Stawamus Chief Park
Parking Enforcement: Vehicles parked illegally at Shannon Falls Provincial Park will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Visitors must park in designated parking lots and observe the “no parking” signs posted. Vehicles parked illegally in closed day-use areas will be charged a fee for gate unlocking. Thank you for your compliance.
Posted April 28, 2023
About Stawamus Chief Park
Stawamus Chief Park protects the 700m 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, the Squamish town site, and surrounding mountains. This park has opportunities for camping, hiking, rock climbing, and scenic viewing atop the Chief.
The Stawamus Chief campsites are not reservable and are operated on a first come first serve basis. More info on first come first serve sites.
For information on Stawamus Chief Park 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 the self-registration system, please see the 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 Park 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||57|
TOTAL NUMBER OF RESERVABLE SITES
|Vehicle Accessible Site||n/a|
|Walk In Sites||n/a|
|Full Service||April 15 – 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