Squamish Chief Hike

Here are some shots from a hike that we did up the Chief in Squamish. The Chief is part of the Shannon Lake Provincial Park here in British Columbia, where Shannon Falls are. The Falls are worth seeing even if you don’t do the hike. It’s a fairly easy hike with a few spots that are quite steep.

It’s a great way to spend the day if you’re in Vancouver and looking for something active to do.

The view from the top is breath taking. You can see all the up the Sea to Sky Highway North towards Whistler, the Town of Squamish in the valley below, the ocean to the south. Bring lots of snacks and water. Most of the hike is covered with trees, but you’ll want to wear a hat anyway to keep the bugs off your lid.

We did the hike in May and the temperature was cool, so make sure you layer. You don’t need hiking boots – we saw many people in runners, but a good boot would certainly make the experience better.

The trail is well marked and should take the average weekend warrior about 4 – 5 hours round trip, including a good hour up top to rest, eat and enjoy the view. The drive from downtown Vancouver is about 40 minutes to the base of the hike.

Traci and I climbed up to the second peak:

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Ryan Bogaardt - 8 years ago

What a view. Looks like a great place.

Strider - 8 years ago

Looks like you had a great day, the views look amazing.
I have never made it to the US to go walking, but this area is now on my wishlist. Going to rss you
good luck with the site

Brooks Van Norman - 8 years ago

Thank you. Yes, it was an awesome hike and well worth the effort. The views were incredible. You would love it. If you ever get to the West Coast, it would be worth working into your schedule.

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