Stawamus Chief Provincial Park is opening early on May 3, 2013.
About the Stawamus Chief
Stawamus Chief Provincial Park is located 2 kilometers south of Squamish beside Highway 99.
The Stawamus Chief was named after STA-a-mus, a First Nations village at the north end of the Squamish River and is the home of the second largest granite monolith in the world that is renowned for its climbing potential.
While the Chief is known for climbing, there are many recreational opportunities within the park such as hiking and wildlife watching. The very popular trail leading to the 3 peaks of the Stawamus Chief offers a great workout followed by incredible views of Howe Sound and Squamish. Camping at the Stawamus Chief includes many beautifully forested walk-in sites and some vehicle accessible sites situated at the bottom of the Chief. The campground features a cooking shelter with a counter and sink and food storage lockers to protect food while campers are climbing or hiking for the day.
Note: Campfires are not permitted at Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
The Chief is also a nesting habitat to for the Peregrine Falcon. Climbers are asked to observe the voluntary closure of climbing routes, that vary from year to year depending on the Falcons, from April to June.
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 more information on the Stawamus Chief please visit the BC Parks’ website.
Pets on Leash
Pit or Flush Toilets
Walk in / Wilderness Camping