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
July 27, 2020: Chief Peaks Trail is now open and requires a day-use permit. Please visit the Day Use Passes page on the Discover Camping website to reserve a pass.
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
|Drive – in (per person per night)||10.00|
|Walk-in (per person per night)||10.00|
|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|
|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.
Pets on Leash
Pit or Flush Toilets
Walk in / Wilderness Camping