Stawamus Chief

Advisories

Sea to Summit Trail is currently closed due to ongoing RCMP investigation

Active Bear in Area: An adult black bear is active throughout the park, including the Backside Trail, Campground and climbing areas. Please be bear aware and secure all attractants in your vehicle when in the park If you encounter the bear, please report it to the RAPP line: 1-877-952-7277

About Stawamus Chief

Stawamus 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.

The park provides rock climbing opportunities of international significance. Hiking trails to The Chief’s three summits offer rewarding views of Howe Sound, Squamish town site and surrounding mountains. This park has opportunities for camping, hiking, rock climbing and scenic viewing atop the Chief.

For information on Stawamus Chief please visit the BC Parks website.

Know before you go

Campfires: Campfires are not permitted in this park at any time.

Parking: Visitors must park in designated parking lots and observe the “no parking” signs posted. Vehicles parked illegally will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Vehicles parked illegally in closed day-use areas will be charged a fee for gate unlocking. 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 in place to ensure safe access for all. Thank you for your compliance. 

Fees: Fees are per person per night for anyone 6 years of age and older. Fees for this park are cash only paid by self registration system, please see information at the campground Entrance.

Camping: Camping is allowed on designated sites only and all equipment, tents, etc., must be on the designated site. Campsites are very shaded with large mature coniferous trees. Please store and lock all food in the storage lockers located throughout the campground and in the cooking shelter.

Hiking: The Chief Trail is a steep and difficult climb, requiring hikers to be in good physical condition. Hikers should be prepared with sturdy footwear, clothing, food and water.

Climbing: Obey posted closures of climbing routes on the Chief during the critical nesting season of the peregrine falcon.

Stawamus Chief Rates and Fees

CAMPSITE FEE

Drive – in (per person per night) 10.00
Walk-in (per person per night) 10.00

PARKING FEES

Second Vehicle – Drive-in n/a
   

TOTAL NUMBER OF SITES

Vehicle Accessible Site 52
Walk In Sites 52

TOTAL NUMBER OF RESERVABLE SITES

Vehicle Accessible Site n/a
Walk In Sites n/a

OPERATIONAL DATES

Full Service April 13 – October 15

*This park has winter camping opportunities; however, the gates are locked in the winter, so camping is walk-in only and no services are provided. 

PARK LOCATION

PARK FACILITIES

Activities

  • Climbing

    Climbing

  • Hiking

    Hiking

  • Pets on Leash

    Pets on Leash

  • Wildlife Viewing

    Wildlife Viewing

  • Winter Recreation

    Winter Recreation

Facilities

  • Drinking Water

    Drinking Water

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

  • Pit or Flush Toilets

    Pit or Flush Toilets

  • Vehicle Camping

    Vehicle Camping

  • Walk in / Wilderness Camping

    Walk in / Wilderness Camping

  • Winter Camping

    Winter Camping