Vancouver Hiking Trails RatingThe Chief is the mammoth rock face that towers over Squamish. Though hardly believable from looking at, the summit is an easy two hour hike. In fact there are three peaks, South (First), Centre (Second), and North (Third). Each accessible from the single trailhead.  Growing in popularity as the newest brother to the Grouse Grind in Vancouver because there are quite a few stairs and considerable elevation gain.

  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProIncredible views from the top
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProEnjoyable, but very steep hike
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProFamous rock climbing destination
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProLots of terrain to wander at the top
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProConvenient trailhead on Hwy 99
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProBusy, but organized trails
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProDog friendly hiking trails
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProFree access & free parking
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProNice campsites at the trailhead
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ConNo camping at the top

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There is a nice campground with 47 tent sites.  This part of the world is somewhat expensive so this is an amazingly cheap option.  Officially open May 15 - October 12.  If you go outside these dates you just have to walk in from outside the gates and camping is free however there are no services available which means that the washrooms may be locked and no water available (though there is a creek running through the campsite).  There are no shower facilities here any time of the year.

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Hike in Squamish & Garibaldi Provincial Park

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Squamish Hiking Trails

Levette Lake is a nice mountain lake located in the enormous Squamish Valley that drains the Squamish River into Howe Sound.  There are some nice views and ...
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Shannon Falls towers above Howe Sound at 335 metres as the third tallest falls in BC.  The wonderful, though very short trail winds through a beautiful old ...
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Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Park is an absolutely phenomenal, though long, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing trail that begins at the Diamond Head area in ...
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The High Falls Creek hike is a great hike not only for the beautiful scenery in and around the trail, but the drive to it as well.  The often passed by ...
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Alice Lake is a great place for camping swimming, fishing and hiking.  Alice Lake Provincial Park is comprised of four lakes.  Stump, Fawn and Edith Lake as ...
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Whistler Hiking Trails

Sloquet Hot Springs is a wonderfully wild set of shallow, man-made pools fed by a small, all natural, and very hot, waterfall. The pools stretch from the ...
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Blackcomb Mountain holds an impressive and ever growing array of hiking trails. From the moment you step off the Solar Coaster chairlift and you arrive at the ...
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Brandywine Meadows is a nice, relatively short hike to a massive flower filled valley high up in Callaghan Valley. Located 40 minutes south of Whistler, this ...
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Logger's Lake is an amazing little lake hidden up in the deep forest above the more well known Cheakamus River. The lake, almost unbelievably exists in a ...
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Whistler has an absurd number of wonderful and free hiking trails and Parkhurst Ghost Town certainly ranks as one of the most unusual, exotic and ...
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Vancouver Hiking Trails

Brunswick Mountain is the highest peak in the North Shore mountains.  Located in the beautiful Cypress Provincial Park, Brunswick Mountain is among several ...
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Mount Strachan is part of the trio of mountains, also Black Mountain and Hollyburn Mountain that form a bowl, or Cypress Bowl that give the resort its name.  ...
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Mt Fromme is the thickly forested Mountain next to Grouse Mountain. If looking from the direction of downtown Vancouver, Fromme is just to the right.  It ...
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Burnaby Lake Regional Park has a series of trails that add up to 9 kilometres if done in a circular route around the lake. There are in fact 19 kilometres ...
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This easy and strikingly beautiful park is yet another locals favourite.  So close to downtown Vancouver at only 30 minutes away, yet you feel as if you ...
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