Taiwanese-American blogging about his travels outdoors and occasionally his thoughts on life.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Hiking Shannon Falls, Squamish, BC Canada (Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip)

Roughly 30-40 minutes north of Vancouver, is Squamish. Squamish is an ideal escape from the steel and the cacophony of people and the city. Whether your interests lie in climbing or hiking, Squamish satisfies both.

The weather was cloudy once again with intermittent sprinkles. Despite the gloom, I still found myself appreciating the lake aside me and the mountains in the distance. Even dulled, it's easy to see potentially how beautiful the lake can be on a good day.

We decided to stop by Shannon Falls, a waterfall I randomly spotted on the map.

Official Site: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/shannon/

 The approach to the falls is straightforward, only one path from the parking lot.

There is not much to say about Shannon Fall, it's a very well developed attraction with mild walking and many vantage points to view the falls. From the falls though, you can get onto other hikes. One of those options took us to the gondolas on the other side of the parking lot. There at the gondolas, an attendant informed us of the hikes in the area. The Sea to Summit trail caught my eye. I decided to do it.

Tip: Try to come here early to avoid the tour buses.

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