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  • The best time to visit Shannon Falls is during the first warm days of Spring, and the last warm days of Fall, when the falls are at their best, giving off an almighty roar as they flow down into Shannon Creek

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      Shannon Falls is located in Squamish, BC, right off the Sea to Sky Highway, on the east side (Highway 99) and just south of the imposing and impressive Stawamus Chief Mountain. The falls themselves can be seen from the Highway, but it’s only when you get right up close that you realize the magnificent power and beauty that these falls command. Shannon Falls is made up of a series of cliffs, rising 335 meters above the Sea to Sky highway, making them the third largest falls in BC. The falls originate from Mount Habrich and Mount Sky Pilot.

      The Falls are named after Shannon, who owned the falls and surrounding area and used the clay deposits to make bricks in 1890 to1900.


      He sold the land to Brittania copper mines in 1900. During the 1930’s, the land was used as a relief camp for the workers who were building highway 99. In 1976 the area was purchased by Carling O’Keefe Brewery, who used the pure mountain water to brew their beer, and made the area a logging show park. In 1982 O’Keefe donated the land to BC Parks. Throughout the park area there is evidence of logging activity that occurred here roughly 90 years ago. A number of excellent spring board notches on old stumps are scattered throughout the forested area and much of the deadfall also exhibits evidence of the logging techniques of this period.

      There is a big parking lot at Shannon ...


      • Falls, and during the summer months, it can get busy very quickly, so the earlier you get there, the more chance you have of getting a parking spot. Tourists visit Shannon Falls from all over the world, and the entire park is a popular day trip and camping area. There are parking fees in effect at the park during the summer months. It costs $1 an hour, or $4 for the day. There are a number of campsites available, and these serve on a first come first served basis, especially during the busy summer months. During the winter season, the park is officially closed, but the parking lot can still be accessed. There are no parking fees in
        effect during this time of the year.

        The viewing platform of the falls is reached via an easy ten minute trail. The trail splits into two. One has steps, and the other one doesn’t, making it easy for those people who may be in a wheelchair, or have small children in pushchairs. Do be sure to stay on the trails at all times. When the weather is wet, trails and rocks at the river edges can be very slippery and dangerous. The best time to visit Shannon Falls is during the first warm days of Spring, and the last warm days of Fall, when the falls are at their best, giving off an almighty roar as they flow down into Shannon Creek




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