available and there is also a small gift shop part way up to the falls.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Michael N
    Tomball, Texas293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Waterfall
    Well worth the short hike--we love waterfalls and this one did not disappoint. The trails were good and there were good spots to photograph. Only negative was the main restrooms were closed (smell from the septic was bad).
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Joe M
    309 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An easy walk for a great view.
    A must see in Squamish. Easy access from the Sea to Sky highway. A short walk to view the falls. We went during a dry season so there was not as much water. I was told you can feel the water from the falls when there is rain. It is a tall falls and we did see some rock climbers. This is a scenic area much like the rest of the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Sandra B
    115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice views!
    We had a quick stop (20 mintues) here on our way to the Sea to Sky Gondola. Luckily we were on a bus tour, otherwise we would have struggled to get a parking spot. However, I suppose that's the way it is on a Sunday in summer! Due to our short stay here, I wasn't able to make the walk up to the falls (due to a bad knee). My husband made the walk up and back and said that the path was quite steep in places. There is an open grassy area, suitable for picnicing.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
  • NuclearGuy
    Glendora, California147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular Falls Worth A Stop
    This is a specular waterfall that attracts quite a crowd. There is a short trail alongside the river that carries the water from the falls that goes through the forest. Allow at least 45 minutes or longer to see the falls.There are clean washrooms available. If you want to walk a bit, there are gondolas that carry people to the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, we drove to the gondola parking, but it was overflowing onto the highway. This attraction is worth a stop if you are going to Squamish.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Kiki
    Vancouver, Canada173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very easy-to-spot large waterfall
    It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the first viewpoint. There are dry toilets at the entrance, and a few steps further inside, there are regular restrooms. In terms of lighting, it's best to visit in the afternoon when the sunlight shines directly on it, making it more beautiful. In the morning, it's more backlit. Climbing a few steps up the mountain will take you to the second viewpoint.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 10, 2024
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Joe M
Texarkana, Texas309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A must see in Squamish. Easy access from the Sea to Sky highway. A short walk to view the falls. We went during a dry season so there was not as much water. I was told you can feel the water from the falls when there is rain. It is a tall falls and we did see some rock climbers. This is a scenic area much like the rest of the area.
Written September 5, 2023
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Kiki
Vancouver, Canada173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the first viewpoint. There are dry toilets at the entrance, and a few steps further inside, there are regular restrooms. In terms of lighting, it's best to visit in the afternoon when the sunlight shines directly on it, making it more beautiful. In the morning, it's more backlit. Climbing a few steps up the mountain will take you to the second viewpoint.
Written April 10, 2024
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Iain A
Kirkcaldy, UK622 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SidV1967
Kitchener, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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G3nLondon
Silver Spring, MD513 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines9,446 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I can imagine how spectacular this waterfall looks like on a rainy day or as the snow up the surrounding mountains melts, providing it with abundant water supply. In summer, however, its water is reduced to almost just a trickle. It still looks nice, but not as spectacular as it can be. The park also easily gets full and finding a slot is a bit of a challenge. In this case, I suggest that you park at the Sea to Sky Gondola ride parking area instead, which is just 600 meters away. From there, you can follow a trail that leads to the Shannon Falls Park. The walk is safe, lovely and relaxing, I assure you. Highly recommended!
Written August 14, 2023
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Travelling Wallbury
Edmonton, Canada46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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deepakgupta5
Vancouver, Canada585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This is a beautiful waterfall which is located on the sea to sky highway to Whistler. In the summers the parking lot gets filled up very quickly so make sure you reach there before noon. There are two viewing points and the higher viewing point gives a much better view of the waterfall.
Written May 29, 2023
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MPP2703
Caythorpe, UK1,831 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Beautiful. It's a nice easy walk up to the falls, although the main viewing area does get exceptionally busy with everyone looking for that magical photo. There are a number of trails in the area for the hiker. Definitely worth a visit if you are passing either to/from Vancouver/Whistler on the main highway.
Written June 22, 2023
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Micheltravel
Netherlands988 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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