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Shannon Falls Provincial Park

Shannon Falls

Located not far from Squamish about 64 km north of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway, at just over 1,110 feet Shannon Falls is the third highest waterfall in British Columbia.


PARK CLOSED AND THEN REOPENS

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all facilities at Shannon Falls were closed by BC Parks in early April.

On May 6th, 2020, the BC Government announced that most provincial parks would begin reopening in May. Shannon Falls resumed operations as of June 1st, so slightly later than expected.

For more information about the park see the Shannon Falls website. For a full list of provincial parks and their respective statuses, including that of Shannon Falls, see the BC Parks website.

To see other attractions that have been affected click Impact of COVID-19 on Vancouver.


Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls has a seasonal concession stand, an information centre and flush toilets, making it an ideal spot for a stretch or a picnic on your drive up to Whistler, Alice Lake, Stawamus Chief or anywhere else along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

The park is 87 hectares in size and has no overnight camping facilities, but its picnic area is reservable by groups. There is a $50 fee for special events, dogs are permitted on leash, bicycles are allowed on the trails, barbecues are permitted in the picnic area, and the waterfall is fairly accessible – just a short 350 metre walk along a packed dust-based trail.

Tips and Advice

Below are a couple of suggestions and extra bits of information to help you make the most out of your visit to Shannon Falls.

TIP #1: Shannon Falls is especially impressive in the spring and after a heavy rainfall.

TIP #2: The park is a great place to visit along the way when driving from Vancouver up to Whistler. The falls are reasonably accessible and not a far walk from the parking lot.

TIP #3: Tourist attractions in the area include Alice Lake, Britannia Mine, the Sea to Sky Gondola and West Coast Railway Heritage Park.

TIP #4: If you like Shannon Falls, a similar place that you’ll no doubt also like is Bridal Veil Falls in the Fraser Valley. Cypress Falls Park in West Vancouver also has waterfalls that you can hike to.

Other Information

For more information about the park see the BC Parks website.

To learn more about the area see our articles about Squamish and the Sea to Sky Region.

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