• There are no more scheduled trips to Shannon Falls & Stawamus Chief for the remainder of the 2019 season. We still have day trips scheduled to Joffre Lakes and Garibaldi Lake until mid-October. 

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    Towering high above the town of Squamish, the Stawamus Chief (or simply called "The Chief") is one of the most popular hikes near Vancouver. Spectacular views of Howe Sound and several mountains in the Garibaldi Provincial Park make this a must-do hike. We provide a day trip from downtown Vancouver to the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park during the summer season in one of our luxurious buses.

     [Note: this is not a guided hike. Only transportation is provided]

    $49 (adult) - $44 (student)  

    This price includes return transportation from downtown Vancouver in one of our luxury buses.

    Leaving Vancouver at 07:30am and returning around 6:30pm

    Please be ready 10 minutes before departure.

    Operated from June to September

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    Pick-up / Drop-off. At the Welcome Kiosk at Canada Place

    Canada Place is located downtown Vancouver near all the major transportation hubs. The Welcome Kiosk at Canada Place is pictured below.

    Welcome Kiosk


    About the Stawamus Chief Hike 

    The Stawamus Chief ('The Chief') is one of the most popular day hikes near Vancouver. It is also one of the best rock climbing spots in British Columbia. Simply referred to as 'The Chief', it is a giant granite monolith that towers high above the coastal town of Squamish, offering breathtaking views of Howe Sound and several mountains in Garibaldi Provincial Park. 

    The Chief has three separate summits that hikers can climb: the South (Peak 1), the Centre (Peak 2), and the North (Peak 3). Each summit can be done individually, or if you feel more ambitious, you can do all three. Most hikers choose to do the shorter trip to the South Peak as it offers spectacular views over the ocean and mountains. The Chief gets snow during the winter, but due to its relatively low elevation and proximity to the ocean, it does not get as much as other nearby mountains. It enjoys a fairly long hiking season and the trail is normally free of snow in early spring.

    The start of the trail is located near Squamish, about 1 hour's drive from Vancouver. There is no public transport between Vancouver and trailhead to The Chief. From the parking lot, join the trail and head up the stairs. For the first 30 to 45 minutes, the trail climbs steadily uphill over wooden steps. You will get to a junction where you will have to keep left. After another 10 minutes, you will reach a junction where you can choose to go left to the South Peak, or go right to the Centre and North Peaks. All 3 peaks can be completed in approximately 5 hours or if you prefer a shorter trip, the hike to the South Peak will take about 3.5 hours. 

    A spectacular view awaits where an enormous slab of granite hangs overtop of the trail. Walk up the stairs to where the forest opens up and gives way to the exposed rock  at the summit of The Chief. The Chief is the second largest granite monolith in the world (i.e. it is one giant granite rock) and provides the platform for stunning views over Howe Sound and the surrounding mountains.

    Make your way back in time for the departure of the bus to Vancouver. LIVV Adventures provide an affordable, frequent and convenient day trip to The Chief during the summer months. No other public transport exists between Vancouver and The Chief.

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    07:20am: Pick-up from Canada Place in downtown Vancouver

    Your Experience will start when your friendly bus driver meet you in front of the Welcome Kiosk just outside of Canada Place in downtown Vancouver. Look out for our luxurious bus with our logo on. Our fleet of buses are fully air conditioned. 

    09:00am: Arrive at Shannon Falls Trailhead Parking Lot

    Leave the hustle and bustle of Vancouver behind and enjoy the spectacular views along the Sea-to-Sky corridor. Arrive at the trailhead of The Chief hiking trail around one hour after departing Vancouver.  

    09:00am - 16:30pm: Shannon Falls & The Chief Hike

    We only provide return transportation between Vancouver and the trailhead of The Chief Hike. This is not a guided hike. You will have about 7 hours to hike to the summit of The Chief, enjoy time up there and hike back. Ensure that you start your descent in time to reach the parking lot by 16:30pm at the latest. We are unable to wait for you if you arrive at the parking lot late. In the event that you miss your bus returning to Vancouver, you can phone Howe Sound Taxi Service at 604-898-8888. This taxi service will be at your own expense, so please ensure that you arrive on time!

    16:30 - 18:00pm: Return Journey to Vancouver

    The return journey to Vancouver takes between 60 and 90 minutes.  

    18:00pm: Arrive back in Vancouver

    We will drop you in front of Canada Place. 
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    The Stawamus Chief Provincial Park is located about an hour's drive from Vancouver; just before you reach the town of Squamish. The Stawamus Chief parking lot is located about off highway 99, sea to sky highway about 5 km before you reach Squamish. The trail map can be downloaded by following this link: The Chief Trail Map

    Stawamus Chief Trail map



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    Stawamus Chief Hike | Squamish | Livv Adventures

    Stawamus Chief | The Chief Hike | Squamish | Livv Adventures

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