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Stawamus Chief Park British Columbia

Stawamus Chief Park - Squamish British Columbia (BC) - StawamusChiefPark.caStawamus Chief Provincial Park protects the 700 metre massive granite cliffs that stand at the southern entrance to Squamish on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. Established in 1997 the 506-hectare park provides rock climbing opportunities of international significance. Hiking trails to The Chief’s three summits offer rewarding views of Howe Sound, Squamish townsite and surrounding mountains. This park has opportunities for camping, hiking, rock climbing and scenic viewing atop the Chief.

Park Size: 506 hectares

Cultural Heritage:
Named after the Indian village of STA-a-mus at the north end of the Squamish River.

Obey posted closures of climbing routes on the Chief from March to July, during the critical nesting season of the peregrine falcon.

Photo Credit: Bill McComish,

What You Should Know Before You Go

Fees, Hours of Operation & Number of Campsites

Special Notes:

BC Parks and a volunteer group of climbers have developed the attached strategy to manage rock climbing in Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls and Murrin Provincial Parks. The strategy will be used to direct management activities related to rock climbing in the three parks. It must be stressed that this strategy is site specific and will not be applicable to the situations found in many other provincial parks.

To view the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls & Murrin Provincial Parks Rock Climbing Strategy document, click here for .pdf file.

Photo Credit: Bill McComish,



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