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.
To see other attractions that have been affected click Impact of COVID-19 on Vancouver.
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 #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.
For more information about the park see the BC Parks website.
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