June 20, 2016: BC Parks is implementing a parking enforcement policy at Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
Provincial parks along the Sea-to-Sky corridor have experienced exceptional growth in visitor numbers, leading to parking congestion and illegally parked vehicles. Public safety is paramount for BC Parks, and new parking policies are being put in place to ensure safe access for all.
Visitors must park in designated parking lots and observe the “no parking” signs posted. Effective July 4, 2016 BC Parks will be implementing a tow-away policy for any vehicles parked illegally.
$10 per person per night
There are 75 sites in total of which 57 are walk-in sites and 18 have vehicle access.
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.
For a hiking map and trail information click here.
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.
Stawamus Chief Rates and Fees
|Drive-In – per person, per night||10.00|
|Walk-In – per person, per night||10.00|
TOTAL NUMBER OF SITES
|Vehicle Accessible Site||15|
|Walk In Sites||32|
TOTAL NUMBER OF RESERVABLE SITES
|Vehicle Accessible Site (55 Electrical Hook-Ups)||n/a|
|Walk In Sites||n/a|
|Full Service||April 8 – October 15|
Pets on Leash
Pit or Flush Toilets
Walk in / Wilderness Camping