Shannon Falls near Squamish, BC has plenty of volume any time of the year, but it was particularly spectacular this week with Spring run-off at its peak. The falls are very close to the road so seeing a wall of water raging over the treetops while passing by beckoned us to stop and get a closer view.
We could feel the wind from the spray as soon as we got out of the car. Such a volume of water flying off the top of the cliff was pushing air for at least 200 metres around.
The Stawamus Chief, a large granite dome overlooking Squamish is very close to the falls. It is the most popular site for rock-climbers in the Vancouver area, but stairs go up the back side so anybody wanting a good workout can climb it. For those who don’t feel like walking, the sea to sky gondola can take you above the chief. The gondola and the hike up the chief can both be reached via a walkway from the parking lot at Shannon Falls.