Shannon Falls is composed of a series of cliffs, rising 335 metres above Highway 99, making it the third highest falls in the province. A popular day-use park, perfect for picnicking, hiking and access to the trail in Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
60 km From Vancouver
Stops in Shannon Falls & Stawamus Chief
Shannon Falls Trailhead
The bus will drop you off at the parking lot and trailhead for Shannon Falls. 3.2km connector trail will lead you to famous Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
Pickup Locations In Vancouver
Bank of China
Our buses stop outside Bank of China, near Burrard Skytrain Station, at 1025 Dunsmuir Street!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I walk from Shannon Falls to Stawamus Chief Provincial park?
Yes, a couple of trails connect our Shannon Falls drop off to Stawamus Chief campground, trailheads and parking lot. The trial is about 3.2km long (6.4km return). If you are going to Stawamus Chief, please take that into consideration to make sure you do not miss the bus on the way back.
Are there hiking trails accessible from Shannon Falls?
There is an easy 350 metre long walking trail through a forest of Western hemlock, Douglas fir and Western red cedar along Shannon Creek which leads to the viewpoint. This viewpoint affords a spectacular view of the roaring falls. There is also a connecting trail between Shannon Falls and Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, which offers access to all the Chief summit hikes.
Can I get to the Sea to Sky Gondola from Shannon Falls?
Yes, there is a Connector Trail between Shannon Falls and the Gondola parking lot. If you are planning to take the gondola up and access any of the backcountry hikes from there, please make sure to keep track of your time to not miss the bus on the return.
Is there a picnic area?
Yes, there is a large designated picnic area equipped with BBQ holders and tables. If you are a large group interested in this space, you’ll need to make a reservation. For more information on making a reservation click here .
Can I go climbing and bouldering at Stawamus Chief?
The Chief is a world renowned climbing and bouldering destination, so there are definitely plenty of climbing opportunities available here - both for bouldering and multi-pitch climbing. All activities are to be undertaken on your own risk, as there are no guides or equipment rentals, and we only provide transportation. Plan your day accordingly to make sure you don’t miss the return bus.
What hikes should I go on in Stawamus Chief?
For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. To access Chief trailhead, you must first walk about 3.2km from the drop-off at Shannon Falls Provincial Park.
Hiking trails are accessed from the day-use parking near the campground. They follow Oleson Creek before dividing into separate trails to each peak. Be properly prepared for a strenuous hike and changing weather.
First Peak: 1.5-kilometre trail with an elevation gain of 540 metres.
Second Peak: 1.7-kilometre trail with an elevation gain of 590 metres.
Third Peak: 1.8-kilometre trail with an elevation gain of 630 metres.
To Shannon Falls: 1.5-kilometre hike from the Stawamus Parking Lot.
For trail maps and more information on Stawamus Chief Provincial Park please visit BC Parks website.
Is there a place to buy food or water?
No, all visitors must bring their own water and food for the day, especially if you are planning to go on any of the strenuous hikes starting here.
Are there bears?
Yes, bears can be encountered throughout summer months and it is very important to educate yourself with bear safety when visiting these wild places. For more information on bear safety click here .
For more information on Shannon Falls Provincial Park please visitBC Parks’ website